The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

Happy New Year

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on December 31, 2009

  I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2010. I hope that the New Year brings new beginnings, new hopes and new dreams to reality for everyone.


Blackest Night #6 Review

Posted in blackest night,War of Light by mrread7 on December 30, 2009

Blackest Night 
In Coast City, the Black Lantern Batman has dissolved into a pool of black blood in the shape of a bat. The various lantern corps leaders are trying to figure out how the Black Lantern Power rings were able to turn the living into Black Lanterns. Hal Jordan explains: “Not the living. The resurrected.” Soon, a black ring blasts through his force field as Barry Allen tries to out run the ring pursuing him. While the various Black Lanterns like Superman and Green Arrow tell Hal that he needs to come back, that there isn’t anything left but the black. While Nekron leaves with his horde of Black Lanterns with the Guardians of the Universe in tow. The other lanterns try to blast back the Black Lantern Superman but Hal won’t use his ring to destroy his ring, since Superman really isn’t dead. Sinestro yells at him that no matter what he thinks, he will soon be dead and they won’t have stopped the Black Central Power Battery. Meanwhile, Bart Allen attacks Barry before Wally West shows up and rescues his uncle. 
   The Flash then tells Hal to throw him a line and to hang on. Barry runs as fast as he can and without the Cosmic Treadmill, he can only guess at time travel. Hal is a bit confused but the two soon disappear and then reappear two seconds in the future. Causing the black rings following them to loose their connection. Barry then explains that how the Black Lantern power rings work is that a person has to be emotionally connected to a Black Lantern for them to latch on the victims. However, they are both confused why Batman self-destructed after Nekron told him too. Hal also wonders that if they do stop Nekron, will they die and will all their other friends too? Barry hopes not. Deep inside one of the power rings, the Black Lantern Jean Loring tells her husband the Atom that despite everything that has happened. He feels nothing but pity but Boston Brand soon possesses her. He quickly warns them that all the Black Lanterns in the universe are heading to Earth and allows them enough time for the Atom to re-enlarge himself and Mera and escape. They emerge through Wonder Woman’s ring and Mera locks arms with Wonder Woman while John Stewart above Earth warns them all the Black Lanterns have arrived. 
  While Sinestro and Indigo-1 fight off the various Black Lanterns with their allies, Ganthet tells them that they need all the Lantern Corps to help them destroy the Black Central Power Battery. In doing so, he activates Hal Jordan’s copy feature on his ring and the others since their rings are all designed the same. He then places a Green Lantern power ring on his finger and rejoins the GLC. Soon, other lantern rings fly from their users and scan for others. The Blue Lantern ring finds Barry Allen while Larfleeze yells that his ring is his and his alone. Deep in Metropolis, Lex Luthor is attacked by all the people he has killed over the years, including his own father. The Orange Lantern power ring flies onto his finger. While over in Gotham City, the Scarecrow continues to torture people with his fear gas hoping that it will bring Batman to him so he can feel some kind of emotion. The yellow power ring finds him, while the indigo power ring finds the Atom and the red finds Mera. The Star Sapphire ring orbits around Wonder Woman, which causes Carol Ferris to feel the white light in Wonder Woman and that she is fighting back the black. Soon, Wonder Woman accepts the violet ring and she is transformed into a Star Sapphire and returned to normal. Barry soon joins them with the newest members of the corps saying: “All will be well.” 
   There we have folks, what a freaking fantastic issue! A lot of us fan boys got our wish with who became Lanterns. Barry Allen in Blue, Lex in Orange and the Scarecrow in Yellow. This issue was great; Geoff Johns really kicked this entire story up. However, the real winner goes to Ivan Reis, his artwork is just top notch. It’s just perfect for this kind of story and that last splash page was perfect!

Hope Burns Bright for Barry Allen

Posted in blackest night,Blue Lantern Corps,flash by mrread7 on December 30, 2009

  With Blackest Night #6 finally releaed, I can finally start my look at the newest members of each of the 7 corps and we’ll start with our favorite, Barry Allen. 2010 is going to be a great year for the Flash, with Barry returning to his own title this March and so much buzz about the character and the rest of the Flash Family. Having Barry being a key figure in Blackest Night and now a Blue Lantern. There are a score of Flash fans that are loving it. Having Barry being a Blue Lantern has me pretty excited, the other character that has me the most excited I’ll talk about after the New Year. Barry in blue not only makes for a great visual but also will lead to some very interesting developements concerning the members of the Flash family who have been retransformed into Black Lanterns. What will Barry show his grandson, Bart what is to come for him. What will his power be with Hal Jordan next to him and his ring at full power. What is Barry’s greatest hope? These are questions I can’t wait to see starting in February when Blackest Night reaches it’s conclusion. 2010 is the year of the Flash!

Looking Ahead to 2010

Posted in News by mrread7 on December 29, 2009

  Hey guys, I hope everyoen had a great holiday season and have some fun stuff planned for New Year’s. As for me, I’m gearing up for a lot of action here on the GLS. First of all, I have read Blackest Night #6 and after my review tomorrow. Expect a lot of entires dealing with that very issue and what it could mean for Green Lantern and the DCU. After that, look for our Anniversary show for the Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast. We’ll start taking questions starting next week for the big show. Then I’ll break things down for the various “returning” titles for January. After that, I’ll be doing some interesting and fun stuff including a new look here for the blog. Then I’ll take some time off at the end of February to enjoy the lovely beaches of Hawaii before returning for my big return to the Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast as we wrap Blackest Night.

Return of the Justice League International in 2010

Posted in News by mrread7 on December 28, 2009

DC bigwig Dan DiDio told Newsarama in his 20 Questions feature today that “The ’80s JLA group is going to be back, and be back with a vengeance, in 2010,” and it got me thinking that maybe a handful of recent comments and announcements add up to something–that something being the reformation of the Justice League International, a development I’ve been expecting since DC announced that there would be two Titans titles and two JSA titles but that the JLA, their tentpole franchise, wouldn’t have the same treatment.

So what’s happened lately that might play into this? Characters like Blue Beetle, Superboy and Kid Flash/Impulse, who have been written with a humorous aspect in the past, have been freed up lately. Also free of obligations right now is Wally West, who served on the Justice League Europe for a while. You’ve also got DiDio trumpeting a “new direction” for Booster Gold in 2010, both as a character and as a title (complete with creative changes). When he announced the jettisoning of Jaime Reyes’ second feature in Booster Gold, DiDio told CBR that the character would be seen as a regular in another title soon, but that he wouldn’t be featured as either the headliner, or the second feature. Of the existing DC Universe teams, the only one that would really make sense for Blue Beetle III to be on is the Teen Titans–of which he’s already a member. Recent comments by Geoff Johns suggest that Martian Manhunter’s life as a character may not end as a Black Lantern–and when I think of his being back I wonder about Aquaman–another character who seems, based on February’s Brave and the Bold solicitation, to be back among the living after Blackest Night.

There was, a couple of years ago, a panel in Booster Gold that depicted a reformed JLI as having played a role in Final Crisis. The story hasn’t yet come to fruition, but it did depict Aquaman on the team and wearing his blue-camo suit. Although it was very short-lived when he wore it in the early ’90s (I think), he does appear dressed that way in a new toy available at KMart. Do the marketing folks know something we don’t?

Not conclusive, I grant you, but all of that tends to suggest that some or all of these characters could be headed in the same direction. Add to that famed JLI artist Kevin Maguire’s recent departure from Doom Patrol’s Metal Men backup–the co-feature was ended when, DiDio said, Maguire had to leave for “another project” and they decided it would be best not to try and go on without him. What project could he be working on? UPDATE: Not this one, apparently. When questioned via e-mail, Maguire responded that he had no idea whether or not a project like this was in the works. “This is the first I’m hearing of Dan’s comment,” the veteran penciller told us. “Whatever’s going on doesn’t involve me.”

To me, if even half of these announcements are connected, they suggest a JLI mini-, maxi- or ongoing series starting in late spring 2010.

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #36

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on December 24, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #36

Join the GL Spotlight crew for episode #36! You heard us talk with artist Pat Gleason, now listen as we talk with his talented inker Rebecca Buchman! The guys talk about the ins and outs of being an inker, the difficulties of being a woman in this a industry..and more! Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle ( and the Roy Clark Method (

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast: Episodes 35 & 36

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on December 24, 2009

  Merry Christmas! We celebrate this festive time of the year with not one but two podcasts. In episode 35, the guys talk about the latest Blackest Night news and reviews. Plus, just what is West doing for the holidays? Then over in episode 36, the beautiful and talented Rebecca Buchman, better known as the inker for Green Lantern Corps stops by and gives us her naughty and nice list. Followed by what it’s like being on a hot book like Green Lantern Corps

Episode 35

Rebecca Buchman

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #35

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on December 24, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #35

Join the GL Spotlight crew from the future once again with episode #35! West finally gets to talk Black Lanterns and Flash, and the guys discuss Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1 as well! Stay tuned til the end for some always hilarious cuts from the guys. Sorry for the huge delays. Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle ( and the Roy Clark Method (

Green Lantern #49 Review

Posted in green lantern by mrread7 on December 23, 2009

  In Sector 1313, John Stewart arrives on the reborn, Xanshi. As John flies along the planet, he tries to figure out who’s power battery he found. His ring reveals that the battery belonged to Driq of Sector 667. Who was murdered by Sinestro when he tried to bestow sentience onto Space Sector 3600. The apparently error in the ring kept Driq alive and later passed on after Sinestro was defeated. However, Driq appears before John part Green Lantern and part Black Lantern with the various people of Xanshi who have all been transformed into Black Lanterns and call for John’s blood. John uses his ring and creates his old sniper uniform from his military days in the marines and destroys the power battery and destroys all the Black Lanterns in the area.  They soon regenerate and come back after him, saying there are thousands after him. However, his former wife, Katma Tui, which John is shocked to see, rescues Johns. She reveals that John was the first and only man she truly loved. That they were the first to reveal their true fears to each other.
  John flashes back to a mission gone wrong where his chopper was shot down and he faced an attack by enemy soldiers who grabbed his friend and pilot and tortured him. John in a fit of anger faced each man down and killed several of them before they retreated in fear of their lives. He then grabbed his friend to bring him home. Kat reveals that it was that day that John faced his fear of dying in a foreign land faced with unfriendly faces. John then admits he isn’t afraid of anything even though Kat explains that it wasn’t too long ago John tried to recreate Xanshi with his right. Yet the powers of the Black Rings have done that. John yells out that he finally understands what everyone has been trying to do. That he needs to put everything behind him, Xanshi, the wars he’s fought and most important, his dead wife and move on. John soon creates a burst of will power and creates several soldier constructs and fights back the Black Lanterns and leaves Xanshi. However, when he leaves the planet he finds that he is in orbit of Earth and warns his fellow Green Lanterns that they are about to get hit hard with more Black Lanterns.
  Meanwhile on Earth, the Black Lantern Jean Loring with her former husband, the Atom and Queen Mera finally explains what is going on. That the Universe knew nothing but peace and death and then life emerged. Causing the war of darkness and light and in such a battle the light was splintered into its various colors. That the Guardians so called: “protection” wasn’t for the universe but for the light. That it took eons for the universe to create it’s own guardian, Nekron. Since Nekron was born, he saved as many of those who apparently “died” and held onto them to use them later as Black Lanterns. That no one will stop Nekron from achieving his goal of death and peace. However, near by Deadman appears saying: “I guess I’m no one.”

  After waiting months, we finally get the John Stewart issue and it wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed seeing John getting to cut loose and finally facing down the demons of his past. However, I don’t feel much else was accomplished here. Great art work by Ed Benes and the back up revealing most of the origins of Nekron were fun stuff. However, we need Blackest Night #6 to see how all this really ties together.

Back up features in Green Lantern Corps starting April 2010

Posted in green lantern corps,News,Rants by mrread7 on December 22, 2009

  Revealed early today, Green Lantern Corps will be getting a back up feature in the book. Similar to Booster Gold and Teen Titans. So what does this mean? Well first off all, say hello to the $3.99 price tag for the book. Also, look fore more John Stewart action in the pages of both Green Lantern titles (hinting at the new Guardian status) Also, it’s time to vote. What will the feature be? Well, we need a feature that is closely connected to Green Lantern like Ravager is to Teen Titans or Blue Beetle is to Booster Gold.

  I have two ideas for this, one dealing with the other Lantern Corps. We can’t let them just fade into the background and this is GLC. So, having stories dealing with the other corps would be perfect. My second thoughts? More Soranik Natu please!

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