The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


The Green Lantern Corps Cast Episode #24 – Have you seen this boy?

The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode 24

TheGreenLanternCorps.com proudly presents The Green Lantern Corps Cast, a podcast focusing on all things Green Lantern! In this episode the gang say a few words about the passing of acclaimed writer Dwayne McDuffie, give their thoughts on the Emerald Knights and the “Rise of Manhunters” trailers. Find out what book shocked us and who was right about the AquaWar. Listen as they debate Ganthet vs Krona, and they wonder just how considerate is Batman of Hal Jordan? All that and so much more on this episode of Corps Cast!

Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/) and The Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod/).

The Green Lantern Corps Cast Episode #23 – Jerry Springer Generation

Posted in Batman,flash,green lantern,JLA,podcast,The Podcast by Podcast on February 20, 2011

The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode 23

TheGreenLanternCorps.com proudly presents The Green Lantern Corps Cast, a podcast focusing on all things Green Lantern! In this episode a few of the regular guys sit down and discuss Green Lantern Kyle Rayner’s starring role in the critically acclaimed JLA series written by Grant Morrison on their first of many themed episodes! The cast follow Kyle on his journey to respectable superhero. Listen as they dissect Kyle’s relationship with the rest of the League, and find out how thin the line is between self abuse and modesty really is. All that and so much more on this episode of Corps Cast!

Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/) and The Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod/).

The Guardians just don’t get it

Posted in green lantern,green lantern corps,Profiles,Rants,War of Light by Podcast on February 17, 2011

Duh!

The Guardians of the Universe are a race of immensely powerful blue immortals living on Oa, the planet at the center of the universe, who founded and run the Green Lantern Corps.
An immortal race as ancient as life itself, the benevolent Guardians of the Universe desire a peaceful, orderly existence for all living beings, as well the pursuit of their own enigmatic agendas. They never allow emotions to infect their thoughts and actions because after all “emotions bad!” Well, you would think after the War of Light, where the Guardians return to their Citadel, and realise they could never have stopped the War of Light, watching it blaze across the universe. They decide to prepare for it, and are about to execute a Code Zero, when on Ryut, the Black Lantern Central Power Battery spews out billions of black rings. Scar reveals herself at last, seizing one of her fellow Guardians and viciously killing him. Using her powers of the Black, she immobilises the other Guardians before they can act, and reveals that she’s been dead since the Anti-Monitor touched her. She teleports them to Ryut, and shackles them to the Black Battery, telling them that she is only fulfilling their ancient promise to bring order to the universe, and forcing them into a sleep.
Upon the Battery coming to 100% power, she warps it, herself, and the Guardians to earth, where Black Hand summons Nekron to rise.
Several attempts are made by the Flash, Ganthet and Sayd, the New Guardians, and other heroes to free the Guardians from their imprisonment, but all are unsuccessful. Nekron murders one of them, Black Hand using his gutted innards to summon the Life Entity, which Ganthet explains is the origin of all life. He also explains that the Guardians, upon finding it, realised life first began on earth, despite the Guardians being the first sentient beings, and that they hid the Entity, and the earth, so as to protect the Entity from exploitation. There would be a more focus on maybe starting to ‘feel’ after everything happened in the Blackest Night but noooooo! Back when the scientist known as Krona broke their highest law by constructing a machine capable of looking back into the dawn of creation. Krona had been repeatedly admonished against this heresy but had ignored all warnings in his desire for knowledge and power.
As a result of his arrogant disobedience, Krona unleashed an explosion of anti-matter which wiped out billions of years of time and created evil throughout the universe. Krona’s rash act further resulted in the creation of the Anti-Matter universe and the Multiverse, the fracturing of time resulting in countless alternate dimensions. Feeling responsible for their brother’s actions, the Maltusians banished Krona, turning the madman into a being of pure energy sent on a wandering course throughout the cosmos. More seriously, the Maltusians knew that, as it had in the past, the universe would one day contract upon itself to be reborn by a new “big bang”. Due to the anti-matter unleashed by Krona, the universe was deprived of sufficient matter necessary to ignite a new “big bang”. As a result of the actions of one of their own, the universe and all existence would one day simply die out, never to be reborn.

The Maltusians decided to dedicate their species to policing the universe. By keeping evil and chaos in check they calculated that they would be able to preserve a sufficient amount of the existing universe to ignite the next “big bang”. Through order and conservation the universe would be saved from extinction. Calling themselves the Guardians of the Universe, a group of Maltusians left Maltus and settled on the planet Oa, located at the center of the universe. The Guardians believed that emotion had clouded Krona’s mind and was at the root of his evil. Emotion, they reasoned, was a fatal flaw of lesser creatures that lacked the vision and foresight of immortals such as the Guardians. While a creature with a lifespan measured in years could afford to act on concepts of love, honor, and duty, the Guardians must measure their actions against the fate of an entire universe over billions of years. Emotion was therefore a luxury they could not tolerate and, if they were to successfully steward the universe, the Guardians would need to forgo emotion all together. Now with Krona collecting all of the Emotional Entities for an unknown purpose. The first act of Krona’s plan occurs with his abduction of the fear entity Parallax during the finale of Blackest Night, imprisoning the creature within the confines of an ancient temple marked with the symbols of the Emotional Spectrum.

Krona


Krona then proceeds to remove Ion from Sodam Yat, effectively turning Daxam’s sun from yellow back to red and killing hundreds of Daxamites in the process. Over the course of the story arc, Krona is shown working with Hank Henshaw, telling him that enslaving and altering the qualities of the Alpha Lanterns will restore his mortality and also lead to the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps. In addition, he is shown working with the telepathic Zardor in his plot to brainwash rookie members of the Green Lantern Corps for his own purposes.
Krona later appears on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States — with an obedient Parallax in tow — to Hal Jordan, Nicole Morrison, Larfleeze, Saint Walker and the Indigo Tribe, seeking to obtain both Adara and Proselyte for his entity collection. When confronting Jordan and the others, Krona reveals that, prior to his banishment by the Guardians, he was the caretaker responsible for protecting the entities, and that is why he can control them and the abilities they possess. Now the Guardians have once again seen the use of emotions to be far too dangerous to be left unchecked and now they are seeking to get rid of GLC members such as Hal Jordan and putting the other corps at such a far distance to keep Krona from winning, they once again set themselves up for war.
What is it going to take for the Guardians to just let people ‘feel’ and they can just let things play out naturally but since they feel having emotions causes too much strife and in their long lives has shown that there is no order or protection with the 7 emotions out there for Krona to manipulate all the other corps with, they just want to kick out those who are causing trouble instead of sitting down and talking with them. Yep, nothing good is coming to come out of this. Great job Guardians, remind us why you are in charge again? You seem to cause all these problems instead of help.

The Green Lantern Corps Cast Episode #22 – Christopher Linoleum

Posted in Aquaman,Brightest Day,Emerald Warriors,Interviews,Movie,News,podcast,The Podcast by Podcast on February 14, 2011

The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode 22

TheGreenLanternCorps.com proudly presents The Green Lantern Corps Cast, a podcast focusing on all things Green Lantern! In this episode the cast discuss the latest news on the animated dvd “Emerald Knights”, analyze Siren’s battle strategy , and talk about Guy Gardner vs The Snake. Find out who REALLY voiced Hal Jordan, who wants Superman in Brightest Day, and worry about Deadman’s missing ramp. All that and so much more on this episode of Corps Cast!

Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/) and The Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod/).

Hope for Justice

Posted in Blue Lantern Corps,Brightest Day,green lantern,JLA,Superman by Podcast on February 13, 2011

Hope Burns Bright

He came in saying “All will be well. In March, Saint Walker will shed the light of hope on the Justice League of America starting in issue 55 as part of the new arc “The Rise of Eclipso” and will tie into “The Reign of Doomsday. The featured storyline pits Doomsday against the JLA as they interfere with his quest to find Cyborg-Superman, who has managed somehow to escape his fate at the hands of Alpha Lantern Boodikka back in Green Lantern Corps #52. Some have been wondering what kind of effect Walker would have with his Blue Lantern ring if there isn’t a Green Lantern near by. Well, that comes in the form of Justice League member, Jade. However, many may say that her power with the Starheart cannot help Saint Walker’s ring and unleashed the full power of the Blue Light of Hope on either Doomsday or Henshaw. Jade has the same Starheart energy manipulating powers as her father, Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern with the difference that her powers do not come from a ring or lantern, but are channeled through her body (specifically, the star shaped birthmark on her palm). As with all Green Lanterns, she can will green energy constructs to “life” and can use this energy in almost any way possible; the only limitation being her will, imagination and endurance. Of the many things she can do with her powers, the most common uses are shields from bodily harm, flight, flying unaided through space, great speed and, as said earlier, willing constructs to life of any shape and size. She is technically a mutant, having been born with her powers as well as green hued skin, dark green hair, green eyes and the aforementioned star shaped birthmark on her palm. Due to their shared mystical connection with the Starheart, with even the slightest focus, she can sense where either her twin brother or her father is anywhere on Earth at any time. For a time, Jade and her brother shared a telepathic connection, but it is not known at this time if they still do. One of the major distinctions between the Green Lanterns of Oa and herself (and her father) is that the emerald energy she wields is often manifested as green fire surrounding her. Secondly, while regular Green Lanterns have to charge their rings after a time, Jade has access to near unlimited stores of power and has no need to recharge. A third distinction between her and the Green Lantern’s power is that while they have a weakness to the color yellow (which now can be overcome with effort), she has the same vulnerability to wood that her father has (In that her power has no effect on anything made of wood).
With all that said, it won’t be very hard for Saint Walker to use the powers of his ring on Doomsday. All Blue Lanterns are armed with a blue power ring, fueled by the emotion hope. While hope is the most powerful of the seven emotions, Blue Lanterns must be near an active Green Lantern’s power ring to tap into their own rings’ full power. Otherwise, the rings are only capable of the default abilities of flight and a protective aura. This is a result of the fact that the power of hope is nothing without the willpower to enact it. Blue rings must be fueled by true hope in order to operate at their user’s command.

Jade


While under the influence of a nearby green power ring, Blue Lanterns can heal wounds. The ring’s power can be supplemented with the hope of other living beings. A blue ring can negatively impact the performance of rings on the opposite side of the emotional spectrum. It can neutralize the corruptive effects of red power rings, block the energy-stealing properties of orange rings (as well as nullify its side effects on the bearer of it), and drain the power of yellow power rings. Conversely, a blue ring can charge a green power ring to twice its maximum power level. This effect can also negatively impact a green ring, as close proximity to the Blue Central Power Battery will overcharge a green ring, causing it to implode (taking the user’s hand with it). Blue power rings manifest their constructs mainly by reading the target’s psyche, but can make constructs like the other corps. Blue rings can also grant precognitive visions to their wielders.
So, pretty much Saint Walker should be able to kick ass and take names with either Cyborg-Superman or Doomsday. However, what would the full power of the blue ring give to these two? For Henshaw, most likely that he will eventually die and rejoin his wife but what about Doomsday? We don’t know why he is back or why he wants to destroy the entire line of the Superman family or any one associated with it for good or bad. Which might mean, Saint Walker might egg Doomsday on to complete his task even more but what that is, won’t be revealed until the end of the “Rise of Eclipso” story arc.