The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

The Green Lantern Corps Cast Episode #16

The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode 16! proudly presents The Green Lantern Corps Cast, a podcast focusing on all things Green Lantern. In this episode, the guys discuss Green Lantern #59, Green Lantern Corps #54 and Brightest Day #14. Find out who calls Ivan Reis DC Comics best artist, which two members hate the latest GLC, what issue Colton can’t defend, and the dissection of Barry and Hal’s conversation. All that and more on this episode of the CorpsCast!

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The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode #8

The Green Lantern Corps Podcast Episode 8! proudly presents The Green Lantern Corps Cast, a podcast focusing on all things Green Lantern. Another jam packed episode where the gang covers Brightest Day #10, Emerald Warriors #2, and the conclusion to Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns. Also in this episode: boB spelled Backwards stops by to dish on Firestorm’s potential, and Eric wonders why GLs get promotions for doing their job. Andrew and Colton discuss what we know of White Lantern constructs so far, and Karen is impressed by Bleez’s wicked boots. All that and more on The Green Lantern Corps Cast Episode 8. Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle ( and The Roy Clark Method (

Return of the Zombies

Posted in blackest night,green lantern,White Lantern Corps by Podcast on July 14, 2010

Those damn dirty zombies are back, on the one year anniversary of the beginning of Blackest Night, the Black Lanterns return. Of course I find it ironic that it’s the members of the Justice League that are shown in zombie form here and not the rest of the resurrected heroes and villains. Of course it’s still too early to tell and after what has happened in the first few issues of Brightest Day, we knew that we would be seeing the Black Lanterns again before too long. After, what is the true creator behind the Black Lanterns? Not Nekron but the very being of space itself since it was the vast darkness of the universe that is the true enemy of life because it hates life after all? It’s the body and we’re the infection and while we fight for evil or justice in the vast multi-verse, the universe hates that in every form, no matter what.
To me this is just another chapter in the White Lantern saga, since the “old guardian” as I like to call him has been seizing the various emotional entities from Parallax to Ion. I see this as the main catalyst to why he is gathering all these beings and also the true reason why the Manhunters annihilated Sector 666 in order to get the Blackest Night over with and make sure there was always a constant struggle between Light and Darkness. Who knows, I may have finally tapped into the minds of Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and JT Krul (scary I know). Let’s wait and see what becomes of Brightest Day the next two months and I’ll revisit this thought. In the mean time, bring back those decaying zombies; they’re the new “it” since vampires.

Ring After Effects

Since Blackest Night ended and Brightest Day began, we’ve been shown that the exposure to the different power rings has been having side effects to various characters. So, to have a little fun today before the July 4th weekend, I thought I would take note of a few.

Red Lantern Power Ring
While we’ve seen Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner and Mera affected deeply by the red power ring due to their inner rage, it’s the aftermath of the rings that have affected regular users of the Power of Rage. Thanks to both Hal and Guy’s will power, they were able to bend the red light to make constructs. Something, none of the other Red Lanterns, including Atrocitus were able to do until now. Atrocitus now can create anything he wills his rage into. From weapons to various constructs, which are fueled by his hatred. Even Dex-starr and Bleeze are being shown to now be able to do more with their rings than just spewing acid blood on everything.
One final note, the Red Power Rings has shown that they attach to their users after they have suffered some great lost. With Laira, it was losing her title as a Green Lantern. For Hal Jordan it was after Sinestro killed Laira in front of him, Guy when Kyle was almost killed by the Black Lanterns. Dex-starr after his owner was killed by a break in and then Bleeze after her betroth was killed in front of her. Finally for Mera watching all those she loved being twisted into Black Lanterns. It makes sense since at that moment, their hatred is pure and at the beginnings of forming, hence they are the perfect target for the rings.

Orange Lantern Power Rings
Now with Avarice, we’ve seen how Ophidiate’s power has on all its users or those that taste its power. We’ve already seen Larfleeze’s problems but with Lex Luthor, he gained an insight on how all the various power rings work and how much he wants to have that power for himself. Being effected by the Orange Light causes a user to be like an addict going through withdrawal. Even Hal Jordan explained that he felt a bit of wanting the light again but being effected by Parallax drove it out of him all the way. Now with Sayd being the Orange Lantern Guardian, she has also started feeling the effects of the light, even though she is more of Larfleeze’s royal visor than controlling or bending the light.

Black and White Lantern Power Rings
As it’s been shown with the resurrected heroes and villains that the two ring exposures have had strange effects on them; Captain Boomerang is now able to form boomerang constructs out of dark matter in times of distress. Osiris is torn between following his dark ambitions with Deathstorke or casting it all off to be a White Lantern. Hal Jordan and Sinestro are still connected to the Entity and have a view on life and the various Emotional Spectrum beings. Professor Zoom was able to channel the Negative Speed force thanks to be connected to both lights. Aquaman and Firestorm’s powers are out of wack between the living and the dead. Hawkman and Hawkgirl not only are restored to their former selves and memories but can also recall their full history from beginning to end.

We haven’t really seen any negative effects of the Green, Yellow, Violet, Blue or Indigo rings. At least as of yet, time will tell if there are any full effects from being a former user. At least as dramatic as the other rings have done to their former users.

Blackest Night #7 Review

Posted in blackest night,War of Light,White Lantern Corps by mrread7 on March 7, 2010

The Corps Leaders and New Guardians battle against Nekron but their combined powers are unable to stop him. Scarecrow attacks Black Hand with a yellow pitch fork and is winning. Just as he yells, “This is my moment,” Luthor’s eyes glow orange and he says “No, it’s mine.” Luthor becomes overwhelmed by the Orange power and tries to steal everyone else’s rings. Above Earth, John Stewart is trying to stop the horde of Black Lanterns when the combined Six Corps arrive to join together and battle the Black Lanterns. In Coast City, Dove tries to get at the Black Lantern Battery but is forced back as a being from within the battery tries to get out. Nekron slices the throat of a Guardian and Black Hand uses his blood to form a symbol on the ground. Nekron then says “Trespasser. Rise” and a massive coccoon rises from the ground, holding a figure in white. 

Ganthet reveals that this is the Entity, the living light bestowed upon the universe that triggered existence itself. He then reveals the truth Nekron has hinted at: That life in the universe did not begin on Maltus (the original homeworld of the Guardians), but on Earth–the Guardians hiding it to both protect the Entity and justify their authority. Nekron stabs at the Entity, which causes every living being in the universe to react in pain. Outraged at the Guardians’ lies that cost Abin Sur his life, Sinestro stabs Ganthet with his ring. Hal realizes the Entity is like Parallax and Ion, a living power that needs a “pilot” to guide it into battle. He flies toward it only to be stopped by Sinestro, who claims this is his duty, and that Jordan had his chance with Parallax. Sinestro flies into the Entity demanding its power, and emerges as a figure all in white saying that he will be the greatest Lantern of all as the Entity speaks: “Thaal Sinestro of Korugar. Destiny awaits”.

  I read this book about eight times as I traveled by plane to my honeymoon in Hawaii. I have to say, I was both happy, a bit shocked and a little let down by a few things. First of all, we knew that Luthor was going to subcome to the Orange Light before this story was over and going after Scarecrow. That was a bit of a let down, let Crane have his moments. He freaking stabbed Black Hand threw and went after Nekron on his own. If that doesn’t show the guy is cut out to be a full time member of the Sinestro Corps, I don’t know what is. The most shocking part was Sinestro becoming the White Lantern. I like many others saw Hal Jordan flying towards the White Entity and becoming the first but instead it goes to Sinestro. I actually looked over issues of Green Lantern during and after the Sinestro Corps war. The truth is, we never saw Sinestro becoming a Green Lantern again, we just saw him from the neck up in what looked like his old GL suit with a drink next to him. So, him becoming the White Lantern has been set up since day one. Having Dove being the catalyst to free the Anti-monitor from the Black Lantern Central Power Battery was also a nice touch. I’m looking forward to the last three parts of Blackest Night over the next few weeks. Should be fun.