Green Lantern Hour

Between the Alpha’s and the resurrection of Black Hand, the Green Lantern world has been dealing with some fun storylines. So much so I couldn’t decide what to talk about, so we will go with Green Lantern Corps because Guy is Irish and so am I.

Green Lantern Corps #11

The Alphas have a huge problem. How do you deal with a population of people who have super power weapons and don’t agree with you? Their idea was to lock them up, with their power rings still. And my god the Alpha are just stupid. They are supposed to be the moral authority but they really drop the ball when they can’t tell the difference between the real deal and freaking constructs. I mean, really? They were completely fucking green, how do you confuse that for the real things?

You couldn’t tell?

A Construct in the Green Lantern world has always been Green, and always easy to tell, for the reader at least, so when you have characters fall for it, you need to make it clear why. And I think it is really clear why the Alphas fell for it. Because they are stupid.

As a reader, I never thought the Alphas were a threat in the tale at all. They were like small children that were trying to ware daddy’s shoes and being the man of the house. I don’t understand why they were decide to have so much power from the Guardians, who also treat them like they are stupid.

So why are the stupid people running the asylum? And so poorly?

Dear God what is that thing?

I think it was a just a reason to bring back the man hunters. There, I said it.

Green Lantern #11

So Hal is the one back in control. This is going to be fun. And I’m still sure that Carol is going to come back in the story at some point. Last time we saw her she was grabbing her ring. I would love to see her save the day by kicking some ass. Because Carol is the shit. And you can quote me on that.

The question is are they setting up for another blackest night end game with the return of the Black Hand? I hope not. Because that would be very lazy story telling Geoff Johns, and you are better than that. I know. Earth One was awesome. Don’t start cheaping off on the months to do good trades. That shit ain’t cool.

It is always nice when the family gets together.

I did like the Black Hand sitting with his newly risen family. There was something about that’s funny, with just the conversation he is having so one sided, and the fact they are just staring at him while he eats.

That and Sinestro doesn’t like it when you talk about his ex-girlfriends in anyway.

So…you don’t like her much any more.

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Green Lantern Corps#10-Guilty-AND HOLY SHIT MY 50TH POST!

This is my open letter to John and the Alphas. And yes, I know they aren’t real. It’s a joke.

Really John, really? You thought that they would let you off with Life? Come on, the Alpha are clearly playing by their own damn rules. Plus if they did, there would be no reason to fight. We have to have a WAR DAMNIT!

Part of the problem is that John assumed that they worked like the same way that our courts worked. I don’t know what gave him that idea, but it is what it is. These are people who are sitting outside of the regular corp. I don’t think they have any rules they have to follow. Hell, it is implied that they don’t even have to follow the Guardian’s rules. So clearly, John is carrying the idiot ball around. Because it is keeping him warm? I don’t know.

And yet again, I have a question. John kills another Lantern, he deserves death….Hal kills a Guardian, he gets his ring taken away, and sent home….Does this now seem a little unfair? Why didn’t the Alphas go after Hal? He killed one of the leaders, shouldn’t he be brought to justice for that? Am I silly to feel it is a race thing? Both are good Lanterns, Both are human, but the different between the two is strictly racial. So, yea….This seems a little racist to me DC.

Thou Kirrt’s family did have a right to be pissed off. John did sit there and lied to them about what happened. I mean, that is having your love ones killer for dinner. I don’t understand why he was holding an idiot ball when he saw them and the truth came out. Are you retard John?

They aren’t very good vilians.

And the Alphas’’ are afraid to kill? Really? They want to make John an example not to kill don’t have the ability to do it? And I love how they are like, we will get someone else to do it. Because you can deal out the sentences but you can’t do the deed. GROW SOME BALLS ALPHAS, Please? You are being set up to be the villains, could you be a little less pussy please? Otherwise this arc won’t be fun. You aren’t complex, you aren’t that interesting, you could at least be totally dicks. Just a suggestion you should take.

You know you are a shitty villian when Guy is telling you how you should be doing it.

Also when Guy shows up with food.  That should have been the hint to John that shit was going to go down.

And I can’t wait to see the fall out.

I feel like I should have saved this for funny panel friday…oh well.

And I have been fighting with the internet all freaking morning, so this is on the short side. Sorry. And look, I had to go to Starbucks to update. AND I HATE STARBUCKS! This is what I do for love.

Batwoman and A Drive By

I love how we have a short week about two weeks ago, and I felt I had nothing to talk about. Then this week happens and I want to talk about everything at once, so I’m just going to do a drive by on a few and come back later. Hopefully.

Batman and Robin #10

Their faces. Just their faces.

Okay, I totally want a comic that is just Tim and Damian doing basic task together and being complete dicks to one another. Because the way those two talk to each other just makes me laugh my ass off. It would be completely entertaining. And Jason saying Bat Ass is a crack up as well.

Batman # 10

Oh shit. I mean, holy fucking shit.

Not to give anything away yet, but holy shit, is this really true? Then Bruce’s life just keeps getting more fucked up with every passing day on some level. All I can say about this, is holy fucking shit. I can’t wait for next month. And I thought this week was going to fizzle out because the Night of Owls event felt…well, now I don’t know what I think about it because it lead up to this.

Green Lantern #10

Well. This isn’t going to be good.

He’s Back! Wonder what is going to happen now that the leader of the Black Lanterns has his ring back. Are we getting a new black Lanterns invasion? I hope not, I mean, they already did that. Thou Zombies are fun, and you can’t really go wrong with them.

Batwoman-Volume 1-Hydrology

I’m going down.

Okay, done with the drive by, now on to something else I want to talk about. Batwoman trade, which I picked up and inhaled yesterday. There are just so many things about it that is just so sweet. I mean, I love the art, and the story. Oh the story is great. I love the transformed folklore that they are using with La LLorona and keeping rather true to the folklore itself. The story that they use as La Llorona’s backstory is one of the versions of her tale told in Mexico.  ( I took an intro to Folklore last semester and we talking about this story and the meaning behind it.) It’s nice to see that they did their research there because lord knows they haven’t always been good at that. Ever wonder why Wonder Woman has a Roman name? All the gods she got her powers from were known by their Roman names….and they were passing her off as Greek…Whoops. It isn’t a big deal, just one of those funny little things.

The only thing I don’t really understand is how people don’t know that Batwoman is Kate Kane, because my god she is the palest mother fucker on the planet. I mean, really, you look at her and batwoman and you can’t tell if they are the same person? That is really the only thing that takes me out of it, because the first part is Bruce trying to find out if she is batwoman or not and I was like, really, Bruce, you can’t fucking tell by looking at her?  You have to stalk her for a whole issue? Okay. Whatever floats your boat.

The tone of the story also works really well, which is nice to see another side of grit that Gotham has to offer without Batman. I won’t say that this has the same grittiness that any of the Batman comics has, but it does have a similar tone. Which is in short, awesome.

I think the choice of using the legend of La Llorona is freaking awesome. The fact that they have her still dealing with the death of her sister, who drowned, at the same time this ghost is going around and killing child, with water; is in short, brilliant.

Even the relationship that they have her getting into feels real and not forced because she is a hero in a comic series. Like they are really falling for each other and want it to work. At least we are getting some woman on woman love. We will have to work for it for Alan Scott it seems.

This is really great story telling and I’m mad at myself for not having it on my pull list. That shit might change.

Edit: Just a quick correction, Wonder Woman’s first run, she had a roman name and so did her Gods. Not sure what happen with the research there but it is what it is. When they rebooted they fixed that and left Diana with the name she has always had. That is always when in Earth 2 they still have the Roman Names.

Green Lantern Corps-Alpha Wars

Yea. This happened.

So John is in another pickle. I feel for the guy, I think it happens a lot that he gets screwed over. In the Animated series, he where put on trial for destroying his whole planet, now he is on trial for killing a fellow lantern. What is weirder is the whole thing has about the same feel. John gets a raw freaking deal. The difference is, in the animated series he didn’t do it.

I shot a man in Reno once…just to watch him die.

And it wasn’t an easy choice, but it makes sense. He is a marine after all, and they usually don’t leave their own. They also don’t like it when you go against the group. And that is what Kirrt was planning on doing. While again, is understandable, they were being tortured for information. And you have to protect the corps. To John, and to anyone with a military background, a good solider protects others first.
Does John deserve to be punished for it? I don’t know to tell the truth. It is always a pain when they let characters just, get away with murdering people. It usually is addressed, but at the end of the day the let them go. Like when Diana killed Maxwell Lord. Aside from Batman being a dick, which is par for the course for him, they really just gave her a slap on the wrist. And he ends up alive after the blackest night. Because status quo is god.
I don’t John deserve to die for it. After all, it isn’t like he didn’t have a good reason for it. And who really has a justice system for the universe is so clear cut? There really is no room for gray in this? After, this a group of cops we are talking about, space cops, but freakin’ cops none the less. Can’t they just, you know, kick him out of the corps for manslaughter? I mean, that isn’t a slap on the wrist, that is a whole, you lost your freakin’ job. Hell, That is what they did to Hal. He lost his ring and they just sent him home. And he killed a fucking Guardian. I guess the Alphas don’t give a shit about that. They didn’t come after Hal. It’s good thing to know that you can kill guardian just fine, but fuck you if you kill lantern.

And they are the LAW!

I’m to think that the Alpha’s are just racist. They don’t go after Hal, who did something much worst, but go after John…. And what is the main difference between the two? That is right, Hal is a white guy. John is black. I see what game you are running here Alphas. Trying to keep the black man down. That is bullshit.

Or they hold a teammate much higher than a leader. Which would make sense. John should have coached Kirrt into not telling, not just short cut to killing him. But what can you do. It will be interesting to see how they play out because Guy is not taking this laying down. Which isn’t surprising because he never takes anything laying down. Because they aren’t going to kill John. Status Quo is God.

You are boned.

 

So Who is gonna save Hal Jordan?

I will give you a hint. She kicks ass. Yea, that right, Carol is going to show up, and save the day. We already saw her grabbed her ring as Sinestro kidnapped Hal from their Love nest. I think the best part about this is she is just going to show up and save Hal. Most likely look at Sinestro and say something along the lines of stay away from my man, implying on some level that Sinestro is the other woman that not even Hal wants around. Which makes me think about basic instinct now, and poor Carol has been through this a few times.

How you doing?


The other hand of this, with the destruction of the Indigo Tribe, wouldn’t the people who had lived under the effects of that ring be a lot mellower after the years of being that way? And why was Abin Sur’s first thought about the after effects of the blackest night is to destroy everything. Because he doesn’t know what is going to happen but needs to hit the end it all button. I feel like he designed the Indigo tribe to destroy everything because he wants to get back at the guardians for something that they have done. Or what he felt that have done.
Which is a brilliant form of revenge for someone who is viewed as have no power. After all, the Guardians really are the people who are running the show for the Lanterns, at the end of the day. They took Hal’s ring to prove that to themselves. What was Hal able to do? What are the Lanterns really able to do about anything the Guardians decide what they are going to do? The truth is nothing. They are really just slaves to this short people when you think about it. These blue men send them to their death without thinking about it. It means nothing to them. Perhaps Abin Sur did this to be like, hey, you aren’t so special and we have some power of ourselves as well. Or he was bored. I always think many things can be explained away as, they were bored.

Yup, we are boned.


The real Question is when Hal is going to get his ring back. He still is Sinestro’s little pet monkey, just because he has no way to do anything else. And the Guardians are going to find out. They aren’t going to be happy about it; after all, Hal did kill one of them with it. Because, you know, that guardian had gone rogue and was completely dangerous. But they care not about these things. Only about themselves being alive, it never seemed they really cared about life in the universe. Just their lives in the universe, which is why they made the Crops in the first place.

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