Green Lantern

Justice League #1

by Alan Rapp on June 9, 2018

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Justice League #1 comic reviewWriter Scott Snyder and artist Jim Cheung relaunch the Justice League with a first issue that throws the reader into a battle between the Neanderthal army of Vandal Savage and the Justice League. Several DC heroes as shown, and others are mentioned as the group fights across the world on multiple fronts. However, the true danger lies not on the ground but from the skies.

There’s much to like here include the classic nod to the Justice League meeting in the Hall of Justice. This new version also has the Martian Manhunter as the chairman of the league, using his telepathic abilities to connect the heroes around the globe and, when necessary, bring the core members together in a psychic board room. I’m also pleased to see that the core group includes another female hero, besides Wonder Woman, in Hawgirl.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43

by Alan Rapp on May 3, 2018

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 comic reviewEverything old is new again. The current arc of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps ressurects some of the rivalry the Green Lantern Corps had with the other rainbow lanterns (or even the older issues with the Manhunters) by this time pitting the Corps against the Darkstars. Created by the Controllers, the Darkstars are similar in makeup to the Green Lantern Corps by recruiting soldiers from across the universe. Where the Darkstars differ is in their blunt and brutal form of justice that ends in the same sentence: death.

While the Corps sets out to rescue former Lantern Tomar Tu, what Hal Jordan finds instead of brainwashed hostage is a willing member of the Darkstars (a group far larger in number than the Corps). Instead of a friend in need of rescue, Hal finds a disciple attempting to win the Green Lantern over to his side.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #39

by Alan Rapp on March 4, 2018

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #39 comic reviewA severely-injured Kyle, only held together by the power in Hal Jordan‘s ring, has made it back to Oa with news of Hal’s capture by Zod. While the Guardians hesitate to come to any rash response, Guy Gardner forms his own team and sets out with the cavalry to the planet Jekuul to lay some GL smack down on Zod and his family.

While we don’t get much of Hal this issue, other than Zod threatening him, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #39 does continue to focus on his ring. Forged from his own will, the ring not only is strong enough to keep Kyle alive, conscious, and ready for action, but it also adds some of Hal’s cockiness and personality quirks to Earth shittiest Green Lantern. (Sadly, these don’t make Kyle that much more tolerable).

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DC Super Hero Girls – Ring Me Maybe

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2018

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DC Super Hero Girls - Ring Me Maybe TV review

The four-part webisode “Ring Me Maybe” introduces Jessica Cruz (Cristina Milizia) as Earth’s newest Green Lantern. When Hal Jordan (Josh Keaton) is called to Oa and Sinestro (Tom Kenny) attacks Earth, kidnapping various heroes, a new ring arrives choosing the fearful Jessica as its ring bearer. Initially too scared to accept the responsibility, even running away from the ring, Jessica is eventually talked in to accepting her role and proves to be a more than adequate Lantern by taking down Sinestro by herself while Batgirl (Mae Whitman) rescues her friends. While an unconventional Green Lantern, Jessica is a strong addition to the show’s line-up.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2018

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 comic reviewSent to investigate unauthorized resource exploration in Sector 2811, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner get an unpleasant surprise in running into Zod, Ursa, Eradicator, and Lor-Zod who are strip-mining the undeveloped planet. Oh, and they don’t intend to let a pair of Green Lanterns interfere.

There’s plenty of action here including both Hal and Kyle getting beaten to pulp by Zod and his followers. Part One of “Power of Zod” certainly sets up the Kryptonian general as a legitimate threat to the Lanterns and the universe. As to what Zod intends with his new captives, the resources he is collecting, or the plans behind his campaign, it looks like we’ll have to wait for answers.

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