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Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 Review

"It's freakin' unacceptable he ended up like this"

It's no secret that Emerald Twilight is my least favorite Green Lantern story of all time and that those events, coupled with the comics industry's tactics in the 1990's, was enough to make me drop the hobby all together.  So it's not hard to imagine that this week's Convergence: Green Lantern/ Parallax #1 is one that hasn't been high on my anticipation scale as DC revisits the Green Lantern universe during the pre-Zero Hour timeline.  I picked the issue up and vowed that I'd try to remind myself that this story has no lasting consequence and make an attempt to look for the positives.  Needless to say, I failed miserably.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 84

Forward Into Convergence


Episode 84 of The Podcast of Oa continues our series of Green Lantern content covering the February and March comics.  This episode spotlights the final two issues of Red Lanterns and last few issues of Sinestro.  Myron also shares some behind the scenes information on the DC exclusives that The Blog of Oa recently received.  Myron also comments on some open threads in the Green Lantern universe that remain and his thoughts about a time shift in the DC Universe starting in June after the big Convergence events.

5 Everyday Uses for a Power Ring

Filmmaker Cameron Sun shares his short film creations on YouTube, showcasing his special effects talents alongside his ability to blend comedy and action.  Recently Cameron posted his latest creation, the Green Lantern inspired "5 Everyday Uses for a Power Ring" as a follow-up to his "5 Everyday Uses for Super Speed" video.   Many Green Lantern fans have thought about what they'd do if they had the ring and here we see Cameron's take on how a ring would help out with everyday chores and life's annoyances.

New Statue Revisits Showcase #22

Factory Entertainment has a new line of "motion statues" which recreate iconic moments from DC history and one of the first three products in the line takes a nostalgic look back at Hal Jordan's debut in 1959's Showcase #22.  The approximately eight inch tall statue features a rolled metal reproduction of the cover sans Green Lantern behind a sculpted figure, creating a three dimensional look.  Each statue will be individually numbered and will be available this fall with an MSRP of $79.99.

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Green Lantern / Star Trek Limited Series Announced

IDW and DC Comics are putting to of their biggest franchises together for a six issue limited series starting this summer in a team up of properties which seem to be made for each other.  Star Trek / Green Lantern: The Spectrum War will have Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps team up with the J.J. Abrams' version of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise.

The limited series will be written by Mike Johnson and illustrated by Angel Hern√°ndez.   It's an interesting match up, especially given the recent rumors that Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the new films, is the name being passed around Hollywood for the role of Hal Jordan in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Sinestro Annual #1 Review

"Your secrets belong to Sinestro"


There's an idiom that most people have heard at some point in their lives, "don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in his shoes".  When it comes to comics this phrase often gets employed by writers as a method to add dimension to characters and alter the way the reader perceives them.  In this week's Sinestro Annual #1 writer Cullen Bunn uses the extra pages at his disposal to give readers a chance to walk in the paths taken by five members of the Sinestro Corps: Lyssa Drak, Arkillo, Rigen Kale, Dez Trevious and Bekka.

The Podcast of Oa, Episode 83

With These Rings...


Episode 83 of The Podcast of Oa continues our series of Green Lantern content covering the February and March comics.  This episode spotlights the final two issues of Green Lantern: New Guardians and the end of Justin Jordan's run on the title.  The pair discuss Cosmic Odyssey and Hal Jordan's new direction in response to an email from fellow Green Lantern blogger, Flodo Span.

Red Lanterns #40 Review

"You put on a ring..any ring, any color....it ALL changes"


For a series geared around beings dominated by anger Red Lanterns has become one of the introspective books in the Lantern family these past few months.  Since Atrocitus' attack on Earth Guy Gardner has been in a deep funk and as the series comes to a close he is at a breaking point having lost the perspective of all the good he has done regardless of what color ring he's got on his finger.  After thirty-nine issue is comes down to this and whether or not Guy can finally let go of the burden he carries before it consumes him completely.

Sinestro #11 Review

"Sometimes, Dez, the mastery of a weapon comes in the refusal to use it"


The dynamic between Sinestro and Mongul has been one of the more enjoyable feuds we've seen for Sinestro and in the recently released Sinestro #11 Cullen Bunn propels the clash forward with an unexpected maneuver that puts their dispute on hold while pouring a significant amount of gasoline on the fire.  If this encounter wasn't intense enough there's every assurance that the next time Mongul and Sinestro throw down it will be something on a grand scale.

Exclusive Preview - Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1

DC Comics next big publishing event, Convergence, is set to run through the months of April and May as characters representing every era of DC's history are forced to survive against stakes that threaten the entire DC Multiverse. Besides the weekly nine issue limited series DC is publishing there are also a number of two-issue series, two of which are Green Lantern centric.  Each series represents events created when Brainiac, who has trapped cities from various planets and times, conducts experiments to see what happens when the trapped characters meet.

DC Comics has shared with The Blog of Oa an exclusive preview for the first issue of Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 arriving in comic shops and online on Wednesday, April 22nd. Scroll down to view the preview images of two pages which provides character information for the upcoming series.  The creative team of Harvey Award winning writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis from High Moon and The Only Living Boy team up again for a tale pitting the Green Lanterns from Crisis on Infinite Earths against foes from across the Multiverse.

Exclusive Preview - Convergence Green Lantern / Parallax #1

DC Comics next big publishing event, Convergence, is set to run through the months of April and May as characters representing every era of DC's history are forced to survive against stakes that threaten the entire DC Multiverse.  Besides the nine issue limited series DC is publishing a number of two-issue series, two of which are Green Lantern centric.

DC Comics has shared with The Blog of Oa an exclusive preview for the first issue of Convergence: Green Lantern / Parallax #1 arriving in comic shops and online on Wednesday, April 15th.  Scroll down to view the preview images of two pages which provides character information, setting the stage for Tony Bedard's story.

Green Lantern Sideshow Toys Figure Pre-order Starts

At last summer's San Diego Comic Con Sideshow Collectibles revealed a line of sixth scale figures for their Hot Toys line that features DC Comics characters, including a Hal Jordan figure.  The wait for the figure is almost over and on March 19th they start taking pre-orders for the $220 figure.  The fully articulated Green Lantern figure features a cloth costume with metallic highlights and includes a display base that allows Hal to be posed standing or in flight.  Like most of the figures in the Hot Toys line the Green Lantern figure will include a number of interchangeable hands to customize his appearance.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 Review

"The only way to fight nothing is to create something"


Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 is the end of the line for the series and since the revelation that Kyle Rayner's days might be numbered Justin Jordan has focused his creative energies to build towards this issue.  We know from the June solicitations that the post-Convergence future doesn't sound too bright for Kyle, but anyone who's read comics for a while is well aware that the solicitations are written to elicit interest in the books and are often misleading.  Just as this issue promised that "the fate of the White Lantern will be revealed" it's not quite what we get.

Joker Variant Covers for June

DC Comics has released the variant cover images for the Joker themed series in June.  While Green Lantern: Lost Army is not getting a variant cover, both Green Lantern and Sinestro are, as are both of the Justice League books which also feature Hal Jordan in them.  In addition, the first issue of the new Bryan Hitch Justice League of America series with also have eight other variant covers - one for each of the "big 7" and one 1:100 version which features all seven of the other cover as one giant gatefold image.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 82

Emerald Endings


Episode 82 of The Podcast of Oa continues our month long weekly series of Green Lantern content covering the February and March comics.  This episode spotlights the final two issues of Green Lantern Corps and Van Jensen's run on the title.  Myron also shares recent Green Lantern casting rumors and discusses the details of the original version of Emerald Twilight that never saw print.

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