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The Podcast of Oa Episode 69

Durlan Looks Like A Lady

Episode 69 of The Podcast of Oa is all about Green Lantern: Uprising as co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey talk about the ending of the latest event in the Green Lantern comics universe.  Both hosts give each other a high five for calling the surprise twist to the story early on while talking about Green Lantern numbers 32 and 33 and Green Lantern Corps 32 and 33.  

Green Lantern: New Guardians #33 Review

"We were remade in your image"

Justin Jordan continues to pour on some dark elements in this weeks Green Lantern: New Guardians #33 now that the Psions have the Templar Guardians held captive.  While the Psions are torturing the Guardians the romance between Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris is momentarily rekindled before the two plunge deeper into the bowels of the ship to discover the horrors that lie within.  While both sides of the ongoing narrative have yet to cross paths by the end of this issue Jordan does give us a bit more of a history of the Psions which doesn't stray much from their pre-New 52 roots.

Nathan Fillion Returns as Green Lantern in "Throne Of Atlantis"

Aquaman Takes Center Stage

Nathan Fillion from Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
If you waited through the end credits of Justice League: War you saw the teaser that hinted to the next major DC Direct to Animation feature that fits into their New 52 DC Animated Universe.  Fans were miffed at first that Aquaman seemed to have been overlooked for the film, but the teaser implied that he would likely be the main focus of the next movie in the series.  The next animated feature, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, is set for an early 2015 release and today TV Guide had the first look at Arthur's character design and the revealed much of the cast list, including Nathan Fillion who will be voicing Green Lantern, reprising the role he's performed on multiple occasions and replacing Justin Kirk who played Hal Jordan in War.

Green Lantern October 2014 Solicitations

Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of October's Green Lantern/New Gods event, Godhead, comes the rest of DC Comics solicitations for October.  For Green Lantern fans most of what remains is an annual for Injustice: Gods Among Us that features a couple of "untold tales" that take place in this alternate DC Comics continuity.  Sinestro also makes an appearance in this month's Secret Origins in a tale written by Cullen Bunn.  While not actually being released until February of 2015, John Stewart makes his appearance as one of the Scribblenauts mini figures.

DC's October Green Lantern Event, "Godhead"

Green Lanterns to take on the New Gods

When the Green Lantern Corps and what was left of the rest of the emotional spectrum defeated Relic back in Green Lantern Annual #2 Kyle Rayner made a round trip through The Source Wall and everyone knew it was only a matter of time before the repercussions of that would be felt in the Green Lantern universe.

Today Nerdist.com got the exclusive announcement of Godhead, a month long event that runs through the Green Lantern titles plus a one shot to kick off the story.  Godhead introduces us to the New 52 version of the New Gods and they want to stake a claim to the emotional spectrum in order to breach The Source Wall and learn the secrets that Highfather thinks holds the answers to defeating Darkseid.  Not only did today bring the announcement of Godhead, but the solicitation information for the six issue event.

Green Lantern Monster Variant Covers Revealed

October is Monster Month

With Halloween falling in October it's no surprise that DC Comics theme for their run of variant covers take on a horror vibe.  IGN has the exclusive preview of some of the covers including the Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro variants.

Green Lantern #35 features inspiration from Hal's time as Parallax with a cover by Ivan Reis, Green Lantern Corps #35 turn John into an undead Black Lantern courtesy of a Mikel Janin cover and Bart Sears brings out the devil in Sinestro #6.

Green Lantern Corps #34 "Selfie" Variant Revealed

Outta my way, Poozer!

DC Comics continues their themed variant cover months with a number of fun ideas and this August the theme of the month will be a takeoff on the popular selfie fad.  DC recently released the "Selfie" variant cover to Green Lantern #34 and now they've revealed the variant cover to Green Lantern Corps #34 by Mike McKone.

Green Lantern Corps #33 Review

"War Always Carries a Great Cost"

With Green Lantern Corps #33 comes the conclusion of Uprising and like most large, epic stories this one ends with a number of loose threads which will no doubt be the springboard for the events that will take center stage in the months to come. In this case there are things like the mysterious new Shadow Empire revealed at the issue's end that are undoubtedly going to be a major threat for the Green Lanterns, not to mention the unresolved issue of Von Daggle's former partner that John Stewart promised that they'd help locate.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 68

"My Green Lantern Can Beat Up Your Green Lantern"

Episode 68 of the Podcast of Oa has co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey discussing their upcoming appearance at the Twin Tiers Comic-Con and the announcement that none other than Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver will be the Guest of Honor and will be the topic of a Podcast of Oa Episode that will be recorded live at the show which runs on August 16-17 in Elmira, New York.

Green Lantern #34 "Selfie" Variant Revealed


DC Comics continues their themed variant cover months with a number of fun ideas and this August the theme of the month will be a takeoff on the popular selfie fad.  A number of the cover designs have trickled out, including a great one of Superman taking a shot of himself with Batman and using his fingers to force a smile on the Dark Knight's mug.  Today DC released a few new images including the variant cover to Green Lantern #34.
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My Green Lantern Can Beat Up Your Green Lantern

Editorial - We can't move forward if we keep moving backward

As comic fans we all have our preferences for our favorite heroes and we all want to see them viewed by the general population with the same reverence that we have for them.  Who doesn't want to see a character that we identify with given the visibility and public recognition on a level somewhere close to Batman and Superman?  As Green Lantern fans we've come close to that during events like Blackest Night and certainly the period of buildup prior to the release of the Green Lantern movie saw recognition of the characters from a greater portion of the population than ever.  However, as much as those things did to unite fans to enjoy the limelight for a few months, the fallout of the movie's poor performance has left a bitter taste in our mouths and unfortunately the darker side of fanboyism has once again reared its ugly head.

Green Lantern #33 Review

One Billion Bottles of Beer on the Wall....

Green Lantern #33 is the penultimate chapter in Uprising, and writer Robert Venditti's script could have easily fooled readers into thinking it was the final chapter based on how the Green Lanterns so heroically handed the Durlans a defeat on Zezzen - that is until the rug is unceremoniously pulled out from underneath everyone in those last two panels.  As it turns out, the Green Lantern Corps may have snatched defeat from the hands of victory by the time all is said and done, but we will have to wait until next week's conclusion from Van Jensen to see how it all turns out.

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