Green Lantern #49 Review

"Talk is cheap"


This week's Green Lantern #49 wraps up Hal Jordan's first encounter with writer Robert Venditti's revamped version of Sonar, and while Sonar's plans may have been thwarted, the Modoran terrorist  now finds himself the target of an international manhunt.  The issue also serves as the final setup for Hal Jordan's inevitable confrontation with himself as Parallax has found his way to Earth with his sights definitely set on...himself.

New Green Lantern Titles Rumored as a Part of Rebirth

Today website Bleeding Cool is running a number of stories on rumors they are hearing regarding the Rebirth initiative by DC Comics that is supposed to start in June.  While they are sticking to their guns regarding this information being rumor, they do consider what they have heard as coming for a valid source, and admittedly they've been punked before with false information.

There's Lots of Green Lantern in Justice League Action

In a post from last December I mentioned that there were a number of names associated with the upcoming Justice League Action animated series that Green Lantern fans will recognize when the show finally arrives on the Cartoon Network later this year.  With the recent official announcement new details have emerged regarding the show's format and some of the creative talent that is working on the show.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 97

DC Rebirth


Co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey are back with episode 97 of The Podcast of Oa as they two talk about a strong month for the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Before going to the normal comic book reviews Myron announces that the show can now be found on Soundcloud and will soon be coming to Google Play Music and Spotify.  Myron shares his observations from the recent The Dawn of the Justice League television special and how he believes that while they didn't say too much about Green Lantern's cinematic future DC Films gave clues to their direction via visual cues.  The two talk about the recent DC Rebirth announcement and give thought to what it might mean for Green Lantern.

Sinestro #19 Review

"Good...Evil...Fear is beyond such distinctions"


With this week's Sinestro #19 the struggle against the Paling's invasion of Earth reaches a feverish pitch as an all-out war erupts between Sinestro's forces and the anti-emotion cult.  This issue is an action fest that manages to throw in a surprise or two along the way, making this "event within a title" something memorable.

What We Learned From "The Dawn of the Justice League"

You would be hard pressed to find a comic book fan who watched last night's CW "The Dawn of the Justice League" special and didn't walk away being thoroughly excited based on what co-hosts Kevin Smith and Geoff Johns revealed.  The first footage of Wonder Woman was thrilling to see and the new Suicide Squad trailer ended the show with a huge bang that people are still talking about this on social media this morning.  For the Green Lantern fan there was confirmation that the Green Lantern Corps movie is still a part of the DC Cinematic Universe plans, but if the imagery that was shown last night was chosen intentionally they said a lot more than the few words spoken by Geoff Johns.

Green Lantern April 2016 Solicitations

The Darkseid War comes to a conclusion in the pages of April's Justice League #50 in what DC is hyping as a major turning point for the Trinity.  Meanwhile over on the pages of Green Lantern Hal begins his struggle with the Gray Agents as they try to assert themselves as the major force in the universe.  Sinestro's plans for that same goal may not have gone as planned considering Soranik Natu finds herself in charge of the Sinestro Corps.  A new Jim Lee Green Lantern bust and the re-listing of a new Hal figure also feature as part of DC Comics' April 2016 Green Lantern solicitations.

Green Lantern Coming to Hallmark "Itty Bittys" Collection

Our friends over at The Brightest Day recently discovered that Hallmark will be adding Green Lantern to their DC Comics "Itty Bittys" collection this summer as the company expands their line.  Hallmark's collectible figure series includes various sizes of characters done in a whimsical plush figurine and the currently offerings includes a number of licensed intellectual properties such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and Scooby Doo.  The DC line currently includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cat Woman and the Joker.  New figures for this year include Green Lantern, Aquaman, Supergirl, Batgirl, the Penguin as well as special versions of Batman and Wonder Woman connected to the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film.

No Green Lantern in Next Justice League DTV

Green Lantern fans may have a reason to skip the next Justice League animated feature from Warner Brothers if the news from TV Insider is complete.  According to their story the upcoming Justice League vs. Teen Titans direct to video movie has no Green Lantern, Shazam or Aquaman in it at all.  That is, if their cast list is as complete as it appears.  

According to the article this spring's animated feature focuses on Robin messing up a Justice League mission and being sent to the Teen Titans who then must face off against team member Raven's father, Trigon.  Their cast information includes the actors providing the voices for the production.  

Source: TV Insider

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 Review

"It's hope in the blackest night"


It's been two months since we've had a Green Lantern Corps comic to talk about but with the release of today's Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 the creative team of Tom Taylor and Ethan Van Sciver reader's have been given a lot to think about.  This six issue series picks up the pieces left behind from Green Lantern: The Lost Army and moves the character an unknown number of  months forward in time, and that time hasn't done the lost lanterns any favors.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 96

Welcome to Sector 2016


We kick of a new year with episode 96 of The Podcast of Oa and conversation about all of the Green Lantern comics that came out in December of 2015.  Co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey talk about the continuation of Hal Jordan's return to Earth in Green Lantern #47 and potential ramifications of Sonar's terrorist strike on Coast City.   Two listener emails spark talk about what Myron and Bill would do if they were in charge of the Green Lantern books and Green Lantern's media presence.  The episode concludes with a look at Sinestro's role as Earth's new savior in Sinestro #18 and their predictions on what me might see in 2016.

Green Lantern #48 Review

"You tell him my Albert sent you"


Writer Robert Venditti has given Sonar a timely revamp and turned the character from a somewhat laughable Silver Age creation to a modern avatar for terrorists, something which provides Hal Jordan with an adversary that's very unlike the majority of the antagonists that he's faced over the years.  In this week's Green Lantern #48 Venditti continues to provide a very timely representation which provides a lot of information about him even though the character only appears in a few panels.  

Sinestro #18 Review

"If we cannot make them fear us...then we shall make them bleed"


Cullen Bunn has been building up to the eventual confrontation between Sinestro and The Paling since the very beginning of his run on the Sinestro series and in this week's issue 18 nearly every piece he's put on the chessboard is put into motion.  The Paling have come to Earth and it's up to the Sinestro Corps to save the day, but not without a little help.

Green Lantern March 2016 Solicitations

Parallax continues to make waves according to the DC Comics March comics solicitations.  Seeing that March marks another Green Lantern #50 issue it's become a new tradition to make sure that there is some ode to Emerald Twilight and this time Robert Venditti has made sure that the cover isn't the only call back as Parallax is a major part of the issue.

Parallax also plays a major part in the ongoing Telos series and helping to bring that series to a close.  Meanwhile Sinestro and his Corps continue on their path to being the new guardians of the universe while Guy Gardner and Guy continue to try to find a way back home.

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