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The Podcast of Oa Episode 88

Renegades, Rebels and Rogues


Episode 88 of The Podcast of Oa jumps into the post-Convergence DCU with discussion about the mini relaunches of Green Lantern and Sinestro and the debut of Green Lantern: The Lost Army.  Co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey talk about Hal's new direction as a renegade space rogue in Green Lantern #41 and the emerging threat posed by what happened to the Source Wall during the GodHead event.  Conversation turns to Sinestro #12 where Sinestro is converting WarWorld into an even greater threat in a universe where the Green Lantern Corps is no longer poses an obstacle for him.

Green Lantern #42 Review

"How many steering wheels you see on this ship, Darlene?"


While the Geoff Johns' era of Green Lantern has been heralded as being the best in the character's seventy five year history there were complaints that all the universe building that took place over the course of the run was at the detriment of building the character of the the book's lead.  Robert Venditti's run thus far has focused on deconstructing Hal Jordan and looking at some of the things that makes the character tick and with the decision to make Hal a man alone in a universe that wants his hide the stage is being set for an interesting phase in Jordan's life.

Green Lantern: Architects of the Bronze Age

The Men Who Grew the Mythos 
The Sixth in a Series Examining Green Lantern History


Throughout the months of June and July we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Green Lantern's first appearance via a series of features each of which focuses on the characters and creators who had a lasting impact on the rich history of Green Lantern mythology.   

Green Lantern Casting News Lights Up

The momentum has been building up to the day when we finally learn who will be cast as Green Lantern(s) for the upcoming Justice League and Green Lantern films.  While nothing official has yet been announced there has been a stream of rumors since January which leads to July's San Diego Comic Con where it's presumed that Warner Brothers will be "uniting the seven" on stage at Hall H.  Or will that be "uniting the eight" as recent rumors suggest.  In anticipation of what will either be a joyous moment or a great let down here's a review of what we've heard so far before I join the number of sites weighing in the subject itself.

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #1 Review

"Now somebody tell me what the hell is going on!"


Before reading this week's debut issue of Green Lantern: The Lost Army it might be helpful to read the free preview that was released last month.  It's not required reading but it does give you a bit better introduction to what's going on with John Stewart and the rest of the Green Lanterns he finds himself returning to consciousness next to.  While this issue starts off with an action sequence it's the only one you'll find here because Cullen Bunn has filled the first outing of his latest series with enough intriguing bits that there really isn't room for any more.

Green Lantern: The Bronze Age 1970-1984

Social Relevancy in a Changing World

The Fifth in a Series Examining Green Lantern History


A Bustle in our Hedgerow 

The Silver Age was an explosion of new ideas that expanded the DC Comics universe and with no Seduction of the Innocent on the horizon it seemed like the best days were in front of the comics industry.  The readers of the Silver Age became the adults of the Bronze Age and, as they began to inherit the industry that they loved, new ideas and approaches began to emerge that would forever change the medium.  And while the Vietnam War would evoke social discourse from the other side of the world the changing landscape of the nation caused a stir much closer to home.

New Sideshow Sinestro Exclusive Premium Format Statue

Sideshow Collectibles announced a new Sinestro as a Green Lantern Premium Format Figure today as a "by invitation only" offer which runs for 25 hours.  The new statue is a modified version of the Sinestro Corps version which was released earlier this year.  This version of Sinestro stands at 25.5 inches high and includes two left hands to choose from when displaying the statue, one normal and one with a construct.  The Sinestro Premium Format Figure sells for $424.99 before shipping and is being limited to a run of 350 pieces.  I can also say with absolute certainty that there are at most 349 left!  :-)

Star Trek / Green Lantern #3 Solicitation

IDW Publishing has released the solicitation for the third issue of Star Trek / Green Lantern which is set to see publication in September.  IDW will have a number of variant covers for the project.  Here are two of cover images released so far for the third issue and the solicitation information providing some plot details.

Sinestro #12 Review

"The lesson...daughter...begins now"


One of the big questions spawned by the Sinestro preview revolved around Soranik Natu, who was clearly a member of Sinestro's Corps.  With this week's twelfth issue of the Sinestro series writer Cullen Bunn provides the answer to that particular question as he elevates the tension between father and daughter and giving Sinestro the opportunity of dishing out a little tough love.  While the traitor among them remains a mystery Bunn gives the reader more than enough to dwell upon with the series' post-Convergence return.

Green Lantern: Architects of the Silver Age

The Men Who Saved the Mythos 
The Fourth in a Series Examining Green Lantern History


Throughout the months of June and July we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Green Lantern's first appearance via a series of features each of which focuses on the characters and creators who had a lasting impact on the rich history of Green Lantern mythology.   

Green Lantern September 2015 Solicitations

DC Comics has officially released their solicitation information for September, which also is the month DC chose to celebrate Green Lantern's 75th anniversary as their variant cover theme. Sinestro continues his crossover encounter with Lobo and the Green Lantern Corps start turning on each other as tensions rise between two of its most experience officers. And Robert Venditti reveals a little of what happened between Green Lantern #40 and #41 with a tale of Hal Jordan finding a new role in the universe as a renegade. Plus a new edition of Blackest Night is coming that shows off Ivan Reis' amazing work on Geoff Johns' biggest Green Lantern event during his time on the book.

Green Lantern: The Silver Age 1956 - 1970

Out of the Ashes of the Golden Age

The Third in a Series Examining Green Lantern History


Space Age Revival

The years following the demise of heroic comics were a wasteland with the exception of the Trinity, as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lived on by adapting to the changing sensibilities of the era.  DC Comics began acquiring the properties of other comic book lines that were desperate to stay afloat, bringing characters like Plastic Man and The Blackhawks under the DC Comics banner.  Irwin Donenfeld, son of DC's owner Harry Donenfeld, became DC's editorial director, and with his new position came a new approach that forever changed comics.

New Details on War of Light Dice Masters

This past week was the Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio and game publisher WizKids was there promoting a number of new games including the upcoming Green Lantern centric War of Light Dice Masters, an expansion to their recently released Justice League Dice Masters game. Dice Masters has become very popular in regional tournament play as a game that mixes the collectible card game genre with just as collectible dice. The game has a low entry point in terms of pricing and sets such as the DC and Marvel sets are interchangeable allowing players to pit their teams in combat against other players.

Green Lantern Variant Cover Theme for September

In addition to releasing the upcoming Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years hardcover book, DC Comics is making Green Lantern the focus of its monthly variant cover theme for September.   According to IGN DC will be releasing twenty five variant covers in September, twenty four of them are shown below via IGN.  It's unknown what the 25th cover may be or if it's an error on IGN's part.  (Update - IGN released the image of the final cover - Batman Beyond #4 - which has been added below)

It's great to see Ivan Reis and Neal Adams work features on these cover considering their past connections to Green Lantern.  Notably absent is Etan Van Sciver.  The covers primarilly feature Hal Jordan, however it is nice to see a couple of classic Alan Scott Golden Age images in the bunch as well as one featuring more members of the Corps.  

Source: IGN

Green Lantern: Architects of the Golden Age

The Men Who Made the Mythos 
The Second in a Series Examining Green Lantern History


Throughout the months of June and July we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Green Lantern's first appearance via a series of features each of which focuses on the characters and creators who had a lasting impact on the rich history of Green Lantern mythology.   

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