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Emerald Dawn

Co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova are back to talk about more Green Lantern comics in an oversized Podcast of Oa episode.   To kick off our comic book talk Phil and Myron talk about what books we’d recommend to someone new to Green Lantern and then discuss the recent tease for DC’s Heroes in Crisis event and what impact it could have on Kyle Rayner.  The pair talk about the latest issues of the Green Lantern comics, first with Aaron Gillespie’s second issue in Green Lanterns #49 and then with the latest chapter in Robert Venditti’s “Darkstars Rising” arc in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47.  There’s also some listener feedback and Phil and Myron launch a new “Retro Review” where they talk about the classic Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn miniseries from 1989.

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Show Notes
00:00:00 Intro
00:03:31 What do you recommend to a new reader?
00:16:47 News and notes
00:34:00 Green Lanterns #49
00:43:30 Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47
00:54:00 Retro Review: Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn
01:21:21 Listener Feedback
01:31:22 Closing

One Reply to “The Podcast of Oa Episode 123”

  1. Thanks so much for including my comment from the previous podcast! It is very cool to be included in this wonderful community of fans that all appreciate the same characters and mythos. Thank you Mr. Rumsey for creating and nurturing it. And as always, this podcast was a pleasure to listen to. You are continuing to do a fantastic job Mr. Bova. Just to point out, Tim Seeley was writing the Batman Wedding Special tie-ins and that is probably why he didn’t finish writing the last two issues on Green Lanterns, and probably why the other writer got thrown in to do a couple filler issues. I really enjoyed the retro review of Emerald Dawn and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on part two. It has been awhile since I read Emerald Dawn. I have to say that I enjoy the older art from the 80s and early 90s. Although this might not be the best example. I am of two minds about the DUI subplot. It created some opportunity for character introspection about Hal and his unresolved feelings of inadequacy toward his father, but it did fail to really delve into it to any real detail. But it was an interesting take on a young Hal. Although his feelings of trying to live up to his father was done better in the 2011 movie and in Secret Origins. As for the Dark Stars, thanks for following up on it. I am sorry Mr. Rumsey if I came off wrong on calling you out on the info. I was just adding my thoughts after picking up some of the back issues. It is very interesting about some of the original recruits. I did not know that G’Nort joined, I would have thought that it would have been too extreme a group for him. I also didn’t know about the actor that played Hal in the comics. That’s really pretty funny. Thanks again for looking it up and following up on it! And it would be cool to look at issue 75 for a retro review, it would be timely with the current arc in HJATGLC. It will be interesting to see what happens to all the different earth GLs after HJ and the GLC finishes up. Thanks again for the great content and listener feedback. Looking forward to more!

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