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11 August 2009 @ 08:33 am
The Hoard Potato: In Brightest Day....  
This made me laugh out loud:

I may have to print it out and post it at work.

Speaking as a long-time fan of the Green Lanterns, who's read the book(s) through all the ups and downs since 1970 or so, this multi-year arc that Geoff Johns has been writing is the Best Damned Run Of Green Lantern ever, one of the best things DC has done in the last decade, and Blackest Night is shaping up to be the "Final Crisis" that Final Crisis wasn't.

Honestly, it's a big part of why I still bother with superhero comics.

After, what, five years of non-stop Big Events and Red Skies Crossovers from both major companies, after a year of working in a comic store, and after my Fanfic Epiphany from a couple of years ago, I've come very close to burning out on commercialized adolescent power fantasies.

But Johns is good, and Blackest Night is not so much an Editorially-Mandated MegaCrossover as it is the logical climax of the story he's been telling for the last five years.

Still and nonetheless... "They turned Green Lanterns into Care Bears" is spit-take-worthy.

I feel: geekygeeky
Tombfyretombfyre on August 11th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
As I was reading that strip I thought they were turning the Green Lanterns into Power Rangers. ^^() Either that or they were going to summon Captain Planet. Or Voltron.
McGuffinhitchkitty on August 11th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
So, if violet is love, does that mean we're going to have Star Sapphire brought in as a Violet Lantern?

"Come on, Carol. What kind of lame power is 'Heart', anyway?"
Tombfyretombfyre on August 11th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Its a possibility! Then we'll get to see Ted Turner running around throwing people out of windows.
Your Obedient Serpent: Superboy Punches The Universeathelind on August 11th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, the Star Sapphires are the "Violet Lanterns". The Zamarons are changing their modus operandi.

Yes, Carol Ferris is one of them -- this time, for once, voluntarily.
McGuffinhitchkitty on August 11th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm somewhat amused by the assignment of color to attributes.

If we go by pigment instead of light:
Willpower = Hope + Fear
Avarice = Wrath + Fear
Love = Wrath + Hope

Death, of course, is the absence of all.
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on August 11th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Must . . . control . . . rising . . . rant . . . about . . . Grant Morrison . . .

But I totally agree about Johns, and this strip, hehe. They're Care Bears, hehe.
The Weasel Kingtheweaselking on August 12th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
For bonus points: "a show that comes on saturdays after the snorks" = "Rudy The Undead Dog" = a reference so geeky that I'm shocked Scott Kurtz went there, even if he *was* part of the original.

Yes, so geeky that I'm surprised *Kurtz* did it.

Holy crap.
Stalbonstalbon on August 12th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Agreed! Geoff Johns is writing some -excellent- stuff, and has been for the past four years! Sinestro Wars really got me back into Green Lantern, and I pretty much consider the Corps/Blackest Night/Green Lantern comics to be the best material in the DC comics universe, at the moment. I was and still am not much a fan of Grant Morrisson and his work on both Marvel and DC, but if you also want some very fun stuff to look at while you're at work, try Greg Pak's Incredible Hercules and Peter David's incredible work with X-Factor.