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Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby LOLtron » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:39 pm

Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of 'Lights Out!'



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Can Relic be defeated ? Who lives ? Who dies ? The new status quo for the Lanterns is revealed here !
 
 
Written by:  Robert Venditti
Art by:  Sean Chen, Jon Sibal, Walden Wong
Cover by:  Sean Chen, Jon Sibal
32 pages
$4.99
On Sale:  October 30, 2013
 


















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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Grayson » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:34 pm

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Wait...what?! Granted, I have only been reading the main Green Lantern title but Carol suddenly has a thing for Kyle?

:smt011

Ugh, I really hate to say it but I think that I am finally dropping Green Lantern after this arc. :-(
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby syxxpakk » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:32 pm

It's not sudden at all.
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Grayson » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:07 pm

syxxpakk wrote:It's not sudden at all.


I did say that I have only been reading the main Green Lantern title... :P :oops:
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby syxxpakk » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:54 pm

That is true, the majority of it has been developed in New Guardians.
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Grayson » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:34 am

Ah, I dropped New Guardians sometime around issue 13 or 14 so I missed whatever was going on between Carol and Kyle. Still, can't say that I am a fan of the idea.
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Draco x » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:50 am

Were the writers high on drugs when they came up with that moronic idea of Kyle and Carol? What's next? Are they going to hook up Kyle with Lois Lane down the road too? We all know that this will be reversed and forgotten when the currents writers are switched.

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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Draco x » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:57 am

Grayson wrote:
Wait...what?! Granted, I have only been reading the main Green Lantern title but Carol suddenly has a thing for Kyle?

:smt011

Ugh, I really hate to say it but I think that I am finally dropping Green Lantern after this arc. :-(


Agreed. I liked Kyle with Donna or Jade in the past but the Carol thing sounds so improbable and moronic with a crappy soap opera episode as inspiration. I could see Carol hooking up with John if anything but don't see the Kyle thing working out in the long run.

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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:14 pm

Draco x wrote:Were the writers high on drugs when they came up with that moronic idea of Kyle and Carol? .. We all know that this will be reversed and forgotten when the currents writers are switched.


Or ...

[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
sooner. This ends with Kyle at 100% power apparently sacrificing himself to take Relic through the Source Wall. Moments later Relic makes it back through to this side, explains that Kyle was able to replenish the Emotional Spectrum reservoir giving the universe another chance, then Relic is trapped and calcified in the Wall along with anyone else who ever tried to breach it.

All the various Corp members are returned back to their respective home worlds and since Oa was destroyed, Mogo is now the new GLC homeworld. Guy is sent back with the Reds.

Later, the Guardians who remained behind to study the Source Wall are shocked as Kyle makes it back to this universe, however he has no memory of what occurred on the other other side. One of the Guardians tries to read his mind, is overcome by what he sees, and claims no one can ever know what is on the other side and that Kyle's return must remain a secret from everyone. This sets up why the "New Guardians" title now becomes a space-faring adventure apart from the other Lantern titles.
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Draco x » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:32 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Or ...

[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
sooner. This ends with Kyle at 100% power apparently sacrificing himself to take Relic through the Source Wall. Moments later Relic makes it back through to this side, explains that Kyle was able to replenish the Emotional Spectrum reservoir giving the universe another chance, then Relic is trapped and calcified in the Wall along with anyone else who ever tried to breach it.

All the various Corp members are returned back to their respective home worlds and since Oa was destroyed, Mogo is now the new GLC homeworld. Guy is sent back with the Reds.

Later, the Guardians who remained behind to study the Source Wall are shocked as Kyle makes it back to this universe, however he has no memory of what occurred on the other other side. One of the Guardians tries to read his mind, is overcome by what he sees, and claims no one can ever know what is on the other side and that Kyle's return must remain a secret from everyone. This sets up why the "New Guardians" title now becomes a space-faring adventure apart from the other Lantern titles.


This works for me just fine as if the idea of Carol and Kyle would have been as reviled as the Johnny Storm/ Alicia Masters relationship in the FF books years ago.

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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:47 pm

I forgot to mention that
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the Entities also had to sacrifice themselves on the other side of the Source Wall to help Kyle replenish the Emotional Reservoir.


That should have ramifications for all the different colored Central Power Batteries, right ?
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Draco x » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:52 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:I forgot to mention that
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the Entities also had to sacrifice themselves on the other side of the Source Wall to help Kyle replenish the Emotional Reservoir.


That should have ramifications for all the different colored Central Power Batteries, right ?


Well, I suspect in some way the Entities will be back in one form or the other.

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Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:10 am

I don’t read Red Lanterns, so I missed Part 4 of ‘Lights Out’, but thankfully, based on this issue, I didn’t miss much, and this final chapter turned out to be an enjoyable ending that sets up some very interesting possibilities for the future of the Green Lantern Corps.

We start with pretty much everyone on Ysmault, home of the Red Lanterns, with Guy getting pissed of at Hal for John Stewart’s death, even though he isn’t dead. They need to find a way to get to Relic, and the way they do so is for Carol Ferris to unleash one of those ‘love tethers’ to find Kyle Rayner. Yep, it turns out that the subtext and little moments we’ve all been noticing recently have been spot on, Carol does fancy Kyle! I liked how Hal was initially really pissed about this, but soon realised he had to be professional, the Hal Jordan of a few years ago probably wouldn’t have been able to let that go.

Where is Kyle? Well, he and the new Guardians are at the Source Wall with Relic. Relic thinks that behind the wall is the source of the Light Reservoir (man, writing this stuff down again makes it all sound really stupid, but it works when Venditti does it) and they are trying to stop him from touching the Source, because as we all know, if you touch it, you’re trapped forever. Relic then attacks Kyle, thinking he can use his unique White Lantern powers. To save Kyle, the Poke-entities burst out, and that gives Relic an even better idea, he can use them instead, and he starts to trap them.

But then, just in time, Hal, Guy and the rest of the Green and Red Corps show up and a big ol’ battle ensues, which is pretty entertaining, especially for Guy as a Red Lantern, maybe I should check out that book after all. Meanwhile, John Stewart is chilling with the Indigo Lanterns, and making plans, after some inspiring courage from the new recruits he’s with, they teleport their way into the big fight, as Natromo goes off to do some mysterious ‘building’. The climax of the fight happens when Kyle Rayner sacrifices himself, by smashing both himself and Relic into the Source Wall. It turns out that the key to replenishing the reservoir isn’t Relic or the Entities, but a White Lantern. So, Kyle and Relic are in the wall, and Relic dies, but with his mission complete and the Reservoir replenished. However, Kyle… is nowhere to be seen, he’s also dead. I’m furious! I haven’t even finished the issue yet but I’ve already posted 3 Tumblr rants about how DC hates half-latino heroes and also White Lanterns. Raaage! My baby!

Ahem, anyway, more on that lately. The Indigos teleport everyone home, but wait a minute, Oa was destroyed, the GLs don’t have a home! Well, they have a new one, as the new base for them is Mogo! It turns out he does socialise after all. Natromo has built a new central power battery, and to paraphrase the Blue Lanterns, all will be well. Although actually, it isn’t, Hal tries to get everyone to say the Oath and be all triumphant, but quite a few of them don’t say it, and look downcast. These Lanterns realise that, now that the know that using the rings depletes the life energy of the universe, they can’t in good conscience carry on being GLs. Yes, they managed to replenish it this time, but Kyle is dead, and there may not ever be another White Lantern. This is an interesting dilemma for the Corps, and I’m interested to see where Venditti goes with it.

Of course, Kyle isn’t actually dead, so put down your Tumblr pitchforks, he comes out of the Source Wall, having seen something truly terrifying that shocks even Paalko. The Guardians say that Kyle’s return has to be kept a secret, and I’m very interested to see where Justin Jordan takes this mystery in New Guardians.

Overall, this was a strong end to an enjoyable crossover, it wasn’t too long, and it all made sense, so that’s a plus. Venditti has shown himself to be a worthy replacement for Geoff Johns I think. Sean Chen’s art was also a plus-point, I’ve liked him ever since he drew Iron Man with Kurt Busiek, and he always delivers solid, traditional superhero work. I’d like to see him do more GL stuff.

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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Grayson » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:41 pm

Finally sat down to read this before going in to work today and while it was kind of a satisfactory ending to this crossover, I think I am going to stand by my previous statement and drop Green Lantern from my pull list. Green Lantern has been on my pull list since Kyle Rayner was the only Green Lantern in the universe but I find that I am just not enjoying it enough to continue purchasing it and the constant crossovers are wearing me out. Plus, this new (to me) twist of Carol having feelings for Kyle is a direction I'm just not interested in exploring. I'm tired of the will they/won't they relationship between Hal and Carol and I think that Johns left them in a pretty good place that didn't need a new status quo.
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Re: Green Lantern Annual #2 Preview

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:08 pm

Grayson wrote:Finally sat down to read this before going in to work today and while it was kind of a satisfactory ending to this crossover, I think I am going to stand by my previous statement and drop Green Lantern from my pull list. Green Lantern has been on my pull list since Kyle Rayner was the only Green Lantern in the universe but I find that I am just not enjoying it enough to continue purchasing it and the constant crossovers are wearing me out. Plus, this new (to me) twist of Carol having feelings for Kyle is a direction I'm just not interested in exploring. I'm tired of the will they/won't they relationship between Hal and Carol and I think that Johns left them in a pretty good place that didn't need a new status quo.


Like I said before this premise involving Kyle and Carol will never work out as this will just serve to piss off the Hal and Carol fans like the FF fans were pissed off about the Johnny Storm and Alicia Masters relationship years ago. Unless they reveal that this Carol is also a Skrull spy with the real one locked up in some dungeon somewhere, this will be forgotten about once they change writers for these books. Also, this just makes Kyle look like the rebound guy in the books and this makes as much sense as Lois Lane having feelings for Jimmy Olsen given the fact that her and Clark are not together.

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