Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Green Lantern #41 Review

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion

I'm not sure what it was, but, up until that last page, I found this issue pretty boring. It was about as generic a "tell me your origin, villain!" tale as you could get and the actual origin of the Orange Lanterns and Larfleeze was far from interesting.

In fact, I can pretty much guarantee the origin is exactly what everyone was thinking already and it didn't really flesh out what was established already. Hal literally asks Larfleeze to tell him his origin and it's basically Larfleeze stumbled onto the Orange Lantern, the Guardians and Manhunters pursued him, got their asses handed to them and then made a deal, which brings us to the present day. We knew this and not much else was added to it.

As for the whole Guardians/Green Lanterns vs Orange Lantern fight going on top side, the new Star Sapphire, Fatality, showed up to save John Stewert from getting killed, but, other than that, nothing new was added there and they basically treaded water in that department. I assume the Star Sapphires rings will be super effective (Pokemon reference!) against the Orange Lanterns, thus saving the Guardians' collective butts.

Finally, getting to that final page, once Larfleeze finished telling Hal his origin, he demands the Blue Lantern ring in exchange and, when it won't come off by force, Larfleeze literally cuts Hal's hand off, which is fitting considering he did the same thing to his fellow Green Lanterns when he was Parallax. If it sticks, it should be interesting to see how Black Hand reacts, as he, too, had his hand removed by Hal when he was the Spectre in Green Lantern: Rebirth. However, I imagine any ring that can restart a star, as the blue rings did, can easily fix a lopped off hand. Tis only a flesh wound.

Verdict - Check It. The shock ending is about the only noteworthy thing to come of this rather disappointing chapter to the Agent Orange storyline. Here's hoping it finishes strong next month.

Related Posts


oakleyses said...

kate spade, gucci handbags, nike free, burberry outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet store, nike air max, coach outlet, burberry handbags, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet online, christian louboutin outlet, true religion outlet, christian louboutin uk, longchamp outlet, coach outlet store online, nike outlet, jordan shoes, oakley sunglasses wholesale, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin, kate spade outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, prada handbags, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet, polo outlet, nike air max, replica watches, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin shoes, prada outlet, coach outlet, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses, coach purses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet

oakleyses said...

true religion outlet, nike air max, michael kors pas cher, guess pas cher, longchamp pas cher, air max, new balance, michael kors, vans pas cher, mulberry uk, hollister uk, ralph lauren uk, true religion jeans, nike roshe, hollister pas cher, burberry pas cher, nike air force, michael kors outlet, north face uk, hogan outlet, jordan pas cher, louboutin pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, polo ralph lauren, sac longchamp pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, nike free run, true religion outlet, north face, nike air max uk, lululemon canada, nike tn, nike blazer pas cher, nike free uk, nike air max uk, converse pas cher, ray ban pas cher, timberland pas cher, polo lacoste, oakley pas cher, ray ban uk, sac hermes

oakleyses said...

giuseppe zanotti outlet, hollister, lululemon, nike roshe run, longchamp uk, wedding dresses, timberland boots, jimmy choo outlet, north face outlet, iphone 6 cases, hermes belt, soccer jerseys, vans outlet, baseball bats, mcm handbags, celine handbags, nfl jerseys, p90x workout, babyliss, asics running shoes, herve leger, oakley, ghd hair, chi flat iron, hollister clothing, new balance shoes, mac cosmetics, insanity workout, valentino shoes, soccer shoes, nike air max, nike trainers uk, reebok outlet, ferragamo shoes, instyler, north face outlet, nike roshe run uk, abercrombie and fitch, bottega veneta, beats by dre, mont blanc pens, nike huaraches

oakleyses said...

ugg boots, supra shoes, swarovski, pandora charms, montre pas cher, louboutin, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, converse outlet, pandora uk, converse, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, hollister, wedding dresses, ugg uk, thomas sabo, links of london, ugg pas cher, juicy couture outlet, lancel, replica watches, swarovski crystal, gucci, coach outlet, ugg, ralph lauren, pandora jewelry, uggs outlet, nike air max, juicy couture outlet, ray ban, marc jacobs, uggs outlet, uggs on sale, vans, ugg boots, karen millen uk, hollister, toms shoes

Post a Comment

Thanks for checking out the Weekly Crisis - Comic Book Review Blog. Comments are always appreciated. You can sign in and comment with any Google, Wordpress, Live Journal, AIM, OpenID or TypePad account.