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1 Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:36 pm

...okay I held off posting this on Wednesday...

what can I say besides hoooolllleeeeeeeeee $h*!

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2 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:19 am

Ironically, I finally found the DC Collectibles JL Hal figure on Wednesday. Now, I guess I have to put him & Sinestro in a box or something.

I'd held off on reading GL #12 until the night before the Annual came out, and I'm kinda wishing they hadn't tipped off the Black Lantern thing so soon. It'll still be cool to see how it leads into his eventual return, but that last page of GL #12 killed the surprise for me.

But still, THOSE FUCKING GUARDIANS! Ganthet can't possibly be pretending to be a big blue prick, can he?

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3 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:24 am

Geof wrote:Ironically, I finally found the DC Collectibles JL Hal figure on Wednesday. Now, I guess I have to put him & Sinestro in a box or something.

I'd held off on reading GL #12 until the night before the Annual came out, and I'm kinda wishing they hadn't tipped off the Black Lantern thing so soon. It'll still be cool to see how it leads into his eventual return, but that last page of GL #12 killed the surprise for me.

But still, THOSE FUCKING GUARDIANS! Ganthet can't possibly be pretending to be a big blue prick, can he?

If you've been following New Guardians, they explain something that happens that says to me he ain't acting. But there is probably still a piece of him left in there. Buried.

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4 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:06 am

choanata wrote: Buried.

Speaking of which, did you like the page of the Annual where Ryan Reynolds was trapped in that box with no way out? :p

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5 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:25 am

Okay, I read this. My thoughts, in no particular order:

Overall? I'm left with a big feeling of "eh." (Which is sacrilege from a $4.99 comic, by the way.)

Why do I feel that way? Because the whole issue felt very "been there, done that," to me.

I mean, right from the cover:



Which immediately made me flashback to this:



As for the story... oh, look, Hal Jordan is dead... again. Sinestro, too. You know when death is an overused plot device? It is when it makes zero impact... like in this issue.

Seriously, do these deaths mean anything to anyone? Is there anyone out there reading this book that doesn't think they will be back by the end of this event? I had thought that, maybe, with the New 52, that death might mean something again... but, nope, it is cheap and easy.

The Guardians make another army. SPOILERS FOR GLC #12: And, over in Corps, we finally see the demise of their last project, the Alpha Lanterns, in what seems like a move just writing them out to make room for this new group. END SPOILERS.



They use "The First Lantern," which seems to be filled with the combo energy, kinda like a White Lantern, but more like when Kyle was infused with all the different colored ring energies at once.

Am I the only one that thinks that new army looks a lot like OMACs? Not the current, or the original, but the ones that were around a few years back?



Minus the mohawk/fin-thing, of course.

There are other Guardians out there. Huh. They live in a cube in space and dress like they are from an Elfquest comic.



How wonderfully convenient to have some "good" Guardians locked away, just in time for an event to dispose of the "evil" Guardians. [Sarcasm/] I can only hope they take the place of the "evil" Guardians when this is all over. [/Sarcasm]

By the by, when I saw the New/Old Guardians (that I will now refer to as NOGs), I was taken back to my childhood, when all I knew:



... was co-opted with the introduction of a whole 'nother group, neverbefore heard of or mentioned:




The issue was pretty though.

I was fascinated/intrigued by one thing. On this page:



Down there, in the right hand corner, there is a symbol in that NOG's eye, a white symbol that I can't quite make out (and that scan is too small to help), but it doesn't look like the symbol of the White Lanterns. I'm betting it is probably the same symbol that we will find on The First Lantern, if we ever get a good look at him, and it a symbol that is specifically about the combining of the colors of the emotional spectrum, and not merely "life" like with the White Lanterns.

I'm giving the issue 2.5 stars out of five. Okay, considering the art, I'll push it up to 3.

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6 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:03 am

EarthGBilly wrote:
I'm giving the issue 2.5 stars out of five. Okay, considering the art, I'll push it up to 3.

I don't know why, I loved it! Yeah a couple of the concepts might be a bit rehashed but if you really look at it almost everything is.

I love that they are doing something new with the guardians and I really didn't get a smurf vibe off of the ones in the "cosmic cube". It didn't make sense to me why there would be male and female guardians becuase there weren't any female ones until Kyle restored Oa, but hey, its new 52, new rules.

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7 Re: Green Lantern Annual #1 SPOILERS on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:20 am

As near as I can tell, those older Guardians are not Guardians at all. They are Maltusians, from before the split. Hence the lack of robes, the females, and using white energy over green or violet. It makes sense, you had a race of immortals and only like 10 made it into current times? I always wondered what happened to the rest of the Maltusians. Now we know. Hell, there's probably more out there in another space box.

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