Sunday, January 11, 2009

Green Lantern #36

Green Lantern #36
Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis
Published by DC Comics

This comic starts with the Yellow Lantern Sinestro and he is captured by the Red Lanterns. Sinestro is saying that nothing scares him even when all the Red Lanterns are trying to kill him and saying that they are going to eat him. Sinestro says that he controls all of fear and won’t be worried about anything but the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus says that he controls rage and rage will beat all the other lights.

The Blue Lantern shows up and then the big pink Green Lantern doesn’t trust the new blue one and starts blasting at it with his ring. The big Green Lantern thinks that the Blue Lantern is just another bad guy like the Yellow and Red Lanterns but the Blue Lantern tells him to calm down. The Blue Lantern is really just nice. He is talking about peace and hope and wanting everyone to be happy.

The Blue Lantern takes Hal Green Lantern to the home base of the Blue Lanterns which is a really nice planet that has water, flowers and trees and gentle birds and things like that which make it the nicest planet to visit. Hal sees some small little blue guys who are in charge of the Blue Lanterns. They used to be in charge of the Green Lanterns but left and started their own team. I like when they brought this elephant looking creature and started giving him powers. They chose him to be the next Blue Lantern and they say how ‘Hope is the most powerful of light’. The blue small guys tell the Hal Lantern that they want him to go on a mission and find and rescue Sinestro because they say that he is going to be very important to things that are going to happen in the future.

Then there is a part on another planet where a girl is turning into a Purple Lantern and she wants to go after one of the other Green Lanterns. The Blue Lanterns are flying around in space and the Elephant Lantern is kinda funny because he looks so chubby when he is floating around. They find out that a sun is going to explode and kill all these people on the planet near them. The Hal Lantern wants to go rescue all of the people but the Blue Lanterns don’t need to do that. They are so strong that they make the sun better and turn it into a new blue sun in just a few seconds and they don’t even get tired when they do it.

Hal Lantern is impressed with how the Blue Lanterns fixed everything and then they tell him that he is going to have to give up his green ring and become the leader of the Blue Lanterns. Then it goes back to the Red Lantern base and Atrocitus tells Sinestro that he is going to be scared because the Red Lanterns found Sinestro’s daughter.

I liked that there were a lot of different colored lanterns. My favorite of the new Lanterns are the red ones because they’re really tough and red is my second favorite color. My favorite ones are still the Green Lanterns because I know them the best. I liked how the artist drew a lot of different people captured and strapped to the big Red Lantern sign on their base planet.

I like how the artist drew all the different kinds of Lanterns. It was cool that every time the Red Lanterns were doing something there was blood all around. I liked that effect. They looked really good even if there wasn’t a lot of fighting between the different groups. I think there is going to be a big fight with all of the different color groups since that’s what Atrocitus keeps telling Sinestro and the Blue Lanterns were saying that something is going to happen, too. I thought it was pretty cool at the end how they showed all of the Red Lanterns tearing apart and eating one of the Yellow Lanterns that they captured. I think that there is going to be a lot of action in the new books.

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10


Agustin said...

Thanks, Liam for the great review. I wasn't reading any Lantern books but your review convinced me to give them a try. I just added GL and Green Lantern Corps to my pull list. Keep up the great work. You have a new reader in San Antonio!

Geoff said...

Glad you liked it, Liam!!! Thanks for writing and I hope to meet you at a show one day. :)

Geoff Johns

Rich Squires said...


Your well thought out reviews have given me hope for the next generation of comic fans.

Thank you.

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