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  1.  (289.1)
    while i find myself less and less interested in any of this type of stuff, if you read mainstream superheroes at all, just stand back in amazement of what is happening. seriously, my favorite single issue of a superhero book in forever. the last four pages are just fucking perfect in tone-you know when you read something and it gives you a sick feeling? its that kind of thing. did anyone else read this?
    • CommentAuthorKunundrum
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007 edited
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    The series as a whole was pretty great from start to finish. The art is top notch, and I really like how they give all the lanterns unique looking energy. The ending was good as well, not just the typical deal where all the lanterns just combine their energy and blast something out of the sky. I only wish it would have ended, as cool as all the other upcoming shit looks.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Which Lantern are we discussing here? I'm a bit out-of-date with superheroes.
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    its hard to say, as all of the green and yellow lanterns were there, as well as a few surprises. i dont want to spoil it for anyone that hasnt gotten to it, but suffice to say there are a LOT of lanterns in this book.
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    I think Johns has actually crafted a story that transcends the 'men in tights' genre and actually falls into 'space opera/science fantasy'.

    There's some great ideas in there with the use of 'emotional spectrum', overlapping 'corps' for different functions, and an epic scale that actually makes a 'superhero universe' sort of irrelevant to the main storyline.

    Green Lantern could exist in a vaccuum the way Johns tells the story, but as a bonus, is also very aware of DC canon, and makes effective use of it.

    Good stuff overall.
    • CommentAuthorThe Skoot
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    @Elohim - do you mean which character, as in Hal, Kyle, etc? All four of them have had roles in this, though Hal has been the most prominent, followed by Kyle.

    Holy bajeezus. Loved it. Loved every single panel of it. Dropping into spoilervision for a second...

    I especially liked how all of this insanity is only the precursor to something much, much bigger. Those last four pages are just so completely mad. Just when you think Geoff Johns has pulled all of his tricks... bam. And that two-page spread of the different Corps fighting? Beautiful, man. Beautiful.

    I loved the fact that Sinestro actually won, in his own way. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Sinestro Corps now, as they're currently leaderless, and presumably they've outlived their usefulness in his eyes. That panel where Sinestro's corps are dying all around him, and he's just floating there smiling is perfect.


    God, I just keep going back to it and rereading certain bits. I seriously can't put that comic down. It wraps this storyline whilst hyping up what's to come so perfectly. It's going to be painful waiting for these events to unfold, but I have a feeling it'll be worth it. I just love how Geoff Johns has built upon the Green Lantern mythos so effectively, making massive changes that make perfect sense and provide so much raw storytelling potential. I don't think a comic book has excited me so much in a long, long time - hell, the last time would probably be the Sinestro Corps special back at the start of this storyline.

    There's an interview with Geoff Johns here where he discusses the issue and what's to come, which is well worth reading.
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    i agree this transcends the whole dcu and also that i keep re-reading the parts by van sciver. it makes me excited like when i was younger and didnt have everything spoiled by the internet- the whole sinestro corps storyline has actually been pretty spoiler free.

    this is one of the shining reasons why i love comic books, no matter the genre. its just soooo good.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Oh, it's a new story...
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    I agree. I kept waking up my girlfriend to tell her that this is the greatest superhero comic I've ever read.