Friday, September 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 and Stuff

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Green Lantern #1. Whoo! How was that for a detailed review?

Okie dokie, pot we go. As you might gather from the cover, Sinestro is our new Green Lantern. Oh yeah, possible spoilers lie ahead. If you are like me (and pray that you aren't), you were wondering how Hal Jordan will fit into the new book now that he has been stripped of his power ring. He shares space with Sinestro in the book, 11 pages to 11.

Hal jumping off of his building to answer a distress call was freaking great.

This was an excellent, excellent first issue.

The Guardians are little bastards, and I am interested in seeing them get a little payback/grief from Hal and/or Sinestro.

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Grifter #1 features Cole Cash being driven insane and jumping from a plane. The rhyme in the aforementioned sentence was not purposeful. Stay with me here.

Grifter has such a cool look about him when he is in costume, but this is the 2nd or 3rd character I've seen from DC in this relaunch with Wolverine's sideburns. Seriously. Knock that shit off.

Good issue here, but not one that had me hooked in too deeply. I don't mind waiting for the story to develop and learn as I go, on the contrary, I think that is what a good story should do. However, Grifter, like some of the Image comics from whence he came, throw you in and sometimes I feel like I should know more than I do.

I will stick with this for the first storyline and see where it goes. Trust me, it's not bad at all, and nowhere near the level of the Spawn/WildC.A.T.S. mini-series that left me questioning my purpose on this planet.

The last one I will tackle tonight is Batman and Robin #1. I will start by saying this: I have a daughter. I would never, ever hit her. When I set this book down, I wanted Batman to smack Robin in the mouth. Hard. Hard enough to possibly shake the kids brain back to where it should be.

I still need to read Red Lanterns. Meow.

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