sherkahn: (Default)
[personal profile] sherkahn posting in [community profile] scans_daily
BleedingCoolNews.com has the updated announcement of the naughty naughty new Green Lantern, and more Lantern news as the DCnU Zero Month of September rolls out.






In case the image may be misleading, this guy is going to be a villain, not an anti-hero.

As to how the Third Army will play out....


    "UPDATE: And all the Green Lantern books are building up to something called The Third Army. Linked to The Trinity War? Probably…
    "


Date: 2012-06-11 05:21 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
hmmm i don't know how i feel about this... if he is part of the third army then he is Guardian sanctioned.... so that would technically make him a pawn and not a "villain" wouldn't it?

but if he is an up and up villain... he's a man of color and arab? Israelie? that... i don't knonw...

Date: 2012-06-11 05:23 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
I see pouches and much bigger guns in his future.

Also: Making him look very stereotypical thug and his being black? I headdesk at this DC.

Date: 2012-06-11 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I'll agree that it is probably meant to be very visceral and WTF-worthy, but I don't know about "stereotypical" thug. Skintight light constructs for costumes kinda takes more than a few of those stereotypes out of the window. Hell, if his gun was a little more center, I'd almost peg him as a cop or soldier.

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie - Date: 2012-06-11 05:50 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] salinea - Date: 2012-06-11 06:05 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] swatkat - Date: 2012-06-11 06:56 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] salinea - Date: 2012-06-11 07:01 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] swatkat - Date: 2012-06-11 07:01 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] karunya - Date: 2012-06-12 07:52 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk - Date: 2012-06-11 06:06 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-11 08:19 pm (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
The character is Arab, not black.

Date: 2012-06-11 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Hoo-boy. This could either be really interesting...or crash and burn real fast.

Date: 2012-06-11 05:51 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yeah i was feeling the same thing...

Date: 2012-06-11 05:26 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Anyone read Arabic? The tattoo might tell us something.

Date: 2012-06-11 06:31 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
"But perhaps most revealing is a clear look at the Arabic tattoo on the new Lantern's arm, الشجاعة. Pronounced "al-shaja-ah," the word roughly translates as "courage." The root, شجاع, means "brave" with different variations translating as valor, guts, heroism, spirit -- even fearless."

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] kenn_el - Date: 2012-06-11 06:47 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek - Date: 2012-06-11 08:20 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-11 05:27 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
It screams "I'm NOT the gay one!"...you know, just in case.

Date: 2012-06-11 08:11 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Does something that appears to be a cross between a balaclava and a gimp mask really say that?

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] kenn_el - Date: 2012-06-11 08:21 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] drexer - Date: 2012-06-11 09:41 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-11 05:34 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
I hope he loads his gun with construct bullets.

Either that, or it's like the legendary space pirate Cobra's Colt Python.

Date: 2012-06-11 06:59 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Holy crap, this is the, what, sixth, seventh earth-based Lantern? For crying out loud...

Why would green lantern have a gun?

Date: 2012-06-11 08:56 pm (UTC)
jazzypom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzypom
Especially with his ring glowing, and being able to change and conjure stuff with his will?

Why does this cover make me uncomfortable? *shudders*
Edited Date: 2012-06-11 08:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Why would green lantern have a gun?

Date: 2012-06-11 09:01 pm (UTC)
leoboiko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
The ring is not sufficiently Freudian.

Date: 2012-06-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
beoweasel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beoweasel
I think the bigger question is: If you're a Lantern, you're given a weapon of immense power, limited only by your strength of will and depth of imagination. That said...WHY THE FUCK DO YOU NEED A PISTOL? What, so you can 'cap' people? Yeah, I'm sure the Guardians will love that.

DC, when we say, "Oh god, it's like the 90's all over again." WE DON'T MEAN THAT AS A COMPLIMENT.

Date: 2012-06-11 09:16 pm (UTC)
beoweasel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beoweasel
Wait, he's a villain too? Because, you know, depiction of people of color, particularly those who are Middle Eastern, has been waaaaay too positive in comics lately.

Date: 2012-06-11 10:17 pm (UTC)
eaglet_auditore: Jaime Reyes from Tiny Titans issue (I think) 41 (orly)
From: [personal profile] eaglet_auditore
/sarcasm/ I know, right? I'm tired of Middle Eastern people always being written as good and open-minded and saving everyone all the time! We need more bad guys that can write Arabic! /end sarcasm/

*Sighs* Think there are any chances that he becomes good or something? :/

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] runespoor - Date: 2012-06-12 08:01 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-11 09:31 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Good lord, are they looking to those idiot RLSH's for Inspiration?
Photobucket

Date: 2012-06-11 09:52 pm (UTC)
squirle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] squirle
What kind of... strange person needs a gun when he has a friggin Green Lantern Ring?

Date: 2012-06-11 10:23 pm (UTC)
eaglet_auditore: What just happened above? (what the)
From: [personal profile] eaglet_auditore
I was asking myself the same question. It's like ''look here, I have a tank, many tanks, a tank -army!- I can roll over your petty foot soldier defenses anytime I want, so... no! don't surrender, don't make this easy! I'll get off this tank and stab your entire army multiple times with this hunting knife instead-.''

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff - Date: 2012-06-11 11:29 pm (UTC) - Expand

For the heck of it

From: [personal profile] salad_barbarian - Date: 2012-06-12 04:26 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming - Date: 2012-06-12 11:35 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-11 10:30 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Hey look, an Arabic character with an ultra-powerful ring, and they need to give him a gun. That doesn't sit right with me.

Date: 2012-06-11 10:31 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Okay, well not necessarily arabic, but clearly some association.

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] bruinsfan - Date: 2012-06-11 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] drmcninja - Date: 2012-06-11 11:19 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-12 12:20 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Punisher)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
A black man...with a gun...and wearing a mask that looks like a ski mask...oh god DC...

Date: 2012-06-12 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
It doesn't make sense for a GL to carry a gun. Yes, Jack Chance carried a gun, but that was just to get around the "no-kill" policy on the rings the Guardians used to enforce. The rings can be used to kill these days.

It could be for intimidation. To people unfamiliar with GLs, what's scarier? A guy wearing a pretty glowing ring, or a guy pointing a gun at you?

And as for the guy being a possibly Arabic villain -- why is that even an issue? Villainy isn't something exclusive to a certain ethnicity, gender, religion, etc. Just as long as comic writers and readers don't assume the guy is evil BECAUSE of his ethnicity, there's no problem.

Date: 2012-06-12 04:27 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
"It could be for intimidation. To people unfamiliar with GLs, what's scarier? A guy wearing a pretty glowing ring, or a guy pointing a gun at you?"

Also, covers lie. He wasn't carrying a gun in the brief glimpse of him we saw in the Free Comic Book Day preview. It might be there to give the reader a sense of who this new guy is.

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] drexer - Date: 2012-06-12 08:42 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] runespoor - Date: 2012-06-12 12:06 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur - Date: 2012-06-12 12:08 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] drexer - Date: 2012-06-12 12:57 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur - Date: 2012-06-12 02:16 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] drexer - Date: 2012-06-12 03:47 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] runespoor - Date: 2012-06-12 12:17 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] md84 - Date: 2012-06-12 12:57 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-12 06:12 am (UTC)
likeaminx: (Engineer • Siiigh. Men.)
From: [personal profile] likeaminx
Because obviously when you have a large group described as 'Universal police force' you totally need more people from Earth.


"Hey! I think we should get a new Green Lantern. Maybe make him a villain."

"That's a good idea! What sector should they be from? What planet? I mean, there's so many to choose from-"

"Earth."

"Wha- But there's literally thousands of other sectors-"

"We need another Earth Lantern."

"But there's four Earth Lanterns already and it took some serious rule twisting to let that through. We could make them an alien and avoid all that."

"NOPE. EARTH. EARTH IS ALL THAT MATTERS"

"Can we make them a girl at least?"

"HAHA oh wow that's a good one"

Date: 2012-06-12 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
I guess the logic is that the Guardians want to REPLACE the Earth GLs with this guy.

Though yeah, there's no reason the new GL couldn't be a girl.

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] likeaminx - Date: 2012-06-12 01:18 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] md84 - Date: 2012-06-12 01:49 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2012-06-12 08:02 am (UTC)
runespoor: 8-year old bruce kneeling in his parents' blood in Crime Alley (down on your knees)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
*flips all the tables*

Fuck you DC.

Date: 2012-06-12 12:40 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
That's dumb. This is dumb. This is '90s dumb.

Date: 2012-06-12 09:00 pm (UTC)
robinzegblu: A robot with tank treads instead of legs. (Guntank)
From: [personal profile] robinzegblu
I wonder how Kickass feels about this guy stealing his mask...

Date: 2012-06-12 11:27 pm (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
"Okay, so this costume, what is it supposed to say?"

He's a villain.

"No, no, I think they're trying to say he's a stereotype. And judging by the writing on his arm, a worse stereotype than I thought DC was capable of."

Date: 2012-06-13 12:29 pm (UTC)
kraesil: (huntress batglare)
From: [personal profile] kraesil
...DC.

Robber Green Lantern is dumb. Robber Green Lantern apparently Israeli whatever is... anyone got a word for exactly how dumb that is?

Profile

scans_daily: (Default)
Scans Daily
Founded by girl geeks and members of the slash fandom, [community profile] scans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, [community profile] scans_daily is probably not for you.

Please read the community ethos and rules before posting or commenting.

April 2014

S M T W T F S
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 1819
20212223242526
27282930   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags