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Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Robson Rocha
Inker: Jay Leisten
Colorist: Blond


It's hard to do a big and complete post on Green Lanterns currently, since it's a dense surprisingly and has a lot of story and characterization going on it. So instead, I'll just do a post on my favorite scene of the second issue.



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Date: 2016-07-22 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
"The power to dispel fear, doubt, anger, hatred...well, not anger. Anger will devour my constructs like acid. And with fear, unless you train really hard it goes right through them like they're not there. Hatred, though, I'm good on hatred. At least--has the Puce Lantern Corps been founded yet? No? OK, still good on hatred. But if you're confronted with love, RUN."

Date: 2016-07-22 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
"The Guardians keep getting transmissions of your political situation and thinking hatred has defaulted to the Orange side of the spectrum because of that...person some of your racists have been voting for. So they're convinced Larfleeze is rigging the whole thing."

Date: 2016-07-22 11:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I can see Larfleeze watching Trump and going "YOURS!! YOURS!! YOURS!!"

Date: 2016-07-22 07:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Okay, I kinda love the (unintentional) sass coming from the ring.
Edited Date: 2016-07-22 07:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-22 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
And it tries to be reassuring and inspiring to her. Much better all around than her last ring.

Date: 2016-07-22 03:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
Man, I know this is a consequence of trying to make the characters dynamic and interesting, but let's look at this:

You have *four* earth Lanterns: All dudes, more or less 'generic' American men, right?

All of them pick up their rings and are competent ring slingers inside of an issue, more or less.

But the Muslim American is the one who has a fixation on a full face mask and a handgun.

And the female Green Lantern is the one who can't use her willpower well enough to create contructs, multiple issues in.

Auuuuuugh.
Edited Date: 2016-07-22 03:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-22 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
Simon has a terrible design, and a terrible origin story. Seriously, it's amazing how tone-deaf they were when they made him. The handgun does make a little sense, given how in said origin story, he was using Sinestros ring and it wasn't 100% reliable. There's story and character potential there, if done right. (That origin still makes me cringe though.)

Jess... Yeah, I can sort of understand the concern about the implications there. I admit, I'm not that worried about it, because part of it is that comics will allow more of a learning curve to superpowers than they used to. These days, I think if they gave any rookie a ring, it'd take them a while to figure it out. It probably doesn't hurt I think Jess is pretty awesome, and some parts of her 'overcoming great fear' are things I can relate to far more easily than Hal Jordan, Ace Pilot Extraordinaire.

Date: 2016-07-23 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
Back in the Silver Age, while Hal Jordan was pretty good with the ring from day one, several of the earliest stories were about him testing both the ring and himself to see how it worked and the best ways to use it. (Green Lanterns being trained by the Green Lantern Corps was a later retcon.)

Date: 2016-07-22 03:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
while the implications of the mask and gun are... troubling...in the comics, to me at least, it seems logical. He doesn't trust anyone. at all. and why would he. his country arrested him and detained him illegally, now is trying to blackmail him. and the ring has given out on him at times.

I actually DO find Jessica more interesting because of her background. She went through a trauma... but has the capability to fight back fear. Personally I think she is going to be one of the greatest lanterns.

Date: 2016-07-22 05:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
It's not here, but I love how Jess makes her constructs: it's more Wanda-style firebending. They should work more on that angle to offset the number of Earth Lanterns: she's Lantern #2814.6 as it is. I remember one of the Lanterns mentioning they all have personalized construct building patterns: John's structural, Kyle's creative, etc.

As for Simon, it's his characterization that seems a bit OOC - not enough to spite, just to notice. Consider that during Johns' run, he was intended to be this hope/peacebringing Lantern, or something. I think his Trinity War tarot card even labeled him 'The Miracle Worker'.

Date: 2016-07-23 01:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Crouton is TOTALLY qualified to be a Green Lantern. Who else is gonna fight Dex-Starr?

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