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    Aloha, Everyone!

    Two Saturdays ago [February 5th, 2011], I was hanging out with a group of my friends (we are all self-described comic book "geeks") as we do just about every Saturday night and one of my pals mentioned how he saw the Hal Jordan / Sinestro 2-pack exclusive at our local Toys 'R' Us.

    Without even seeing it, just thinking about it:

    That set me off.

    I grew up mostly Marvel. [I have NO hatred for DC. I just hate when comic book fans argue the vs.] To me, a good story is a good story. Good art is good art. I don't care what company flag flies over it all.

    Anyhoo, I thought to myself, "Green Lantern. Yeah.". For years, I thought, Jedi Order. I'm a fan. The Star League. (The Last StarFighter.) I'm a fan. Because of those facts, over the years, I knew it was inevitable that I would someday become a GL fan.

    So, that night, after my friend mentioned that toy to me, we watched the "First Flight" animated DVD. I know we had all watched it before but I actually paid attention to it this time.

    I've read a few DC comics over the years, but never really focused / singled out GL in my mind. I read my friend's "Crisis of Infinite Earths" back in the '80s and I remember Guy Gardner in the DC mini-series "It".

    The only GL solo comic I own is issue #1 of "Emerald Dawn". Since that Saturday, I have re-read it. [But honestly don't remember the 1st time I ever read it.]

    I might be over-dosing, going at this too quick. Risking a burnout. But I have had a nice full week of Green Lantern kick.

    Being financially challenged, I opted to see what GL comic books I could find at our public libraries. I found the Sinestro Corps War. Read that. Awesome. Like it a lot. Wondering what other fans feel about the [SPOILER] "Lethal Force" enabled GL corps rings.

    I also got my hands on Showcase Volume 1 of the old school Hal Jordan comic books. I'm currently reading that.

    I'm also interested in reading the first original Alan Scott GL comics from the 40s (50s?). Haven't found those yet, though.

    If I have one noob question now for long-time GL fans it is this:

    Now that I have read the Sinestro Corps War, what should I read next BEFORE I delve into the Blackest Night issues?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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      Whoa, did someone not take their ritalin today?

      You don't necessarily have to read anything before BN, but the most helpful would be Agent Orange and Rage of the Red Lanterns. Visit the Corps forum for several threads on what order to read the trades in. Comicvince will show you which vols contain which numbers.


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        GOOD WELCOME!!!! E KOMO MAI!!!!


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          Welcome my good man that was one good intro there.


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            Welcome to the Corps let me show you around....Over here we have Andrew's Office *whispers* can't go in he's filming again....Over here is IonFan's Art Gallery...Notice still no nude Natu's *snaps fingers* here is The_Mad_Dragon's...Ooops..Um he's busy with his porn collection...Over there is Maverick_GL our resident Cyborg, just ignore the cat with the beer and remote control we don't know what that's about...That guy over there sitting in the huge pile of Transformer toys and looking at Deviant Art nudes of Princess Iolande, is Orion Pax we just let him have his fantasy world...The guy in the flash costume with a note pad is W.West he fancy's him self a Hollywood Reporter and usually has the scoop, um just ignore his prattle about the Flash....This young man in the orange business suit is Fearless2814.1 watch yourself around him. He is the greedy head of a international corporate machine. Now over in the corner is Bruce Castle...he's our resident Tom Jones expert. This guy standing behind me with the Heron Marked Sword and a Camo colored cape is Shingo Wol...I think he has read The Wheel of Time to much...think's he is a Warder. Now over here is the discussion tables feel free to be post whores...we all are...It was nice to meet you and show you around our asyl..err board...remember meds at 2 and lights out at sundown...Have fun...



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                LOL. I feel validated now. Darth_Andrea posted her traditional welcome for noobs.

                Mahalo nui loa [Thank you very much] to Abin Surly & EVERYONE for the warm welcome.

                Space Cop, Thanks also for the answer to my question. I will be searching for Agent Orange & Rage of the Red Lanterns.

                Ritalin?! Ha, ha, ha. Didn't know what that drug was for until I looked it up today.

                I have often joked with my friends that I have ADHD. I've never been officially diagnosed, though. LOL. I DID manage to graduate from university so, IF I have ADHD, perhaps it's a mild case. Ha, ha!

                In all seriousness, though, I apologize if my self-intro did come across as haphazard. I simply was trying to cover as many bases without going TOO long. [I have been known to be long-winded in my writing.]

                Case in point, this post. I will stop here for now.

                Best wishes,


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                    welcome aboard poozer!


                    • #11
                      G'day Mate.

                      " He who does not punish evil commands it to be done."-Leonardo da Vinci


                      • #12
                        Thanks, guys!


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                            Hello, Clarice.


                            "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."


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                              JT800 of Earth. You have become a fan. Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps Forum.