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W.West 10-31-2017 02:51 PM

Green Lanterns #34 *Preview/Spoilers*
 
Green Lanterns #34 PREVIEW
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
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BLACK HAND 11-02-2017 01:03 PM

I thought it was okay. I still think it's a setup for a new villain. ;)

I liked how they tried to show them both balancing their "normal" lives with their work lives.

buffalorock 11-02-2017 01:45 PM

Yeah Seeley's first two issues aren't bad and definitely have a different feel to them already.

Not the greatest, but I like seeing the balance of Earth lives and space adventures as well.

I wonder if Seeley will ever use Emerald Sight, I hope not.

Space Cop 11-02-2017 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BLACK HAND (Post 949668)
...I liked how they tried to show them both balancing their "normal" lives with their work lives.

I like that Simon ended up in a sector house. During that whole thing I was thinking "yeah, being a GL doesn't pay earth money, but if they so choose, they can eat and board on Mogo or a sector house."

It sucks to think of a GL even having to have a job. It's just not going to work. There are going to be times when a mission suddenly calls them away and they don't return for four days. The only jobs that can possibly stand that are freelance ones that you finish on your own time.

BLACK HAND 11-02-2017 03:28 PM

Yeah I don't think that getting a job would be a huge priority when the corps would pretty much provide everything you need and you can get called off on assignment at literally any time. I'm thinking it was more of a challenge for them to see if they can bring any normalcy into their lives; like having a day job. In the end I don't think it would be possible to live that life, which kind of brings me back to the last issue of Hal Jordan where he was going to meet up with Carol but got called away at the last second. Even Hal wants a bit more normalcy in his life, Hammond delivers him his perfect life scenario and it has nothing to do with the corps.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 11-02-2017 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 949675)
I like that Simon ended up in a sector house. During that whole thing I was thinking "yeah, being a GL doesn't pay earth money, but if they so choose, they can eat and board on Mogo or a sector house."

It sucks to think of a GL even having to have a job. It's just not going to work. There are going to be times when a mission suddenly calls them away and they don't return for four days. The only jobs that can possibly stand that are freelance ones that you finish on your own time.

I think if I was a GL, I would create a home for myself like the space station Alan Scott had in Kingdom Come. I would just make being a GL my focus and not bother with a job. And have that place for any family or friends that may not be safe on Earth because of my job.

The citadel the GLs used in Englehart's GLC run from #201-224 was cool, but I could see it not being remote enough that serious bad guys might show up and try to kill everyone in their sleep. The station in orbit is more bad ass.

BLACK HAND 11-02-2017 06:26 PM

I did like that image in Kingdom Come of Hal sitting on his throne in his satellite tower. That would make the most sense for a GL trying to find a place to live, unless it was a construct they constantly had to "will" into existence and drain their power. They should live in a galactic "lighthouse" of sorts, something where they can see threats coming from deep space or even from the future or past or parallel universes.

Mister Ed 11-02-2017 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BLACK HAND (Post 949693)
I did like that image in Kingdom Come of Hal sitting on his throne in his satellite tower.

I, too, thought that was Hal when I read it, especially since he made copious use of the GLC symbol. But apparently it was supposed to be Alan Scott.

BLACK HAND 11-02-2017 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 949698)
I, too, thought that was Hal when I read it, especially since he made copious use of the GLC symbol. But apparently it was supposed to be Alan Scott.

Yeah that makes more sense I guess thinking back on it. I wonder what happened to Hal then? I will have to look it over again. Later they showed he had the weakness to wood still when Green Arrow peppered him with arrows. I thought there were a lot of nice Easter eggs in that series.

buffalorock 11-02-2017 09:28 PM

I think Hal was dead at the time, though I thought it was Hal at first too. In the galleries in the back, they refer to Alan Scott as the original Green Lantern(I think under Jade's description), and it seemed redundant to say that unless the character in the story was Hal, but it is Alan.

BLACK HAND 11-03-2017 01:26 PM

Reading more into it I guess they chose Scott to embody the Green Lantern mythos, even incorporating some of the Silver Age science fiction GL staples into the old character, because Hal was still affected by Parallax in Earth-22. They didn't want to use Kyle, so they went with Scott. It makes sense I guess, but still seems like Hal got the short stick on that one.

-//V\\- 11-04-2017 06:22 AM

In Kingdom Come the creators had to use the characters currently in the comics at the time. Alex Ross hated on Kyle because he's the reason Hal wasn't around, and outright refused to paint the character. So Alan Scott was the GL in Kingdom Come. The Flash was more an amalgam of the Flashes, however I *think* it was supposed to be Wally West running around in Jay's old helmet. Can't remember if they ever called him by name in the series.

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When it comes to GL Sector Houses, I think it was one of the better things GJ introduced during his run on the series. They sort of reminded me of Fire Stations. Shame they weren't used more frequently.

~//V\\~

Space Cop 11-04-2017 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by -//V\\- (Post 949752)
...When it comes to GL Sector Houses, I think it was one of the better things GJ introduced during his run on the series. They sort of reminded me of Fire Stations. Shame they weren't used more frequently.
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Agreed. Presumably (even with whatever way they currently get there) getting to Oa/Mogo takes some time. The sector houses allow them a respite and HQ while still keeping their ear to the ground.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 11-04-2017 02:53 PM

Agreed on the sector houses. A great move by Johns, having precincts/fire stations around added swttings, and was believable. Best of all, you could have them be attacked or destroyed to build up a threat without CONSTANTLY having Oa & Mogo under siege. Because those two locations are ALWAYS under siege and it got stale years ago. I wish they were used more as well.

Space Cop 11-04-2017 06:09 PM

^I love to speculate on the logistics of things like that in the GLU. Like, do other GLs stop over at them if they're passing through (like way stations)? Are they always on? Do they adjust environmentals automatically depending on what species shows up? Are the rings like keys to let you in and start them up?

I assume they're strategically placed to be either central or to avoid disputed or highly traveled space.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 11-04-2017 08:04 PM

Yeah it makes more sense if they are in uneven distribution around the universe, and not set up in an even grid pattern based on every sector's "slice of pie" formation. Like SC said, some areas are disputed, have treaties, shipping lanes etc, which adds some more plausability to the whole thing.

Star-Lantern 11-05-2017 01:19 PM

I think it's kind of ridiculous that the Green Lanterns are not paid. I could understand the Guardians or whatever administration in the Corps not paying in USD, but I would think they'd have a system set up to compensate the Lanterns for their tireless efforts. For example, the Guardians could pay an Earth Lantern in gold or other precious metals and minerals, or there could be some kind of exchange system the Lanterns could use. It is a big universe, after all. There should be plenty of possibilities. But I should keep my mouth shut, because these are my own ideas, and I shouldn't be solving problems for DC Comics.

More than anything I feel this is due to a lack of world building, because this aspect of the story doesn't make good sense. It's unreasonable to expect the Lanterns to have another job and it's also unreasonable to expect them to effectively do their jobs as Lanterns if they're only barely getting by, or not getting by at all.

Speaking of lack of world building, it is good to see someone actually making use of Sector 2814 outside of Earth and whatever other places Geoff Johns used for his Emotional Spectrum idea.

Space Cop 11-05-2017 01:52 PM

^I agree. I guess I get the idea that payment could lead to Sinesto-like exploitation. But realistically guys and gals who volunteer (say as a fireman) do it part-time and cannot be expected to be on call 24-7. But that's exactly what a GL must be. And a call could take them one minute or two weeks to answer. So, what, Jessica gets a job as a barista. She's at work for 45 minutes and gets a call that she has to save a ambassador on Planet X from an assassin. She supposed to tell her boss "I gotta go. I might be back in a couple minutes or a month"?

Tarmode 11-06-2017 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 949675)
I like that Simon ended up in a sector house. During that whole thing I was thinking "yeah, being a GL doesn't pay earth money, but if they so choose, they can eat and board on Mogo or a sector house."

It sucks to think of a GL even having to have a job. It's just not going to work. There are going to be times when a mission suddenly calls them away and they don't return for four days. The only jobs that can possibly stand that are freelance ones that you finish on your own time.

That's true. And it gives them more opportunites to explore the sector, and for Simon to get with that alien Miley Cyrus, Bleez, and some other women.

Space Cop 11-06-2017 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Tarmode (Post 949791)
That's true. And it gives them more opportunites to explore the sector, and for Simon to get with that alien Miley Cyrus, Bleez, and some other women.

You mean to get his Kirk on?

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Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 11-06-2017 03:10 PM

I miss that. They should bring back that side of Hal. Pit stops at sector houses could have all sorts of fringe benefits!

Tarmode 11-06-2017 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 949793)

Indeed. And I'm sure old Simon could rack up the numbers, lol.

Spectremjm 11-09-2017 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BLACK HAND (Post 949713)
Reading more into it I guess they chose Scott to embody the Green Lantern mythos, even incorporating some of the Silver Age science fiction GL staples into the old character, because Hal was still affected by Parallax in Earth-22. They didn't want to use Kyle, so they went with Scott. It makes sense I guess, but still seems like Hal got the short stick on that one.

They weren't allowed to use Hal because of the Hal vs. Kyle thing, so we got an Alan Scott that was essentially Hal Jordan.

Tarmode 11-12-2017 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 949793)

And he likes to streetrace and stuff, too, that might turn Carol on. Another blow to the Hal Jordan ego, lol!


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