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Old 09-27-2014, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default Green Lantern #35 *Preview/Spoilers* (Godhead Act 1 Part 2)

Green Lantern #35 Preview
Writer: Robert Venditti
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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That cover looks like a shitty metalcore shirt.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Billy Tan cannot draw Hal well to save his life.
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Nah. Still nothing there.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:57 PM   #5
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Didn't like Part Two as much as One, but it was okay.

My biggest gripe is why don't they just take another ring from the foundry for Mogo? Or if they can't without the GotU, couldn't they just ask a rookie to give up their ring until this is solved? I mean, Mogo seems like a priority.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:48 PM   #7
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That's such a terrible drawing of Hal. Even worse, when you glance at it, it looks like he has the grey temples a la Emerald Twilight because of the lighting... and I can't stand the way Tan draws Hal's hair.
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Didn't like Part Two as much as One, but it was okay.

My biggest gripe is why don't they just take another ring from the foundry for Mogo? Or if they can't without the GotU, couldn't they just ask a rookie to give up their ring until this is solved? I mean, Mogo seems like a priority.
Yeah, that seems obvious. Perhaps they retconned in Mogo's ring being unique in some way?
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Yeah, that seems obvious. Perhaps they retconned in Mogo's ring being unique in some way?
They had to do it like this to build tension, which is obvious despite earlier comments. I do like how they mentioned him being a "living planet" and that they thought they were all gone or something along those lines. Technically, since the New Gods are aware of the Multiverse, they may also be aware of Ego, or a DC counterpart of such (if one was to exist).

I"m on board with this storyline so far, but I find it odd that the New Gods are that powerful. They brush off Lantern Power like it's nothing at all. I get that they're Gods and all, but eventually the Lanterns will have to be able to hurt them right? As it stands, I don't see how they can, unless they tap into an even deeper source of Will, Fear, Love etc, which reminds me of DBZ style power levels.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:39 PM   #11
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What's worse is that it makes no sense that removing Mogo's ring would hurt him in any way.
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What's worse is that it makes no sense that removing Mogo's ring would hurt him in any way.
Well, actually we have precedent in the comics for Mogo losing "consciousness" without a ring. What we don't have precedent for is not being able to just replace it. I mean, in the confrontation with the New Gods, at least one GL was killed. Gee, I wonder where they could get another ring for Mogo...
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #13
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It was a good issue but I was at a lost with regards of the things that had happened in here being Part 2 of the story arc. Had to get myself GodHead #1 to have a better understanding of the things that happened in this issue.
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I thought Mogo's ring was in his core?
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Well, actually we have precedent in the comics for Mogo losing "consciousness" without a ring.
If he's dormant without a ring...then how was he chosen for the Corps in the first place? And we've seen other living planets that are not dormant without rings.
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What we don't have precedent for is not being able to just replace it. I mean, in the confrontation with the New Gods, at least one GL was killed. Gee, I wonder where they could get another ring for Mogo...
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If he's dormant without a ring...then how was he chosen for the Corps in the first place?
Well, he may still be alive, but a.) unable to communicate (which hasn't kept people from being chosen by rings before), b.) unable to maintain livable conditions on his surface without the ring (if he didn't happen to be currently in a good orbit around an appropriate star), and unable to move to a place that would allow such conditions, and c.) unable to maintain as much control over his "body" without the ring. None of that would preclude a ring from choosing him as long as it detected a worthy consciousness there (my use of the word "consciousness" was probably ill-chosen in my previous post. He could still be conscious but not as able to interact with the outside world.)
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I thought Mogo's ring was in his core?
It was a while ago but recently Walker did find it hanging on a tree just like here and Mogo told him that he did that so the squirrels could play with it (because it didn't really matter where it was on the planet).
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It was a while ago but recently Walker did find it hanging on a tree just like here and Mogo told him that he did that so the squirrels could play with it (because it didn't really matter where it was on the planet).
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At any rate, I'm glad I'm not the only one bothered by the fact the no one tried to solve the Mogo problem.
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It is a really obvious, boneheaded oversight, IMHO.

GL rings are switching owners all the time. Heck, they even had a ring IN THE SAME ISSUE looking for a new owner. Everybody that reads the comic knows this. If Mogo's loss of his ring is a real problem, pretty much everybody reading the comic will come up with the obvious solution within 5 seconds of consideration. If they want Mogo to be unable to get a new ring, fine, but if so, they really NEED to come up with a reason why the obvious solution won't work, and devote a few speech bubbles to explaining it. Otherwise the writers (and the characters dealing with the "problem") look dumb.
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Yep. Exactly. I could've lived with some reason for Mogo not getting an immediate replacement as long as it was a reason.
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Mogo hasn't had a good run of it lately. First John blows him up, then he get's robbed by a douche bag on a mobility scooter and now he's in a comatose state.
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I"m on board with this storyline so far, but I find it odd that the New Gods are that powerful. They brush off Lantern Power like it's nothing at all. I get that they're Gods and all, but eventually the Lanterns will have to be able to hurt them right? As it stands, I don't see how they can, unless they tap into an even deeper source of Will, Fear, Love etc, which reminds me of DBZ style power levels.
This is how it *ALWAYS* is in superhero comics. Introduce a villain that appears invincible. Heroes can't hurt villain, get beaten. Retreat/regroup until flaw is discovered. Then villains are beaten back. I would be absolutely floored if that isn't the same case here.

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Hmm now that I think about it a bit more, Uprising deviated from this formula a bit. The villains weren't just invincible, they were using subterfuge+cunning to trip up the Lanterns. Which is probably the main reason I was entertained by UPRISING and immediately wrote GODHEAD off as formula by the end of the first issue.
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