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Old 12-24-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 *Preview/Spoilers*

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 Preview
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

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Old 12-25-2015, 05:32 PM   #2
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WW they went all out on the art........................ i may have to give this a look see
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:14 PM   #3
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I'm surprised they didn't put a "And one of them shall surely DIE!" on the cover....
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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First read through, it does pick up from Lost Army, but more of the same, misadventures in space and time. I like EVS art, so that was cool. Not a lot of wise discussion among the GLs on their next move, they're a bit like the last couple mini-series, spinning around without a lot of information...


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Old 01-13-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
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The best thing that happens with this issue is the conversation that EVS is having with John Stewart fans on CBR.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:58 PM   #6
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Squirrel jokes, so I'm good.

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The best thing that happens with this issue is the conversation that EVS is having with John Stewart fans on CBR.
I boxed it already, please elaborate.
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I boxed it already, please elaborate.

I read the CBR conversation, I thought both the GL reviewer and EVS had a point. The GL reviewer hated the threads from GL: Lost Army were ignored (so far) and EVS drew the story he was contracted to draw. And EVS hated the two ring Guy Gardner idea either way.

Lost Army was terrible, but they should at least show a flashback panel somewhere in Edge of Oblivion to show a transition of characters, or something to show 'our story so far.'

And rage and will combo Guy was weird and not making sense, I am not sure I need that explained or just to pretend I didn't see it. Lots of comic book moments like that.

Marvel and DC have a thing the last 4-5 years where continuity of any kind (issue to issue, relaunch to relaunch, GL Hal versus JLA Hal) is optional, so I'm not surprised two writers are approaching the missing Green Lantern Corps in different ways.


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Old 01-14-2016, 01:03 AM   #8
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You can read the exchange here: http://community.comicbookresources....Thread/page234
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I didn't realize CBR was this talkative about GL.
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I didn't realize CBR was this talkative about GL.
It's only 3 or 4 people in the John Stewart thread. Desh, posts here are Star Lantern.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:50 AM   #11
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What I found was interesting was Cullen Bunn not knowing a 2nd series was being done until apparently Ethan told him he was drawing it.
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I'm getting my first issue of this one in the mail tomorrow from TFAW.

I was first really looking forward to this as a continuation of Lost Army (and the deeper insight into John as a character), plus I'm a big fan of Sciver's art. When I first found out that it wasn't exactly a continuation I was at first a little angry, but Ethan himself showed up on the CBR board and explained the cool things about it, so now I'm back to being enthused. I just wish there would have been more about John, it's baffling to me they would mostly cut short what was going on with the character development there. But hey, it's the GLC so wild horses couldn't drag me away.
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I'm getting my first issue of this one in the mail tomorrow from TFAW.

I was first really looking forward to this as a continuation of Lost Army (and the deeper insight into John as a character), plus I'm a big fan of Sciver's art. When I first found out that it wasn't exactly a continuation I was at first a little angry, but Ethan himself showed up on the CBR board and explained the cool things about it, so now I'm back to being enthused. I just wish there would have been more about John, it's baffling to me they would mostly cut short what was going on with the character development there. But hey, it's the GLC so wild horses couldn't drag me away.
Yep. Hal got me into GL (and DC comics generally), but the concept of a corps of alien space cops kept me in. I'm eager too and generally liked this issue. Loved the art. Pop back in when you've read it and don't forget to vote.
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Haven't read Lost Army and only picked this up because of the Van Sciver art.

It was an okay read. Pretty typical of the bland stories in GL the last couple years.
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Haven't read Lost Army and only picked this up because of the Van Sciver art.

It was an okay read. Pretty typical of the bland stories in GL the last couple years.
I'd say that the Ethan art alone is a great reason. I had mixed feelings about the Lost Army story when I first bought them as a lot. Upon second reading I really, really liked it, especially the character study on John...I wanted more.

No, I can't count the Lost Army story as being Blackest Night, Sinestro Corps war, or the Tomasi/Pasarin Corps run...but in my eyes not too much is.
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I'd say that the Ethan art alone is a great reason. I had mixed feelings about the Lost Army story when I first bought them as a lot. Upon second reading I really, really liked it, especially the character study on John...I wanted more.

No, I can't count the Lost Army story as being Blackest Night, Sinestro Corps war, or the Tomasi/Pasarin Corps run...but in my eyes not too much is.
The only one of those I enjoyed was Sinestro Corps War. I thought Blackest Night was terrible. Johns' run really went downhill fast after he introduced the Light Bright Brigade.
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The only one of those I enjoyed was Sinestro Corps War. I thought Blackest Night was terrible. Johns' run really went downhill fast after he introduced the Light Bright Brigade.
Interesting, I thought Blackest Night was pretty sensational, that and the Animated series really got me into GL in general (I read the Sinestro Corps after, great story imo). You're making me think about what I like so much about it.
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Interesting, I thought Blackest Night was pretty sensational, that and the Animated series really got me into GL in general (I read the Sinestro Corps after, great story imo). You're making me think about what I like so much about it.
Most of us here liked (or at least didn't hate) Blackest Night. Myuserid is one of the notable exceptions. We're a pretty mixed lot, though. No particular issue or arc is completely loved or hated by all. That makes the discussion more fun.
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Most of us here liked (or at least didn't hate) Blackest Night. Myuserid is one of the notable exceptions. We're a pretty mixed lot, though. No particular issue or arc is completely loved or hated by all. That makes the discussion more fun.
Sure! That's what makes EVERYTHING more interesting, right? I don't want to play up Blackest Night too much, though I love that run a lot I still want to make sure and read the classics too before going overboard on just one story (well, I also am a HUGE fan of Sinestro Corps war and the Tomasi/Pasarin GLC run).
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Sinestro Corps War was my favorite post-Rebirth event.
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Interesting, I thought Blackest Night was pretty sensational
Yea, you'll definitely be in the minority here.

Anyways this was a pretty average by the numbers kind of story, I don't have a strong opinion on it one way or another.

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5*, the art alone was the only reason i got this, hope they keep it this way
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5*, the art alone was the only reason i got this, hope they keep it this way
Big fan of Sciver. Even cooler, both he and the EoO writer actually showed up and have been posting on CBR!
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Big fan of Sciver. Even cooler, both he and the EoO writer actually showed up and have been posting on CBR!
I got a chance to meet EVS when he did a store signing at my comic shop (before I left the biz), around the time of the Sinestro Corps War. Ethan is a very cool human, it was a very fun day and I bought a page of his original GL art and got a couple quick sketches (one of Thor one of Hal).

Nice to see him back on a GL project.

Although, I agree the disconnect from Lost Army to Edge is a bizarre choice by editors, who couldn't even bother to do a 'flashback' to clean up the transition or simply explain the change of scenery between the two mini-series.


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I got a chance to meet EVS when he did a store signing at my comic shop (before I left the biz), around the time of the Sinestro Corps War. Ethan is a very cool human, it was a very fun day and I bought a page of his original GL art and got a couple quick sketches (one of Thor one of Hal).

Nice to see him back on a GL project.

Although, I agree the disconnect from Lost Army to Edge is a bizarre choice by editors, who couldn't even bother to do a 'flashback' to clean up the transition or simply explain the change of scenery between the two mini-series.


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Ethan is seriously cool! Keeps up with his Facebook account, really nice guy. I'm trying to get him to do a commission job for my lady's project. She's finishing up a graphic novel with Vince Locke, and just started work on a sequel. Would love to have Ethan on board.

I felt Lost Army showed a lot of promise, promise that I just assumed would carry over into EoO. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive, but I've already heard that the John emphasis...well, that disappeared. That's a big cheat to fans imo.
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