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Old 03-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default The Green Lantern #5 *Preview/Spoilers*

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Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Liam Sharp

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I love that cover. Almost Neal Adams-ish.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:26 PM   #3
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Another solid issue. Enjoyed all the vampire cameos.
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Another solid issue. Enjoyed all the vampire cameos.
Who is the Blackstar/Vampire queen's dad that Ollie killed? Is that from Final Crisis?
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I think it's suppose to be Starbreaker.
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I think it's suppose to be Starbreaker.
Ah, an even deeper dive. Thanks.
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So, about this Grant Morrison run.
People seem to like it, but it doesn't seem to be getting near the enthusiasm that the Geoff Johns run had. Why do readers feel this is the case? I'm genuinely curious. I don't have much of an informed opinion because I'm not reading this title. Was the secret to the success of the Geoff Johns run bringing back Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps from a years long absence? Grant Morrison doesn't have such an event to play off of. Is that the difference or is there more? I'm bringing this out because DC put another star writer on the title, and it doesn't seem to be reaching the influential heights that Geoff Johns' Green Lantern did, which was kinda' the biggest thing going on in its day. Or... is it just that Green Lantern never has perennially captured the audience's attention like Batman and Superman, and it's just not its time right now. That vague reason opens up plenty of other questions, but could that have something to do with it?

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So, about this Grant Morrison run.
People seem to like it, but it doesn't seem to be getting near the enthusiasm that the Geoff Johns run had. Why do readers feel this is the case? I'm genuinely curious. I don't have much of an informed opinion because I'm not reading this title. Was the secret to the success of the Geoff Johns run bringing back Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps from a years long absence? Grant Morrison doesn't have such an event to play off of. Is that the difference or is there more? I'm bringing this out because DC put another star writer on the title, and it doesn't seem to be reaching the influential heights that Geoff Johns' Green Lantern did, which was kinda' the biggest thing going on in its day. Or... is it just that Green Lantern never has perennially captured the audience's attention like Batman and Superman, and it's just not its time right now. That vague reason opens up plenty of other questions, but could that have something to do with it?
At first people were excited because after 10 years of adamant and irrational refusal, DC finally caved and brought back the GL mythos.

And then the excitement multiplied because people thought Geoff was actually going to DO SOMETHING with the emotional spectrum.

But he never did restore the property to what it was, because he never intended to. And he ran the Corps wars into the ground.

At the time he left, Green Lantern was in decline.

That was followed by years of lackluster writing by Robert Venditti, and the company's stuffing of Baz and Cruz down everyone's throats. The property then went into an alarming downward spiral.

As to what's happening now -- I think Hal belongs on Earth, with his old supporting cast. And I think people are tired of funny-looking aliens. Hence there's not all that much excitement about the comic.
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So, about this Grant Morrison run.
People seem to like it, but it doesn't seem to be getting near the enthusiasm that the Geoff Johns run had. Why do readers feel this is the case? I'm genuinely curious. I don't have much of an informed opinion because I'm not reading this title. Was the secret to the success of the Geoff Johns run bringing back Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps from a years long absence? Grant Morrison doesn't have such an event to play off of. Is that the difference or is there more? I'm bringing this out because DC put another star writer on the title, and it doesn't seem to be reaching the influential heights that Geoff Johns' Green Lantern did, which was kinda' the biggest thing going on in its day. Or... is it just that Green Lantern never has perennially captured the audience's attention like Batman and Superman, and it's just not its time right now. That vague reason opens up plenty of other questions, but could that have something to do with it?
Went to my Local Comic book Store (LCS) today, talked to the owner about DC and Green Lantern. He said TheGL #3 was sold out at his store, 70 copies sold. That's usually numbers reserved for Batman comics. Every teenager to young adult wanted TheGL#3 because of the cover of Hal Jordan vs. God. (Spoiler - it wasn't God.)

His opinion was that TheGL comic book is a steady 40 issues a month, higher than the old GL but not GL + HJatGLC. It's strictly because Morrison is a recognized name among the group buying TheGL. They're not buying TheGL as GL fans; they're Morrison fans. Which to me means as soon as Morrison moves on to another comic, this fan base will follow and drop TheGL.

The point is, people don't want to see The Most Powerful Weapon In the Universe used by a bunch of newbies. They want to see veteran GLs who know what they are doing. (In my case, veterans who got Bs or better in Physics class in college.)

As for cameos of GLs in JLA, Doomsday Clock (#9), and Titans, only complete fans (-ahem!-) even get those, the sales numbers remain steady month to month.
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That is a lot of copies to move. My town is small so they are lucky to move 10 copies.
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