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Old 02-27-2017, 01:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #15 *Spoilers*

So I've been going back and reading some stuff I've missed. The last few issues of GLC have got me interested in where Kyle goes from here, and all signs pointed to him being a new Blue Lantern. What stood out about this issue though, and I'm surprised nobody is talking about it yet, is the stuff with Guy. No ring, old leather jacket, and a Warriors Bar t-shirt. And ready to pick a fight...

Anybody else read this one yet? Haven't seen any threads on it...

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Old 02-27-2017, 03:02 AM   #2
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I read it. That did seem a very Guy thing to do. I don't remember what his grudge is against Arkillo, though.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:10 PM   #3
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He claimed Arkillo wasn't the Kilowog of the Sinestros, he claimed he was the Guy of the Sinestros. So the only way to make him believe in 'One Corps' was to face him man to man. Which is what we hopefully see next issue.

I never thought I'd read a comic with Space Cabbie, now I can check that off my bucket list LOL.

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Old 02-27-2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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He claimed Arkillo wasn't the Kilowog of the Sinestros, he claimed he was the Guy of the Sinestros. So the only way to make him believe in 'One Corps' was to face him man to man. Which is what we hopefully see next issue.
Oh, yeah, right. Chalk that up to me writing that post at the end of a long day (and the internet eating my first attempt).

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I never thought I'd read a comic with Space Cabbie, now I can check that off my bucket list LOL.
Yeah, I like that kind of classic sci-fi stuff. Any time they explain some logistics of a universe with multi-cultural space travel is a good thing. I love when they address stuff like how poorer aliens get from one place to another or how a bar caters to hundreds of different species.
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It took me by surprise, I'm not too familiar with the character. I knew what it was when I saw it but was worried the cabbie was gonna be a little too Starlord for my liking. Glad it wasn't the case.

IDK about the 'One Corps' crap though, especially since SOMETHING is gonna happen with the Blues and Kyle. I'd rather the GLC just accept members of the Sin Corps into the ranks of the Green, imagine Arkillo in a GLC uniform? I've wanted Walker to be a GL since I first saw him.

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Thats not where they are headed with the franchise is it? Melding all of the colors into one corps? I haven't read the titles in a few months but that idea sounds like the drizzling shits.
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Thats not where they are headed with the franchise is it? Melding all of the colors into one corps? I haven't read the titles in a few months but that idea sounds like the drizzling shits.
There's no real evidence of this. The Blues if they return in numbers would logically by allies of the Green and potentially the yellows now, but you still have the Reds and Larfleeze that wouldn't seem likely to join anything like that. The Indigos too, who really haven't been dealt with by the Corps since their betrayal during Godhead.
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...IDK about the 'One Corps' crap though, especially since SOMETHING is gonna happen with the Blues and Kyle. I'd rather the GLC just accept members of the Sin Corps into the ranks of the Green, imagine Arkillo in a GLC uniform? I've wanted Walker to be a GL since I first saw him.
The funny part to me is them acting like it's so odd for the GLC and SC to work together. As far as I know, Blackest Night and New Guardians are still in continuity.
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They've exaggerated Guy's melee ability in the past, such as him battling and winning against Atrocitus. Are they doing that again?

I mean, Guy is one of the most powerful GL, but physically he's still just Human. Arkillos was a monstrous battle priest on his home planet, how does Guy expect to win? How will they make sense of the victory if it happens?
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:53 PM   #11
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It's a hoot seeing Guy in his old duds. It seems Venditti is really trying to reinforce what makes each earth GL cool after years of them not being themselves - the pendulum's swung back the other way.

The other half of the issue with Hal and Kyle didn't work as well for me. It didn't really seem to shed much light on either character or Saint Walker and it was the kind of story where it could have been either of them on this mission and the result would have been the same. Having Hal and Kyle team up for it was just having another character on the page. (the previous issue was more successful in showing their differences) Still, not bad - just a missed opportunity, imo.
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They've exaggerated Guy's melee ability in the past, such as him battling and winning against Atrocitus. Are they doing that again?

I mean, Guy is one of the most powerful GL, but physically he's still just Human. Arkillos was a monstrous battle priest on his home planet, how does Guy expect to win? How will they make sense of the victory if it happens?
The only way Guy can slug it and out [and win] with Arkillo is if he didn't ose all of his Warrior powers [I'd like to think the Warrior shirt was there for a reason] Though that would mean that they're trying to make the remaining Human GLs unique and not one note characters.
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I wonder if it is still in canon that Guy uses his ring to maximize his body. I am not sure but I think it was mentioned during the Gerard Jones era that Guy internalized his ring energy to maximize his physicality.
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I wonder if it is still in canon that Guy uses his ring to maximize his body. I am not sure but I think it was mentioned during the Gerard Jones era that Guy internalized his ring energy to maximize his physicality.
He pretty much used his ring as an HGH supplement to keep him young [This was when Hal had the Reid Richards grey temples look and they were writers these as grizzled vets well into their 40s] Don't think they ever stated he used it to give himself Superhuman capabilities.
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That was one thing I liked, the reveal that Guy was using his ring to make himself look like a body builder and stay in great shape. In my own head canon, all the human GLs do. Either consciously or subconsciously. It is a great way to explain why all of the human GLs are ripped and jacked beyond belief, even though you could be a fat slob and still be a GL.

I know if I was a GL, I would use it to make myself ripped.
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^Although it begs the question if the ring could do that, could it outright heal?
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That was one thing I liked, the reveal that Guy was using his ring to make himself look like a body builder and stay in great shape. In my own head canon, all the human GLs do. Either consciously or subconsciously. It is a great way to explain why all of the human GLs are ripped and jacked beyond belief, even though you could be a fat slob and still be a GL.
Or the artists' conscious decision to add sex appeal that'd boosts sells. It's kinda backwater to maintain the idea that heroes must be macho like Conan even without exercise or a purpose. Yeah, extra muscles can help in a pinch, so could a gun, and Baz was criticized by Batman for using it, who claimed that a GL only needs his/her ring, i.e., their mental strength.

DC ought to include as much diversity in heroes as with their villains.
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^Although it begs the question if the ring could do that, could it outright heal?
I think it healed minor injuries if I remember correctly. Nothing major regrow lost limbs or something on the extreme injury scale.
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Before Kyle became Ion the first time he was in a building explosion the severely burned his back. While you could say he was tapping into more power, it was Hal as the Spectre that told him the ring could heal him. And it did.

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They've exaggerated Guy's melee ability in the past, such as him battling and winning against Atrocitus. Are they doing that again?

I mean, Guy is one of the most powerful GL, but physically he's still just Human. Arkillos was a monstrous battle priest on his home planet, how does Guy expect to win? How will they make sense of the victory if it happens?
DC isn't always logical, especially when they see a need to be the opposite. We've seen Hal got toe-to-toe with Kilowog when they're both ringless. No human should be able to budge 'Wog, let alone hold their own with him.

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^Although it begs the question if the ring could do that, could it outright heal?
It has to have some level of healing ability. During Emerald Twilight, Hal only went a few issues between the time he broke his arm until it was perfectly healed. If I had to guess, I'd say a GL ring naturally accelerates the level of healing from the type of wielder it has.
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...It has to have some level of healing ability. During Emerald Twilight, Hal only went a few issues between the time he broke his arm until it was perfectly healed. If I had to guess, I'd say a GL ring naturally accelerates the level of healing from the type of wielder it has.
Yeah, that would make sense. Remember Arisia (in the Bronze Age) was able to aritificially age her body. That suggests the ring could accelerate natural metabolic functions. So, it could speed up healing bruises, cuts, breaks, etc. but not say make a blind man see or cure diseases.
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I'd say it could even cure diseases if there was a known cure, and the ring-wielder knew enough about exactly how the cure worked to will the ring to replicate that process.
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^Yeah, I was thinking that too. The ring could probably replicate a known treatment like the polio vaccine or rabies treatment, but not say cure AIDS in a human.
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I think that was kind of how Soranik used her ring to heal and cure. It was to create an apparatus or analysis, but most of the knowledge to treat it was her own.

I guess that is why Simon is a "miracle worker" , he took his brother out of a coma but the guy obviously had no medical knowledge.
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