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Old 05-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #26
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Is this a reference to violence or a sexual euphemism?

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #27
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Is this a reference to violence or a sexual euphemism?
I dunno, I was trying to keep the trend going. It was the only phrase that came to mind.... but sexual, to answer your question.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #28
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I had today off, and got caught up on my new comics. The better books I've been reading on Wednesdays, and some of the crappier ones I've let pile up.

So there I am, staring at Threshold #3, 4, and 5. I knew I had to read them but God DAMN I didn't want to. What a chore to get through. Anyhoo, after reading the rest of the Larfleeze backup strip (it does end in #5) I can't imagine this title making it to issue #12. It's shtick. And shtick is fine, it has it's place and I like it...in small doses. How DC expects this book to find an audience that comes back month after month, year after year is beyond me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #29
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can someone recap for me what happened in the back ups? I only read two of them.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #30
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can someone recap for me what happened in the back ups? I only read two of them.
Sure. The basics won't take long.

Larfleeze kidnaps a writer (Stargrave, who will be in the new title) to write his biography. A distress call comes in (I forget what now) that leads L. off and when he gets back it's clear it was all a ploy to get him off planet since all of his stuff (except S. who saw masked intruders and was knocked out) is stolen. L. goes on a search for his loot and begrudgingly hires (forces the services of) the pirates/bounty hunters from the other Threshold story. While they're doing their thing L's ring rebels against him and the constructs attack all of them, including L. Stargrave figures out what really happened. Before her death, Sayd had figured L. would kill her (this isn't what happened) and set a subconscious command in L. that in the event of her death he would unknowingly destroy all his own stuff and attack himself. A construct memory of her confesses this.
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Nice to see how well they communicate between the books.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #32
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...I don't know how I feel about this.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #33
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The entire Threshold/Larfleeze plot stinks to high heaven. First Sayd dies in GL:NG when Kyle goes to Larfleeze to learn avarice seconds before the Third Army zombies attack. The orange ring has always been shown to have semi-intelligent constructs, making Agent Orange able to stay on his home planet and send out his Orange Corps to do his bidding, even somehow seeing through his constructs (see the Blue Lantern Odym arc).

In GL:NG Larfleeze's constructs were kept to a minimum as Larfleeze abused Sayd as his personal Guardian. So she rebelled in secret and set about the entire "Ring thief" plot. Larfleeze became a conceited joke once Brightest Day was over with, and that culminated with Threshold as Larfleeze did something he had not done for a million years - leave his homeworld to deal with the "misrepresentation" of the faked telecast in person, instead of sending an Orange Construct to do it. First Sayd dies, then Larfleeze acts like a joke. Terrible snafu for continuity.

Now there's a gaping plot hole where Sayd died in GL:NG and Ganthet died in RL#20, but both are shown living in GL:NG #20. Maybe, like Hal Jordan killing Sinestro just before he absorbed the CPB on Oa and became Parallax, they'll say both Guardians used constructs to hide themselves.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #34
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Ganthet died in RL 20?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #35
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need to read RL #20 just to be sure but i don't think that was Ganthet, cause him and Sayd (who i'd like to know how she's alive when we saw her die) are both alive and well at the end of GL #20
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need to read RL #20 just to be sure but i don't think that was Ganthet, cause him and Sayd (who i'd like to know how she's alive when we saw her die) are both alive and well at the end of GL #20
No. He's called Ganthet at the first part. And he has the ponytail.
I have no idea how he or Sayd are still alive. Atty put his hand through his head.
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good god do writers even talk to each other before they come up with this sh!t
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #38
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Ganthet died in RL 20?
Wow! I'm WAY behind in my reading. The only titles I read right away are the Spiderman books. Everything else goes to the "read later" pile.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #39
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I thought the lantern that died was just a random guy, I'll have to go and reread that.
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Wow! I'm WAY behind in my reading. The only titles I read right away are the Spiderman books. Everything else goes to the "read later" pile.
I read most of my weekly comics by the likelihood of discussion on this board (so I'm not behind the news). I always read GL titles first (I'd do that even if I couldn't get online), then books with GLs in them (like JLA), then Bats or Supes titles, when DC is done, I move on to any other company's books I might've gotten that week though sometimes non-new 52 DC stuff gets put in that pile too (like say Injustice). I finish them all before the next Wednesday barring very rare exceptions and trades (get to those when I get to 'em).
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No. He's called Ganthet at the first part. And he has the ponytail.
I have no idea how he or Sayd are still alive. Atty put his hand through his head.
It's not Ganthet. He was never named as such in RL #20, nor he does have the ponytail.
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I read most of my weekly comics by the likelihood of discussion on this board (so I'm not behind the news). I always read GL titles first (I'd do that even if I couldn't get online), then books with GLs in them (like JLA), then Bats or Supes titles, when DC is done, I move on to any other company's books I might've gotten that week though sometimes non-new 52 DC stuff gets put in that pile too (like say Injustice). I finish them all before the next Wednesday barring very rare exceptions and trades (get to those when I get to 'em).
I used to read the GL titles first, but I started to lose interest a few months into the NU52 where Hal was barely in his own title. This trend continued, and my interest declined with each issue. I've only read a few issues of the Wrath of the First Lantern. I didn't care for the First Lantern tormenting all the Lanterns and jerking off to their negative emotions, so I stopped reading the titles, plus I was reading the Irredeemable TPB's at the time, which is how I got behind in the first place.
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I just got caught up on everything yesterday. I went to read the stuff I've let sit around for a few weeks and realized I hadn't read Red Lanterns #19, much less #20. Issues #3-5 of Threshold, and I deserve some kind of a medal for getting through those, even if I cheated by reading only a few word balloons per page.

I just wanted to be able to consider everything before the new creative teams come on next month as finished business and put away in my longboxes.

BTW, I had to start a new longbox for my GL comics. I now am on my SEVENTH GL longbox. Granted, variant covers and reprints eat up a lot of that space, just in the last 5 years. But still, I never imagined there would ever be enough lantern related comics to fill THAT many boxes.
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I think I'm going to love the Orange Lantern Oath that was spoken in GL #20.
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It's not Ganthet. He was never named as such in RL #20, nor he does have the ponytail.
Okay. I'll have to re-read it because I could've sworn I saw both of those things. I even remember thinking "who's the living guardian" in GL 20 and then going "oh, it is Ganthet" in RL 20. Must be projection.

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I just got caught up on everything yesterday. I went to read the stuff I've let sit around for a few weeks and realized I hadn't read Red Lanterns #19, much less #20. Issues #3-5 of Threshold, and I deserve some kind of a medal for getting through those, even if I cheated by reading only a few word balloons per page.
There's the problem would putting off the bad stuff. You have to deal with it all together. I remember when I was little kid eating whatever I hated first so I could eat the good stuff last.

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BTW, I had to start a new longbox for my GL comics. I now am on my SEVENTH GL longbox. Granted, variant covers and reprints eat up a lot of that space, just in the last 5 years. But still, I never imagined there would ever be enough lantern related comics to fill THAT many boxes.
I have 3 pretty full boxes but I only have about 20 variants. I think I have around 780 GL comics.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:36 AM   #46
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so much Baz hate.
Cause Baz sucks.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #47
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I don’t know how long Larfleeze will last to be honest.

GL’s titles generally sell well, but now that Johns has left does that mean GL sales will hit rock bottom? I guess will find out sooner or later.

Personally I wouldn’t be surprised, if for its first few months Larfleeze is a book selling in the top 100.
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I could certainly do with a bit of a reigning in of the GL titles. Five titles, and only TWO of them starring GREEN Lanterns? White, red and orange? Barf. I'm kind of hoping that sales plummet a bit so the books get condensed. Bring it back to basics. Green basics.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #49
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I could certainly do with a bit of a reigning in of the GL titles. Five titles, and only TWO of them starring GREEN Lanterns? White, red and orange? Barf. I'm kind of hoping that sales plummet a bit so the books get condensed. Bring it back to basics. Green basics.
i hope you're right too. def need to come back to green
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The only one who like Baz ist Geoff Johns. Hopefully Baz will vanish into limbo. But that won't happen as long Geoff Johns meddles into the work new creative teams. GJ has done enough damage to Green Lantern he should leave DC and take Didiot with him.
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