Monday, October 19, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #41

“Hungry Heart”


Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Penciller: Patrick Gleason

Inker: Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne & Tom Nguyen

Editor: Adam Schlagman


Synopsis


Chaos, on the form of Black Lanterns, sweeps across Oa…


Soranik Natu and Princess Iolande protect the Green Lantern Infirmary, but are forced to evacute and send the injured to Mogo for safety. Soranik then aids Kyle Rayner in defeating his ex-girlfriend, Jade…


Guy Gardner destroys Ke’Haan, but realizes that he is in trouble when the Black Lantern reassembles itself before his eyes…


Arisia has a family reunion of sorts with her parents and uncle, all former Green Lanterns…


Kilowog holds his own until he comes under attack by Ermey, his former mentor, who blames his former trainee for his death…


Isamot Kol and Vath Sarn face not only a horde of dead Green Lanterns, but also a pack of dead Green Lanterns’ dead kids, Kryb’s former children. When all looks lost, a member of the Indigo Tribe arrives to lend a hand…


Notes


Page 1: Princess Iolande and Soranik Natu last appeared in Green Lantern Corps #40.


The Black Lanterns (former Green Lanterns) seen here are Arkkis Chummuck (guy with the hairy face), Kreon (guy with the golden patch over his left eye) and Galius Zed (the huge head with arms and legs).


Page 2: Damn. That’s gross.


Page 3: Ew. Even grosser. (Is that a word?) Galius Zed is reforming around Soranik.


Black Lantern power levels at 85.26%.


Soranik is feeling will, rage and fear.


Page 4: Wow. The grossout levels increase. Undead Galius Zed guts everywhere.


“Rise.” Still more Black Lanterns. I assume that’s Tomar Re in the center of that panel; Avir is left of him, while it looks like Rak Arranya to the right of him, crawling across the ground.


Once again, despite my intimate and pathetically scary knowledge of random DC Universe characters, I still need to do a lot of digging and research to identify some of these Green Lanterns. If I make a mistake in naming, please kindly let me know.


Page 5: Guy Gardner and Ke’Haan last appeared in Green Lantern Corps #40.


Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner rescued Ke’Hann and the other Lost Lanterns from the Manhunters on Biot in Green Lantern (fourth series) #13. These “Lost Lanterns” were those who battled a maddened Hal Jordan in Green Lantern (third series) #49 and were left for dead, only to be captured and imprisoned by the Manhunters.


Page 6: More blood and guts everywhere.


Page 7: Voz of Space Sector 571. First appeared in Guy Gardner #11. Serves as warden of the Sciencells. He was attacked and injured by Red Lantern Vice in Green Lantern Corps #35.


Page 8: “Mogo” refers to the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2261 that just happens to be a planet. The Lanterns use it as a place of rest and meditation.


Page 9: Kyle Rayner and his lovely ex-girlfriend Jade last appeared in Green Lantern Corps #40.


Kyle is expressing will and rage.


Jade has been using her Black Lantern power ring to show Kyle all of the people that were close to him that died because if his actions.


Page 10: Kyle and Soranik are expressing healthy amounts of will, rage and love.


Page 11: “I bet our heartbreaker boy told you it was your sweet little face he saw in the gleaming sapphire crystal.” Back in Green Lantern Corps #32, Star Sapphire Miri showed both Kyle and Soranik a sapphire crystal in which they each saw the face of their true love. Soranik saw Kyle; he said that he saw her as well, but, in truth, he saw Jade.


Okay, say it with me – Awkward!


“Here’s how it always ends, you know, for Kyle’s girls…on a box, or worse like the rest of us.” Kyle really does have bad luck with women. Like, Matt Murdock-level bad luck. Alexandra DeWitt was killed by Major Force, Donna Troy was killed battling a Superman Robot, and Jade died saving the universe.


Page 12: Arisia, Santara Rrab, Fentara Rrab and Marata Rrab last appeared in Green Lantern Corps #40.


Arisia is expressing will, fear and love.


Page 13: As explained by the automated Hall of Lanterns, Arisia is unique in that she comes from a family of Green Lanterns. He father, mother and uncle have all served the Corps.


Page 14: Arisia’s family and their place in the Corps were explored in Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3.


Page 16: Kilowog last appeared (very, very briefly) in Green Lantern Corps #40.


Page 17: I would have made more of an effort to identify some of these Green Lanterns, but they’re all dead to me now.


Ermey, former drill sergeant of the Green Lantern Corps. First appeared in Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3; killed in that issue. Trained Kilowog and uses the term “poozer,” which translates to “useless rookie.”

Accompanying Ermey are Zharan Pel (the guy with the beak and the tentacles flailing around) and Starkadr (the stocky pink guy with nose tendrils).


Page 18: Ermey recalls his death and Kilowog’s role in it slightly differently than it was depicted in Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3.


Page 19: Despite Ermey’s taunting, Kilowog doesn’t give in and only expresses willpower.


“Brillolog” is Ermey’s derogatory mispronunciation of Kilowog’s name. Similarly, he mispronounces Kilowog’s home world of Bolovax Vik as “Ballowax.”


Page 21: Isamot Kol and Vath Sarn last appeared in Green Lantern Corps #40.


Tanakata Z and Quond were murdered in Green Lantern Corps #12 in an effort to falsely implicate Guy Gardner and strip him of his role in the Green Lantern Corps. Vath and Isamot were two of the Lanterns who found their bodies.


Page 22: Ew. Creepy.


There Black Lantern children are Kryb’s children. More importantly, Kryb’s children are the children of members of the Green Lantern Corps that she has abducted and taken as her own. Since her imprisonment by the Star Sapphire of Zamaron, these kids have gone hungry. Very hungry. They were last seen in Green Lantern Corps #39. Apparently, they have died and come back as Black Lanterns. As seen in Green Lantern Corps #40, Kryb and Star Sapphire Miri are searching for these kids.


Once again…Creepy.


Page 23: “Nrrr – Light bright – Bright light!’ Anyone else have a flashback to Gremlins?


This member of the Indigo Tribe last appeared in Green Lantern (fourth series) #46.



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