Monday, May 31, 2010
Green Lantern #54 - DC
We don't have all the pieces to this puzzle yet, but . . it looks like what this story is telling us is that all the various entities . . the beings whose power fuels the various spectrums . . the Predator, Ophidian, Adara, Proselyte, the Butcher, Ion, Parallax . . it appears that somehow they've all become connected to the various people that have been brought back to life. But that's the part that I'm confused about. To me . . that's what it looks like. But in the story all we're really told is that the White Light wants Hal, Carol and Sinestro to look for the entities to . . 'HELP ME LIVE!'. It appears that somehow their existence . . or the existence of those that have returned, is somehow holding the White Light back. But . . that may be just the way that I'm interpreting it. But whatever the case, it appears that Atrocitus is on the same path. 'I have learned things, Jordan. Things about the balance of the Universe, the sacred mission I am undertaking, and . . ' Unfortunately, before Hal and Atrocitus can finish their little discussion they're interrupted by . . Lobo. I know that he's making an appearance in an issue of REBELS soon, also, so . .he's apparently being reintroduced to the DC Universe . . in a big way. One thing I have to say though, real quick . . as much as I love Simon Bisley's Lobo, I think Doug Mahnke's version may give it a run for it's money. A simply fantastic closing page on this issue. Anyways, while this is going on, we also see that Sayd . . or whomever that little crispy Guardian with the chains is . . Sayd has gone to the sun of Daxam and released the Ion entity from Sodam Yat's body. Not to worry though, he pushed Sodam out of the sun before that happened. But . . it also turned the sun back to red . . stealing the Daxamites of their newly found power. But, according to the Guardian, it is justified. 'Your people are murdering xenophobes who would sooner use their newfound abilities to execute all who are different. It is time you turned your back on them as they turned their back on you.' So . . I thought this was a great issue by Geoff Johns and Doug. Our story is moving forward. We're getting a glimpse at what may be happening, but . . it's still all open for interpretation right now. I can't wait to see what affects Lobo has on everything next issue. And it seems that fate, or the universe, is trying once again to push all of these Lanterns back together . . all the wielders of the various spectrum's rings. And here, with the end of Blackest Night, we thought the story was over. I guess what we've witnessed so far may be considered a prequel. Also . . nice cover by Shane Davis.