Because my issues take a little long to ship (I seriously think I am going to switch to digital comics soon since the closest store is ages away), I ended up getting 2 weeks worth of comics within 2 days. In order to keep the post from getting too long I ended up breaking it into two parts, Part 1 being the comics from 2.5 weeks ago (Action Comics, Detective Comics, Batgirl, and Green Arrow), while Part 2 will include the comics from 1.5 week ago (Green Lantern, Grifter, Suicide Squad, and Superboy). [Read more...]
[Deep breath] Oh comic smell, how I have missed thee. Yes, A while back I said something about reading more comics, and well, as the piles of unread comics on my dresser goes to show I am a big, stupid liar face. My excuse? I decided to take a rowboat trip across the ocean and back because dumbbells are for losers and couldn’t possibly risk getting my issues wet in the salty ocean spray. So clearly there is no argument that my procrastination is not my fault. [Read more...]
This is an origin story for the DC Comics property and all of the classic tropes will be found here. A talented, young, and attractive Hal Jordan is a top notch fighter pilot with a couple demons to battle and lessons to be learned. When the greatest Green Lantern, Abin Sur, is attacked by the Green Lantern Corps long thought lost enemy, Parallax, Sur rushes to Earth to let his ring select its replacement. The ring selects Jordan and he is thrust into a battle to protect the Universe, a battle between Will and Fear, with Earth possibly being threatened by Parallax next.
The film is not without its problems, and while I enjoyed watching it, I could easily rip it apart in more than a couple areas. First, the score is horrible. The music sounds like it was a reject score from an 80′s fantasy movie with bad guitar and all. The mixing of the score feels really hidden as well, never coming to the forefront and hiding away like it should. The scores from Thor and X-Men helped elevate their material, whereas Lantern’s noticeably distracted me from the film. In other words, never underestimate the effect the score can have on a picture.
As a character the Green Lantern doesn’t have as large of a fan base as the big names like Batman, Superman, and Spider-man. Heck, a lot of people who don’t proudly call themselves nerdy aren’t even aware of him. Luckily for the more obscure superheroes, the film swell for the genre is bringing more attention to the lesser known. Too bad first impressions are everything in this business.
Similar to what feels like at least a fourth of films today, Green Lantern opens in space, presenting just how large of a world this version of the universe is, with an ample mythology in tow. Think on the scale of Star Wars or Mass Effect, if not larger. Long story short, we are not alone and Earth is far from the only inhabited planet in the galaxy, unbeknownst to humanity. What better than a world devouring evildoer to fill the population in on this little fact? Good thing there is a group of intergalactic crime-fighters created long ago to counterbalance this evil. Known as the Green Lantern Corps, these protectors use the harnessed power of will to create anything that their mind can envision. [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I excitedly told my aunt that I was going to Comic Con in a week, with a big ol’ smile on my face. I didn’t really expect her to be jealous, but I was overly excited. Then she asked if it was a gathering of comics or something. As in comedians. I then proceeded to try and explain that it was this really cool event that happens each year that has been taken over by Hollywood in the past decade or so. Basically it has everything a nerd would desire to see, including comics, writers, artists, video games, tv shows, and movies. I told her about the panels I was planning on sitting in on and some of the people that were scheduled to attend. I was adamant about making her see how awesome it was, but she just didn’t get it. Color me deflated. Oh well, I guess Comic Con is just for certain people…
Like this girl: