Saturday, November 26, 2011

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #3

Here's a comic that has all of the right ingredients(a good lead character in Kyle Rayner, a good writer in Tony Bedard), but is saddled with a sucky story. I'm hopeful that Bedard can make something out of this series, but even the best writers can't make a masterpiece out of crap.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #3:

What Happened: Kyle, containing the powers of all of the various Corps, strikes back at the Guardians, but soon loses control of all of the power and falls. The Guardians are unable to remove Kyle's Green Lantern ring(which surprises them), and they are soon attacked by the other New Guardians. The Guardians take them down with relative ease, and this issue ends with Larfleeze entering the fray.

The Good: I don't know? Kyle was in this one? Although he mainly acted 90's Hal Jordan crazy and got his ass whipped, so I'm not sure how good I'd consider that...

The Bad: Larfleeze.

The Verdict: You know, the cliffhanger to a comic book is basically what you'll remember about it by the time the next issue rolls around. Those final few pages are what will leave a taste in your mouth. And the cliffhanger here? It absolutely, 100% turned me off of this comic book. In plain English, if Larfleeze is in this series, I won't read it. It's as simple as that. That thing is a joke that somebody at DC(probably that Silver Age freak, Geoff Johns) must think is hilarious. Unfortunately, I don't find Larfleeze anything but infinitely annoying. Probably the most annoying character in all of comics. Yes, that's right, ALL of comics. So here's the deal. I almost definitely will be picking up the next issue, because Kyle is one of my sister's favorite characters. BUT, I haven't decided if I'll read it. Hell, if I can I'm going to try to convince her to let me drop this title to save the $3... If I DO decide to read it, I'll definitely review it with Brightest Day Rules, meaning the next couple of issues should have scores WELL into the negative numbers. Bottom line? Most likely I won't be reading yet another DC book, dropping my total even lower...

Score: 2 out of 10.Sweet. Now I can drop this series.


  1. I don't hate Green lantern lately as much as you do, but i agree this reveal was so terrible. Larfleeze is the JarJar of the Green lantern universe!!

  2. "Larfleeze is the JarJar of the Green lantern universe!!" YES! Exactly!!! I couldn't have put it better myself, Cap! Larfleeze was a joke character that got stale... Quickly! The first few GL issues Larfleeze appeared in, I admit, I enjoyed. But then he stuck around and wouldn't go away, hanging around long past the expiration date on the joke... I seriously don't see what Larfleeze will bring to this series, except to take the spotlight further away from Kyle, which is something that I, quite frankly, don't want to read.