Green Lantern

Comic Book A Day – Day 53 – Green Lantern Corps #0 (2012)

Green Lantern Corps 0 review

Bwah, ha, ha!

Once again, I liked a Zero issue because once again it was a good, solid story.  This is the origin story of how Guy Gardner is chosen as a Green Lantern.

We meet his family, who are all cops and learn that something terrible has happened to get him thrown off the force.  While he’s still the same hothead, he’s also painted as more of a sympathetic character who flies into the face of danger and puts his life on the line without a moment’s hesitation.  In other words a true hero.

We also get to see the first meeting between Guy and Hal, which is pretty fun.

Writer Peter J. Tomasi has done a fantastic job of making Guy Gardner likable (I have never liked him before this issue) and even gives him a modern less douchey hair cut.

I say keep the new haircut, and cut out some of the douchiness of the character and you’ve got a winning combination.

I’m giving Green Lantern Corps #0 (2012) a solid 3 Aarons out of a possible 6.

Mushroom headed,
Aaron Haber
@aaronhaber
Aaron@theworldnyc.com
 

 

 

Comic Book A Day – Day 40 – Green Lantern # 0 (2012)

Green Lantern #0 review

Arabic-Mexican Wrestler: El Green Lantern!

Great way to introduce a character!  No, I’m not being snarky, I just really enjoyed Geoff Johns (who we all know is The Martian Manhunter) telling of the origin of new Green Lantern Baz.

Born in the Middle East and raised in Dearborn Michigan, which has a large Muslim population, Baz is a car thief out of necessity.  Only this time he picks the wrong car and ends up blowing up a building and landing in a foreign detention cell.

Justice League of America

You just know Catwoman is going to use Vibe all the time!

By the end of the book, we find out that he has been chosen to be our sector’s new Green Lantern.  OK, well what happened to the old one?

In terms of introducing a new character and instantly making us care about him as well as setting up intrigue and mystery for future story lines, Johns has done it again with Green Lantern #0!

I’m giving it 5 out of 6 Aarons and I strongly recommend you picking it up and then reading it after that.

In brightest day,

Aaron Haber

@aaronhaber

aaron@theworldnyc.com

Aaron Haber wrote this and you can see him almost every night at his NYC Comedy Club!

 

Super Swag – Justice League Coasters!

Justice League Coasters

West Coaster Justice League

As you know, I’ve already got my super fab Avengers comics coasters, but this set of Justice League Coasters are cute and stylish and are sure to keep Starro, Amazo and all the other evil O’s away from your table top!

Head on over to etsy.com and pick them up!

 

Aaron Haber writes this crap and you can see him perform his comedy live at his NY Comedy Club: The World Comedy Club