GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6

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[ GREEN CASH-OUT
Can the Lanterns beat up the Keepers? Or better yet get their own back on the peepers? John hopes this is the case - unless Guy shows his face - and then decides to take a nap with the sleepers. Or else have a look at this tale, Written by Peter Tomasi; Drawn by Fernando Pasarin; and Published by DC Comics in March 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Now 'Fearsome' is a tale that is relentless, hard core, and full of perplexing repercussions for the Green Lantern Corps. Well, each member has to do whatever they have to do, so they can stop the Keepers from steeling the central power battery from Oa.

For corps member, John Stewart, he has to kill one of his very own men, so that they won't tell the Keepers the secret code to gain access to their power source.

Then, when Guy Gardner and his men arrive to save John and Vandor from the Keepers confinement, they have to use 'earth weapons' to shoot these m*ther f*ckers to kingdom come.

After that, when the corps have no other avenues left to explore, Guy gives the signal to drop a 'fear bomb' comprising of two Sinestro corps members, so they can shock the Keepers into submission.

And finally, in the aftermath of this battle, a sentence is posed on the remaining Keepers - Dig!   

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Although there was a lot of nice piece of dialogue to choose from in this issue, I found that one particular sound effect won it over for me at the end of the day - 'Kkrrakkk' - say no more.

Shocking to say the least.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Writer, Peter Tomasi, has put something within this story which I have not seen in a comic book for a very long time now - a feeling of despair. To me, personally, this tonal quality does two things for this tale. For a start, it justifies the corps actions in this story. Plus, in addition to this, it gives this final chapter a 'do or die' vibe about it - one that was sorely needed.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
OK, please let me just say that this isn't what I would call 'the worst thing' about this issue, but I was troubled by how John gave his fellow corpsman a rather brisk neck massage, ha!

Still, you know what I mean by this, right? So far John has inadvertently killed two planets, and he has now killed a member of the Green Lantern Corps as well. What next I wonder? John does a Parallax? I hope not, for all our sake.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY:  Now this was one of those issues that made me stand up and say "WOW!" afterwards. I really did enjoy it, as it concluded this story arc very nicely, whilst at the same time bestowing onto it a number of questions that I would really like to have answered. For example: What of John? And what the hell are the Guardians playing at?

ART: I really liked some of the pacing and the panelling in Fernando Pasarin's artwork. My personal favorite was the matrix-like quick-cut page which showed the corps in battle. Plus the preceding splash page was very dynamic to look at too.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
KIRRT: OK, so what actor would you like to see have his head snapped in a movie? Me, I would choose Jim Parsons myself. The actor who plays 'Sheldon' from 'The Big Bang Theory'. Come one, don't tell me that you never though about this before!

FLINT: Now if you look very closely at how this roughish member of the Green Lantern Corps is drawn, doesn't he look a bit like Leonard Nimoy to you? He does to me - just more purple.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
In A World Full Of Death And Destruction, Why Is The Only Way Out Of It, Is To Give It More Of The Same? Welcome To Disneyland Paris.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Now I know that I could have chosen from many different films to depict a war time battle of hopelessness.  But for me, the end sequence of the Dustin Hoffman film 'Little Big Man' really does capture a similar spirit. Just the other way round.




FINAL thoughts...
As you most probably gathered from my words so far, I am really intrigued about this series future. Well, lets face it, a comic book series that keeps us on our tender hooks is a good thing, right? Especially when the characters within them are being 'played', hint-hint!

MARKS out of 10? 9