GREEN LANTERN #7

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What is the secret behind the Indigo Tribe? Is it something that is weird to describe? Hal doesn't give a toss - and Sinetro's p*ssed off - whilst the reader is just left with a jibe. As told to me by Writer: Geoff Johns; Artist: Doug Mahnke; and Publisher: DC Comics in April 2012. 

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In part one of 'The Secret of the Indigo Tribe', it looks like Hal and Sinestro are at it again, just like a hungry monkey with some sh*t that he desperately wants to throw.

You see, it starts off when Sinestro suddenly turns up at Hal's place - again - points a green gun at his girlfriend, Carols, head, and then asks him one simple question - "I have ascertained from the 'book of the black' that the Guardians are going to replace the Green Lantern Corp, will you help me stop them Hal Jordan?". Or words to that that effect.

However, before Hal can tell Sinestro to "p*ss off", the Indigo Tribe turn up and capture them both, just after Carol manages to turn herself into Star Sapphire.

Well, what next transpires if a really strange affair indeed! Because on Oa, the Guardians begin their interrogation of Lyssa Drak - the person who once held 'the book of the black', prior to Sinesto stealing it from her. Whilst on the Indigo's home planet, madeupname - Hal is confined in one of their prisons cells by Black Hand - whereas Sinistro is ready for the chop (so to speak).    

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Although I thought that the initial bed-side set-up' has been done before, I did find it funny when Sinestro pointed a gun at Carols head and said to Hal "Come with me now, Jordan. Or else I will blow a whole through her head".

Well, it is amusing when comic books imitate the movies, correct?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
The inclusion of the Black Hand and the Indigo Tribe were the two stand out things for me. I like these aspects because it was very nice to see a different take on this old school hero, Black Hand, because he needs some new scope. Plus I feel that it is about time that the Indigo Tribe had a bit more time in the spotlight, because I am not really sure what this 'fringe group' is all about really. Reluctant friend or reluctant foe.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
The beginning of this story did play out in a very similar manner than the previous arc - Sinestro visits Hal, and after a fight, they are both thrust onto another adventure together. Also, I have to say that it was a bit of a quick read as well.

But apart from that though, I kind of liked it.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Well this is obviously a set-up type of a story-line all in all. Though, that is not to say that it wasn't a well chronicled issue, and did have a sense of dynamism and intrigue to it, which made me very exited about next issues offerings.

ART: Maybe it was because of the inkers on this book, Keith, Christian, and Mark, but I did find Doug's artwork a lot more cleaner than some of his previous efforts. Moreover, I did like how each of the characters had more personality in their expressions, because even the Guardians were not as uniform as they normally are. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
INDIGO-1: OK, so for this purple skinned stoic-sultry-shaman, you need someone who looks wise, has an authoritative vibe about her, and comes across as if she could chop your balls off. Angela Bassett - say no more.

THE ANGRY GUARDIAN CHICK: This one is a no-brainer, huh? Shrink her a bit. Paint her blue. Stick her in a silly looking dress. And then Irish diva, Sinead O'Connor, will be a perfect match for this angry immortal.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Who Needs A Lobotomy? Come To The Indigo Tribe And We Will Beat The Living Peace Into You.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
In essence, this is a tale that is starting off something that is yet to come, whilst teasing the reader with a formulaic beat at the same time. So what about The Pussycat Dolls with 'Don't Cha'?




Think about it for a moment, and you know that it makes sense.

FINAL thoughts...
Ohhhhh! I have real high hopes for this story you know. For a start, it will hopefully address what the Indigo Tribe are all about. Plus in addition to this, it will also act as a stepping stone arc that will get us closer to what the Guardians are really up to too.

Well, what is their game, huh? Why do they want to replace the Green Lantern Corps? Moreover, why do they wear those silly dresses? Haven't they ever heard of jeans?    

Questions-questions-question! Questions are good.

MARKS out of 10? 8.5