GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7

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[ MORN WITH THIS COMIC
Death is a very sombre affair. It reminds me of Madonna's song 'Like a Prayer'. John Stewart knows this is true - and Guy is not a Jew - it's just the way that he sits down in a chair. Well, that what these guys told me. Writer: Peter Tomasi; Artist: Claude St. Aubin; and Publisher: DC Comics in April 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In 'Rendered Honor', we are presented with the aftermath of the Green Lanterns Corps epic battle with 'The Keepers'.

Well, for a start, all the surviving member's of this turbulent event, pay their last respects to their 'fallen brothers' upon Oan soil.

Not so long after, Guy Gardner has to answer to the Guardians, relating to some of his 'Sinesto slanted' actions during this time.

And finally, John Stewart has to cope with his own emotions, due to the fact that he has had to kill a Corps member, Kirrt, and is now keeping it a secret from the Corps.

Oh! Except for a member who was present at the time of course, Vandor, who understands why he committed this deed.

Moreover, John also feels obligated to transport Kirrt's body to his home-planet too, and then hand it over to his parents. Plus, to make this an even more arduous task for him to carry out, he has to get Kirrt's un-well brother, Birrt, to understand why his sibling is no longer with us.  

A tough thing to do.

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
In this very emotional issue, there is 'a passage' spoken by Guy Gardner to the Guardians, that inadvertently justifies his own and John's action in their last adventure.

"It's 1945, the U S of A's got the Atomic Bomb and the choice whether to drop it and kill a hundred thousand people, or let the war go on and invade Japan, where every last man, woman, and child, would fight to the bitter end against American soldiers invading their homeland with millions of lives in the balance".

I don't have to say much more than that; do I. These words say it all.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Emotion is the very key to this issue. If there was no emotion in it, this issue would be pants. But it's not pants. This story is filled with a somber tone that justifies a hard choice in a very personal way. I just loved the 'aftermath' flavor to it as well, as if something bad has just happened (which it did), and now 'life goes on'.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
There is nothing wrong with this story what so ever. Though, if I had to pick something to gripe about, it would have to be that it wasn't all that apparent that Kirrt's younger brother, Birrt, was unwell at first.

Apart from that though, de-nadda.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: I thought that both Guy's and John's journey in this tale was a very differentiating one in nature. That is not to say that this was a bad thing overall. Rather, that each segment had a different pay off in a different way - which is a good thing where this book is concerned.

ART: Guest artist, Claude St. Aubin, has done a bang up job on this issue. My personal favorite scene in this book; was that three panel-page where 'life just went on'. Now anybody who has experienced some loss in the past knows this feeling all to well.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
KIRRT'S DAD: For this man who has just lost a son, you need someone with a melancholy way about him that says it all in his looks and his pose. Jonathan Pryce. Say no more

BIRRT: The brother of the departed needs to be a young chap who can play both the mannered and the emotional ends of the spectrum. Chris Colfer from 'Glee' fame fits the bill perfectly.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Death - Be Not Proud. Life - Make The Most Of It While You Can.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
This issue remind me of Brenda Lee's classic song 'I'm Sorry', because it is a piece which makes you recollect regrets of times past, in a very soothing way.




FINAL thoughts...
This comic is a really-really good read. Honestly, I have not read a series in which two consecutive issues have made me feel sad 'in a good way' for quite a long time. Bravo Tomasi and co., please keep the medications rolling in, and I will continuously be taking it. Class. 

MARKS out of 10? 9