GREEN LANTERN #10

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Isn't Indigo a funny color? It's not like one or the other? Hal Jordan feels queasy. Sinestro looks sleazy. Plus the rest of the gang wants to smother their brother. Or maybe they want to smother these guys? Writer: Geoff Johns; Artist: Doug Mahnke; and Publisher: DC Comics in May 2012. Who has a pillow?

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Have you ever eaten jelly through a straw before? If you have, then you know what it must feel like to read this final part of 'The Secret of The Indigo Tribe'. Strange at first, but ultimately palatable.

  • Well, both Hal and Sinestro are in a right mess of it at the moment; because the Indigo Tribe have reverted back to form, and the only person who can help them put things right again, called Natromo, is a bit of a wuss.
  • So what do they do, huh?
    1. Threaten Natromo's life? 
    2. Try to kick sh*t out of the Tribe?
    3. Persuade Notromo to 'man up'?
    4. Get Blank-Hand to help them instead?  
  • Now the answer to this question is somewhere in between all of these options really. Except for one in particular - a red-hearing - because that answer is doused in death and rebirth.

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I thought it very 'in character' when Indigo-1 asked Hal Jordon 'Do believe Sinestro capable of becoming a hero again', only for him to then reply 'I want to believe it'.

Granted, I would have preferred it if he said 'No! Kill the ugly bast*rd'. But you cannot always get everything you want in life, can you.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
I did like the ending-ending to this tale. Not the resolution about 'making the Indigo -ribe puppets again'. The other one. The one which I do not want to spoil about Black Hand 'going home', HAhahahHAH!

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
I found the building blocks of how the main thrust of the story resolved itself slightly too pat in its execution. It came across very much like 'That does not work. That does not work? Oh! Maybe this will'. Do you know what I mean?

This is only a small gripe though.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Creatively there wasn't that much innovation within this yarn, apart from how Hal naturally persuaded Notromo to 'come around', by using Abin Sur's good name as the driving force. This felt very appropriate when you take last issue into consideration. Very natural indeed.

ART: As much as I am not a big fan of the 'splash page', in this issue I did love the first page (as it strangely reminded of the work of Norm Breyfogle), plus the Sinestro and Black Hand pages were very dynamic too. Poster worthy I thought.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
THE DUCK LOOKING ALIEN: Now if you look very closely at 'Twilight' actor, Robert Pattinson, doesn't he look like a duck to you? Well, just between us of course, I have heard a rumour that he carry's around with him a giant bill. 

THE TREE IN THE FORREST: Listen, foliage has the right to a 'casting call' at times, especially when I have already cast most of the characters in this book before. Therefore, in my own opinion, the tree in the purple forest is the same one pictured to the right. That's if its bark is worst than its bite.  

You can groan. That's OK.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
When In Doubt, Don't Run Away, Find A Pensioner And Then Threaten To Take They're Life. Love PETA.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Now in essence this story is about two people doing two things at once, which they are both kind of confused about doing. For instance: Stop the bag guys from kicking their heads in. Plus get come ugly looking git to help them out with this. Therefore, this issue reminds me of a movie about two women (who say they are good at multi-tasking), called 'Bride Wars'.




You know it makes sense.

FINAL thoughts...
OK, I have to admit, that this issue did not feel very much like a final part of an 'origin story'. Instead, it felt like a segway into another diversion amidst the 'Hal Jordan' saga.

Granted, as diversions go, it is a nice one to be a part of. Nonetheless, this type of a ploy will start to grate the more it continues, and I do not want it to grate, I want it to flourish. 

Agreed?

MARKS out of 10? 8.5