GREEN LANTERN #19

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[ BARGAIN BASEMENT LANTERNS ]  
Who has the power to bring down the corps? And can this person then varnish my floor? It would need two coats not three. Plus he would have to sing like Nanny McPhee! Whilst composing a very grand musical score. Yeah. Like the one cobbled together by the Writer: Geoff Johns; the Artists: Ardian Syaf and Symon Kudranski; plus the Publisher: DC Comics, in March, 2013. La-La-La-Laaaaaaa!

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this NINTH PART of 'Wrath Of The First Lantern'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Not so long after he tells Baz and the Templar Guardian's to 'piss off', Sinestro flies all the way to the planet Korugar and asks officer Arsona for some help. 
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: No. Not at all. Before he can even raise a finger, the First Lantern turns up and brain-f*cks Sinestro to oblivion.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Hal Jordan thinks about kicking the bucket whilst loitering around the dead zone.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With Korugar going, BANG! Hal going, SPLAT! And Sinestro going, BING!

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Now for completely the wrong reasons, I thought it very memorable when Sinestro said to Arsona...

'If you listen to me, Arsona, so will Korugar. And if the people of Korugar are behind me, the Corps will have to reconsider following my command'.

Well, it does sound a little like 'If you're my friend, then I get a lot of other friends afterwards', doesn't it? And it doesn't sound anything like a well crafted master plan devised by an interstellar tactician!

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Although the 'perverted history' formula has been done to death throughout this storyline, I have to admit, I did like reading Sinestro's grilling this time round. To me, it just came across as one mans stubborn plight in upholding his own nihilistic values, thus prompting him to follow the path less travelled.
(+) In my opinion Ardian Syaf's art works best when he works bigger. It's almost like that whenever he has to 'think big'; he taps into something within himself that make him perform better than before.
(+) I did get a kick out of the conclusion to this tale, but I think it would be wiser if I touched upon this facet in my overall summation down below.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Now I do like Hal as a character. Honestly. I do. But I found his 'I have to kill myself so I can save the universe' spiel, a bit too yawn-some at times, prompting me to yelp at the comic 'get on with it then' whenever he began his yadda-yadda-yadda.  

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two WELL KNOWN MOVIE STARS.
JASON STATHAM AS SINESTRO: A lot of people don't know this, but during his time as an actor, Mister Statham once attempted to usurp the power of Hollywood with a toothpick.

Wait a minute! Was that real or a cheese induced dream? Damn. I still made my point I think!

KATIE LEUNG AS ARSONA: I kid you not; I once saw Katie stripped butt-naked and painted head to toe in bright pink paint.

 Noo!!!!!! Damn that Cheese!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted' -- Mahatma Gandhi

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'HEARTBREAKER' BY DIONNE WARICK: This song complements this story for two very specific reasons. Firstly, they both involve heartbreak on a physical and an emotional level. And secondly, because it's a lot better than that poxy song sung by Cheryl Cole and Will.I.Am. Nuff said.




ANYTHING Else?
OK, so without giving too much away, I wasn't too sure what to feel after reading this issue of 'Green Lantern'. Part of me felt rather excited for its future Whilst another part of me felt 'Oh no. Not again. Can't DC please come up with something new for a change?'.

I mean, come off it, how many deaths and rebirths does a comic book fan have to read? We get it DC, OK? Death equals Ka-ching for you guys. But for us -- we, the fans -- it signals another lengthy story arc that tells less of a tale and more of a long and drawn out situations of events.

Listen, I'm not trying to imply that this particular tale was pants. No. Of course not. Just that sometimes cliff-hangers doesn't away have to involve a cliff -- if you get my gist.

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Form of Respiratory Care, It Would Be a Pace-Maker Set to a Rumba Paced Theme. BOOM-BADA-BOOM-BOOM!