To QUOTE Friedrich Schiller: 'The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error'.
Now listen up, people. I know we've all been through a bad patch recently. Especially since the Earth has become a no Lantern zone, the Khund has turned the universe against us, plus that wanker Walker keeps on whining all of the poxy time.
So hear this. We won't take this crap lying down anymore! I refuse to have the Green Lanterns Corps' good name tarnished by those f*ckers. Today we fight back, my friend's. Today we fight back by getting organised, getting prepared, and getting those shape-shifting tosser's on that planet I can't spell the name of.
So come on, corps! Follow my lead and get behind your leader, Hal Jordan. Hurrah!
Overall 'Shipping Out' was an amazing tale to spend some time with. Not only was Billy's artwork more detailed than ever before, but Robert's story-line was even better than the artwork on display.
To start of with I did enjoy how some of the secondary characters were clearly defined in their own right. With each of them having a very distinct role to play within these proceedings.
Secondly, I found Baz's cameo a welcome addition to this tale. And it was greatly enhanced with him now becoming a chaperone to the 'Earth bound Jordan's'.
Also, the positive vibe which was strewn throughout this escapade was an added boon too. And this -- just like the characterization's themselves -- were greatly supported with a number of jovial comments which literally make me bust a gut.
Well? Was Jesus a Green Lantern or not? Ha!
I suppose the only slight problem I had with this issue is that it took a couple of pages for me to understand where it was headed. Admittedly, this wasn't a huge problem to contend with. It'd say it was a nanno problem at best.
Whilst reading that scene where Hal began rallying the troupes, out of the blue Eminem's rhythmical anthem, 'Lose Yourself', suddenly entered my mind, and I could just imaging him doing the same thing upon the comic book page.
On a conceptual level this story was about a man having to make some sacrifices to do the best for his partners, his vocation, plus to defend everyone against the bad-guys. Yadda-yadda-yadda. So to me, nothing optimizes this type of valor more than the one time cowboy on yesteryear, Randolph Scott.
Go on. Just watch one of his films and you'll see what I mean.
Now I would like to take this opportunity to thank Robert Venditti for tweeting my articles, and for making this book a must read book every single month.
Honestly. Ever since Geoff jumped off of this title and he jumped on it, I wasn't quite sure how this series would then progress. A part of me thought Robert and Billy were just another 'fly by night' creative team who'd show up, create a couple of issues, and then get kicked out because they couldn't compare to Geoff's previous high standards.
But no. I was wrong. Very-very wrong. Not only has Robert has made 'Green Lantern' his book on a narrative level, but I'd go so far as to say that I like his writing style a lot more than Geoff's.
I love this book. I really love this book. And I don't want this roller-coaster ride to end.