Monday, June 13, 2011

Green Lantern of 2814 Prepare Yourself...

So Green Lantern gets released on Friday and you can expect my review next week, today however I am kinda sick of it.

But your a huge Lantern fan - is what you are saying to yourself. Yep it's true I am. However it is an embarrassment of riches. I am starting to know what a hardcore Bat fan feels like, with the over saturation of the character. You can't turn your head without seeing some tie-in for the flick.Throw something green on and BAM! Lantern tie-in. Avocado on a sub? Green Lantern.

Green jelly on a donut? Green Lantern. It is almost like the superhero St. Patrick's Day. Throw some green food dye in it and you have GL beer. Yum.

Green Lantern of Death Star

I understand that being green makes it easy for the mainstream to associate with the film. Although I hear people confusing it with Green Hornet, so that's the mainstream for ya.

It does not help that I am not really enjoying the current comic storyline and am going back an re-reading pre Rebirth stories. Really just to step away from Johns for a while. He is an great writer, but may be overextending currently.

Also I just read an X book. I have not read an X book since Whedon wrote his first few issues and brought back Colossus. The book I picked up was Uncanny X-Force The Apocalypse Solution and it is fantastic. It basically the "would you kill Hitler as a baby" moral question. Even though it has the comics version of the GL saturation - Deadpool - I still enjoyed it immensely and recommend checking it out. It even forced me to do something that I never thought I would have to do - use the interwebs to look up a comic character. Fantomex, a character I had never heard of. This guy sure has a stereotypical convoluted comics back story.

So check back in next week for an in depth review of the Lantern movie from my very biased point of view.

Reading this week - Battle for the Abyss by Ben Counter

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