100 Issues Ago October 2013

While a large part of the DCU was off dealing with the results of FOREVER EVIL as mentioned last month, the Green Lantern family of titles started Lights Out, a multi-part story that told the arrival of Relic and his determination to stop all the Lantern Corps, not just the Green, from draining the well of the emotional spectrum. Here Relic arrives on Oa having already kicked the collective behinds of White Lantern Kyle Rayner, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, and the Templar Guardians. Despite the Corps attempts, and Hal Jordan stepping up and actually acting like a leader, it’s not long before the Central Power Battery is drained by Relic and the Corps left powerless.

My recollection of Venditti’s run on GREEN LANTERN is mostly positive, and the Lights Out storyline was one of the stand outs, I think.

Elsewhere in DC, FOREVER EVIL smears itself across multiple titles; Power Girl copes with a loss of powers in WORLDS’ FINEST; Jim Starlin continues ignoring everything that’s ever happened in STORMWATCH and writes his own stories, paying no attention to the DCU; SWAMP THING‘s villain Seeder is revealed to be an old adversary; and it’s the last issue of EARTH-2 written by James Robinson who was (if I recall correctly) rather unceremoniously dropped from the title.

Outside of DC, Dark Horse continues it’s adaptation of George Lucas’ original draft of THE STAR WARS, while Oni Press launches LETTER 44 by Charles Soule which I picked up as I was impressed by his writing in SWAMP THING.

Monday Mash-Ups #10

Back on my old blog, I ran a series of related posts on Mondays and I’ve been wanting to do something along those lines here.

So, and I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis, I’ve mashed up a few comic covers.

Each week I randomly generate two years and two months and then compare the titles I own from both those dates, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

Okay, I will hold my hand up – the Super-Team Family blog influence is now in full effect.

The last mash-ups I’ve done have all taken one or more characters and inserted them into the cover of another series; it took me nine attempts to work out that Ross over at Super-Team Family is actually creating his own covers by combining the characters into something new, not an existing cover. I hope he and any of his readers that happen to see this and the following mash-ups as respectful homages.

Who would you rather see as the new Green Lantern? Hal Jordan or John Carter? Hell, why not Carol Ferris or Dejah Thoris?