Untold Tales #668 Green Lantern Corps vs Vampblade

Can it be? Has the magical blade wielding femme fatale somehow managed to overcome the entire Green Lantern Corps?! And where’s Hal Jordan – surely he can save them? For the answer to that question, tune in to the next issue!

The New DCEU… Oh Dear

Over at The Beat, there’s news about the James Gunn led plans for the reboot of the DC films universe, apparently being called “Gods and Monsters”

Among the interesting news like the animated Creature Commandos movie above, there’s talk of a new Superman film (no surprise there), a new Batman film with Damian Wayne as Robin (m’eh), Booster Gold coming to TV along with “Lanterns” described as an “enormous TV event series” with both John Stewart and Hal Jordan in the role, and The Authority coming to the big screen as well.

And most of that sounds interesting to me . . . and then I read this:

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing.

Ugh. Tom King, he of the over-rated OMEGA MEN and the god-awful HEROES IN CRISIS. And what’s worse, James Gunn is saying that Tom King is one of his go-to guys, one of the circle of writers who will help him fashion this whole new slew of films and TVs. Were the Snyder movies not dark and grim enough for you, James? Please, anyone but Tom King needs to be involved in this.

And regarding the Supergirl film, I’ll let you go read Anj’s take on that.

Random Retrospective #5 – Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion #6

The final issue of a mini-series that bridged (I think) the New 52 and the Rebirth versions of the Green Lantern Corps, EDGE OF OBLIVION was a tale of the GLC getting back to their home universe after being stranded in some other/earlier universe following the events of GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY.

Finding a single planet with one remaining city, the GLC are then suckered by some tall, good looking gods who claim to want to save the city and its planet. The GLC led by John Stewart and Guy Gardner realise too late that the gods are monsters looking to find a way into our universe and begin feasting – because what else do these sort of creatures do?

Multiple Green Lanterns are killed but as we’ve never met these ones before, their loss is used to illustrate the scale of the issue rather than to elicit an emotional response, plus as they die, their rings head off to find replacements and Simon Baz realises they must be sensing the GLC’s home universe. He tracks them to a rip in reality and follows them through.

The Corps move the city to Mogo and then push the aliens back to the planet which, like Mogo, is sentient.

With the planet trapping the monsters, the GLC (including Mogo and its new city) are able to reach the tear in reality and head through, disappearing into the unknown.

EDGE OF OBLIVION wasn’t a bad series – I remember enjoying it more than THE LOST ARMY that came before it – but am not sure it was ever mentioned again; I certainly don’t think the saved city on Mogo was ever revisited, though feel free to tell me I’m wrong.

It was nice, though, to see members of the GLC like Two Six, Iolande, and Graf Toren that haven’t been around much lately.