I'm just getting into the world of Lanterns, thanks to blackest night, and I'm really liking Kyle Rayner. What do you suggest I read? Also would this months's Green Lantern corps be a good start?
For Kyle Rayner, not too much of his run has been collected sadly. Essential reading however would be Emerald Twilight/New Dawn, which sees the corps destruction and Kyle gain the ring.
Other Kyle goodness would perhaps be the 4 tpbs of Winick’s run that have been released, but they could be hard to get hold of now. If anything it’s a nice run that sees Kyle really come to terms with being Green Lantern, and there’s also him becoming Ion for the first time. He’s also in the 1997 JLA series, which should be picked up anyway because it is pretty damn good.
If you’re just interested in follwing his story in the post-Rebirth era, then you can forget them, and just try to pick up the two Ion tpbs alongside the Sinestro Corps War and the current Green Lantern Corps series, where he’s become a central figure.
As for this month being a nice jumping on point - it is. Bedard starts off a brand new storyline, which deals with Kyle, Soranik and Sinestro, which can only lead to fun times. :)
Just a quick note to say that I’ve finally got round to sorting out the links on my page. For the first time, there’s a direct link to Population GO, which is always handy. Saves people a few seconds instead of copying and pasting the url in the address bar.
Also I’ve created a new page which lists my reviews, as opposed to redirecting to the searched tagged page. Should make it easier to keep track of what I review, and to quickly scan and see what I’ve done.
And that’s about it for now. I may have a scheme change in the not too distant future too.
Posted earlier on Population GO, but here it is on my tumblr now.
Writer: Judd Winick Pencillers: Daryl Banks, Mark Bright Inkers: Andy Smith, Jordi Ensign, Rich Faber, John Lowe
Judd Winick seems to be very much a marmite writer. I’ve seen an awful lot of people who think his work and the themes he explores are well written and that the issues involved need more exposure, and just as many who condemn him for preaching to readers because of his past views and not being able to tell a competent story. This is the first trade of his run on Green Lantern, where he picked up the reigns from the overly successful reboot and run undertaken by Ron Marz.
The question therefore is can Winick provide an intriguing story and build upon the legacy left by Marz on the 90s Green Lantern title? Is this worth reading if you are a fan of Kyle Rayner, or the Green Lantern franchise in general? Read on to find out.
Hello to you all. It seems like it has been forever since I’ve been able to come on here in my own luxury.
A quick little update from me here. I’m now fully operational at command central, and hopefully there should be no more lengthy absences.
For those who have recently started following, my format is fairly standard. I basically post some panels from comics I’m reading or see that I find amusing, as well as reviews of trade paperbacks, which I now post on Population GO too. Normal service in this respect should resume soon.
In terms of reviews, I’m looking at updating my Booster Gold ones and adding vol 3, and having a go at Judd Winick’s Green Lantern that has been collected.