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10 thoughts on “Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Fearsome

  1. Anne Anne says:

    Not a bad addition to the GL books, but it almost feels like there are too many GL off shoots out there right now It s getting hard to keep up with all of the stories floating around in the Lantern verse.This one deals with John and Guy on a mission to stop some bad guys called The Keepers Unfortunately, they are mostly just cleaning up the mess made by the Guardians It s a good story and the writing and art are solid, but I m not convinced that I care enough any It may be time to stream Not a bad addition to the GL books, but it almost feels like there are too many GL off shoots out there right now It s getting hard to keep up with all of the stories floating around in the Lantern verse.This one deals with John and Guy on a mission to stop some bad guys called The Keepers Unfortunately, they are mostly just cleaning up the mess made by the Guardians It s a good story and the writing and art are solid, but I m not convinced that I care enough any It may be time to streamline these stories into one or two titles.Just sayin.Best part of the whole book was Matian Manhunter and his Stormwatch reference


  2. Nicky Nicky says:

    On the one hand, this is a heck of an introduction to the Green Lanterns There s so many characters and concepts packed in, and I had to play a fair amount of catchup I was never sure what was a New 52 innovation and what was established canon, how I should be judging the storyline So I couldn t tell you if someone was suddenly overpowered or turned into an enormous asshole.I did enjoy it, though It s a bit thin on character because there are so many Green Lanterns in the story, but it gives On the one hand, this is a heck of an introduction to the Green Lanterns There s so many characters and concepts packed in, and I had to play a fair amount of catchup I was never sure what was a New 52 innovation and what was established canon, how I should be judging the storyline So I couldn t tell you if someone was suddenly overpowered or turned into an enormous asshole.I did enjoy it, though It s a bit thin on character because there are so many Green Lanterns in the story, but it gives us an introduction to the Corps and who they are, what they believe in There are some interesting character moments for John Stewart, which I found intriguing he makes some rough decisions and has to live with them, and does so honorably, to my mind.I actually enjoyed this enough that I will pick up other Green Lantern comics in the future, at least to try


  3. David David says:

    Great book Easily one of the very best of the New 52, maybe even the best Tomasi s been handing in terrific stories now for years and he should be considered DC s best and brightest He s right up there with Johns and Morrison and often he s better than either Though I must admit that the gimmick of the Guardians screw up biting the Corps on the butt is getting a bit tired It s time to see them as wise and flawless for a few years or their screws up won t mean anything Still what we have h Great book Easily one of the very best of the New 52, maybe even the best Tomasi s been handing in terrific stories now for years and he should be considered DC s best and brightest He s right up there with Johns and Morrison and often he s better than either Though I must admit that the gimmick of the Guardians screw up biting the Corps on the butt is getting a bit tired It s time to see them as wise and flawless for a few years or their screws up won t mean anything Still what we have here in this volume is compelling and suspenseful


  4. Fluffyroundabout Fluffyroundabout says:

    One of the weaker GL titles going off this volume alone It s a pretty standard GL story and the bad guys, the keepers, seemed badass but man do they get boring quick You might want to buy this to readJohn Stewart and Guy Gardner but they re not very interesting in this title, they re just not written well especially Guy.That being said, there is one action which is actually really impactful to the reader and to the person who commits this action it s a big deal.The art is good, the w One of the weaker GL titles going off this volume alone It s a pretty standard GL story and the bad guys, the keepers, seemed badass but man do they get boring quick You might want to buy this to readJohn Stewart and Guy Gardner but they re not very interesting in this title, they re just not written well especially Guy.That being said, there is one action which is actually really impactful to the reader and to the person who commits this action it s a big deal.The art is good, the writing is just ok and the story is nothing special overall.Recommended to GL completionists only, unless perhaps this title gets better which I ve yet to find out


  5. Gary Butler Gary Butler says:

    It started out with a great an wondrous idea But this idea was wasted as each new chapter took the story further from the cool andto the stupid 3 5


  6. Cale Cale says:

    I guess the New 52 wasn t really a reboot When you reboot something, you at least explain the basics of it over again for new readers And that s definitely not happening here Barely any explanation of what the Green Lantern Corps is, or who the characters are instead it delves into minutia built off a new feature of the corps The story itself is okay not wonderful and the new twist is basically an excuse for new enemies who are in the end pretty uninspiring It does explore a little of the I guess the New 52 wasn t really a reboot When you reboot something, you at least explain the basics of it over again for new readers And that s definitely not happening here Barely any explanation of what the Green Lantern Corps is, or who the characters are instead it delves into minutia built off a new feature of the corps The story itself is okay not wonderful and the new twist is basically an excuse for new enemies who are in the end pretty uninspiring It does explore a little of the key features of Lanterns Gardner and Stewart, but it s really not an introduction to either of them.As a Green Lantern story, it s okay As a reboot, it is woefully inadequate


  7. C.J. Edmunds C.J. Edmunds says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here All is new to some degree but not well in the GL Universe as this New 52 collection opens with the murder of two Lanterns in their own Sector House in Sector 3599 by seemingly invisible intruders that are immune to the Green Power Ring With that the mystery is set and we move on to find our heroes, Lantern Gardner and John Stewart having issues with having to find a real day job as a coach and with some red tape an architect, respectively It seems they are coming to accept and realize that All is new to some degree but not well in the GL Universe as this New 52 collection opens with the murder of two Lanterns in their own Sector House in Sector 3599 by seemingly invisible intruders that are immune to the Green Power Ring With that the mystery is set and we move on to find our heroes, Lantern Gardner and John Stewart having issues with having to find a real day job as a coach and with some red tape an architect, respectively It seems they are coming to accept and realize that they can dogood being a Lantern than having to balance a real and normal life in the process, as according to Gardner, it s not all that s cracked up to be Returning to Oa, they respond to a crisis on Sector 3599 the water planet Nerro, only to find it drained completely of water with the inhabitants of the planet all piled up with the exception of the bodies of two Green Lanterns skewered for all to see, sending the message to our Corps that this new baddie means business The planet s water, as revealed in the succeeding panels, has somehow been transported, or in this case, teleported to an unknown location ruled by a cloaked figure that has missed the sound of the sea He responds to a report of a problem on the planet Xabas And the problem is reallyof Gardner and rest of the Corps trying to prevent the teleporting of another natural resource, this time the trees and forests They are soon met by a force coming out of the warp hole dressed in black but wielding green energy blades that proves troublesome for our heroes as they are immune to the power of the Lantern ring spoiler begins Luckily for them, Lantern Porter from Oa with the capability of teleporting fellow Lanterns arrives just in the nick of time and proves to be the much needed reinforcement But in spite of his best efforts, not all Lanterns were brought safely back to Oa As it is, Lantern Vandor and Stewart were just some of the GL s left behind for Lantern Porter was unable to teleport them all back But in spite of the defeat, Gardner was able to capture one of the new baddies for interrogation and when they couldn t make any progress, Jonn Jonz aka Martian Manhunter came in and with his empathic abilities extracted the much needed intel and revealing these new baddies to be called The Keepers And that they are called such for they are the ones tending to all of the batteries of each and every Green Lantern If you d recall, the Lanterns safekeep their personal batteries in an undisclosed pocket universe for easy and effortless access Now it seems these Keepers wantand are after the Central Power Battery in OA Their existence was only known to the Guardians after the Smurfs discovered the existence of the planet called Urak Its atmospheric core allowed an instantaneous conduit that allowed unlimited retrieval of a battery for every Green Lantern The inhabitants of the planet were thus provided for in perpetuity, in exchange for keeping the batteries safe But it was only a short time ago that the Guardians, without warning whatsoever, came in and removed each and every battery from the Keeper s custody and thus severing the connection that has already formed between all the Lantern batteries and the planet as it served as a crop and sustained the planet and its people and infused their DNA with an already potent resource of Will Without the Lanterns, the planet began to die.This explains why the Keepers pillaged different planets for their different resources in order to stay alive Meanwhile back on Urak, Lantern Stewart, Vandor and Kirrt are being interrogated, or should I say, tortured by the leader of the Keepers in disclosing to them the Vibrational Matrix signature that will allow them to breach Oa s orbital force field without alerting the Guardians to their stargate The interrogation which consisted of electrocution on top of three days without food and water proved to be too much even for a stalwart Lantern And at the last minute when Lantern Kirrt was about to disclose the code and give way, John Stewart does what we say is the unthinkable, which is dispose of a fellow Lantern by twisting his neck and hereby leaving his ring to look for a new recruit That served as the much needed distraction Stewart needed to break free temporarily from the Keepers and fly out onto the barren field while running on reserved energy.And just when it s back to square one for my favorite Lantern Stewart, Guy Gardner, armed with military weapons, along with the Mean Machine a group of bad ass Lanterns camping out below Gardner s own bar called Warriors underneath Oa, comes to the rescue and engages the Keepers head on And of course you could count on Gardner to think of a crazy idea and follow thru He deduced that the only way to fight someone with that much willpower is to not engage it with the same element that fuels it but give it what it lacks, which is the element of FEAR So he drops a Fear Bomb on the Keepers by way of two Sinestro Corps War prisoners kept in one of the science cells The cells detonate on contact and imbue the Keepers with Fear and had them begging for mercy which is pretty much the antithesis of how they were moments before.The situation is soon resolved and decided upon by the Guardians of course that the Keepers dig a grave of each and every one of their victims, which according to Gardner is a lifelong sentence The compilation ends with Lantern John Stewart bringing Lantern Kirrt s body to his home planet of Lorror on Sector 2451, where not only was Kirrt regarded a hero by his family and also the recipient of a tombstone befitting a Lantern All in all Peter Tomasi again has done a whirlwind of a good ride with this First volume of the New 52 for Green Lantern Corps that collects Issues 1 7 While I was expecting a cliffhanger of an ending, it was rather an emotional one with John Stewart accepting his guilt at having to kill Kirrt in order to protect the Corps and leaving it out from his report Lantern Vandorr doesn t condemn what Stewart had to do but also reminds John that at times the Corps needs someone to act as their conscience and that he is it.Stewart for his most part may be racking up his list of high profile body counts by adding Kirrt to this list, as well as the decimation of the Planet Xanshi and most recently of Lantern Mogo, during the War of the Green Lanterns, who if in case you didn t know was also a planet But John Stewart, when you think about it, is the best person to handle radical life and death situations like these, for not only has he made difficult decisions and lived through them, his military background also allows him to focus on the task at hand, prevent his emotions from getting the best of him just to get the job done Now does that make him the perfect emotionless Lantern that some may label him to be On the contrary, he is the Lantern that has a lot of emotion and heart to go around, and is good at having to distill what amount of it needs to be shown, needs to be channelled in order to continue to be good at his job That s why it was no surprise that prior to the New 52 and during the Brightest Day crisis, he was offered to become an Alpha Lantern to which his quick thinking prevailed and allowed him to deny the post and think clearly at the consequences of being one All in all it was good, for should that have happened, we probably would have oneemotionless sentry going about their duty and only seeing a situation in absolutes the black or the white But lucky for us, John still remains human and is willing to navigate the gray areas of being a Lantern And that I think is a key ingredient why he has survived thus far and why the Universe is all thebetter for it.Can t wait for the next volume that pits our beloved Corps with a nemesis closer to home andof the ramifications of John Stewart s decision to kill off a fellow Lantern You can read the review with pics at


  8. Gavin Gavin says:

    The writing here by Tomasi is horrid He just feels the need to hammer you over the head and spell out everything he has just done It ruins some of the rather good art, and some of the concepts in the storyline that might have been cool if not just bludgeoned to death by his awful dialogue.The idea for the story is actually one I like yet another stupid move by the Guardians in their arrogant treatment of everyone leads to another group of people pissed off, and this time they re immune to Gre The writing here by Tomasi is horrid He just feels the need to hammer you over the head and spell out everything he has just done It ruins some of the rather good art, and some of the concepts in the storyline that might have been cool if not just bludgeoned to death by his awful dialogue.The idea for the story is actually one I like yet another stupid move by the Guardians in their arrogant treatment of everyone leads to another group of people pissed off, and this time they re immune to Green Lantern Rings and killing off Lanterns I also liked the idea that Guy Gardner and John Stewart don t fit on Earth as easily as Kyle and Hal because they didn t hide behind masks That being said, for a reboot, they still keep Guy one dimensional, only fleshing out John a bit .There s also an appearance from a former favourite of the JLA, who seems to be one of the only rebooted characters in the DCU Martian Manhunter.He s still part of Stormwatch here, but the group threatening is bad enough, he helps Guy out with some infohis appearance is one of the highlights, and that s bad when you ve got a whole GL Corps to work with.There s also some recycling of ideas from Tomasi s Batman and Robin Vol 1 one of the major characters actually kills someone, and then has to live with it If this is his major play now, throwing in a death murder killing to shock or make us examine closer, he s not going to be writing these books for long.It really is a shame, because some of the secondary characters in the Corps that we meet including a grizzled old vets group that lives beneath Guy s bar are fantastic additions, and I hope to seeof them It just all gets nearly ruined by Tomasi s writing dialogue, which is the equivalent of TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO EMPHASIZE HOW LOUD AND VERY IMPORTANT THE POINT HE IS MAKING MUST BE TO THE STUPID READER.In fact, he even includes a character who is slow due to birthing complications as per his fatherso that Tomasi has yet another excuse to explain to us again what has just transpired and what it meansApproach with caution, if you re an optimist, focus on the cool Lanterns introduced, or John and Guy getting some book time, or MM showing up Otherwise, don t say I didn t warn you


  9. Derrick Derrick says:

    Very strong opening volume in the NU52 run of GLC While it has its silly parts, this is a thoughtful story withdepth than just bad guys vs good guys It s a look at colonialism, for one, cloaked as a battle between the GL Corps and creepy aliens called Keepers Consider a loose parallel from history The Congo, a place colonized by the Belgians and plundered for its resources When the Belgians left, they had taken almost everything of value, leaving the people poor and disorganized No Very strong opening volume in the NU52 run of GLC While it has its silly parts, this is a thoughtful story withdepth than just bad guys vs good guys It s a look at colonialism, for one, cloaked as a battle between the GL Corps and creepy aliens called Keepers Consider a loose parallel from history The Congo, a place colonized by the Belgians and plundered for its resources When the Belgians left, they had taken almost everything of value, leaving the people poor and disorganized Now imagine if the people of the Congo got their hands on nuclear weapons Out of desperation and anger, they killed a lot of people and then threatened Brussels and all of Belgium with destruction In the end, the Belgians were able to use their superior resources to defeat the Africans before they could put their plan in motion, leaving the people of the Congodowntrodden than ever What would that say about the Belgians and their responsibility for the people they used and crushed even as they were fighting a defensive battle against a very dangerous enemy That s essentially what happens in this book Tomasi doesn t linger on the politics, focusing mostly on telling a big, entertaining story But he s given us enough to know that it s the kind of theme he had in mind The best part of the story is the epilogue issue, where John Stewart has to face the consequences of doing something horrifying but necessary The last few pages made me tear up Also, I liked the opening with Guy Garder and John Stewart experiencing difficulty building a normal life on earth given their public identities as Lanterns Terrific character moments that make you care


  10. Kyle Kyle says:

    This was a really good Green Lantern Corps story with plenty of action and testing of characters I especially liked the final issue which acts as denouement post mortem to the first six issues and really focuses on Lantern Stewart s inner conflicts This volume really makes me wonder something, though why do the Green Lanterns not jump ship I mean, it is SOOOOO obvious that the Guardians are not the good guys, and it has been apparently so for a long, long time If the Green Lanterns have suc This was a really good Green Lantern Corps story with plenty of action and testing of characters I especially liked the final issue which acts as denouement post mortem to the first six issues and really focuses on Lantern Stewart s inner conflicts This volume really makes me wonder something, though why do the Green Lanterns not jump ship I mean, it is SOOOOO obvious that the Guardians are not the good guys, and it has been apparently so for a long, long time If the Green Lanterns have such astute moral compasses, how can they bear continuing to work for such terrible bosses This silliness really stands out in Fearsome.Also, is it just me or does the GL universe seem to be completely uninfected by the New 52 reboot Nothing seems to have been altered at all with the Green Lantern Corps it s as if the reboot had no bearing on its continuum whatsoever Everything pre Flashpoint has simply continued on, full steam ahead, after the reboot.And that is my biggest problem with this volume of Green Lantern Corps It doesn t feel like it is a part of the New 52 It feels like an older story that never made it to print I m hoping that future issues will give some indication that the GL universe has shifted just like every thing else in the DCU post Flashpoint.3.5 5


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Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Fearsome ➶ Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Fearsome Free ➬ Author Peter J. Tomasi – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A New York Times Bestseller As part of the DC New event, the Green Lantern Corps return, led by fan favorite Lanterns Guy Gardner and John StewartWhen a new menace, The Keepers, begins to march acro ANew York Times Bestseller As part Corps, Volume PDF ↠ of the DC Newevent, the Green Lantern Corps return, led by fan favorite Lanterns Guy Gardner and John StewartWhen a new menace, The Keepers, begins to march across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations, it is up to The Corps, severely outnumbered, to stop them The Corps soon find Green Lantern Kindle - one of their own held by the ruthless Keepers and must figure out a way to save their comrade and defeat the Keepers without the Green Lantern s most powerful weapon, their power ringsCollecting Green Lantern Corps.

10 thoughts on “Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Fearsome

  1. Anne Anne says:

    Not a bad addition to the GL books, but it almost feels like there are too many GL off shoots out there right now It s getting hard to keep up with all of the stories floating around in the Lantern verse.This one deals with John and Guy on a mission to stop some bad guys called The Keepers Unfortunately, they are mostly just cleaning up the mess made by the Guardians It s a good story and the writing and art are solid, but I m not convinced that I care enough any It may be time to stream Not a bad addition to the GL books, but it almost feels like there are too many GL off shoots out there right now It s getting hard to keep up with all of the stories floating around in the Lantern verse.This one deals with John and Guy on a mission to stop some bad guys called The Keepers Unfortunately, they are mostly just cleaning up the mess made by the Guardians It s a good story and the writing and art are solid, but I m not convinced that I care enough any It may be time to streamline these stories into one or two titles.Just sayin.Best part of the whole book was Matian Manhunter and his Stormwatch reference

  2. Nicky Nicky says:

    On the one hand, this is a heck of an introduction to the Green Lanterns There s so many characters and concepts packed in, and I had to play a fair amount of catchup I was never sure what was a New 52 innovation and what was established canon, how I should be judging the storyline So I couldn t tell you if someone was suddenly overpowered or turned into an enormous asshole.I did enjoy it, though It s a bit thin on character because there are so many Green Lanterns in the story, but it gives On the one hand, this is a heck of an introduction to the Green Lanterns There s so many characters and concepts packed in, and I had to play a fair amount of catchup I was never sure what was a New 52 innovation and what was established canon, how I should be judging the storyline So I couldn t tell you if someone was suddenly overpowered or turned into an enormous asshole.I did enjoy it, though It s a bit thin on character because there are so many Green Lanterns in the story, but it gives us an introduction to the Corps and who they are, what they believe in There are some interesting character moments for John Stewart, which I found intriguing he makes some rough decisions and has to live with them, and does so honorably, to my mind.I actually enjoyed this enough that I will pick up other Green Lantern comics in the future, at least to try

  3. David David says:

    Great book Easily one of the very best of the New 52, maybe even the best Tomasi s been handing in terrific stories now for years and he should be considered DC s best and brightest He s right up there with Johns and Morrison and often he s better than either Though I must admit that the gimmick of the Guardians screw up biting the Corps on the butt is getting a bit tired It s time to see them as wise and flawless for a few years or their screws up won t mean anything Still what we have h Great book Easily one of the very best of the New 52, maybe even the best Tomasi s been handing in terrific stories now for years and he should be considered DC s best and brightest He s right up there with Johns and Morrison and often he s better than either Though I must admit that the gimmick of the Guardians screw up biting the Corps on the butt is getting a bit tired It s time to see them as wise and flawless for a few years or their screws up won t mean anything Still what we have here in this volume is compelling and suspenseful

  4. Fluffyroundabout Fluffyroundabout says:

    One of the weaker GL titles going off this volume alone It s a pretty standard GL story and the bad guys, the keepers, seemed badass but man do they get boring quick You might want to buy this to readJohn Stewart and Guy Gardner but they re not very interesting in this title, they re just not written well especially Guy.That being said, there is one action which is actually really impactful to the reader and to the person who commits this action it s a big deal.The art is good, the w One of the weaker GL titles going off this volume alone It s a pretty standard GL story and the bad guys, the keepers, seemed badass but man do they get boring quick You might want to buy this to readJohn Stewart and Guy Gardner but they re not very interesting in this title, they re just not written well especially Guy.That being said, there is one action which is actually really impactful to the reader and to the person who commits this action it s a big deal.The art is good, the writing is just ok and the story is nothing special overall.Recommended to GL completionists only, unless perhaps this title gets better which I ve yet to find out

  5. Gary Butler Gary Butler says:

    It started out with a great an wondrous idea But this idea was wasted as each new chapter took the story further from the cool andto the stupid 3 5

  6. Cale Cale says:

    I guess the New 52 wasn t really a reboot When you reboot something, you at least explain the basics of it over again for new readers And that s definitely not happening here Barely any explanation of what the Green Lantern Corps is, or who the characters are instead it delves into minutia built off a new feature of the corps The story itself is okay not wonderful and the new twist is basically an excuse for new enemies who are in the end pretty uninspiring It does explore a little of the I guess the New 52 wasn t really a reboot When you reboot something, you at least explain the basics of it over again for new readers And that s definitely not happening here Barely any explanation of what the Green Lantern Corps is, or who the characters are instead it delves into minutia built off a new feature of the corps The story itself is okay not wonderful and the new twist is basically an excuse for new enemies who are in the end pretty uninspiring It does explore a little of the key features of Lanterns Gardner and Stewart, but it s really not an introduction to either of them.As a Green Lantern story, it s okay As a reboot, it is woefully inadequate

  7. C.J. Edmunds C.J. Edmunds says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here All is new to some degree but not well in the GL Universe as this New 52 collection opens with the murder of two Lanterns in their own Sector House in Sector 3599 by seemingly invisible intruders that are immune to the Green Power Ring With that the mystery is set and we move on to find our heroes, Lantern Gardner and John Stewart having issues with having to find a real day job as a coach and with some red tape an architect, respectively It seems they are coming to accept and realize that All is new to some degree but not well in the GL Universe as this New 52 collection opens with the murder of two Lanterns in their own Sector House in Sector 3599 by seemingly invisible intruders that are immune to the Green Power Ring With that the mystery is set and we move on to find our heroes, Lantern Gardner and John Stewart having issues with having to find a real day job as a coach and with some red tape an architect, respectively It seems they are coming to accept and realize that they can dogood being a Lantern than having to balance a real and normal life in the process, as according to Gardner, it s not all that s cracked up to be Returning to Oa, they respond to a crisis on Sector 3599 the water planet Nerro, only to find it drained completely of water with the inhabitants of the planet all piled up with the exception of the bodies of two Green Lanterns skewered for all to see, sending the message to our Corps that this new baddie means business The planet s water, as revealed in the succeeding panels, has somehow been transported, or in this case, teleported to an unknown location ruled by a cloaked figure that has missed the sound of the sea He responds to a report of a problem on the planet Xabas And the problem is reallyof Gardner and rest of the Corps trying to prevent the teleporting of another natural resource, this time the trees and forests They are soon met by a force coming out of the warp hole dressed in black but wielding green energy blades that proves troublesome for our heroes as they are immune to the power of the Lantern ring spoiler begins Luckily for them, Lantern Porter from Oa with the capability of teleporting fellow Lanterns arrives just in the nick of time and proves to be the much needed reinforcement But in spite of his best efforts, not all Lanterns were brought safely back to Oa As it is, Lantern Vandor and Stewart were just some of the GL s left behind for Lantern Porter was unable to teleport them all back But in spite of the defeat, Gardner was able to capture one of the new baddies for interrogation and when they couldn t make any progress, Jonn Jonz aka Martian Manhunter came in and with his empathic abilities extracted the much needed intel and revealing these new baddies to be called The Keepers And that they are called such for they are the ones tending to all of the batteries of each and every Green Lantern If you d recall, the Lanterns safekeep their personal batteries in an undisclosed pocket universe for easy and effortless access Now it seems these Keepers wantand are after the Central Power Battery in OA Their existence was only known to the Guardians after the Smurfs discovered the existence of the planet called Urak Its atmospheric core allowed an instantaneous conduit that allowed unlimited retrieval of a battery for every Green Lantern The inhabitants of the planet were thus provided for in perpetuity, in exchange for keeping the batteries safe But it was only a short time ago that the Guardians, without warning whatsoever, came in and removed each and every battery from the Keeper s custody and thus severing the connection that has already formed between all the Lantern batteries and the planet as it served as a crop and sustained the planet and its people and infused their DNA with an already potent resource of Will Without the Lanterns, the planet began to die.This explains why the Keepers pillaged different planets for their different resources in order to stay alive Meanwhile back on Urak, Lantern Stewart, Vandor and Kirrt are being interrogated, or should I say, tortured by the leader of the Keepers in disclosing to them the Vibrational Matrix signature that will allow them to breach Oa s orbital force field without alerting the Guardians to their stargate The interrogation which consisted of electrocution on top of three days without food and water proved to be too much even for a stalwart Lantern And at the last minute when Lantern Kirrt was about to disclose the code and give way, John Stewart does what we say is the unthinkable, which is dispose of a fellow Lantern by twisting his neck and hereby leaving his ring to look for a new recruit That served as the much needed distraction Stewart needed to break free temporarily from the Keepers and fly out onto the barren field while running on reserved energy.And just when it s back to square one for my favorite Lantern Stewart, Guy Gardner, armed with military weapons, along with the Mean Machine a group of bad ass Lanterns camping out below Gardner s own bar called Warriors underneath Oa, comes to the rescue and engages the Keepers head on And of course you could count on Gardner to think of a crazy idea and follow thru He deduced that the only way to fight someone with that much willpower is to not engage it with the same element that fuels it but give it what it lacks, which is the element of FEAR So he drops a Fear Bomb on the Keepers by way of two Sinestro Corps War prisoners kept in one of the science cells The cells detonate on contact and imbue the Keepers with Fear and had them begging for mercy which is pretty much the antithesis of how they were moments before.The situation is soon resolved and decided upon by the Guardians of course that the Keepers dig a grave of each and every one of their victims, which according to Gardner is a lifelong sentence The compilation ends with Lantern John Stewart bringing Lantern Kirrt s body to his home planet of Lorror on Sector 2451, where not only was Kirrt regarded a hero by his family and also the recipient of a tombstone befitting a Lantern All in all Peter Tomasi again has done a whirlwind of a good ride with this First volume of the New 52 for Green Lantern Corps that collects Issues 1 7 While I was expecting a cliffhanger of an ending, it was rather an emotional one with John Stewart accepting his guilt at having to kill Kirrt in order to protect the Corps and leaving it out from his report Lantern Vandorr doesn t condemn what Stewart had to do but also reminds John that at times the Corps needs someone to act as their conscience and that he is it.Stewart for his most part may be racking up his list of high profile body counts by adding Kirrt to this list, as well as the decimation of the Planet Xanshi and most recently of Lantern Mogo, during the War of the Green Lanterns, who if in case you didn t know was also a planet But John Stewart, when you think about it, is the best person to handle radical life and death situations like these, for not only has he made difficult decisions and lived through them, his military background also allows him to focus on the task at hand, prevent his emotions from getting the best of him just to get the job done Now does that make him the perfect emotionless Lantern that some may label him to be On the contrary, he is the Lantern that has a lot of emotion and heart to go around, and is good at having to distill what amount of it needs to be shown, needs to be channelled in order to continue to be good at his job That s why it was no surprise that prior to the New 52 and during the Brightest Day crisis, he was offered to become an Alpha Lantern to which his quick thinking prevailed and allowed him to deny the post and think clearly at the consequences of being one All in all it was good, for should that have happened, we probably would have oneemotionless sentry going about their duty and only seeing a situation in absolutes the black or the white But lucky for us, John still remains human and is willing to navigate the gray areas of being a Lantern And that I think is a key ingredient why he has survived thus far and why the Universe is all thebetter for it.Can t wait for the next volume that pits our beloved Corps with a nemesis closer to home andof the ramifications of John Stewart s decision to kill off a fellow Lantern You can read the review with pics at

  8. Gavin Gavin says:

    The writing here by Tomasi is horrid He just feels the need to hammer you over the head and spell out everything he has just done It ruins some of the rather good art, and some of the concepts in the storyline that might have been cool if not just bludgeoned to death by his awful dialogue.The idea for the story is actually one I like yet another stupid move by the Guardians in their arrogant treatment of everyone leads to another group of people pissed off, and this time they re immune to Gre The writing here by Tomasi is horrid He just feels the need to hammer you over the head and spell out everything he has just done It ruins some of the rather good art, and some of the concepts in the storyline that might have been cool if not just bludgeoned to death by his awful dialogue.The idea for the story is actually one I like yet another stupid move by the Guardians in their arrogant treatment of everyone leads to another group of people pissed off, and this time they re immune to Green Lantern Rings and killing off Lanterns I also liked the idea that Guy Gardner and John Stewart don t fit on Earth as easily as Kyle and Hal because they didn t hide behind masks That being said, for a reboot, they still keep Guy one dimensional, only fleshing out John a bit .There s also an appearance from a former favourite of the JLA, who seems to be one of the only rebooted characters in the DCU Martian Manhunter.He s still part of Stormwatch here, but the group threatening is bad enough, he helps Guy out with some infohis appearance is one of the highlights, and that s bad when you ve got a whole GL Corps to work with.There s also some recycling of ideas from Tomasi s Batman and Robin Vol 1 one of the major characters actually kills someone, and then has to live with it If this is his major play now, throwing in a death murder killing to shock or make us examine closer, he s not going to be writing these books for long.It really is a shame, because some of the secondary characters in the Corps that we meet including a grizzled old vets group that lives beneath Guy s bar are fantastic additions, and I hope to seeof them It just all gets nearly ruined by Tomasi s writing dialogue, which is the equivalent of TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO EMPHASIZE HOW LOUD AND VERY IMPORTANT THE POINT HE IS MAKING MUST BE TO THE STUPID READER.In fact, he even includes a character who is slow due to birthing complications as per his fatherso that Tomasi has yet another excuse to explain to us again what has just transpired and what it meansApproach with caution, if you re an optimist, focus on the cool Lanterns introduced, or John and Guy getting some book time, or MM showing up Otherwise, don t say I didn t warn you

  9. Derrick Derrick says:

    Very strong opening volume in the NU52 run of GLC While it has its silly parts, this is a thoughtful story withdepth than just bad guys vs good guys It s a look at colonialism, for one, cloaked as a battle between the GL Corps and creepy aliens called Keepers Consider a loose parallel from history The Congo, a place colonized by the Belgians and plundered for its resources When the Belgians left, they had taken almost everything of value, leaving the people poor and disorganized No Very strong opening volume in the NU52 run of GLC While it has its silly parts, this is a thoughtful story withdepth than just bad guys vs good guys It s a look at colonialism, for one, cloaked as a battle between the GL Corps and creepy aliens called Keepers Consider a loose parallel from history The Congo, a place colonized by the Belgians and plundered for its resources When the Belgians left, they had taken almost everything of value, leaving the people poor and disorganized Now imagine if the people of the Congo got their hands on nuclear weapons Out of desperation and anger, they killed a lot of people and then threatened Brussels and all of Belgium with destruction In the end, the Belgians were able to use their superior resources to defeat the Africans before they could put their plan in motion, leaving the people of the Congodowntrodden than ever What would that say about the Belgians and their responsibility for the people they used and crushed even as they were fighting a defensive battle against a very dangerous enemy That s essentially what happens in this book Tomasi doesn t linger on the politics, focusing mostly on telling a big, entertaining story But he s given us enough to know that it s the kind of theme he had in mind The best part of the story is the epilogue issue, where John Stewart has to face the consequences of doing something horrifying but necessary The last few pages made me tear up Also, I liked the opening with Guy Garder and John Stewart experiencing difficulty building a normal life on earth given their public identities as Lanterns Terrific character moments that make you care

  10. Kyle Kyle says:

    This was a really good Green Lantern Corps story with plenty of action and testing of characters I especially liked the final issue which acts as denouement post mortem to the first six issues and really focuses on Lantern Stewart s inner conflicts This volume really makes me wonder something, though why do the Green Lanterns not jump ship I mean, it is SOOOOO obvious that the Guardians are not the good guys, and it has been apparently so for a long, long time If the Green Lanterns have suc This was a really good Green Lantern Corps story with plenty of action and testing of characters I especially liked the final issue which acts as denouement post mortem to the first six issues and really focuses on Lantern Stewart s inner conflicts This volume really makes me wonder something, though why do the Green Lanterns not jump ship I mean, it is SOOOOO obvious that the Guardians are not the good guys, and it has been apparently so for a long, long time If the Green Lanterns have such astute moral compasses, how can they bear continuing to work for such terrible bosses This silliness really stands out in Fearsome.Also, is it just me or does the GL universe seem to be completely uninfected by the New 52 reboot Nothing seems to have been altered at all with the Green Lantern Corps it s as if the reboot had no bearing on its continuum whatsoever Everything pre Flashpoint has simply continued on, full steam ahead, after the reboot.And that is my biggest problem with this volume of Green Lantern Corps It doesn t feel like it is a part of the New 52 It feels like an older story that never made it to print I m hoping that future issues will give some indication that the GL universe has shifted just like every thing else in the DCU post Flashpoint.3.5 5

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