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Off My Mind: A Guardian Becomes A...Green Lantern?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Good idea or asking for trouble?
It appears vacation leave may not be granted just yet for the Green Lantern Corps. They will be getting a new member. Who will be the latest to wield a Green Lantern power ring?
That's right, one of the busiest Guardians we know appears to be taking a more active role in the Corps. In Green Lantern Corps #48, the Green Lantern Corps Honor Guard will "expand" to include Ganthet along with John Stewart.
I have to admit the idea of a Guardian being a Lantern is pretty cool, but what's the real story? Is this a step down for him? What will this mean for the Corps? Who will be "leading" things? While Ganthet is an old and experienced dude, he doesn't quite have the field experience that other members of the Corps might have. Is he going to assume leadership or will he obediently take orders from Kyle Rayner (or even Guy, if he gets his rage in check)?
It sounds like a cool idea and seeing Ganthet with a ring gets you wondering if he'll unlock even more secrets of the ring for the Corps. As I write this in the early hours of the morning, before the sun even rises, I can't help but wonder if this will be a bad thing. Should the Guardians take on an active role like this? More so, can the Guardians be trusted? In Blackest Night #7, a certain individual really called them on the fact that they've been keeping secrets supposedly for the benefit of the Universe. Clearly they've made mistakes but still feel they are justified in all that they do. While Ganthet has been more level-headed than other Guardians, I just can't help but smell trouble brewing over the horizon.
Green Lantern Corps #48 will be on sale May 26, written by Tony Bedard with art by Ardian Syaf. What are your thoughts? Ganthet as a Lantern, good idea or bad?