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Off My Mind: Brightest Day #1 - Who Gets The White Lantern?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Will we see someone dressed as a White Lantern?
I have to admit that I'm a little reminded of when Thor made his return in the pages of Fantastic Four. His hammer, Mjolnir, appeared in a crater in the desert. Doctor Doom couldn't lift it because he wasn't worthy and people were lining up to see if they could. Here we have the power batter and it's looking like not just anyone will be able to lift it.
One question that will hopefully get answered in this issue is where did the battery come from? It looks like the " Entity" was transformed into a power battery after resurrecting the 'twelve.' Let's assume that whoever can lift the battery will gain and control the power of the White Lantern. Who will that be?
Even though Sinestro wielded the power briefly, it's not looking like he will again. I'm happy for this. While Sinestro does deserve some respect these days, he's just better suited as a Yellow Lantern.
== TEASER ==
I'm a big Hal Jordan fan but like with Sinestro, I'm happy where he is. Hal should be a Green Lantern. We've seen him temporarily become some of the other Lanterns but to me, he's Mr. Green Lantern.
Perhaps we can all agree on who should and most likely will be able to lift the power battery. You would think it'd be one of the twelve. After issue #0, is there really a choice other than Deadman? Even though it wasn't a major focus, it could be seen that he was wearing a White Lantern power ring and we saw the White Lantern "logo" appear around him.
What will the White Lantern power battery do? Deadman was already using his new powers without the battery. Although he didn't seem to have control of his new powers, perhaps gaining possession of the battery will make things smoother. I'm curious to see what his relationship with the Entity/power will be. Will he remain a puppet and have to do and go where ever the power wishes to send him? Will he actually find out how he's supposed to help the others? More importantly, will he be able to use his powers on anyone he'd like? We say him bring that poor dead bird back to life. Could he just touch any dead person and bring them back? And if Deadman does get possession of the battery, is his red outfit going to change?
I like the idea of there just being one "White Lantern." I don't think we need a White Lantern Corps. I do like the others that are running around now but I think we have enough. The power involved here seems to be on a different level from the others. Let's keep this contained to one person. And that person should be Deadman.