So I just picked up the latest issue of Green Lantern and although I've felt rather underwhelmed with the Third Army storyline I could help but grin at the reveal at the end of the issue. The name of the First Lantern is Volthoom. Now any longtime JLA fan or reader who spent 2 minutes on wiki after reading the issue know that traditionally, Volthoom is the entity that powers Power Ring's (the evil Green lantern of Earth-3/the antimatter universe) power ring. In the classic earth 3 version of the CSA(Crime Syndicate of America) he's a monk who give Power Ring the ring while in the updated antimatter universe version of the team Volthoom seems to be some sort of magical entity actually living within the ring itself.
Now we have a new Volthoom. Volthoom is the "first lantern" created by the guardians. He's seemingly more powerful than they are and possibly quite mad. What's everyone think about this? Are you glad to see the old name being reused? Do you think this Volthoom will ultimately be imprisoned on earth 3 and lead to the creation of Power Ring? or will this Volthoom remain a separate entity entirely? In any case I certainly just got a lot more interested in the current run on Green Lantern.