Thoughts on Volthoom? Minor GL#15 Sp0ilers

#1 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#2 Posted by FanofUltraman (153 posts) - - Show Bio

That really was an interesting twist. I have a disappointing feeling that Johns is just recycling the name, but he did post a picture of Power Ring before the issue was released. Since DC isn't doing multiple versions of characters anymore I'd like to see how this pans out, especially with another Earth-3 villain already revealed in Batman....

#3 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer dc just reboot the crime syndicate into the main earth so the crime syndicate is easier to use. We already have an Owlman on the main earth so I am ok with Power Ring also being on the main earth. Ultraman can be somebody who got energy powers and other powers from kryptonite.

#4 Posted by FanofUltraman (153 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells: That would be alright but they've always been alternate universe characters and there's a certain Earth after Earth 2 that would be left empty!

#5 Posted by SmashBrawler (5732 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I thought it was a bit too random.

#6 Edited by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be awesome to have a local crime syndicate, we could still have earth three. The syndicate could simply replace the antimatter group. We don't really need an antimatter universe. Anti-monitor can still be around as a negative function of the main universe like ying and yang. I hope this leads to the Grey lantern Corps.

#7 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer to also erase the anti matter universe and just reboot the good monitors, the evil monitors, qward weaponers, etc. into the main universe. There can also be lots of evil monitors or anti monitors. A new Power Ring on main earth can serve Volthoom or the anti monitor. I think the anti monitor should have his own black lanterns to replace the old shadow demons.

#8 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells: Haw about Grey lanterns instead of shadow demons. Turn the 3rd army into grey lanterns. A little more free will but still enslaved but capable of individual thought but no emotion. Make is so only certain people can be enslaved.

#9 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Armies with personalities are always more interesting than zombies. The star trek borgs have armies who are part of a hive mind and I am also interested in hive minds made out of colony life forms. Emotions are pretty common in the animal kingdom and only robots like Manhunters don't have emotions, maybe. Star trek also has vulcans who are not too emotional but are smart.

#10 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells:

Since Lois is not dating Superman anymore, and is pretty much out of the picture, now would be the perfect time to turn her into SuperWoman, or they could use her sister again. Even Zoom could replace Johnny quick, or they could both be part of the same experiment. They can make up a counterpart to Cyborg and the new members. The only real issue come down to Superman, but they could make a up a meta for him or use an updated Bizzarro.

#11 Posted by FanofUltraman (153 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: They still have the antimatter universe, Hal and Sinestro visited it.

#12 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@FanofUltraman:

Did they? When? <.<"

#13 Posted by Ironhawk22 (320 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells said:

I prefer dc just reboot the crime syndicate into the main earth so the crime syndicate is easier to use. We already have an Owlman on the main earth so I am ok with Power Ring also being on the main earth. Ultraman can be somebody who got energy powers and other powers from kryptonite.

As much as I like the CSA, I don't think it's a good idea. I feel the CSA work better in doses, and it'd be weird to have them on the main earth.

#14 Posted by Ironhawk22 (320 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx said:

@colonyofcells:

Since Lois is not dating Superman anymore, and is pretty much out of the picture, now would be the perfect time to turn her into SuperWoman, or they could use her sister again. Even Zoom could replace Johnny quick, or they could both be part of the same experiment. They can make up a counterpart to Cyborg and the new members. The only real issue come down to Superman, but they could make a up a meta for him or use an updated Bizzarro.

I think if there was to be a Earth-1 Ultraman it could be a rebooted Cyborg Superman. Clark(CSA) and Hank were both astronauts who got their powers in space.

#15 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Crime Syndicate on the main earth is ok. We already have Owlman and now we have Volthoom who can be used to help create the main earth Power Ring. A new Zoom is coming so Zoom can help create the main earth Crime Syndicate. The Johnny Quick name can continue to be used for the super hero. The superwoman name should be reserved for a kryptonian lady like the pre-flashpoint Karsta Wor Ul. For evil amazons, maybe can use names like Nubia, Artemis, etc. DC also has a super hero Gary Concord Ultra Man so the main earth Crime Syndicate can use Hank Henshaw, Bizarro, etc.

#16 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ironhawk22 said:

@drgnx said:

@colonyofcells:

Since Lois is not dating Superman anymore, and is pretty much out of the picture, now would be the perfect time to turn her into SuperWoman, or they could use her sister again. Even Zoom could replace Johnny quick, or they could both be part of the same experiment. They can make up a counterpart to Cyborg and the new members. The only real issue come down to Superman, but they could make a up a meta for him or use an updated Bizzarro.

I think if there was to be a Earth-1 Ultraman it could be a rebooted Cyborg Superman. Clark(CSA) and Hank were both astronauts who got their powers in space.

Maybe, but I was thinking Bizzarro and Ultraman both have something in common in terms of having some weakness that are opposite to Superman's. It is really a weak connection though. Honestly I would prefer if they didn't combine any of these rogues.

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