Green Lantern #50 Review

#1 Posted by starkiller95 (236 posts) - - Show Bio

The return of Parallax!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio

Waiting for Atom/Hawkman review. Made my week (even entire month)

#3 Edited by Bandito (187 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with this score.  4.5 out of 5. 
 
This was Blackest Night # 6.5.  It moved the characters along, giving them something interesting to do without being required for the collected BN series: Just what a tie-in is supposed to do.  Considering the main series didn't ship in January, this and Hawkman & The Atom were solid placeholders.  In all likelihood, the Parallax situation will resolve in GL #51 and not be part of Blackest Night #7.

#4 Posted by Ms. Omega (4369 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant wait to read this

#5 Posted by brythorion12 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

what about Grey Lantern? 
a monotone talking, suit wearing, bank teller?? 
 
muahaha

#6 Posted by Joey Ravn (385 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how Geoff is able to instantly transform anything he touches into something extremely cool. "I never wanted children" would have sounded terrible in the lips of anyone, but the whole Mera-burning-a-baby scene is pure awesome. 
 
I agree with you, G-Man, this issue is great. One of the best tie-ins so far. Everyone who reads it should have read The Phatom Stranger #42, by the way. This issue follows directly with what happens there.

#7 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio
@timrothsays: @timrothsays said:
" Waiting for Atom/Hawkman review. Made my week (even entire month) "
I wholeheartedly agree, that issue was excellent.
 
 
@ G-Man: 4.5 out of 5 is the perfect rating for this issue. I loved it! Can't wait to see more Scarecrow and Lex Luthor action!
#8 Posted by 00 Raiser (441 posts) - - Show Bio

Dont know to much about Parallax but, DAMN HAL JORDAN LOOKED SO FREAKIN COOL!. LOL "Alright Spectre. Where were we." Beautiful

#9 Posted by mrduckluck (133 posts) - - Show Bio

OH COME ON TELL ME I HAVE TO KNOW I DONT LIVE IN USA SO I CANT BUY THEM PLEASE TELLLL
#10 Posted by mrduckluck (133 posts) - - Show Bio

where you bought that ring? I want one it's very cool

#11 Posted by Sylar0 (115 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh nooo Parallax is back!! But who is he going to murge with if not Hal Jordan, it kind of looked like he murged with a black lantern.

#12 Posted by the_fallen11 (636 posts) - - Show Bio

Great issue. story A+ art A++  
 
Parallax is awesome but I would like to see the other emotion entities, we only know about Parallax and Ion, but is Ion coming back? is it even still alive? and what happened to the Predator? I hope we get to see the others as well. Rage, Hope, Compassion. Geoff Johns said that the Avarice entity lives in Larflees's power battery so. I hope Johns explores that as well.
#13 Posted by lostlantern13 (860 posts) - - Show Bio

I agreed with the rating, G-man. Very good, important issue. You didn't say anything about it, but Doug Mahnke's work deserves all the praise it gets. It was one of the best books I saw this week. 
  
I also understand what you're saying about event fatigue. So far, I've felt like they could've either condensed the event some or cut down on the more "useless" tie-ins. I'm quite disappointed that there won't be a one-shot for Scarecrow, Luthor, Ganthet, and Mera (since we had issues exploring Barry, Diana, and Ray - Atom and Hawkman being quite good). 

Am I the only one who wishes Scarecrow could keep his ring after this? I enjoyed watching him with the yellow light.

#14 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that your Wedding ring?
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#15 Edited by FoxxFireArt (3545 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear, Parallax sounds like the name of a laxative.
 

With all these deputized Lanterns. It's too bad Bruce is missing. Bruce with Lantern powers is no laughing matter.
 
When you hold the book sideways in that manner it looks as if you are opening something naughty.
 
At least the events in DC haven't been as overstretched as Marvel's. As an example. I was ready for The Siege to be over about a minute after I first heard about it.
 
Maybe the Black Lanterns are unionized with a strong dental plan?
 
@sora_thekey said:
" Is that your Wedding ring? "
Wrong hand Sora.
#16 Posted by Benzo (621 posts) - - Show Bio

i really need to start reading green lantern!!!! 
is issue 50 a good place to start reading green lantern???? if not any recommendations ??? 
I've been reading blackest night and i love it!!!!! carnt wait for blackest night 7#!!!!!!

#17 Posted by Bandito (187 posts) - - Show Bio
@Benzo said:
" i really need to start reading green lantern!!!! is issue 50 a good place to start reading green lantern???? if not any recommendations ??? I've been reading blackest night and i love it!!!!! carnt wait for blackest night 7#!!!!!! "
If you have been reading Blackest Night, yeah, absolutely get GL 50.  It's terrific. 
 
But it's not a terrific jumping-on point if you don't know much about Green Lantern.  It would make sense if you read Green Lantern: Rebirth, which is what launched the current run by Geoff Johns.  After that, you might as well track down the rest of the series, but you can also pick up the book after Blackest Night and be pretty clear with what's going on.
#18 Edited by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal Parallax is lame after all the retcons johns did + his suit is nothin compared to Kyleallax   lol
 
all jokes aside though i would have preferred to see sinestro as the host, been there done that with hal......and johns retcons haven't made the concept cooler....................
 
solid review g-man and a good issue

#19 Posted by lostlantern13 (860 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bandito said:
" @Benzo said:
" i really need to start reading green lantern!!!! is issue 50 a good place to start reading green lantern???? if not any recommendations ??? I've been reading blackest night and i love it!!!!! carnt wait for blackest night 7#!!!!!! "
If you have been reading Blackest Night, yeah, absolutely get GL 50.  It's terrific. 
 
But it's not a terrific jumping-on point if you don't know much about Green Lantern.  It would make sense if you read Green Lantern: Rebirth, which is what launched the current run by Geoff Johns.  After that, you might as well track down the rest of the series, but you can also pick up the book after Blackest Night and be pretty clear with what's going on. "

If you're reading Blackest Night then 50's a good one. Sticking to the BN, 43 is fantastic for Black Hand (although he's been relatively quiet in BN), 44-48 are what happens to Hal as he collects the New Guardians (Sinestro vs. Mongul's pretty nice).  
 
But Bandito's right, reading from Rebirth on gives you everything Johns has been working on. Definitely a stellar run that has elevated Green Lantern.
#20 Edited by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio
AWESOME!!!
 
i'm not tired of blackest night though
#21 Posted by Aion (275 posts) - - Show Bio

Where's ion?

#22 Posted by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aion: still stuck with brain the brain dead daxamite.......cant see why we dont just give it back to kyle and have him kick all kinds of a$$
#23 Posted by Dane (10584 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this issue was great. Hal kinda threw himself at Parallax a little too quickly though, almost like he wanted it back.

#24 Posted by Aion (275 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ryonslaught:
Ah i see, I want kyle to somehow become a blue lantern and rock out the final battle so we can see exactly what the blue lanterns can do around many green lanterns.
#25 Posted by greenenvy (634 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah this issue is like a secret issue of Blackest Night #7 which is just pure awsome. What a great way to wait for the actuall blackest night issue.
#26 Posted by lostlantern13 (860 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dane said:
"I thought this issue was great. Hal kinda threw himself at Parallax a little too quickly though, almost like he wanted it back. "

That's who Hal is - the reckless fighter pilot who leaps before he looks.
#27 Posted by dbluejays1990 (48 posts) - - Show Bio

this is a great issue .5 out of 5.
#28 Posted by smalltropolis (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Can´t wait... thanks! 
Thank you google for finding comicvine ;-)
Greetings from Germany

#29 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Scarecrow to be a Sinestro...FOREVER!!!!!!!! 
He is my favourite Batman villain, and now he has a power ring from my favourite Corps, well that's pretty much the icing on the cake for me!!!
#30 Posted by rudorudo (54 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123 said:
" I want Scarecrow to be a Sinestro...FOREVER!!!!!!!! He is my favourite Batman villain, and now he has a power ring from my favourite Corps, well that's pretty much the icing on the cake for me!!! "
Agreed, Scarecrow and Fear is synonymous - it is only right that he keeps the ring
#31 Posted by Aspenite (892 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern was always too...green for me. Although I like Johns writing, I simply don´t care about Hal Jordan.

#32 Edited by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

when you opened the book and showed the 2 page spread I thought that was Captain America in the bottom corner.
#33 Posted by Watch Dog (834 posts) - - Show Bio

I was a little let down by this issue  Sinestro should have gotten Parallax

#34 Edited by Final Draft85 (114 posts) - - Show Bio

I know what you mean about wanting it to be over, because that's how I feel about LOST & I love both LOST and Blackest Night. However I really want to see how the story plays out & what changes the characters will go through. I really am digging the Green Lantern comics & they gave us cool Lantern Corps Rings, so very stellar book. =D.
#35 Posted by reaper2923 (2778 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG you say bad news bears too I always thought my older bro was the only person who said that

#36 Posted by Top Flight Security (142 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a sweet issue! One of the best so far.

#37 Posted by Emerald Warrior (182 posts) - - Show Bio

In the Last GL volume, Hal Jordan became Parallax in issue #50.... In this volume Johns brings the son of a bitch back!  
 
It's Parallax in  2010 Comic book art and quality! As a long time GL fan... I had multiple orgasms reading this! 
 
Geoff Johns IS MY MORTAL GOD!!! 
 
And Mera, as a red lantern!? F#cking brilliant! I love Aquaman and I effin' love red lanterns so you know I loved the merge!  YAY! Geoff pulled off 50 issues of GL without replacing him, making him a drunk, destroying the corps and so on! Here's to another friggin' 50 issues... 
 
oh and did I say Geoff is my mortal god ?!?!?! 

#38 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds great!

#39 Posted by BatGL2814 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

he asked are they gonna keep their rings and i remember when they got them something was said about them only being able to keep them for 24 hours so the question would more so be are they gonna get real rings after the story ends

#40 Posted by NightFang (9812 posts) - - Show Bio
@starkiller95 said:
"The return of Parallax!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
             And it's gonna be Hell on Earth!
#41 Posted by bmumble (10 posts) - - Show Bio

How can you be tired of Blackest Night? This is one of the best "events" i've read this side of Knightfall (not a big events guy) that's actually worth reading!  :P
 
It'd make a great animated movie/mini-series!

#42 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

i began with Green Lantern with the issue right after Blackest Night. Should I pick up the trade of Green Lantern Blackest Night?

#43 Posted by thanobomb1124 (2008 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#44 Posted by consolemaster001 (4893 posts) - - Show Bio

OK

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