New Lanterns *Spoilers

#1 Posted by Darth Malek (86 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the idea of the new lantern champions, however there is only one candidate that really bothers me, and thats Mera. I mean of all the possible DC characters to wield rage they chose Mera. I just dont like it. What are your thoughts on the new ringslingers?

#2 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

1. They wont last. Ganthet says it's for 24 hours only.
2. Mera is awesome, and with Aquaman coming back and all, she can use the attention.

#3 Posted by Th3 FlAsH 123 (607 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not that big on Mera either, but I can accept it I suppose.
#4 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio

I got nothing against Mera using the red ring.

#5 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18764 posts) - - Show Bio

I for one is shocked they had Mera become one, but it's good to develop her character a bit more, and for having it be a red was more surprising for me.

#6 Posted by Darth Malek (86 posts) - - Show Bio

personally i liked scarecrow the best, he has had that ring coming for a long while... too bad its only 24 hours

#7 Edited by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Scarecrow can somehow keep his ring.

#8 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

I really wanted to see Mera and Wonder Woman throw down. The next Wonder Woman Blackest Night cover looks like we may get a glimpse of some action that took place off panel. Hope so.

#9 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" I really wanted to see Mera and Wonder Woman throw down. The next Wonder Woman Blackest Night cover looks like we may get a glimpse of some action that took place off panel. Hope so. "
Yeah it does look like that.
#10 Posted by Darth Malek (86 posts) - - Show Bio

larfleeze is gonna freak out though when he sees luthor

#11 Posted by glforthewin (2323 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darth Malek: he'll probably try to kill him :P
#12 Posted by vuviper (5531 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't like Mera too much either...woulda prefered Despero (not really sure if he's alive or dead atm and not sure if it matters) I mean it was he revived himself from formless energies from hate and will alone. Plus hate is all he seems to talk about.
 
I'm definitely buying a wonder woman star sapphire action figure.

#13 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@vuviper said:
" I'm definitely buying a wonder woman star sapphire action figure. "
Co-Signed
#14 Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darth Malek said:
" personally i liked scarecrow the best, he has had that ring coming for a long while... too bad its only 24 hours "
agreed. i wouldnt mind if he got enlisted by Sinestro after this either.
#15 Posted by vuviper (5531 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
" @Darth Malek said:
" personally i liked scarecrow the best, he has had that ring coming for a long while... too bad its only 24 hours "
agreed. i wouldnt mind if he got enlisted by Sinestro after this either. "
he was about to get a ring before wasn't he?
 
@Gambler:
I'm pretty happy with the quality of the GL series and Blackest night series. I still need to find the wonder woman figure from her recent series....
#16 Posted by burr787 (2422 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't really get why Mera got a red ring. I like her but there are better candidates, like Damian or just about any other street leveler.

#17 Posted by Ziro (1326 posts) - - Show Bio

Who're all of the new lanterns?
#18 Edited by danhimself (22718 posts) - - Show Bio

Johns has said that the main characters of Blackest Night are Hal, Barry, and Mera so it makes perfect sense for Mera to get a ring and with Johns building her up so much this might play into his plans for Black Manta being the next villain that he plans to build up

#19 Posted by Thor'sHammer (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey why did all the resurrected characters get rings except Supes?  I think he would obviously end up with a green or a blue ring, and since Barry got the blue one...
But seriously it wouldn't be the first time Supes had a power ring.  

#20 Posted by danhimself (22718 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thor'sHammer said:
"Hey why did all the resurrected characters get rings except Supes?  I think he would obviously end up with a green or a blue ring, and since Barry got the blue one... But seriously it wouldn't be the first time Supes had a power ring.   "

only one of the resurrected characters got a ring and that was Wonder Woman
#21 Posted by vuviper (5531 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ziro said:
" Who're all of the new lanterns? "
Red -Mera
Orange -Luthor
Yellow -Scarecrow
Green -Ganthet
Blue -Barry
Indigo -Atom
Violet -Diana
#22 Posted by Reactor (2674 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darth Malek said:
" larfleeze is gonna freak out though when he sees luthor "
I agree - I'm dying to see his reaction.
#23 Posted by JediXMan (31314 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the idea of the new Lanterns. And I agree about Mera. There are plenty of other characters that could personify rage much better. But I don't hate it that much.
 
While I know it's temporary, I'd like to see more recruitment of Earthlings into the Corps - if the other Lantern Corps survive Blackest Night.

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#24 Posted by Jake Malcom (3261 posts) - - Show Bio
@vuviper said:
" @Ziro said:
" Who're all of the new lanterns? "
Red -Mera Orange -LuthorYellow -ScarecrowGreen -GanthetBlue -BarryIndigo -AtomViolet -Diana "
BARRY GOT A RING HELL YEAH!!
#25 Edited by Ziro (1326 posts) - - Show Bio

What exactly is said when one joins the Orange Lanterns(with yellow I know it's "you have the ability to instill great fear", while green it's "the ability to overcome great fear"....), what is the Orange Lantern Corps mantra?
#26 Posted by JediXMan (31314 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ziro said:
" What exactly is said when one joins the Orange Lanterns(with yellow I know it's "you have the ability to instill great fear", while green it's "the ability to overcome great fear"....), what is the Orange Lantern Corps mantra? "
I think it was something like, "You want it all" or something like that, followed by the user saying "Mine."
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#27 Posted by Thor'sHammer (67 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself: 
Doesn't Barry count as being resurrected?
#28 Posted by danhimself (22718 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thor'sHammer said:
" @danhimself:  Doesn't Barry count as being resurrected? "

I suppose he does but I thought you were referring to the characters that were resurrected and got turned into Black Lanterns in issue 5
#29 Posted by burr787 (2422 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that ray gets to keep his ring. His powers are good, but a indigo ring would seem like the next best thing for his character.

#30 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" Johns has said that the main characters of Blackest Night are Hal, Barry, and Mera so it makes perfect sense for Mera to get a ring and with Johns building her up so much this might play into his plans for Black Manta being the next villain that he plans to build up "
and Ray, don't forget the Atom. About time old Palmer got the spotlight for once
 
also fail on Barry getting the blue ring and Ganthet the green ring.
 
The blue one should have gone to Superman or Billy Batson (yeah, I'm fully aware that he doesn't have his powers right now) while the green one to Dick Grayson. It is canon story that Dick was one of the candidates for Hal's ring when Abin Sur died so it would have made sense for him to have it.
#31 Posted by danhimself (22718 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nighthunter said:
" @danhimself said:
" Johns has said that the main characters of Blackest Night are Hal, Barry, and Mera so it makes perfect sense for Mera to get a ring and with Johns building her up so much this might play into his plans for Black Manta being the next villain that he plans to build up "
and Ray, don't forget the Atom. About time old Palmer got the spotlight for once  also fail on Barry getting the blue ring and Ganthet the green ring.  The blue one should have gone to Superman or Billy Batson (yeah, I'm fully aware that he doesn't have his powers right now) while the green one to Dick Grayson. It is canon story that Dick was one of the candidates for Hal's ring when Abin Sur died so it would have made sense for him to have it. "

yeah I was pissed that Ganthet just took it...I would have rather seen an earth hero receive the ring
#32 Posted by Ms. Omega (4543 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the fact that scarecrow got a yellow ring he is one of my favorite batman villians

#33 Posted by Rothschild (1285 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nighthunter said:
" @danhimself said:
" Johns has said that the main characters of Blackest Night are Hal, Barry, and Mera so it makes perfect sense for Mera to get a ring and with Johns building her up so much this might play into his plans for Black Manta being the next villain that he plans to build up "
and Ray, don't forget the Atom. About time old Palmer got the spotlight for once  also fail on Barry getting the blue ring and Ganthet the green ring.  The blue one should have gone to Superman or Billy Batson (yeah, I'm fully aware that he doesn't have his powers right now) while the green one to Dick Grayson. It is canon story that Dick was one of the candidates for Hal's ring when Abin Sur died so it would have made sense for him to have it. "

ehhhh Ganthet better than anyone can probably manifest his will as a light, so that makes perfect sense... Barry throughout Blackest Night has served as the Vanguard of Hope... And Dick was not a top Candidate for Abin Surs ring it was between Hal and Guy...
#34 Posted by JediXMan (31314 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
" @Darth Malek said:
" personally i liked scarecrow the best, he has had that ring coming for a long while... too bad its only 24 hours "
agreed. i wouldnt mind if he got enlisted by Sinestro after this either. "
Yeah, I'd like to see that too. 
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