I actually loved this issue, i loved the history section, and I can foresee the other avatars of the different corps coming up in the future, as I was wondering why we only saw Paralax, Ion, and a little of Predator up until now. Sure nothing major happened plot wise, but some cool scenes took place, but I don't want to spoil what they were.
I liked the origins of the entities but other than that I've got to agree with Babs...not a lot happened....the thing that's bothered me so far is that they make these enemies out to be super powerful and difficult to beat and they struggle against them for a while and then all of a sudden they do something that they could have done from the beginning to defeat them....like how they defeated Xanshi in this issue....it should have been a huge battle between Xanshi and Mogo....I guess it seems like they drew things out to long and they realized that the series is almost over so they've got to tie everything up really quick
"I've got to agree with Babs...not a lot happened....the thing that's bothered me so far is that they make these enemies out to be super powerful and difficult to beat and they struggle against them for a while and then all of a sudden they do something that they could have done from the beginning to defeat them....like how they defeated Xanshi in this issue....it should have been a huge battle between Xanshi and Mogo.... "
The issue gave some Entity backstory. It's meant to flesh out some of the story. There's not going to be room to explore the Entity's backstory in issue 8...and then some people would've complained about that.
People above me are spot on. The embodiments are definitely seeds for the next arc. It's nice to see Geoff looking out for the future and letting people know his grand Green Lantern story doesn't end with Blackest Night.
There was some plot development. We got some things out of the way. We moved some chess pieces to set up the final battle. It was a good issue with beautiful art. GL served its purpose: a good tie-in that adds some more layers to the Blackest Night series but it isn't essential.
I liked this issue and although it was filler, it was good filler. We got the entities out of the way and although Xanshi was taken out quick, who really cares, BL Xanshi was a dumb idea. That and there's no way that Mogo could have fought it, Mogo took 7 issues to make it to Oa, it probably would have taken him 20 issues to get to Earth. Would have been nice if the fight was more drawn out though.
I think there is a short attention span regarding Blackest Night. Imagine if Crisis on Infinite Earths was being reviewed?
Green Lantern #52 did feel like a filler though... and the colors are fine in my opinion, it is expected from a green lantern title.
I liked it. As burr787, it was a filler, but a good filler. The issue ended as it started, except the thing with Xanshi. The thing is, what happens in-between the beginning and the end is really cool. All the story about the origin of the emotions is really cool. And the last page is GREAT. I can hardly wait for next week ;) I'd give this issue a 4/5: nice issue, could have been done without it, but good nevertheless.
PS: G-Man, what a cool t-shirt :P
LOL at Babs' Aladdin reference... (again)
For all of Blackest Night, I did not pick up a single tie-in... I was leaning toward getting the Wonder Woman mini and THIS issue in particular.... now I'm not...
See! This is why I love the Unscripted CV Reviews! It tells me what to buy and what not to buy!
From what we can tell the white lantern is only effective against black lanterns, so far. Who know what the other emotions can do to pure life essence. Actually it makes sense that the other emotions will conflict with the white lanterns as well, when you think about it--especially with Sinestro in control of it. How often has anger or greed or love gotten in the way of life's flow? I'm getting all philosophical, but over all I dig the colors and the history lesson only strengthen the identity of the Entity. I give it a 4.0.
NOTHING HAPPENED!!! Did you guys just not read the whole thing?
This should've been some sort of a one-shot in order to tell the backstory stuff instead of being a GL issue IMO. Regardless, I don't understand the complaints about the amount of color. I thought it was beautiful stuff.
Other than that, yeah...it's filler that they didn't want to push into BN #8.
what do you guys have against color it is green lantern do you want it in black and white, the point of the comic is to look like a comic and the story is setting up for some thing bigger it is pretty essential if you are going to follow green lantern after blackest night.
ya, i gotta admit, your collective biases are kinda puttin' a damper on the BLACKEST NIGHTS reviews...
1) what with the anti-colors campaign??? i thought all these colors are radiant & really make the comics pop... sometimes they can be used incorrectly, but from what i've seen here, they look awesome! i dont know, maybe it's the graffer in me tho... really lovin' the colors tho...
2) how come u guys always want kool events to end so quickly... SO impatient... maybe its because u have too many comics to read??? if thats the case, maybe u need to quit your dayjobs... hahaha!
2.5?!! Oh Babs, you're so hard to please... I guess you're not a huge fan.
Nothing happened? Except for John Stewart and his cadre taking out a big foe and SAVING THE WHOLE WESTERN SEABOARD! Ahem! (BTW John totally deserves more page time like this.) Also there was all the history, and the avatar reveals, which won't mean much if you're not into the GL mythos, but I digress.
Let's remember that Geoff Johns said like a year ago that the BN story would be self-contained in its 8 issues, and all the GL, GLC, and tie-ins would be background material, not crucial to the main story. If all one cares about is BN, you can skip this. GL fans oughta get it.
And oooh the pretty colors (4 inkers, 3 colorists). Woweee!
wasnt my favorite issue. looked real sharp, but agreed not alot happened, other than a ton
of posturing. not a fail in any regards either as it still was well written, but an obvious filler/until next time
issue, since they really cant have the big finale showdown happen until the very last issue.
ill say this though, thats a hell of a recton there. the entire creation of all life in the universe went that way?
theyd better make sure every DC employee gets a copy of that, so there wont be any continuity mistakes later, lol.
Having Sinestro be the White Lantern feels a lot better then the over obvious idea of it being Hal Jordan. The idea he became the White lantern also gives credence to G-Man's suggestion that Brightest Day might not be all "rainbows and sunshine".
Yes, Yes, Babs. We all know by now you got new glasses.
" LOL at Babs' Aladdin reference... (again) "Well, it is appropriate given the situation and the similar mustaches. It would be hard not to see a comparison.
I LOVED this issue it was super good 5/5 for me. I loved the history of the entities and the avarice one is awesome! Just an all around great issue. The colors and art were awesome. Sure some could call it filler, but it was worth the read and the price. Also people say that nothing happened, but didn't Sinestro die and get reborn?
This issue was great. I am happy I picked this issue up and did no listen to this review. Nothing happened? Really? We got to know about all the entities of the different lantern corps and their avatars, we also go to learn that Sinestro can be a sympathetic person, we also got a peak a John Stewart's past. Also the different colors were fine and at least this book has colors, 95 % of other books on the market are either Gorey, or so dark you can't even tell whats going on. I give this book a 10 out of 10, I give this review a 0 out of 10 not even worth looking at, I wished I never did look at it, almost cost me a great read.
I just got a chance to read issue 51 and 52 last night and I have to admit, I liked both but over all it seems like Blackest Night isn't really leading to anything special. Sure Sinestro is a white lantern, but other then that the status quo seems to be the same as when the arc started. Me and a buddy were wondering about these "big" events and notice that not once has anyone mentioned anything about Final Crisis. Granted I haven't been following much of anything outside of GL or GLC, but other then no Bruce Wayne nothing's changed.
Marvel is in the same boat, but at least when Dark Reign is over the good guys will be back on top, I just don't get what's up with the big events they don't really have any impact outside of the event itself. And it just looks like that's what's going to be happening after Blackest Night, nothing.
His skin is often shown as purple or a red tint. Purple is just red with some blue in it. Just look at their mostaches.
" @FoxxFireArt said:
"It would be hard not to see a comparison. "Jafar is Red and Siniestro is Yell... I mean White! "
"I really think that may have something to do with the harsh rating I gave the issue. This story arc just seems to lag; it's taking forever. It feels repetitive and redundant, and I'm tired of what feels like the same scenes running over and over again-- so when John Stewart "saves a planet" it's so much less shocking because it's been done before. Okay, you saved another planet. Alright, awesome-- because I haven't seen that before or anything, right?
2.5?!! Oh Babs, you're so hard to please... I guess you're not a huge fan.
I have to disagree to a certain extent. A story should hold your interest, but at times a reader also needs to be patient. Comic books, while entertaining, can't really be held to the same standard as a regular book. If it's a filler just to be a filler that would be one thing, but if it's filler to try and explain something to the reader. That's a whole other matter. In a monthly release this may feel off putting, but added as part of a collection into say a trade paperback. It could fit quite well.
" @MorlockMartyr said:"I really think that may have something to do with the harsh rating I gave the issue. This story arc just seems to lag; it's taking forever. It feels repetitive and redundant, and I'm tired of what feels like the same scenes running over and over again-- so when John Stewart "saves a planet" it's so much less shocking because it's been done before. Okay, you saved another planet. Alright, awesome-- because I haven't seen that before or anything, right? It's nothing personal. The writing was good, the art was great--but if a comic doesn't hold my interest then what is the point? "
2.5?!! Oh Babs, you're so hard to please... I guess you're not a huge fan. "
I think it was sort of a filler issue but it did emphasize the point that Sinistro is now connected to every living thing in the universe, and the fact that he wiped out most of the Black Lantern Zombies. So there were a few important things that happened but nothing too important. Nothing really major. Maybe they were trying to emphasize the power the White Lanterns have. Set them up because no one knows anything about them yet. Can't just suddenly have the White Lantern appear and assume that everyone knows who and what he is and how powerful.
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