22nd August 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army #3 Review

It’s time for the routine review of the latest issue of Green Lantern: Lost Army. Check out what GreenLantern.Co has to say about John’s universe hopping adventures.

“I don’t know where Lost Army is going, and that’s what makes it so captivating to me. It is very fun to speculate and ponder on what will happen next and what this adventure is leading to. What is the end game to all of this? What is Krona doing in this past universe? Why is Guy Gardner both a Red and Green Lantern, and what significance does that hold? Who put the Lanterns in this other universe to begin with, and why? I don’t know the answers to any of these questions, but they are all captivating and I’m dying to find out.”

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18th August 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army #6 Solicitation

The solicitation for Green Lantern: Lost Army #6 is out and I’m disappointed again! It’s not because of the content, but rather DC’s choice to continue depriving this series of variant covers. Before we go deeper into that, let’s take a look at the cover and solicitation text for issue #6.

Written by CULLEN BUNN
On sale NOVEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This may be the last chance for John Stewart and the rest of the lost Lanterns to return home…but there are still plenty of obstacles in their way!

The lack of variants is bad for two reasons. First and foremost, Lost Army is missing an opportunity for a considerable sales increase. Dissenters of John Stewart, Cullen Bunn, the current status quo, Green Lantern, or all of the above will undoubtedly use Lost Army’s lowered sales as an excuse to disparage the book because it won’t sell as well as some others that have the advantage of variant covers. In making their assessments, these types will likely conveniently ignore the fact that Lost Army will not get variants past the third issue.

Another reason why this is disappointing is because variant covers are fun! Sure, there are times when the industry abuses the concept, but one additional cover for an issue isn’t overkill. I’ve really enjoyed Lost Army’s variants from issues 1 through 3 and it’s upsetting that the title may not get anymore. I sure hope it does. We’ll see.

The answer to why Lost Army is not getting variants is not known. It was one of the highest selling non-Batman related DC You titles for the month of June, with only Starfire—a book backed by a very popular creative team, and which continues to get variant covers—being above it.

Moving on to the actual content presented here, I’ve voiced discontent with Guillem March’s work in the past, but I’m happy to admit the cover to issue #6 is the best piece I’ve seen from him for this series. Also, his depiction of Arisia has been nice on both issues #5 and #6.

As for the solicitation, it doesn’t get me pumped to buy the issue, or speculate on what might happen. It’s more or less more of the same old “Lanterns try to get home” thing, except there’s nothing about them teaming with enemies this time. That said, there’s nothing in it that specifically turns me off, and I’m happy to see that John isn’t being diminished.

Lost Army has been a very high quality series so far, so be sure to pick this one up on November 18.

14th August 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army #3 Preview

Newsarama.Com has the preview for the third issue of the Green Lantern: Lost Army series. The Lanterns come across their old nemesis Relic, who seems to be rather amiable this time around. It will be very interesting to see how the two scientists, Krona and Relic, interact with each other. Jesus Saiz continues to put forth an extremely strong effort on art, and Ben Oliver’s Two-Six variant cover is stunning. Take a look for yourself at the link below, and be sure to pick this up on August 19. No John Stewart fan should be missing Green Lantern: Lost Army.

2nd August 2015

Lance Gross Hints at Green Lantern

Actor Lance Gross, best known for his role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, took to his Instagram to drop a big hint about Green Lantern. Given Gross’ physical characteristics, it’s a sure thing the character he is suggesting is John Stewart.

In Brightest Day

A photo posted by lancegross (@lancegross) on

This is excellent news for John Stewart fans for a number of reasons. First, the likelihood of seeing John in film is just about a lock, given all these various actors’ hints at the role. Secondly, WB seems to be putting priority on casting John more than any other Lantern. If other Earth Lanterns do appear in the DC Extended Universe, these developments suggest the primary focus will be on John Stewart. Lastly, for those who aren’t ecstatic about Tyrese Gibson playing John Stewart, now there is hope that WB has not closed the deal with Tyrese and it may go to someone else.

Speaking of Tyrese, there have been other very interesting developments regarding Green Lantern’s place in film; the biggest being that Chris Pine–who was rumored to be playing Hal Jordan–is actually going to be playing Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman film. Apparently, the Green Lantern rumors were a smokescreen to detract from the real Wonder Woman discussions. That leaves the Hal Jordan character completely in the air. We have no idea what WB plans on doing with that character, if anything at all.

Tyrese Gibson continues to discuss Green Lantern in media.

Tyrese on ‘Green Lantern,’ New Talk Show

He sat down with USA Today to talk about how he got interested in the role. It’s the same old spiel we’ve heard from him by now, but what I find the most promising aspect about all of these occurrences is that it appears WB is going with John Stewart over Hal Jordan for the primary Green Lantern role, which is what I would prefer to see. I don’t think John Stewart should have to share his film with Hal Jordan, especially after the performance of the Hal Jordan headlined 2011 Green Lantern film, and I certainly don’t think John Stewart should be secondary to Hal Jordan.

It’s John Stewart’s time, he can carry his own film, many are ready to see people of color with more glamorous leading superhero roles in film, and I don’t think that should be diminished by continuing to bind them to White heroes, especially with them in subservient roles to the White characters. However, this goes beyond just some fuzzy “liberal sentiment.” The John Stewart character is actually more in demand. The Hal Jordan character actually did not perform well when he got a shot. It is John Stewart’s time.

Stay tuned to GreenLantern.Co for further developments.