CCW 3.76: Green Lantern Corps #48 & #49 REVIEWED

Posted: July 21, 2010 in CCW Review, CCW TV, DC Comics, Geek Culture, Opinion, Reviews
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  1. Bobcat at Work says:

    Great vid guys!

  2. generaldark says:

    i love GL corps. the big bad was not surprising but glad hes back. you guys wouldnt happen to upload the next segment by tonight would you? im leaving for a trip tommorow a will be gone for one week.

  3. Deemar says:

    I guess I’m gonna have to give GLC another look, DC turned me off with the “X-menization” of the GL books.

    Another solid show fellas

  4. I bought #48, but not #49. Reason being is that I buy enough books as it is. I did enjoy #48, but not as much as the Tomasi/Gleason issues.

    I cannot wait until Tomasi and Gleason’s run on Batman and Robin. That sounds very promising, especially since Tomasi has a firm footing in the Bat-Universe. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he an editor for Batman? I have met Patrick Gleason once. Very cool guy.

  5. Morlock50 says:

    Great point about the editors notes at the bottom of the panels. Why not provide some helpful information for the reader? Such a disappointing statement by Bendis too. Guy has a ton of talent, but he obviously feels that he’s bigger than the medium he works in.

  6. IronMuskrat says:

    Great review guys! Although the Blackest Night stuff peaked my interest in the Green Lantern Corp, I was intimidated by the large cast of characters and the different plot-lines. The same reason goes for the X-Men these days, I didn’t want to drop too much money getting caught up on a book that I might find I don’t really like after I do find out what it’s all about(does that even make sense). However, I do like Tony Bedard’s writing on REBELS, so I might make the jump and check out Green Lantern Corp, I really do need to find a few more DC books to try out, one of them being Wonder Woman and I am leaning towards a group book, like GL Corp or some variation of the Justice League.

    It was funny that Jose and Elliott talked about editor notes in this review, because there was a editor note in REBELS #18 that really pissed me off. Normally I like those sort of editorial comments, because they do clear up points of possible confusion and more importantly, steer readers towards other books. Many times a well places note in a comic book will steer a reader to check out another comic book that he or she might not be reading at the time and generate a little more cash for the company.

    *** Mini Review of REBELS #18 ***

    I love REBELS and I thought Tony Bedard was off to a great start on this book with the whole Staro invasion story line, my only concern as the the whole Staro event wrapped up was what direction the book was going to take after the dust settled. Well, Tony Bedard has continued his excellent writing on this title by exploring the whole relationship between the members of the Dox family(if you can call it that). And by family, I mean Virl Dox the Elder(Brainiac), Virl Dox(Brainiac 2)his clone/assistant and Virl Dox(Brainiac 2) love/rape(?) child, Lyrl Dox(Brainiac 3). Oh, and by relationship, I mean they all want to kill each other, I guess it’s a crazy genius thing.

    It’ a great issue with a lot of cool moments, but there was one thing that really bother me about this book, the issue starts out with a brief history of the Brainiac family and then cuts to a scene with Virl Dox leading his father off a ship in space cuffs, with an editors note that his capture took place in Adventure Comics #11. Agrrrgh! Really? I know that Brainiac is first and foremost a Superman villain, so it makes sense for him to be in Adventure Comics, but if your going to do a story in REBELS about all of the Brainiac’s coming together to kick each others asses, couldn’t you at least incorporate his capture in someway into the REBELS book other the a very brief note to the readers. It’s still a good story, it just would have been a whole lot cooler if the reader could have seen the ‘whole’ story in the REBELS book.

    *** End of Mini Review ***

    I apologize for going off topic and the length of my post, just trying to get my writing groove back.


  7. Adam727 says:

    Good Review as always guys!

    Hack/Slash Vs Scarlet. Mind you, I have not read Scarlet.

    Which would you pick Jose?

    • Tough call Adam. There has only been one issue of Scarlet so far but if I HAD to pick now it would be Hack/Slash easily.


      • Adam727 says:

        I mean I know Bendis is writing Scarlet, and I so dislike the way he uses exposition in his books. I think Hack/Slash is a perfect example of how well exposition is used as the story processes– Where in a Bendis book, it feels like you’re trapped in an elevator with someone, who you’ve been avoiding simply because they don’t know when to shut up.

  8. Insideman says:

    Loved the review guys! I’m happy to hear good things because I have been dearly loving the Tomasi GL Corps TPBs and feared the worse when I heard he was leaving. So glad to have something to look forward to AFTER a creative change.

    Jose, I saw you gearing up on that rant and I kept thinking, “Go for it! Go for it! Bust it open!” and then I looked down at the length of the vid and thought, “Shit. He’s not gonna go for it.” And then you said, “That’s another whole topic for another whole rant.”

    And I thought, “Yes, it is. Now go do it!” 🙂

  9. rush says:

    I think I’ve mentioned this before. I would like to recommend reading the Lensman series by E.E. Smith for folks who are fans of Green Lantern Corp.

  10. Stamps says:

    The X-Men always lost me whenever I would pick it up because of how big the cast of characters always is. Marvel seems to do that a lot with their books.

    It was so hard for me when I got back into comics a few years ago to start reading Marvel books because I was constantly lost. Either there were a million characters that I could keep up with (like with the X-men) or there were 5 or 6 books with, what seemed at the time, the same name. “New” “Ultimate” “Mighty” Avengers and stuff like that threw me off and just confused me, leading me not to even try to start reading those books.

  11. kurumais says:

    i was impressed with ardian syaf on the blackest night phantom stranger issue

  12. A little off-topic Jose: Is Secret Warriors still on your list?

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