In this week’s issue: Could Benton’s boy be on his way to the screen? Have YOU ever heard a sound like the Rubber Band Man? And, does anybody REALLY want to know what goes in inside Matthew’s big rubbery head? Plus: WHY not to wait for the trade! HOW to cover your pectoral regions and look good doin’ it! WHERE can I get a painting that does my aging for me? WHO let that rhinoceros on this bus? All this, and Mrs. Frisby slaps down an injunction, as episode ninety leaps off the starting line, burns rubber through the chicane, leaps across the median, and into your hearts and minds… El podcast de los Alerones Principal estÃ¡ en el aire!
The street date for Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has shifted to July 21, 2009.Â A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated heroâ€™s first-ever full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video.Â Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Rayâ„¢ Hi-Def for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).Â Order due date is June 16, 2009.
Okay, so it isn’t really a song about DC’s Green Lantern, but rather a bar on Hawaii called the Green Lantern, but any chance I get to feature falsetto Hawaiian lyrics and ukulele music I’m going for it.
Just imagine it is a song about Hal Jordan and his adventures in Polynesia.
According to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed, Warner Bros. has set up shop in Australia to begin filming the Green Lantern movie in September.
Each sector of space is protected by a Green Lantern, possessing a power ring that uses a powerful green energy to do anything within theÂ limits of the user’s imagination and will power. When the Green Lantern assigned to this sector of space finds himself dying on planet Earth, heÂ tells the ring to find a suitable successor. The chosen replacement, hot-shot test pilot Hal Jordan, stumbles upon a crashed alien aircraft, he absorbs the aliens’ powers and finds himself pitted against foes with equally powerful supernatural powers.
The Martin Campbell directed movie has a scheduled release date of December 17, 2010.
With the introduction of the Blue Lanterns, and the quest to rescue Sinestro on the shoulders of Hal Jordan and his two blue brothers in arms, there was bound to be a moment when there would come a conflict of interest between all the parties involved.Â Green Lantern #37 sees the first major battle featuring the Lanterns of blue and the fall of yet another long time Green Lantern character.
If the Sinestro Corps War was the sleeper hit for DC last year, then Superman: New Krypton should be the hit for 2009 (although I think we all know that title will fall to Blackest Night).Â Here Superman must decide what is best for is adopted home; stand with his fellow Kryptonians, or fight for what is right.Â It seemed like Kal-El would stand with his fellow Kryptonians early in the series, but a single act of aggression has Kal firmly on the side of Earth.Â Too bad there are 100,000 Kryptonians ready to fight against Earthâ€™s mightiest heroes.
Red, Yellow, Green, Violet and Blue… What Kind of Lantern are You?
Geoff Johns has been spinning a tale of epic proportion across the entirety of the DC Universe, and it will hopefully pay off in this summerâ€™s Blackest Night.Â Until then, readers have been given a rebooted origin story of Hal Jordan, and are currently being fed the origin stories of the rainbow corps of lanterns.Â Weâ€™ve seen the birth of the Red Lanterns in their blood spewing conversion, and continue to see the Yellow Lanterns and their baby stealing ways in Green Lantern Corps, but it isnâ€™t until Green Lantern #36 do we see how the Blue and Violet Lanterns get their powers.
DC Comics sent word that Green Lantern #37 and #38 (both by Geoff Johns) will get a few changes to match up with the events going on in the DCU.Â Don’t get spitting mad like the Red Lanterns, the changes aren’t that dramatic.
Stephen has been unhappy with the storytelling shown by Grant Morrison in recent issues of Batman (and, frankly, he’s not alone) and has been somewhat less-than-kind to the overall arc of Final Crisis to date.Â I have to admit that the things doing on in this book have all felt epic and world-shattering, but I seriously have little to no idea what’s going on.Â That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, instead readingÂ like a book written in a language that I’m not fluent in, implying that my tiny mind can’t process what’s going on with the works of heroes and gawds, exactly the sort of feeling one would expect from the miniseries that promises nothing less than the end of the world as we know it…
DCâ€™s Sinestro Corps was the dark horse hit that got me, and many other comic readers, back into the Green Lantern titles.Â Geoff Johns followed this up with a retelling of Hal Jordanâ€™s origin, that skewed everything those of us old enough to remember Emerald Dawn attempted to do 15 plus years ago.Â The main reason for retelling the origin?Â To add in the character of Atrocitus and set up his hatred for Sinestro, who left him nailed to a crucifix of sorts in sector 666.Â Someone with that much rage and hate is probably not someone who is going to do great things.
Costumes, costumes, costumes! Vampires, vampires, vampires! Theme songs, theme songs, theme songs! Plus: Bad news for Manhunter fansâ€¦ again. Itâ€™s good to be the king. Goggity goggity gog gog gog! I attack the Darkness! (And Iâ€™m not aloneâ€¦) Has Hal Jordan been sighted in Hollywood? Have you written the next big hit? Has the mundy culture infiltrated Fabletown? Also: This just in! Former Captain America Steve Rogers is STILL dead… All this and much, much less, as our angles hit 45 degrees!
The Sinestro Corps War brought me back to the Green Lantern titles.Â I soaked up every issue, rediscovering old friends, and meeting new ones.Â It was enough for me to pull out my battered trade of Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II to relive the origins of Hal Jordan, and his beginnings that would lead him to be the greatest Green Lantern of them all.Â So when Geoff Johns and DC Comics announced the Secret Origin story arc for the Green Lantern book, I was a bit concerned.Â Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II arenâ€™t that old, and to get a story that retcons the retcon could be problematic.