The Green Lantern: Intergalactic Lawman by Grant Morrison

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25 thoughts on “The Green Lantern: Intergalactic Lawman by Grant Morrison

  1. My first run in with Green Lantern was with the Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds movie. And honestly I’m in the minority, but I enjoyed that film. Other than that I know very little about this character. Seems this series is both a nice stepping on point, and at the same time it isn’t becuase of some of the stories that seem to, as you say, throw you into a melting pot. That said…a character with a continuously erupting volcano as a head, and pretty cool art seems to make it something that is still worth checking out. Awesome post again! 😊😊

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    1. Hahah you are indeed in the minority. I actually reviewed that during your absence too, after forcing myself a re-watch to refresh my memory of why it works/doesn’t work! 😂 He’s probably one of DC’s most versatile hero, with the lanterns composing all the colours of the spectrum and each representing an emotion. DC royally messed up with the Reynolds movie and hopefully their next attempt will be much more successful. This wasn’t that bad but as usual, with Morrison, he either nails the convoluted storytelling or flails. Thank you, my friend! 😁

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      1. Lol: well I definitely know that. Perhaps because I am not that familiair with the character is the reason I didn’t have so much problems with the film😉😊 But let’s hope that the eventual reboot will be better😅😂

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  2. Your reviews are always so engaging. Even if I’m not a fan of the comic/ character, I feel the need to read it/ investigate it.
    I just finished watching the Umbrella Academy. I’d be interested to see how you think it compares to the written form. The series was definitely interesting, even if with some weird plot holes/ lazy writing.

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    1. I truly appreciate the kind words. Even if it doesn’t bring you to pick up the book, it’s always a pleasure to know that it still intrigued you one way or not. 😁

      Sweet! I’m waiting for volume 3 to come this September before tackling the show. I’ll definitely try and share my thoughts on season 1 as soon as I’m done! 😁

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  3. Another wonderfully descriptive write-up my friend! I do plan to eventually check this new Green Lantern run out, I’m just a little hesitant as I’m not a huge fan of Grant Morrison (and it sounds like his ideas are as imaginatively messy and mind-bending as usual here) although I’m always willing to give him a chance. It does sound interesting though, I still feel the gold standard for GL is the Geoff Johns run (Robert Venditti’s subsequent run was pretty good as well)…think I’ll wait for a digital sale/price drop on this one!

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    1. I think a price drop is necessary before picking up this one. It’s not an easy read but, like you’ve said, it’s Grant Morrison and it’s hard to ignore anything he does even if there’s a chance that it’ll be messy/mind-mending. I am curious to see what volume 2 is like though. The ending seemed promising!

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  4. I’m glad you enjoyed this one for the most part 🙂 I’m not a big Green Lantern fan and know very little about it other than the Ryan Reynolds movie, which everyone loves to ridicule (including him XD) so I’m not sure what the comics are like, to be honest! This was a great starting point, though, and I feel like I could try and get into it one day, especially because the artwork is so awesome! You made it clear the writing isn’t as brilliant but oh well.
    Amazing review, Lashaan!

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    1. Hahahah it’s actually a good thing that it is your own knowledge of the character. That way, when they actually reboot the character on the big screen, you’ll be SUPER impressed by how original the character actually is. Assuming that you give it a shot, of course hahah If there’s a Green Lantern series that is worth checking out to discover the character, it’s the one written by Geoff Johns. It’s the gold standard of the hero’s story. 😀

      Thank you for reading, Sophie! Truly appreciate it. 😉

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  5. THE EARTH DISAPPEARS?! Hahaha that is so funny. What a wonderful plot for Green Lantern…. 😀 Great review Lashaan!

    I love that you talk about the “panel structure” I just call it frames… but not many (any?!) mention it when it comes to comics. I find when the panel structure is different and not so typical that it really gives a comic energy and flow (for the most part). I also love when the art suits what the artist is drawing. I guess I find American comics have a bit of a disconnect between the writing and the art. I find I feel that way at times with manga and found later that the mangaka wasn’t both the writer and the artist.

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    1. Hahahah I’ve seen that happen before and it was actually the premise of a Superman story. 😛 This time around, it’s just one event among others within the same storyarc hahah 😛

      I think in comics, the term is usually “panels” so I stuck with it hahah And I agree. When it breaks the whole traditional 6-9 square structure, it gives the story a very nice flow. However, there are some classics that do those 6-9 square structure really well and deliver amazing stories with it. Hahahah I too once thought that the mangaka was the writer and artist all the time. I knew for sure when I found out ONE (the writer of One Punch Man) was definitely not the artist behind the popular series right now! 😛

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