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LanternCastVIDS Presents: ‘Ringcyclopedia’ #19!

Yes, your eyes and ears do not deceive you. We’re back! And to get back on the horse, we take a brief look at some of the old school power batteries, including the sadly not full scale Kyle Rayner one!

LanternCast Episode #306 – 2018 Movie Preview!

That time has come again: Movie Preview time, of course!  Chad and Mark compare what they are looking forward to seeing in 2018, along with the infamous Monkey Crap list of films they hope to avoid! What movies do you want to see in 2018?  Which ones do you hope to never encounter, much like bad shrimp? Be sure to email us your lists or leave them on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #300 – 9th Anniversary Spectacular!

The countdown ends here! Episode #300 is FINALLY here! Jim and Dan return to join Chad and Mark in a discussion of all things Lanterncast and Green Lantern! Myron Rumsey and Corwin Crowl also join the party, and everyone joins in to handle our deluge of listener feedback!  All that and some time to discuss “Thor: Ragnarok” as well (Yes, there will be spoilers)! 

So take a week off and start listening to this over-sized spectacular! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #280 – 2017 State of the Green Lantern Union!

This is the big one!  Chad and Mark welcome back Dan and Jim, as well as Myron Rumsey and Corwin Crowl, to talk about the current state of the Green Lantern Universe! Where are we now? Where are we headed? Where do we want to end up? Is Green Lanterns working as a title?  Is Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps too crowded? Where the hell are the Templar Guardians?? We delve into these (and many other) questions as we examine the Green Lantern franchise and brand! So take a listen and enjoy this super-sized episode! Be sure to share your thoughts on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #278 – Green Lanterns #16-18!

Chad is back, and the boys take on Green Lanterns #16-18!  We cover the “Darkest Knights” arc as our heroes team up with BATMAN! We then get to break down the Emperor Volthoom origin issue!  Speaking of Emperors, we even start off the episode with the ultimate tangent, discussing what exactly that Star Wars prophecy about “bringing balance to the Force” might really mean. Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Presents: The Greatest Toy Podcast- The Final Episodes!

Thanks to some technical issues, the roll out of the final two episodes of Jim and Mark’s The Greatest Toy Podcast has been in limbo… UNTIL NOW!  The massive two-part 2016 Toy Year in Review is now available, and the boys decide after a NCAA tournament-like contest, what was the best toy of 2016!  

Give us some feedback at lanterncast@gmail.com or leave us a voice mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #270 – 2017 Movie Preview!

This is the big one as Chad and Mark record their 100th official episode! They came in with a list and celebrate with one, as they discuss their must see movies of 2017, along with the movies they are lukewarm about, and of course, the 5 pounds of monkey crap list!  Throw in some overdue “Rogue One” talk and you’ll be entertained.  We guarandamntee it!  What films are you most excited about?  Let us know your must-see and must-avoid lists are at lanterncast@gmail.com or on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCastVIDS Presents: ‘Ringcyclopedia’ #18!

What to get the Sinestro Corps fan in your life? Maybe this expensive and currently hard to find Prop Replica! This was one of the first of the new Battery Replicas and as we wrap up the reviews, it’s time to ring in the New Year with Fear!

Entities and Emotion Spectrum Speculation

Just a few minutes of an audio blog speculating on the current state of the emotional spectrum and what it could mean for the entities!  Be sure to give us your thoughts via email (lanterncast@gmail.com) or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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Mark J Marble

The Darkstars: Issue #7 Review by Jim Remolde!

Darkstars Reviews

 

 

“Fall From Grace!” was cover dated April, 1993 and released March 2, 1993 (Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics).  The issue was written by Michael Jan Friedman.  Travis Charest pencilled pages 1-20 while Jim Balent did breakdowns for pages 21-24, and those pages were finished by Scott Hanna.  The Inkers were Scott Hanna and John Lowe.  The letterer was Bob Pinaha and the colorist was Tom McCraw.  Ruben Diaz was the assistant editor and the editor was Brian Augustyn.

 

We open on an alien planet.  The ruler and his underling, Skamich are discussing the security systems.  The systems are set up to prevent anyone from entering the palace after all the ruler’s life is at stake.  The ruler laments that he treated Torquin no differently from his other conquered people’s.  Apparently he created resentment by destroying some relics and staged some public executions.  Nothing to get overly excited about.  Skamich believes that the destruction of the procreation facility turned the public opinion in the quadrant against the leader.  An assassin now has been hired to kill the ruler. 

 

Back over Earth.  The slave ship is making a return landing.  Colos is at the controls with a wounded Douglas, Hawkman and Carla all on the bridge.  The alien pilot is being held captive as he tried to set the self destruct sequence and Colos would rather he a novice pilot bring the ship in instead of a suicidal pilot.  They successfully land after a sizable jolt and Hawkman and Colos shake hands and maybe they may cross paths again.  I personally hope so.

 

Back in the alien palace, the assassin has gained access by breaching the shields.  The intruder is able to elude the sensors as well as the defensive measures set up and crashes into the throne room.  The guards rush in.

 

On Earth, Colos and Douglas marvel at Hawkman.  They see him find Hawkgirl and embrace.  It seems that the two are more than partners.  Colos turns his attention to Flint.  Flint disobeyed Colos’s orders twice.  Carla interrupts Colos.  She wants to thank Colos and then offers her help.  Colos starts to decline then asks if she has any space she is not using.  Carla thinks that he is referring to outer space but Douglas clarifies that Colos is looking for office space since their “headquarters” is “out of town”.  She gives the Darkstars a card and asks them to call her later, she may have the space they need.

 

In Flint’s apartment, Flint is grumbling.  He feels he blew the mission and he does not know that the others are back on the planet.  Unfortunately he has started drinking again.  His self pity party is interrupted by an angry Colos on Flint’s communicator.  Colos tells Flint to stay put and he will find him as they need to talk.  Flint throws the can and we see that it is a soda can not a beer can.

 

The guards open fire on the assassin.  It appears that he was vaporized but Skamich is not so sure.  It is strange that he escaped all the defense systems but was destroyed by a simple pulse barrage.  The assassin is not dead after all.  He takes out the guards leaving only Skamich and his King.

 

On Earth, Carla and Douglas are in the new Darkstar planet side office.  The guy who developed the place owes Carla a favor so it is rent free to the Darkstars.  There is not a high demand for office space in Dallas as the supply is too high.  Carla told the developer that the group is a not-for-profit operation that could not afford a place.  Douglas says that the back story is perfect.  The place is large enough for all of their equipment and a couple of cots.  Douglas and Colos, both homeless can sleep there.  Douglas is musing that he is going up in the world. 

 

The assassin continues his assault.  The only thing standing between him and the despot is Skamich.  Skamich is willing to try but he is killed for his bravery.  The assassin grabs the liege-lord.  The assassin identifies himself as K’lassh.  This is the last time we see this liege.

 

Colos meets Flint who has changed out of his Darkstar uniform.  He figures that Colos is there to fire him, which he is.  Colos does admit that this is not easy.  Flint does say that he is a maverick like Colos and he thinks that he might have made a better Darkstar than a deputy.  Colos thinks that Flint is right and takes off with the uniform.  While he leaves he thinks that he has not seen the last of John Flint.

 

Elsewhere the remaining alien drug cartel assemble with their human allies.  They are discussing what to do about Darkstar.  Twice he had interfered with their profitable operations and that has to stop.  How are they going to stand up to a being they believe is as powerful as Superman.  Mister Daniiki, the green alien with stringy black hair speaks up.  He is surprised that the Darkstars are now patrolling Earth But he has an idea.  In the past he has found one counter measure effective.  Daniiki pushes a teleported and we see K’lassh appear.

 

This issue was basically an epilogue issue.  The heroes all return to earth safely and the Hawks are briefly reunited before they fly off.  Colos fires Flint.  Douglas and Colos with Carla’s help start to set up a planet side base of operations.  The villains lick their wounds and bring in a new weapon, the assassin K’lassh.

 

The side plot of the liege was effective here as it’s showed the power of K’lassh which is what you want to see in comics, not just telling how good he is in exposition.  As a matter of fact, we do not get any exposition here, we only see how good this assassin is and it makes me want to see him go up against Colos. 

 

I like that we continue to see Carla White.  I expect that since Flint was fired, she may become the new second deputy.

 

I give this issue a 4.5 out of 5 power rings.  We do get a brief mention of the Green Lanterns when Hawkman says that Earth is protected by them and they say that they are the only intergalactic police force.  Colos says that they think so and that is all we get about a rivalry of the Darkstars to the Green Lantern Corp in this issue.

 

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