LanternCast Episode #268 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #8-9!

The review of November’s books concludes with Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps 8-9!  The “Bottled Light” arc begins with tons of bickering between John and Sora, and the return of not one, not two, but three old friends! And there’s this matter of Hal being kinda sorta dead… ok, make that four old friends! Be sure to email us your thoughts or share them on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

img_7666

 

LanternCast Episode #267 – Green Lanterns #10-11!

Chad and Mark begin their coverage of November books with Green Lanterns #10-11!  The battle for the Phantom Ring begins here! Throw in some more brief appearances by Emperor Volthoom, and you get two interesting issues! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

267

 

LanternCast Episode #266 – Captain America: Civil War Commentary Track!

A little later than originally planned, but Chad and Mark finally do their first non-Green Lantern related movie commentary track as they tackle Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War!  This episode includes everything from Dr. Strange talk and Infinity War speculation, to even some random X-Men talk.  And we even manage to work in a brief moment of Green Lantern in here too! Be sure to email us your thoughts or call in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

249

 

 

LanternCast Episode #265 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6-7!

“Sinestro’s Law” concludes as Chad and Mark review Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps 6-7!  Who wins the big showdown between Hal & Sinestro?  And what does this mean for the future of both the Green Lantern & Sinestro Corps?  Take a listen and find out!  Be sure to email us your thoughts or share them on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

unnamed

LanternCast Episode #264 – Green Lanterns #8-9!

Chad and Mark are back to break down Green Lanterns #8-9!  We discover more about the Phantom Ring and its origins, as well as learning about those who seek to claim it!  Throw in the return of Emperor Palpatine… er… a villain from the Corps’ past, and you have two pretty interesting issues! The boys also discuss the Entertainment Weekly “50 Most Powerful Superheroes” list and have a few seconds for some Game of Thrones spoilers!  Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

264

 

LanternCast Episode #263 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #4-5!

Chad and Mark conclude the September book reviews as they tackle Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps 4-5!  Where’s Hal and what exactly  is going on with him and his powers? John decides it’s time to take action and Sinestro sees his blood pressure rise because of one Guy Gardner!  Throw in some DC and Marvel TV talk, and you have a quality episode!  Be sure to email us your thoughts or share them on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

image1

 

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!

Take a listen HERE!

 

Mark J Marble

LanternCast Episode #262 – Green Lanterns #6-7!

Chad and Mark dive into the September books as they discuss Green Lanterns #6-7!  Red Dawn comes to a close as the mystery of the Phantom Ring begins to be explained.  Add in listener feedback and some speculation on who might be the Phantom Lantern, and you get a fun but concise episode! Be sure to email us or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

image1

 

LanternCast Episode #261 – Quarterly Quarterly #7!

Our coverage of Green Lantern Corps Quarterly CONTINUES with the SEVENTH of EIGHT episodes! Mark and Chad delve into the world of Magic in the DCU and that usually means one thing: The Starheart! Besides our requisite Alan Scott story, we are introduced to Ash & Barin, and even some zombie Green Lanterns!  Throw in some bonus material dating back to the Jim & Dan days, and this one’s a winner, folks!  Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the episode HERE!

261

 

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.

 

darkstars7

Feedspot Ranked!
OUR TWEETS!
YOUR TWEETS!