Sunday, January 5, 2014

Larfleeze #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Scott Kolins
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 1, 2014

There Is Only One God............And He's Orange?

Last month in Larfleeze, we saw the newly whole members of the Orange Lantern Corps. beat the living hell out of Larfleeze, and lock him up.  We also saw that Larfleeze seemed to have a little brain damage from his ordeal, because he was hallucinating his dead mother.  With all the fun of torture going on, it's hard to believe we also had a story about The Wanderer, and Stargrave going to investigate the Council of Ten.  The Council is a warring faction that hates the Wanderer's family, and it's up to Stargrave, and her to figure out why they followed her family into this universe.  Sound like fun?  Well I hope so, here we go.

Explain It!:

So Larfleeze is all beat to hell from the people who up until recently were imprisoned within Larfleeze's ring, and were doomed to do his bidding for eternity.  Is it wrong I don't feel for Larfleeze here?  Anyway while Larfleeze is unconscious, he is visited by his mother (again) who pretty much rips him apart for being the imbecile that he is.  She finishes up her roast of Larfleeze by telling him he can take out all the Orange Lantern Corps. without his ring because he is a living power battery, and is the one who created their rings in the first place.  It takes Agent Orange a little bit to grasp the concept, you know idiot and all.  But when he does he wakes up, and takes all their rings away from them.  Oh no.  Larfleeze is back!

So after a little ass whoopin' Larfleeze gives them an ultimatum.  Either be his adoring slaves, or die.  Well after being trapped in a ring, and forced to do his will for hundreds of years, the group for the most part Glomulus excluded, decides on death.  Larfleeze in his ultimate wisdom decides that since he is an orange god, he doesn't need these saps, and decides that he will leave them on the planet, and let them die there.  But what he does need is his butler Stargrave.  So it's off to find him.  So long Orange Lantern Corps.

Elsewhere The Wanderer, and Stargrave are spying on the Council of Ten, who have come to this dimension to.....  Well I'm not completely sure why they've come to this dimension, and I'm not entirely sure that they know why either.  See this eternal council is so indecisive that it takes them eons to make one decision, and if they made a decision to come here, well that's a step in the wrong direction according to The Wanderer.  She believes that they came here to kill her family, which is a good suspicion since the Council of Ten hate them, and warred with them for eons.  But during this war the Council of Ten's army "The Galactic Watch" were destroyed.  So as a way to infiltrate the Council and find out what they're up to, The Wanderer and Stargrave are going to disguise themselves, and join up.  So come back next month and we'll find out if this is a awful idea or not, and if it works most likely Larfleeze will come and screw it up.

Bits and Pieces:

This is a first for me, but I actually enjoyed this issue.  I have not been a fan of this series since it started, and pretty much wrote it off as being a little annoyance I'd have to suffer through, but it's alright.  At least this issue, we'll see what happens in the future.  I need at least three good issues to get me past my griping stage.  But if you're already a fan of Larfleeze you'll really enjoy this issue, and if you're not, well check this out, maybe it will change your mind.


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