Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Green Lantern #11 Review and **SPOILERS**

Been Around the Multiverse

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist and Cover: Liam Sharp
Colorist: Steve Oliff
Letters: Tom Orzechowski
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 4, 2019


It’s been called esoteric, it’s been called ethereal, and it’s been called complete and total shit by Him and Eric! And I haven’t read it in four issues. So let’s jump right into the fracas, shall we?

Explain It!

On some deserted planet, a gigantic guy with the ability to access the Multiverse captures twelve Green Lanterns from around said Multiverse in order to perpetuate a myth for his own amusement. Fans will enjoy seeing Bruce Wayne Green Lantern, but we do meet a new “dude” type GL that is probably from that groovy world that Prez hangs out on. 

Hal Jordan figures this out with the help of another Earth’s Carol Ferris, also a Star Sapphire but not on the outs with Jordan (as she is from time to time.) You’d think that folks well-versed in Multiversal travel would be familiar witn the fact that counterparts of characters on other Earths do not necessarily resemble the original person, but Hal and Carol fall into the same meet-cute shit that these heroes always do.
Besides that, a team of Lanterns led by Stel come across a planet that has been sucked to the core of its resources. And it’s hilarious, it actually looks like an apple that has been eaten to its core, but planet-skinned. The art is outstanding in this issue, as it has been for the entire series, and I sure do like Elseworlds versions of DCU characters. 

The story was a little thin to justify it, but it’s probably a bit of a break from the usually heady fare being peddled in this series. If you’re a fan of the Green Lanterns, you will probably enjoy this comic.
And are probably already reading it.

Bits and Pieces:

Some silly fun is reason enough to enjoy this otherwise threadbare plot. Kudos for not putting Green Lantern Batman right on the cover.



  1. I just can't get myself to like this series. It's not Green Lantern or even a science fiction series but Morrison remixing his old ideas again.

  2. Reggie! How are you feeling? Well enough to post at least. I am glad.

    The past few issues of Green Lantern have featured GLs from throughout the multiverse, which I rather approve of. I think it is particularly cool that we get Morrison writing another story arc involving those characters he referenced in Multiversity. He included some of the more memorable ones like:

    Flashlight (whose boyfriend was the a version of The Flash from his universe who played a larger role in Multiversity. In my head-cannon the whole Justice league is queer in their universe ut that was not made explicit. Only hinted at.)

    Abin Sur (The one who has little demon horns and an outfit like Allan Scott. He's from a universe based around golden age, pulpy characters. He is also the resident Lantern for the multiversal team called Justice Incarnate)

    Tangent Green Lantern (From the Tangent Universe. I like that all these years later she is still popular enough to re-appear in comics from time to time. I want to know more about her, but since no one gives a crap about the Tangent Universe, her appearances are few and far between.)

    Carol Ferris (The Earth 11 version of Carol Ferris from the universe with mainly female heroes. She recognized Hal Jordan, implying that a version of him lives on her Earth, but i like to imagine that if he ever meets her version of Hal it will be a woman named Halley Jordan. Again, i just like to think everyone in this universe is queer.)

    Aaaaanyway, enough rambling. Thanks for your review, Reggie. Wishing you a speedy recovery.