I’m going to do a little belated rundown of what I feel were the best of the comics released last year that I’ve read, that everyone should be taking a look at. Hit the button to find out my entirely correct opinions.
I think I should preface this review by first saying that I am not really the comic book guy here; Andrew is that guy. I do however like comics and own about 25-30, most of them are from when I was around 10 though. I’ve been getting more into comic books and graphic novels recently, so I hope to be writing about them again after this review.
Before seeing Green Lantern: First Flight, the recently released straight to DVD/Blu-Ray movie, I didn’t know much about Green Lantern at all. I actually thought he was a black man like in the Justice League cartoon. This movie was a perfect introduction for someone like me who had no idea who Hal Jordan was or how he became a Green Lantern. A Green Lantern named Abin Sur is dying and in a spacecraft entering Earth’s atmosphere. He lands and tells his ring to find his successor; it brings Hal Jordan back to him. Abin Sur gives Jordan the ring and then he dies. Before Jordan can officially become part of the Green Lantern Corp. he must appear before a council of the Guardians, which are an immortal race that founded the Green Lantern Corp, and be approved by them. The Guardians are very skeptical of a human becoming a Lantern until Sinestro, a character who appears to be the number one Green Lantern, offers to take Jordan under his wing and train him. From there it goes on to briefly show them in a veteran/rookie cop-like situation that to me was reminiscent of the movie Training Day.