I don't normally blog about comic publisher solicits, 'cause I figure enough people do that already. However, I couldn't resist calling attention to this one little tale coming up in June, because it appears to involve a topic near and dear to my heart -- the strange, ongoing debate of who would win a REAL Superman vs. Green Lantern fight.
Apparently, in Superman: New World of Krypton #4, Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart go up against those uppity Kryptonians who've had the audacity to establish a new Krypton in space sector 2814. Not only that, they bring along Ion -- Sodam Yat. Ah, HA -- so, is Sodam being given an opportunity for some payback for the pasting he received from Superman Prime? I guess we'll find out.
Of course, I don't anticipate that this will be a REAL, FAIR fight to determine once and for all which is more powerful -- a Green Lantern or a Kryptonian. Writers haven't given us a fair fight yet, and they probably never will. Still, there's always hope. You can bet I'm going to examine this fight VERY carefully.
While I'm on a roll, here's a reminder to everyone to NOT forget that Free Comic Book Day is coming up soon -- Saturday, May 3 -- and there's a brand-new GREEN LANTERN title coming out specifically for that event: Blackest Night #0.
DC has also released a few pages from the book as a teaser for fans. The pages feature Hal Jordan standing in a graveyard.
So, is he standing before the graves of his parents, Martin and Jessica? NOPE!
Oh, and one more comment: You know, it's been fun seeing just how Geoff Johns has gone about getting Hal to be inducted (even temporarily) into every single Corps of Light. However, I've been at a loss as to just HOW Johns would get Hal an orange ring. After all, the Orange Lanterns are supposed to be a Corps of Greed (Avarice) -- and Hal has never been a particularly greedy guy. I thought maybe Johns would bypass a detailed account of Hal getting an orange ring and instead fall back on some sort of technicality. Silly me.
So, what does Hal have to be greedy about? Attention? Approval? Women? Cockpits? All of the above? It'll be interesting to see what Johns does with this.
Y'know, after this whole Blackest Night storyline is done, Hal is going to need a really, REALLY good therapist.