Is it just me, or did it look like the Lanterns were almost mugged by the surgery equipment, then put through a painful process. In one panel Boodikka looked both surprised and uncomfortable.
I was a bit disturbed by what had happened. These corps members had volunteered for what they seemed to believe was the promotion of a lifetime, but (seemingly) were robbed by the guardians of their very souls. I am a big fan of horror movies and literature, but that actually gave me a bit of a chill. I think that D.C. is going to continue giving a darker, and darker view of the guardians of the universe now that Ganthet has left their ranks.
"yeah... the Alpha Lantern project actually looks a hell of a lot darker than everyone assumed it would be...did everyone else spot the "Black Lanterns" hint in that issue?M"
You bet I did. So, I take it the Guardian was tainted by the Anti-Monitor.
"yeah... the Alpha Lantern project actually looks a hell of a lot darker than everyone assumed it would be...M"
Because of what I'd read in interviews and stuff the Alpha Lanterns didn't catch me off guard. I figured they'd be dark, soulless servants of the Guardians that no one would really like or want to be around. What tripped me up was when John Stewart was offered the job. For a second I thought they'd make him accept just to shake things up and I was glad when he didn't.
Is it just me, or did it look like the Lanterns were almost mugged by the surgery equipment, then put through a painful process. In one panel Boodikka looked both surprised and uncomfortable."
I didn't like that at all. Boodika looked like she was raped from her facial expession. I didn't like the idea of the Alpha Lanterns being robots/cyborgs to begin with but I didn't like that the whole procedure was forced on the Lanterns like that. It made the Guardians look like they don't care about the GLs at all.
"Warrior-4-ever said:"Honestly I don't think the Alpha Lanterns will be around past Final Crisis."Didnt they turn on the GL corps?
I'm not sure. I haven't really been following the comics lately due to not being in the country. I know Kraven or whatever her name is turns on Hal because she is under someone else's control [ We're already finding out that automating GL's into for all intents and purposes mindless robots was a bad idea] during Final Crisis. I honestly don't expect them to be around long. If they survive Final Crisis I don't think they'll make it through Blackest Night. They'll either be killed off by these evil Corps. coming out or it will be retconned out and Boodika and the others were never automated into robots at all.
The Alpha Lanterns were a bad idea from the beginning. They are just Lanterns that were transformed into Manhunters, another mistake made by the Guardians. Plus they can still be corrupted, like the case with Kraken being possessed by Granny Goodness.
Well they lasted longer than I thought. Despite the buildup they really haven't amounted to anything. Just ruined a bunch of characters for one of Geoff Johns' stupid ideas. The biggest disappointment was when they finally got their free will and personalities back. You figured there would be some fallout/backlash. You figured one of them would go "What did you do to me? You turned me into a monster!"
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