The first month of GL books is now behind us and they all offered up some Green Lantern goodness. But I must say, all four books have left lingering questions that were not answered.
Of course I don’t expect one issue (let alone the firsts) to answer all of them, but this is the top 10 questions that were not answered in the first month of the relaunch.
So keep an eye out in the future issues to see if these are answered.
10.) Are Hal and Cowgirl’s relationship over?
I brought this up in my review of Green Lantern #1 but I think it’s worth mentioning again. In the issue, Hal and Carol are on a dinner date and after Hal makes a fool out of himself Carol expected Hal to propose to her.
Uhh correct me if I’m wrong, but before the relaunch were Hal and his fellow test pilot Cowgirl still an item? Carol even mentions that during Blackest Night. So does the relaunch end their relationship like they did Superman and Flash’s marriages?
It is not clear, but it was very glaring while reading Green Lantern that her name was not brought up at all.
9.) Is Krona really dead?
In Red Lanterns #1, Atrocitus looks over the “corpse” of Krona before he he impales it to use his blood to see into the future. Now Atrocitus does point out that it’s weird that the body still bleeds after being dead for some time, but doesn’t make much of it afterwards.
Is the rogue Guardian really dead? Or is he “hibernating” to recover from his defeat? Hmmm…
8.) Where are the entities?
None of the four books mentions the emotional entities that have been running amock since Brightest Day which is a little odd. Considering Atrocitus was searching for the Butcher, the rage entity, and the destruction some of the other entities like Ophidian, the avarice entity, and Parallax the fear entity can cause. I’m a little surprised they are free to roam the universe.
But hey, they can save that for future storylines.
7.) Is Carol still Queen of the Star Sapphires?
During Brightest Day, Carol was appointed the Queen of the Star Sapphires when she tamed the Predator. She relunctantly accepted and promised Hal that she will stay Queen until they can find someone else. After the relaunch we see Carol back on Earth and she tells Hal that she hasn’t put on her ring in a long time and she doesn’t plan to.
If that’s the case then is she still the Queen? And if she isn’t who is in charge?
6.) What is Larfleeze doing?
Everyone’s favorite orange lantern has been MIA in the first month of the DCnU….Odd, but it’s even more surprising when New Guardians shows an orange ring heading towards Kyle. Since Larfleeze is the only one with an orange ring, then it must be his.
At the end of War of the Green Lanterns, Larfleeze did not want his ring back but was forced back into the greed mongering fiend we all have grown to love. So if he’s decommissioned, for the time being, what is he up to?
Well, the solicits for New Guardians in November will shed some light on his whereabouts.
5.) Does anyone care about Hal Jordan?
At the end of War of the Green Lanterns, Hal was decommissioned and sent to Earth. The other Earth Lanterns were upset and concerned for their comrade. However, in Green Lantern #1 Hal is seen struggling like he’s never struggled before. He lost his ring, is thrown in jail and is now homeless.
Where are Guy, Kyle and John? I would think they would have dropped in to see how he was doing. Maybe I’m stretching here, because there has been an undisclosed amount of time between the end of WotGL and GL #1 so maybe they have but it’s still a little weird to see him alone.
4.) Can Atrocitus control his Red Lanterns?
In Red Lanterns #1, Atrocitus explains how his rage has been waining since Krona’s death. He even questions if his Red Lanterns can sense it too, leading to their more than usual unruly behavior.
Even Bleez seems to notice and it looks like she’s readying the troops to overthrow Atrocitus. Should Atrocitus worry? We’ll have to wait and see.
3.) What is the Guardian’s New Mission and the fate of Ganthet?
Ganthet has gone through a lot lately. And when Sinestro was reinstated as a Green Lantern he was up front with his objections. The Guardians however feel they should all have “one mind for their new mission” as they blast Ganthet with some sort of mind beam.
What is this new mission, and how does Ganthet fit in?
2.) How long will Sinestro stay a Green Lantern?
It was shocking to say the least when Sinestro was giving a Green Lantern Ring and Hal’s was taken away. Sinestro was the new GL for sector 2814. But by the end of the first issue of Green Lantern, Sinestro approaches Hal to give him his ring back.
So how long will Sinestro be a Green Lantern? We know by the solicits that it will last at least through the first arc, but from then all bets are off.
1.) Where is Sodam Yat?
Sodam Yat has grown a following over the years since his push to prominence in Green Lantern Corps and Infinite Crisis. He was the host for the Ion entity, before it was taken away in WotGL, and is a great Corps member. But ever since the relaunch, his name hasn’t been brought up once.
I mean, the last we saw of him was when he was being controlled by the three-eyed villain, Zardor. They left before Guy can defeat him and they are never heard from again. It’s a little too early to tell, but is Sodam still in continuity? It’ll be hard to say he isn’t but then where is he now? Again, we’ll have to wait and see.
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