Zamaron — A Green Lantern Femme-Site

{September 22, 2006}   Arisia, Bras, and Boob Physics 101

This is going to be quick, because I’m currently drugged out on Tylenol and should be in bed.

This summer, I worked in the Intimates section at my local Macy’s. By no means was it a glamorous job, but it did make me something of a Bra and Boob Physics Expert. Granted, having boobs myself, there are some things that were just intuitive to me to begin with. I did learn about previously unknown realms, however, such as strapless bras and the like.

And, of course, I can now go “buhwhaHUH?” at comics even more.

Since Ragnell has proclaimed today Arisia (Fashion Disaster) Day, I might as well start with everyone’s favorite Lantern jailbait… or, um, she wasn’t REALLY jailbait… I mean, you know, the elfin alien who makes Hal her jailbait, being 240 and all… I mean… damn these retcons, full speed ahead!
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{September 22, 2006}   Arisia’s Fashion Nightmare

Today I’ve been introducing the Internet to a side of me that few online have seen.

Kalinara may be the one in pink, Soyo may be the one who’s small and cute, but I’m the fashion maven.

Oh, I shop very cheaply. I care nothing for designer clothing. I couldn’t give two shits about what’s “in style” at any given season. I do however, know the tricks of the trade. I know how to dress to full effect. I know how to make my breasts look a cup larger or a cup smaller without stuffing. I know how to hide the little fat deposit in my belly. I can make my legs look longer and my torso shorter, or vice versa. I can make my butt disappear, or appear twice as large. I can look taller and shorter at will. I am not a Martian, I just know what to wear.

And I know why Arisia’s new costume is a bad idea.
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{September 13, 2006}   Arisia (Spoilers)

Well, Green Lantern #13 is out, and the final word on Arisia is in…

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{September 13, 2006}   Green Lantern Corps #4

When Dave Gibbons draws him, Vath Sarn is pretty hot.

However, it seems I’m at a point where that’s not enough to make me like the art, because when I put this book down all I could think was “I wish Patrick Gleason was drawing this.”

I didn’t like Gleason’s art at first, when I started reading Recharge, but it’s grown on me. His quirky style really gets the weirdness and alienness of an outer space series across. It meshes well with Gibbons writing which, while competent and entertaining, is fairly formulaic. Gleason’s art adds a little spunk to the series.

Contrast it to Gibbons art. I don’t want you to get me wrong here, he’s a talented artist. But his art is very serious, and of a very standard style. So is his writing at some points. When his writing meets his art, it can be wonderful in a book like The Originals. In a book like Green Lantern Corps? Not so much.

Plus, and this just has to be said, Gibbons’ art is static. Gleason’s is fluid and energetic. There’s a sense of whimsy and wonder to it, a sense I really missed in GLC#4. I hope he comes back soon.

And I studied the motion in the panels. The flow of motion I was wondering about is apparently all Gleason.

{September 10, 2006}   Baltimore Panels

From the DC Nation Panel:

Didio: “There’re a lot of storylines that we created for the back half of 52 in the DCU,” Didio said, noting that some of the elements he referred to would begin in next week’s issue of Green Lantern.

“Next week” would refer to this Wednesday. We’ll see tomorrow when the final shipping list is posted.

Also, Brave and the Bold:

Q: Will Brave and Bold be all Batman team-ups?

Waid: There have been 15 heroes and 15 villains so far in the issues he’s written, giving a sample – issue #1: Batman & Green Lantern; #2: Supergirl, Green Lantern, Batman, Blue Beetle; #3: – all of those plus Adam Strange and Lobo.

I’m sure they mean Hal. I think the other characters are generally only referred to by civilian name.

From the One Year Greater Panel, why Kurt Busiek is qualified to write Green Lantern:

Didio then paused and asked the panel a question – favorite characters in the DCU and why?

Busiek: Hal Jordan – he’s the anti-Batman. Batman has everything mapped out seven ways, while Hal will jump off a cliff and figure out how not to die on his way down.

Q: Will we see John Stewart as Green Lantern again?

Perez: I got to draw him on the first page of Brave & Bold #1.

Waid: He’s also in 52 – John and Hal are partners. Geoff and I have talked about putting John back into the limelight as well.

Busiek: I have a big John Stewart story to tell, but I need to talk to Dan about finding a book to put it in.

Didio: We will talk.

And not from the convention, but a preview of Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage #1 is up.

{September 6, 2006}   Geoff Johns, Tease.

Couldn’t let this thread on Comic Bloc go by without drawing some attention to it.

First, Geoff Johns posted a penciled page for the GL#13. It’s notable that when the most recent delay was mentioned (it’s pushed back to September 13th now), he seemed to have been left out of the loop about it.

But all of that is fairly ordinary. What really interested me was his next post:

We’re working hard to get this book on track. Ivan’s redesigning Star Sapphire as we type.

Back to scripting!


And in the thread directly above it

Also, in case anyone was wondering what our arc after WANTED: HAL JORDAN is called…it’s MYSTERY OF THE STAR SAPPHIRE! More on that later.


{September 6, 2006}   Toronto GL Announcements

A little late, but I had a rough week. Here’s everything Lantern-related from Newsarama’s coverage of the Toronto DC “Big Guns” Panel:

But Johns also announced he would be doing something with Ethan Van Sciver in 2007 that would be a “big Green Lantern-related project that’s going to hit around April.” Johns joked that he “stole” Van Sciver back for the project, which he said will set up the stories for the next year in the regular Green Lantern series that he writes.

“We’ve got some more candy for Green Lantern fans,” said Van Sciver, who was also on the panel. “We kind of want to do the next level of Rebirth, so that’s what we’re going to do,” Johns said.

– Each panelist was asked, “What is your favorite villain and to which villains would you like to add depth?”

Van Sciver: “Sinestro and Sinestro.”

Johns: “Yeah, Sinestro and Sinestro.”

– Johns mentioned that Van Sciver had sketched a redesign of Sinestro on the paper tablecloth at dinner the night before. “I’ve got it in my back pocket,” he said.

– One fan said he had read in a recent interview that the Guardians in Green Lantern aren’t quite as benevolent as they seem, and he wanted to know their intentions. “That’s something that Ethan and I are going to develop and explore in the project we’re doing,” Johns said.

– One fan pointed out that in 52, Alan Scott said when he returned from space that his one eye was not his own, and simultaneously, Adam Strange is missing both eyes. Johns was asked, does Alan Scott have Adam Strange’s eye? “Congratulations for asking the weirdest question ever,” Johns said to a lot of laughter from the crowd, but then answered simply, “yes.”

– The panelists asked for one last question. A fan said he heard Johns hint online that he wanted to do a Sinestro Corps one-shot, and he wondered if it would happen. Johns laughed and said, “I don’t know.” Then he looked at Van Sciver, who said, “We like Sinestro a lot.”

It seemed appropriate after Soyo’s essay below that I finally get off my ass and type this now.When I was younger, I used to be a big anime fan, and my friends and I would joke how whenever there was a team of four main male characters, they could always be classified thusly: The brooding one. The Playboy. The Kid. The Woman.

It was pretty infailable. No matter the series, it’d work out this way:

The brooding one was always intelligent and serious, the playboy was always charming and a hit with the ladies, but rarely if ever tied down. The kid was the young, cute, inexperienced one of the group. And then there was the character that tended to be kind, emotional, nurturing, forgiving…basically, he was characterized as a woman.

The connection to the Green Lanterns becomes obvious. John, Hal, Kyle…and finally Guy.

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As solicited by DC Comics: “The greatest adventures of the Emerald Gladiator, collected in one volume! Thrill to the exploits of several Green Lanterns in stories from GREEN LANTERN (’40s) #1; ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #89; GREEN LANTERN (’60s-70s) #1, 9, 87, 172; SUPERMAN #257, TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #3, GREEN LANTERN (’90s) #3, 0; GREEN LANTERN: MOSAIC #5; GREEN LANTERN GALLERY and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005.

What was in the actual trade?
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{August 30, 2006}   A Warped Feminist Statement

Lately, there’s been a rise in both comics feminism and in the popularity of Guy Gardner. Or, perhaps, a rise in the visibility of both. They’ve probably been there all along, and this is the first time people are taking note.

So, I ask myself. Are the two connected?

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