Sunday, January 04, 2009
See, this is why I kind of love Geoff Johns:
It takes a special kind of writer to create a Blue Lantern Corps when you've already got Green, Yellow, Red and Violet Lantern Corps running around.
And then, not only to fully commit to such a silly-sounding idea like seven armies representing the colors of the rainbow making war on one another in outer space with magic rings and bad poetry, but to go ahead and just make Hindu deity Ganesh a Blue Lantern as part of your rainbow war storyline in the Green Lantern comic book?
How can you not respect that kind of chutzpah?
The only other Blue Lantern so far is a fish-faced, George Lucas-esque alien who designates himself as a saint, so the Corps consists only of Space-Ganesh and either a space-Catholic or possibly a space-Mormon.
Will the BLC be nothing but alien versions of Earth religious figures and adherents? Ganthet, the Guardian of the Blue Lanterns, tells Hal Jordan he wants him to eventually lead the team, so will Geoff Johns' irrational love of Hal Jordan lead to him making Jordan into the one, true, capital-G god?
I honestly can't wait to find out.