Friday, March 8, 2013

Kyle, the Ultimate Lantern

"Kyle, the Ultimate Lantern" from Green Lantern: New Guardians #2 (DC, 2012) by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham, Harvey Tolibao and Batt
I'm rather fond of how the Lantern franchise keeps pumping out cool-to-ridiculous ideas for action figure variants, though I couldn't buy into New Guardians (that tainted name!) for long. It's Kyle and a Lantern from every other Corps, but whatever. Just another book that took up a number of issues to assemble its team (a New52 standard) and I soon got tired of the entire franchise. Sorry New Guardians, you were the exact wrong mix of no reboot and totally rebooted that tends to give me a headache. But like the other Lantern books, as new writers come in, I WILL be checking them out again. I am, and always shall be, a writers-first type of reader.


  1. I love Kyle, but I still can't understand why the book is called New Guardians either...there are only mean nasty OLD Guardians in it. The rest of the corps that Kyle hangs out with aren't Guardians at all.

    Oh well.

  2. And it's not like New Guardians is a well-remembered book or cast of characters that desperately needed to have its trademark renewed.

    I would have gone with Green Lantern: Rainbow Corps!


  3. Oh I remember the OTHER New Guardians, and it well deserves to be forgotten. Man, that was a terrible idea. Millenium was a gawdawful cross-over, and yet...and yet there were some moments of utter hilarity. Still better than Civil War.

  4. Well, when you put the bar on the ground, it's real easy to walk over it.