Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Who’s watching HBO’s Watchmen? The show doesn’t come out until late October, so no one…maybe some critics under embargo. I just figured someone is going to eventually use that headline to write a snarky article about the show, so why not use it first?

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. I hope you like the HBO’s Watchmen show when it comes out. Have a great day.

Deep Dive: The Green Lantern #10 (2018)

The Green Lantern #10 is another issued packed to the gills with characters from the Multiverse and beyond. It establishes that there’s been a group of Green Lanterns from a number of Multiverses meeting in secret to monitor the Multiverse. They call themselves the Guardians of the Multiverse. Amusingly, they appear to never have bothered inviting Hal Jordan to a meeting. There’s a ton to chew on this issue, so let’s get to it!

cover to the green lantern issue 10

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Deep Dive: The Green Lantern #9 (2018)

Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s ninth issue of The Green Lantern features a cast of dozens. We’re introduced to a new cosmic superteam called “The United Planets of Superwatch,” Hal Jordan takes us on a recreational swords and sorcery adventure with his D&D group on the planet Atmoora, we get our first glance of the combined Green Lanterns of the Multiverse (or the “Guardians of the Multiverse”), and we finally see the fruits of Controller Mu and the Blackstars labor in the form of the Anti-Man.

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Deep Dive: The Green Lantern #8 (2018)

There are few team-ups more iconic than that of Green Arrow and Green Lantern. The odd couple team-up, a moralistic space cop and an anti-establishment vigilante, was defined by the creative team of Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams. The relationship was fleshed out in the pages of the Green Lantern series, which became Green Lantern/Green Arrow in a historic storyline that ran from issue 76 through 87. The run included the classic story “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” which introduced Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy as a junkie. The cover of The Green Lantern #8 is a nod to that issue.

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Who Are The Multiverse Green Lanterns?

Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s The Green Lantern issue 10 cracked open the Multiverse and introduced as to the “Guardians of the Multiverse.” This team is a collection of Green Lanterns from different Earths (perhaps more correctly Universes because they aren’t all from the Earth in their Universe). Thanks to the solicitation for issue 10 we know Morrison plans for 12 Lanterns to join the team.

Twelve parallel worlds! Twelve Green Lanterns! And one unstoppable menace! Hal Jordan joins the Green Lanterns of the Multiverse—including Bat-Lantern, Tangent Green Lantern and more—to save a dying Multiverse, defeat the relentless Anti-Man and embark upon their “Quest for the Cosmic Grail”! It’s another Morrison/Sharp science fantasy epic!

Thanks to the cover for the issue we have a decent guess as to who seven of those Lanterns joining Earth Prime’s Hal Jordan will be. Three more appear in issue 10 bringing the total of known Lanterns to 10. Two, including the mysterious black, fin-headed Lantern on the cover, will likely be revealed in issue 11. I’ve pulled together an explainer for these ten light slingers starting with the seven from the cover. They’re listed below from left to right in the above image.

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Does Netflix Really Have a Cancellation Problem?

If online media publications are to be believed, Netflix has a cancellation problem. That is literally the headline of a Motley Fool article published after the streaming service dropped Santa Clarita Diet. E! News suggested Netflix is on a “cancellation spree.” If you scroll through Twitter you’ll find plenty of people making the same assessment. Clearly, the belief is Netflix cancels more of their shows than any network.

More specifically, Netflix is perceived as being most likely to cancel a show with three or fewer seasons. It is true that Netflix seems to have a financial bias to only produce three seasons of a show. Even with that stipulation, I wasn’t completely convinced Netflix is any worse when it comes to canceling shows than networks and other streaming services. I’ve been watching television for more than a few of Earth’s spins around the Sun and I’ve had my heart broken by cancelations more times than I can count. Cancelations simply seem like a fact of media consumption life, so why are people getting so specifically upset with Netflix? 

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Who Are Earth’s Green Lanterns?

The first issue of Young Justice introduces the Earth’s newest Green Lantern. Although she isn’t officially a member of the Green Lantern Corps (yet) it makes her the third new power ring wearer in six years and one of seven Earth heroes currently flinging green light. It can all get confusing. Now consider a new comic fan who’ll likely discover the Green Lantern Corps sometime in the next two years through the very probable introduction in the DCEU, as part of the Arrowverse, or in Krypton (and not to mention anyone who stumbles upon Ryan Reynolds in 2011’s Green Lantern film).

Earth's Green Lanterns

This is an attempt to clear up some of the confusion around the Earth’s Green Lanterns.

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Hulk Snap: Worse Than Thanos Snap?

It probably doesn’t need to be said but this article has significant spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you’re okay with spoilers jump past this picture of the Hulk and keep going. If you aren’t? Well, stop right here or Hulk smash.

Hulk Snap: Worse than the Thanos Snap?

If you spend way too much time thinking about Avengers: Endgame you’ll start to realize the “Hulk Snap” may have been a terrible decision. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Endgame and am firmly in the “just enjoy the movie for goodness sake” camp, but for funsies I decided to sit down and (over)think about all of the ways Tony Stark’s requirement for the “Hulk snap” was actually kinda, sorta selfish.

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Deep Dive: The Green Lantern #6 (2018)

This one is much later than usual. As I’m hitting “publish” issue 7 is already on the shelves.

The Green Lantern #6 marks the end of the first volume of Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s run on this groundbreaking series. In addition to leaving us with a whammy of a cliffhanger for our emerald hero it also fills in a lot of gaps for Adam Strange that haven’t been filled with Rebirth. I believe this is the first confirmation since rebirth that both Alanna and Aleea Strange are alive and canon.

From the cover of The Green Lantern #6
From the cover of The Green Lantern #6

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Blackstar Parallax (a.k.a. Hal Jordan)

Another issue where Hal Jordan is THE Green Lantern. Much like the last issue, Hal is the only Lantern who shows up slinging a ring. It makes sense because to the rest of the Corps he’s still a Blackstar traitor (with exception of the Guardians who are in on the subterfuge). This issue ends (spoilers) with Hal seemingly sacrificing himself to save the known Universe.

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