January 23rd, 2009

Comics

for comic book fans, and, uh, not comic book fans

Let's talk comics. In the past couple years, DC has expanded on the whole mythology behind the Green Lantern. Long story short, in addition to Green Lanterns, there are now Yellow Lanterns, Red Lanterns, down the whole spectrum. Whereas the Green Lanterns exemplify the strength of their will, the other colors have other sources and symbolism (Red Lanterns are driven by rage and anger, Yellow Lanterns are powered by fear, etc.) I think it's pretty keen, but I was wonder what other people thought, both those who follow comics in general and those who only have a passing knowledge of Green Lantern.

Poll #1336111 In blackest night

What is your opinion of DC's recent expansion of the Green Lantern mythos?

I don't follow the comics, but it sounds interesting.
12(35.3%)
I don't follow the comics, but it sounds lame.
9(26.5%)
I'm familiar with what's going on, and I think it sounds interesting.
6(17.6%)
I'm familiar with what's going on, and it sounds lame.
2(5.9%)
What's a Green Lantern?
1(2.9%)
Other, as delineated in my comments below.
4(11.8%)


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