Sunday, July 10, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Once again, DC has done better by its property with a cheap cartoon than with a hundred million dollars worth of special effects. "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" is a collection of tales about the other green lanterns that make up the green lantern corp. Luckily, the writers were smart enough to for the most part avoid the whole "rainbow of rings" storyline of the recent past. Instead we get a fairly straight forward science fiction/super hero set of tales.

The first is a story of the origin of the corp. The second is about Kilowagg who is the tough yet kind at heart drill sergeant of the corps. The third is story of having to choose between family loyalty and loyalty to the corp. There is an amusing little story about the biggest lantern named Mongo. The final story concerns Abin Sur who gave the lantern to Earthman Hal Jordan, and Sinistro who trains Hal and will later betray the entire corp by taking the yellow ring. All the stories are wrapped around the lanterns having to fight Krona who created the dreaded anti matter universe and now seeks to destroy all the lanterns.

The animation is brisk is fun. Hall Jordan is being voiced by Nathan Fillion and that is just shiny if you ask me. the whole affair is great fun and definitely helps non-lantern fans get an idea of what the whole corp is all about. Definitely worth a watch.

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