Green Lantern the Animated Series: Round Two
The summer’s been dreadful for me for many reasons, but one of them is that I have nothing to watch. See, I already don’t watch much TV, and the little bit I do watch is comprised of action cartoons, because I want to make a career out of writing that kind of thing. Sadly, my three main shows, Young Justice, Green Lantern, and Legend of Korra, aren’t airing anything new at the moment. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is over (I think). My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s third season hasn’t started either. Shut up.
For the record, Applejack is best pony.
There are a couple of shows to keep me held over in the meantime, but the fact is, my favorite three shows aren’t airing. Korra’s next season probably won’t be for a long while. Young Justice is in its mid-season hiatus, which is something weird it likes to do, where it stops halfway through a season then later finishes that half and goes directly into the next one. And Green Lantern also seems to be on a mid-season hiatus. Luckily, that hiatus ends this fall.
At San Diego Comic Con this year, it was announced that Green Lantern the Animated Series will be coming back this fall. What I thought was a proper season break turned out to be a mid-season hiatus or something. Either way, I’m excited, because they’ve announced three new characters coming to the show. First is Ch’p, a cartoon-squirrel-like Lantern.
The bowtie really holds the outfit together.
Next is one of my favorites, Tomar-Re, who was pretty much the first alien Lantern ever introduced back in the Silver Age (aside from Abin Sur, obviously).
Please note that unlike O.M.A.C., the head fin really works here.
So now with Kilowog, Mogo, Tomar-Re, and Salaak all accounted for, I’m pretty much waiting solely on Hannu’s appearance for my personal favorite members of the GL Corps to all be present on television. In the meantime, we’ve just be promised the return of something even better:
Guy Gardner is coming to the show, and he’ll be voiced by Diedrich Bader, the man who played Batman or Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Hoss Delgado on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Personally, I’m a little disappointed they didn’t get James Arnold Taylor back from Brave and the Bold, but Bader’s good, and hopefully he’ll display a wider range of talent with this character, since Batman and Hoss’s voices are pretty similar.
This history in the show will be that Guy was Hal’s replacement while Hal was off in Frontier Space fighting the Red Lanterns. I’m sure the two are going to slug it out, and a beautiful slug fest it will be.
However, now I’m wondering what else we’ll get to see. Rumor had it that Orange Lantern Larfleeze, who pretty much started this blog being a blog about comics, is supposed to appear in the first season. And since the first season evidently isn’t over, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. However, that still leaves two Corps unaccounted for. First is the Indigo Tribe, who we’ve only just recently learned the history of, so I’m not sure what they could do with them in the show. But the big one that everybody’s (by which I mean “me”) waiting for is the Sinestro Corps.
The reason Sinestro wasn’t the show’s first villain is because his story was told not too long ago in Green Lantern: First Flight. I really want to see what they’ll do with this character, because Sinestro in the DCAU was just a thug with a ring who hated Green Lantern. Sure, the horrible movie teased Sinestro being the villain of a sequel, but that movie was horrible and panned in the box office, so that’s clearly not happening. If Green Lantern is truly supposed to be an A-list hero, then it’s about time that Sinestro becomes an A-list villain, and this show is the perfect opportunity for that.
That’s all I have to say, I guess. Here’s an oath: