Peter Tomasi on GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43
Wed, 12/16/2009 - 5:00pm
So, Green Lantern Corps #43 just hit your local comic shop.
You probably have a few questions, the first being "Tomasi! Why the hell did you kill Kyle Rayner you schmohead?"
Completely understandable, and if I was writing this after GLC #43 had already been in your hands for a few days, well, I could say quite a bit more about it and go into some details as to why things turned out the way they did, but I can't. But, I would be remiss to mention that since Kyle is dead a certain dark hued power ring tries very hard to call dibs on Kyle's finger and there's a lotta people who love him who most certainly do not want to see that happen -- one of those being your trusty writer for hire.
What I can say about issue 43 is that it has some incredibly high emotional moments due to Kyle's death and can be boiled down to four words: Guy Gardner, Red Lantern. To say that he proceeds to go completely freakin' crazy would be an understatement. It all goes red for Guy, which results in quite a few action scenes where bodies tend get a bit worse for wear. And, as all this bloodletting is going on, Lantern Soranik Natu is overcome with grief but gets on getting on with what she knows how to do best, which is to try and save people amidst all the chaos.
It's a rock 'em sock 'em issue, and if you've been along for the ride I hope it'll hit ya in the gut. If you're just climbing on board the Green Lantern Blackest Night express, all I can say is welcome to the party pal, you ain't seen nothing yet!
Now, excuse me while I hit the sack a little early. My son and I are gonna get up and catch the Geminid Meteor shower around 2am, when stars burn and stars fall.