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LanternCast Episode #197 – Emerald Twilight!

Mark and Chad FINALLY bring you the topic you’ve been waiting for since the LanternCast first aired in 2008! EMERALD TWILIGHT! That’s right, Hal Jordan’s overwhelming despair at the loss of Coast City leads him on a mad journey to Oa for the power to resurrect the city. Battling his fellow lanterns along the way, and even killing some, Hal arrives on Oa to absorb the power of the Central Power Battery and emerges as the cosmic villain we will come to know as PARALLAX! Listen in as we discuss this three issue story-line that TRULY changed things in the DC universe for years to come! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #196 – New Guardians #34, Red Lanterns #34 and an Annual!

Kyle encounters the Psions! Carol submits, again, to her feelings at the WORST moments! The Guardians take a loss! The Battle of the Century between Guy and Atrocitus begins! And then ENDS! Holy fiddlesticks there’s alot happening in this one! So hit play and join us in the fun! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCastVIDS Presents: ‘Ringcyclopedia’ #3!

This episode features the JLA Trophy Room: Green Lantern Rings Prop Replica. This prop was originally solicited during the epic “Blackest Night” story and was unfortunately designed under the mistaken belief there would only be eight rings featured in “Blackest Night.” By the time the White Lantern ring and entity had been introduced, it was too pretty much too late to do any modifications to the Prop.

It originally sold between $229-$250 when it first was solicited and if you’re lucky enough to find one now, prepare to pay more than that (in all likelihood). The production run was limited to 2000 pieces.

The prop itself is pretty impressive and the way it lights up is a nice touch. Despite the lack of the White Ring, I’m still pretty happy to have this in my collection. :)

Mark

LanternCastVIDS Presents: ‘Ringcyclopedia’ #2!

This episode features the DC Direct Green Lantern Movie Prop Replica Ring. This ring was based off the specs of the actual prop ring, making it the most accurate replica available. Limited to 4000 pieces, this ring is long since sold out. It originally sold for around $45, but now tends to fetch a much higher price. If you can find one cheap, get it. It’s a great ring.

LanternCastVIDS Presents: ‘Ringcyclopedia’ #1!

Finally taking full advantage of the video format (and the long ago created ‘LanternCastVIDS’ youtube channel) Jim Ford walks us through the Green Lantern rings one by one…starting with the DC Direct GL Movie Style ring!

The first entry to the Lanterncast Ringcyclopedia, a catalog of Green Lantern rings! This episode features a look at the movie style Green Lantern ring that comes with the DC Direct Green Lantern Movie Style Power Battery Prop Replica. This ring has a magnet in it that activates the lantern. According to my replica, this is set is limited to 2500 pieces, long since sold out now though.

LanternCast Episode #195 – GL 34, GLC 34, Sinestro 4 or 5!

The newest episode of the LanternCast is full of awesomeness! Interstellar family visits! Predictable plot resolutions! Sinestro badassery! First time text feedback! Random Firefly references! All of this and YOUR listener feedback! Listen in posthaste! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #194 – Red Lanterns and New Guardians 32-33!

The Durlan story-line is FINALLY over so Mark and Chad decided that THIS episode would be entirely devoted to the literal “better half” of the Lantern titles! Woohoo! Listen in as they discuss slightly revised Guardian history, reactions to space statues, the logistics of planetary positioning and its relation to the laws of physics and MORE! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #193 – The End of the Durlan War!

The end of the incessant, eternal, monotonous, interminable, perpetual, unending, everlasting, ceaseless Durlan saga is here! Thank the New Gods! Oh yeah, that reminds me…SIGH. Oh well, join us anyways as we sort through the good and the bad and toss in a healthy mix of LISTENER FEEDBACK! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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Hercules

Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” is a solid if unspectacular swords and sandals epic that rises and falls on the broad shoulders of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. While the movie is slow to develop and the creative decision to attempt to demystify the beginnings and labors of Hercules is questionable, the film does pick up considerable steam in its second half.

Many of the twists in the final act are predictable, though Johnson’s presence is able to still make the experience fun and as believable as possible.  It is also a testament to his popularity and his relentless use of social media that “Hercules” has even been as moderately successful as it has (considering an overall lack of interest in the project by movie-goers).

Dwayne Johnson has proven to be a shot-in-the-arm to many existing franchises, but creating one of his own has thus far been elusive.  ”Hercules” is unlikely to change his fortunes anytime soon.

Mark J. Marble

LanternCast Episode #192 – San Diego 2014!

In between review episodes, Mark and Chad use their time to discuss the recent news out of the 2014 San Diego Comic Convention! Arrow, The Flash, Batman Vs Superman, Ant-Man, Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Legos, Revival, Godzilla and a WHOLE lot more! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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