As one of the cooler Green Lantern products to come out recently, the “S” series Green Lantern mini-figs are definitely not to be missed.
The current set of eight “Lego” like figures does its best to represent the emotional spectrum with versions of a Red Lantern, Blue Lantern, Green Lantern, Black Lantern, White Lantern, “Agent Orange,” Atrocitus and Sinestro.
The majority of figures are seemingly supposed to show Hal Jordan as different color lanterns (Red, Blue, Green, Black and Orange). Despite the Agent Orange name on the collector’s card (more about these later), the figure is clearly not Larfleeze and looks just like Hal, other than having black hair for some reason. The Black Lantern Hal looks very good, even though it does carry a pretty big mistake since it is the life symbol that appears on his chest, not the Death/Black Lantern one. The Blue Lantern Hal comes with an awesome surprise as it gives you an extra head of Saint Walker to swap in or out as you want.
Both the Atrocitus and Sinestro figures are very impressive looking, despite Sinestro looking like he spent a few extra hours in a Korugarian tanning booth. The White Lantern, since he comes with black hair, would suggest that he is supposed to represent Kyle. but the collector’s card indicates it is actually Superman.
Each figure comes with a sealed pack of three collector’s cards and there are 12 different cards in all. Of interest, the Black Lantern Card, like its box, does have the chest symbol correct, while the cards continually carry over a “Greem Lantern” typo. Each figure also comes with a weapon, a few extra hands and a display base.
Overall, this is a pretty good set and gives us the only current “Lego” representation of the emotional spectrum. It would be good if they make another set that it includes a Star Sapphire and Indigo-1. The absence of these two corps (and of female figures) is very noticeable.
These figures currently are only available over seas, but there are some good auctions on these sets on ebay. We’ve ordered a few from this seller/auction, and they have been very reliable and affordable ($13.99 w/free shipping for the set, not in original packaging).
Mark J Marble
In this episode, Chad enlists the help of Carol Tilley of the University of Illinois to discuss her recent findings regarding Frederic Werthams misleading research. Tune in and learn yourself some comics history! Music – ‘Everything Has Its Point’ by Rival Schools.
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After Three and a half Lantern-filled years, and a hell of a lot of episodes, my time as the Lanterncast’s producer is coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed working on the show these last few years, and the people I’ve gotten to know through the show have all been an awesome group.
I wanna say thanks to Jim and Dan for giving me the opportunity to lend a hand with the show and I also want to wish Chad and Mark all the best with the new generation of the show
Thanks everybody! – James
With blood and rage of crimson red, did these issues purge the first twenty from our heads? Listen in as we discuss the first three issues from the NEW Red Lanterns creative team Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti! Is it better or WORSE than the prior run? We tell you! Edited by our EPIC producer James Doyle!
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Before I go any further, I have to admit something. I love Saint Walker. Love, love, love… Saint Walker. Since the introduction of the emotional spectrum and the multi-colored lantern corps, perhaps no character’s light has shined any brighter than Bro’Dee “Saint” Walker. As the first Blue Lantern, he established himself quickly as one of the most noble and admirable lanterns in the entire Green Lantern mythos.
His appearances in the first season of Green Lantern: The Animated Series only served to reinforce that view as Saint Walker projected wisdom, hope and selflessness. His teaming with Kilowog (and Mogo) to defeat the Red Lantern invasion was the highlight of the series so far to me.
After releasing statues of Hal Jordan and Atrocitus from the animated show previously, it was no surprise that Saint Walker would be the next in the series to see the light of the day (pun fully intended). While the Hal Jordan sculpt was not bad (and the Atrocitus one was almost all bad), the Saint Walker is the Goldilocks of the collection- It’s just right. It perfectly captures his gentle lean look while still delivering an action pose. Light blue energy surrounds his feet and helps connect the figure to the base. Assembling the statue was a snap: Walker slides into the base with ease so there is very little chance of damaging either the figure or the base.
With so much right about this piece, it breaks my heart to report the one bad- the Blue Lantern symbol on his chest is upside down. Yes, just like how DC made the same mistake on the Saint Walker bust from the “Heroes of the DC Universe (Blackest Night)” series.
I don’t get why DC can’t get the symbol right. I really don’t. While I personally prefer to always see the Blue Lantern symbol with the “angel wings” connected to the lantern, if it’s so hard to reproduce, just do the version where the wings don’t connect to the lantern. At least it can’t ever be upside down that way.
Despite this flaw, I still recommend this piece to any fellow Saint Walker or Green Lantern fan. It retails for around $124.99, but it is available at a discount at Big Bad Toy Store for $89.99 and at DC Shop Entertainment for the amazing price of $59.99
I still have faith we’ll eventually get a Saint Walker statue without any symbol screw-ups. I still have hope that “All will be well.”
- Mark J Marble
Chad and Mark continue their rapid fire game of current issue catch up by covering Green Lantern Corps #21-23! Salaak steps down! Legion of Super-Heroes tangents! Predator, the cosmic peeping Tom! Chad knows SCIENCE?! All of this and LISTENER FEEDBACK! Edited by our EPIC producer James Doyle! Please visit our site at http://www.LanternCast.com
Download the episode here: http://lanterncast.com/lanterncast173.mp3
Mark and Chad return with more ‘current’ issue reviews! This time around: Relic learns his ABC’s! Kyle and Carol sitting in a tree! Sick cosmic blue birds and the death of the Blue Lantern Corps! All of this and LISTENER FEEDBACK! Edited by our EPIC producer James Doyle! Please visit our site at http://www.LanternCast.com
Download the episode here: http://lanterncast.com/lanterncast172.mp3
After over a year between episodes, the ‘Green Lantern/Green Arrow’ spinoff podcast CONTINUES! Listen in as Chad spends time with LEGENDARY comic creators Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams! Also some additional historical context on the classic series and listener feedback! Music – ‘Everything Has Its Point’ by Rival Schools. Please visit our site at http://www.LanternCast.com
Download the episode here: http://lanterncast.com/lanterncastglga2.mp3
As a New Years gift to you, the LanternCast proudly presents our return to “current” issue reviews! Green Lantern issues 21-23! The Green Lantern Corps VS Batman Rogues! Carol Ferris VS Logic! Kilowog VS small furniture! All of this and some listener feedback! Edited by our EPIC producer James Doyle! Please visit our site at http://www.LanternCast.com
Download the episode here: http://lanterncast.com/lanterncast171.mp3
In November, Chad went to the annual Wizard World Austin Comic Con to snag some interviews. Listen in as he recaps the convention and speaks with artists Vo Nguyen and Tony Donley as well as legendary comics writer Denny O’Neil! Please visit our site at http://www.LanternCast.com
Download the episode here: http://lanterncast.com/lanterncastwizard13.mp3