And to celebrate Michael’s birthday, I’m…doing the same thing I do every week; covering a Green Lantern comic. But this week it’s Green Lantern #105, an issue where Kyle fights Parallax. Wow, that’s not very original either. I mean, Kyle and Parallax tussle like every few months. And didn’t Parallax sacrifice himself during The Final Night? So how can this be happening? Or is it Hal from the past that turned bad? You’ll have to listen to find out.
But the real treat is the second book we’re covering this week…Iron Lantern! Yes, it’s a book from the second wave of the Amalgam Comics that mashes up Green Lantern and Iron Man. How does a mashup of Hal Jordan and Tony Stark work out? And how about Pepper Potts and Carol Ferris, Happy Hogan and Tom Kalmaku, or The Mandarin and Sinestro? Overall, better than one would expect. In fact, I would say this is one of the best, most FUN comics I’ve read in a long time. And if you were wondering why I said “we” were covering the book, it’s because Luke Jaconetti (host of Earth Destruction Directive) has brought his vast knowledge of the Iron Man comic and helps me discover how brilliant this book actually is. So, unless you want to face the Ten Rings of the Mandarinestro, I suggest you grab your mp3 player of choice, download the show, and start to listening!