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Magic Ring vs. Space Skeleton in the Battle for Sigma 5 or whatnot
June 2, 2009 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Geek Lantern Filter: a half-remembered GL comic from my youth, some sort of mega-event from the era before mega-events.

I am trying to recall what story arc or villain in Green Lantern, probably from the early to mid-'80s, involved a giant decaying skeleton with a freaky huge pelvis and eyeballs coming out of a tear in space and slaughtering vast swaths of the Green Lantern Corps. It was some sort of epic story where the Corps got wiped out, and eventually they force the skeleton into... another dimension or something.

Definitely modern era Hal Jordan Space Cops stuff. It scared the fucking fuck out of me as a child. I've been catching up on this Geoff Johns Prismatic Lanterns stuff recently and thinking it was pretty weak sauce, but can't recall enough about this old GL arc to look it up.
posted by Shepherd to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
That'd be the first Tales of the Green Lantern Corps three-issue miniseries in 1981, and the villain you're thinking of is Nekron.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 9:42 AM on June 2, 2009


Yes! Thanks so much. Was it ever reprinted or collected?
posted by Shepherd at 9:51 AM on June 2, 2009


Yes it was reprinted as Tales of the Green Lantern Corps in January of this year.

Reprints/Collects:
Green Lantern (1960) #148
Green Lantern (1960) #151
Green Lantern (1960) #152
Green Lantern (1960) #153
Green Lantern (1960) #154
Green Lantern (1960) #161
Green Lantern (1960) #162
Green Lantern (1960) #164
Green Lantern (1960) #165
Green Lantern (1960) #166
Green Lantern (1960) #167
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981) #1
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981) #2
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981) #3
posted by lilnemo at 11:11 AM on June 2, 2009


You can find more discussion here.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:16 AM on June 2, 2009


Thanks! Kind of ironic that I'm reading this current Geoff Johns thing and thinking it's kind of bloated compared to the massive universe-shaking saga I read as a kid, and then find out he's using that universe-shaking saga I read as a kid as the basis for his bloated epic.
posted by Shepherd at 4:16 AM on June 3, 2009


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