Happy New Years everyone, I know I'm late with this but eh, I'm sure you guys understand. Between the Holidays, Video games and Comics my blog took a big hit but I'm back with a vengeance. So the first post about 2010 here at JTCS is going to be about Hal Jordan, who was without a doubt the MVP of 2009. In a year that saw the returns of Barry Allen, Connor Kent and Bart Allen, and The dawn of a new Batman nothing compares to the year that Hal Jordan, winner of X-Man's Comic Blog 2009 Hero of The Year award. And just when I thought Hal couldn't get any more awesome, It's been announced that in the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, he'll be voiced by Nolan North, better known for voicing Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games.
So thanks to Geoff Johns (winner of the Spike TV Scream Award winner and the more prestigious X-Man's Comic Blog for Best Writer) taking over writing duties for Green Lantern it's been one of the best ongoing series in recent memory. I recently read The Sinestro Corps Wars. which had Sinestro start his Lantern Corp to attack the Green Lantern Corps and some of his Corp. Members are a who's who off Villainy including The Anti-Monitor, Cyborg-Superman, and even the always entertaining Superboy-turned-Man Prime, The Sinestro Corps, known for instilling fear into people even tried to recruit The Dark Knight and The Scarecrow.While I'd love to see Scarecrow wielding a Sinestro ring, It seems like it won't be anytime soon. I loved this storyline so much, especially the fact that Sinestro did all of this just to get the Green Lanterns to have the Guardians to allow the Green Lanterns to use Lethal Force, whereas the Green Lanterns couldn't kill first now they can. This may not seem like much but now people may fear the Green Lanterns...could that be Sinestro's plan?
After reading the awesome HIGHLY recommended Sinestro Corps Wars. I moved on to the much shorter but still as awesome Rage of The Red Lanterns. Man this was an awesome arc, The Red Lanterns that are powered by Rage decide to kidnap and subsequently kill Sinestro and The Green Lantern Corps have also sentence Sinestro to death, but it's been prophesied that he will be a big player and without him the Blackest Night will be unstoppable so a conflicted Hal Jordan goes to save him, without giving away too much we eventually see Hal become a Red Lantern AND a Blue Lantern.
Then finally in 2009 we saw the dawn of The Blackest Night which saw Hal team with his Lantern allies, John Stweart, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner as well as team with enemies like Sinestro and Atrocitus. Hal even has to fight friends like Martian Manhunter and Superman. Hal and the Green Lanterns have been at the forefront of the DC Universe and is leading the way into 2010 as well. Blackest Night is currently one of the biggest Crossovers of all time drawing in so many characters and it's inevitable that Hal Jordan stands tall at it's conclusion. Hal has quickly gone from just another hero to one of my favorites and the sky's the limit for this Green Lantern as long as Geoff Johns is kicking out great story's for the Emerald Champion that is Hal "Highball" Jordan.
This is normally where I'd end the article but with 2010 here I figure I'll do things a little differently, Firstly I wanna say thanks to everyone's that read my blog for the short month it's been up, I love your comments and constructive criticism. If anyone has any article Idea's or anything please comment and let me know because I'm running on empty at the moment, Lol, and I'm curious as to what you guys will say. Secondly I wanna let everyone know that my girlfriend Falisha recently restarted her blog, she's a Graphic Designer and a hell of an artist and if you check her out I'm sure you won't be disappointed, her blog is http://creativefiasco.blogspot.com , she actually painted the Joker picture you see up there on the left. And Lastly I just wanna say thanks again for taking the time to read what I typed because I truly appreciate it. Happy New Year to all, hope 2010 is a great one for everyone!
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