Digital Gonzo 147: Green Lantern
[Star Rating is for The Animated Series] This is the first of several Justice League related podcasts that will be releasing on Gonzo in the long run up to the Justice League movie. Our intent is to explore the lesser known League members, so you can expect in the next year or so…
* Wonder Woman
* The Flash
* Superman / Batman
* Green Arrow
* Young Justice
* Justice League
We chose Green lantern to kick this off because he’s the first proper DC hero to get a big screen movie since superheroes became a serious business who wasn’t the Kryptonian or the Bat. Also because we just finished watching the now-canceled Green Lantern: The Animated Series and defying all expectation it turned out to be my second-favourite animated show after Avatar. I do not mince words here, this is a must-see series, criminally cut off in its prime.
It is available in Region 1 as two DVD sets and should set you back around £22
As well as this and the movie we talk about the history of the character, his other animated outings and his development through the comics.
1. History of Green Lantern
2. DC Animated Universe Appearances
3. First Flight
4. Emerald Knights
5. 2011 Live Action Movie
6. The Animated Series
7. Comics by Geoff Johns
With me are Sharon Shaw and Matt Ramsey of Do Try This at Home and Jerome McIntosh of Gonzo Planet. Joining the regulars is Alex Eding of Plaid Hat Games for his first Gonzo guest spot.
This is a Dynamic Analysis and you will hear from various other contributors.
1. How to repel newcomers from Green Lantern by Andy Rodriguez
2. Who You Callin’ Yellow? by Jamas Enright
3. Going Green by Movie Bob, from the Big Picture show on The Escapist
4. Weakness and Strength by Nama Chibitty
5. Alex Eding a True Lantern Fan’s Rant on the Green Lantern Movie
(1 & 2 read by Matt Ramsey.)
Next week… the long awaited, most demanded Gonzo show of all time… Mass Effect 3.