Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week. This week, we also have a special request from you, our readers.
Dakster Sullivan — Green Lantern: Larfleeze, Christmas Special
While looking around for comic books with a holiday theme, I came across the Green Lantern one shot, Larfleeze Christmas Special by Geoff Johns. I enjoy Geoff Johns’s storytelling, so I knew I was in for a good story.
Larfleeze was a great character for a Christmas special because he’s a very selfish and gimme gimme type of character. The story follows Larfleeze on his first Christmas on Earth. After writing a very long wish list to Santa and then waking up to find nothing under his tree, Larfleeze sets out to find the big man in red and take what he believes should be his.
Eventually Green Lantern Hal Jordan shows up and tries to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
The ending wasn’t what I was expecting and it left me a little sad. I felt sorry for Larfleeze and even with as selfish as he is, I felt bad for him. The story’s mood gets a little lighter afterwards with a short “after” story featuring his only companion (and orange lantern construct) Gloom.
Green Lantern: Larfleeze, Christmas Special is available on Comixology and is recommended for ages 12 and up. The only thing that keeps me from arguing the rating of 12 and up, is the revelation of Santa Clause by Green Lantern. In short, if your child is under 12 and no longer believes in the man in red, this should be okay for them to read.
Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.
Attention Readers! I need your suggestions!!
I’m putting together a list of must read comic book series and graphic novels and I need your help. I’m a comic book newbie who wants to learn more about this amazing world I’ve discovered. Leave me a comment with your suggestion and I will add it to my reading list for 2013. My goal is to read everything by the end of the year and report back to you each week in Comic Book Corner with what I’ve read.
Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:
|30 Days of Night #12 Final Issue
Archie The Best Of Samm Schwartz Vol. 2 HC
Borderlands Origins #2 (Of 4)
Crow Skinning The Wolves #1 (Of 3)
G.I. JOE #20
G.I. JOE Cobra The Last Laugh HC
G.I. JOE Transformers Vol. 2 TP
Hollows #1 (Of 4)
Love and Capes What to Expect #5 (Of 6)
Parker The Hunter SC
Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 HC
Snake Eyes And Storm Shadow Vol. 1 TP
Star Trek The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 HC
Star Trek The Next Generation Omnibus TP
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17
Transformers Robots In Disguise #12
Transformers Spotlight Orion Pax (OS)
|Adventures Of Dr. McNinja Vol. 2 Time Fist TP
Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness #3 (Of 4)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Vol. 3 HC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #16
Conan The Barbarian #11
Creep #4 (Of 4)
Criminal Macabre Final Night The 30 Days Of Night Crossover #1 (Of 4)
Ex Sanguine #3 (Of 5)
Fear Agent Omnibus Vol. 1 HC
Grandville Bete Noire HC
Grendel Omnibus Vol. 2 The Legacy TP
Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Vol. 1 Force Storm TP
Star Wars Lost Tribe Of The Sith Spiral #5 (Of 5)
Tarzan The Russ Manning Years Vol. 1 HC
To Hell You Ride #1 (Of 5)
Acronym Key: VC = Variant Cover / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback / CP = Combo Pack / PE = Premier Edition / FI = Final Issue / OS = One Shot