We haven’t done a Book of Doom for quite a while here at doomkopf.com. In fact, we haven’t been doing a whole lot of anything lately. But from time to time, motivation hits us and we feel the need to blog about something. So what’s so special about Green Lantern Corps #21?
Well, it’s the start of a brand new era in the Green Lantern universe. There hasn’t been one of those in at least eight or nine months…so it’s probably not that. Well it’s starring John Stewart, everyone’s third favorite Green Lantern of Earth (sorry, Kyle Rayner)…so it’s probably not that either. And there isn’t a new superstar creative team, so it can’t be that…or can it?
You see, I KNOW one of the new writers. Well, perhaps “met” is a more apt word. Jim Doom “knows” him. His name is Van Jensen, he of Pinnochio: The Vampire Slayer fame. But to me, he’ll always be Jean-Claude Van Doom. Way back in the day, JCVD was a founding member of the Legion of Doom, the precursor to doomkopf.com. [Note: Doom Deluise is embarassed by the truth about what happened and edited my post. No, really. Follow this link to view JCVD’s old posts] Van Jensen has since moved on to bigger and better things. Namely, getting paid to write comics instead of writing ABOUT comics for free. And Van’s got his first gigs for one of the major publishers as the new co-writer of Green Lantern Corps.
I’ll be honest, I don’t have high hopes for this issue. Van’s a nice guy and a talented writer, but the concept of the GLC without Guy Gardner or Hal Jordan kind of bores me to death. But maybe he’ll surprise me. Of course, you can rest assured that we won’t pull any punches just because our friend is writing the thing.
So come back this weekend for my review (and hopefully at least one from Jim Doom) of Green Lantern Corps #21!