Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hope needs will

"Hope needs will." -Blue Lantern (Brother Warth)
Green Lantern has been unwillingly recruited by the Blue Lanterns after being rescued from the Red Lanterns (if you haven't read Green Lantern comics in a while this can be confusing). The Blue Lantern is fueled on hope but Green Lantern believes that hope is nothing if one does not act to make ones hope a reality through willpower (which is what fuels a Green Lantern's ring). I found this to be a very enjoyable trade paperback which explored the Blue and Orange Lanterns and adds great backstories to the Guardians of the Universe. The artwork was extremely well detailed and brought to life the amazing locations these stories take place in.

I found Green Lantern to be rather poignent in mentioning that he knows people who have heaps of hope but they don't get up and do anything about it. While hope is a necessary and powerful emotion it really is up to the individual to use that hope to act! Do something to make the hope a reality! Otherwise hope becomes nothing but wishing ...

References: Taken from Green Lantern: Agent Orange (ISBN: 978-1-4012-2420-2) by Geoff Johns (writer) and Philip Tan (artist). Published by DC Comics.