Thursday, January 29, 2009

An afternoon thought:

Even though I'm not really reading the books, I am keeping up on Green Lantern and the amazing technicolor Lantern Corps at Hoosier Journal of Inanity and Green Lantern Butts Forever! This particular post got me thinking on it, though: they haven't made a big splash yet, the Orange Lanterns aren't going to be Halloween themed. I know, I'm a little disappointed too. Instead, orange is apparently the color of Avarice, or greed.

Now, I was out for a walk and thinking about toys and how much fun it would be to have a shiny, awesome power ring; without any of the hassle of Guardians of the Universe telling you sexing up your fellow ring-wielders is bad, or having to obey Sinestro's insane commands, or vomiting up rage...well, maybe on that last one. No, maybe not. I want a ring, and all the powers, without any rules or commandments or puke. Orange seems like the way to go, since I don't even know what the organization for that one is. (Over at Marvel, the Elder of the Universe the Collector would be a natural for this, but I can not think of a DC character that would be spear-heading a bunch of greedy ring bastards.) Plus, they would be cool with my action-figure hording ways...

And it struck me: if the Orange Lanterns are all about avarice and greed, then who gives out the rings? Something tells me some recruiter is wearing like a dozen of those rings (don't ask where...) and has crates more at home, but still isn't giving them out. The expansion plan has hit a snag, I think.

4 comments:

Sea_of_Green said...

Yeah, I'm really wondering how the whole Orange Lantern thing is going to play out. Is Donald Trump gonna be their leader? Hmmmm ...

SallyP said...

...?? I am agog at your perspicacity. I hadn't even considered this aspect, and I and my children have been discussing this quite a bit.

My youngest thought that perhaps the orange rings generate spontaneously. I do like the idea of a warehouse full of the darn things. But I think the idea has been that the Orange Lanterns are also predators, and actively go AFTER stuff, so maybe they have to hunt the rings down too?

Hmmmmm...indeed!

googum said...

Booster Gold, Orange Lantern. Maybe. Booster's always been a bit of a glory hound, but in the old JLA stories where he and Beetle were trying to cash in, there was definitely a little greed in him.

That would just demolish his color scheme, though...blah. But, it would be fun to see him try to be good with it.

Ace said...

Booster's too selfless as the Greatest Hero You Never Knew/Timelord/Whatever right now... Though it's really no fun guessing who will be a Black Lantern - "The Dead Will Rise" kinda gives it away - it IS fun thinking of who will be an Orange Lantern!