The GeeksverseGreen Lantern/Larfleeze Christmas Special

Green Lantern/Larfleeze Christmas Special
Published on Thursday, December 23, 2010 by

Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Brett Booth
Colored by: Andrew Dalhouse
Lettered by: Nick J. Napolitano
Editor: Adam Schlagman & Eddie Berganza
Covers: A- Gene Ha; B- Brett Booth w/ Andrew Dalhouse

Larfleeze, the orange lantern, the lantern of avarice (greed), wakes up on Christmas Day, hoping for his very long list to be filled. He’s done everything required. He’s got the tree, he left out the cookies and milk, he’s got the chimney. But no presents.

Not happy he goes looking for Santa and thats when Hal Jordan shows up to show Larfleeze just what christmas spirt is and what the season means, giving. Which is something foreign to the greedy Orange Lantern. At the end he’s left with nothing as Jordan gave away all his stuff trying to show what christmas spirit is. Poor Larfleeze curls up on the floor with his list, the last item on it being the one he most wanted.

Before he leaves Jordan tells Larfleeze to ask himself if everything on the list is something he really needs. The last item on the list is “my family”.

I felt bad for Larfleeze at the end of the story. For all his greed, he still wanted the one thing that pretty much everyone else gets on christmas, time with family. Now I don’t know if this is the first time his family has ever been mentioned, but it was a nice touch to end the one-shot on. Johns does a good job of making us feel bad for Larfleeze that he didn’t get the one thing on the list that he really needs.

I almost wish that Santa had brought him that item.

I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Brett Booth art. Always have been. I love his work. It’s interesting to see him ink himself and I wish he had one of his regular inkers on this book as it would have helped in some spots. The majority of it is Booth’s normally strong work, but there’s a couple of spots that having an inker could have benefited him.

Also weird to see another colorist on his work, as he normally is colored by Jessica Ruffner.

Green Lantern/Larfleeze Christmas Special receives
4 out of 5

Fun little christmas tale.

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