CCL Podcast #338 – Simon Baz, Hometown Hero? – Green Lantern #0

Collected Comics Library Podcast #338
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There’s a new Green Lantern in town and his name is Simon Baz.

Geoff Johns is not only shaking up the DCU by adding in another GL from Sector 2814, but he’s a Muslim from Dearborn, Michigan. Oh, but that’s not all, Baz isn’t exactly a model citizen – he’s a car thief and suspected terrorist! Not exactly what you’d expect from an intergalactic policeman, but there’s a method to all this madness. Johns’ knows what he’s doing, of course, and it looks like this new Green Lantern – mask, gun, tattoo and all – will play a huge part in the Rise Of The Third Army storyline which will run through all the GL books in October. Today, I spoil Green Lantern #0 and give my take on this new “hero” who lives only 21 miles away from my house.

Also on the show I go over the recent Shuster and Ignatz Award winners, Alex Toth’s Zorro: The Complete Dell Comics Adventureshardcover from Hermes Press, the unofficial announcements of Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 and Rocket Raccoon & Groot Ultimate Collection and my take on Showcase Presents: The Spectre.


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