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In preparation for the big “Blackest Night” event that’s spinning out of Green Lantern, DC’s Source blog has been posting information on all the Corps. of the rainbow, ending with the above image of the Black Lanterns.
Whose hands do you see?
Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman… ?
ooh.. 1st! Sorry, this is the only time I’m ever going to be able to say that.
Who’s the Black Hand? Do we know?
I think one of them is the original Mirror Master.
Black Hand is an old Green Lantern villain who first appeared in GL vol. 2 #29 (June 1964). Geoff Johns used him in GL: Rebirth and early in the current series, and apparently he’s the key to the Black Lanterns.
As for the Black Lanterns, I think Blue Sleeve with Sweater-Cuff is the Earth-2 Superman, Green Glove is probably the original Aquaman, Orange Sleeve with Green Bracer is the original Mirror Master, and Blue Bracer with Orange Stripes is J’Onn J’Onzz. That’s all I’ve got for now.
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Here are my guesses, from the far left:
Blue Sweater – Definitely Earth-2 Superman
Red Sleeve – Unknown
Brown Glove – Possibly Connor Kent Superboy
Blue Glove – Mmmmaybe Ted Kord Blue Beetle?
Black Sleeve/White Glove – A fallen Green Lantern… but who?
Orange Sleeve/Green Glove – Definitely Arthur Curry Aquaman
Red Sleeve – Unknown
Red Sleeve with frill (rip?) – Unknown, but I feel like I should know this one
Blue Sleeve in foreground – Unknown, but I feel like I should know this one too. The crackling energy should be a giveaway
Orange Sleeve/Green Bracer – Definitely Mirror Master
Naked Arm – Unknown, perhaps a prominent secondary character who died
Black Sleeve/Red Piping – Definitely Martian Manhunter (but why isn’t the hand green?)
The ones that intrigue me the most are the energy one, the naked one and the brown glove. That naked on especially. Not every Black Lantern has to be a superpower. Nor do they have to have died recently. Think of all the human characters who have been killed off for the sake of drama over the past 40 years or so. It could be Commisioner Gordon’s wife Sarah, or Kyle Raynor’s girlfriend, she for whom the phrase “Women in Refrigerators” was coined. Could be anybody. Or nobody.
I’m thinking brown glove is Terra.
I didn’t realize that “Death” was an emotion.
“Hey, Joe. How are you feeling today?”
“I’m feeling death.”
Death is not an emotion… But, I’ve read somewhere that the Black Lanterns represent both death and a lack of emotion.
The brown glove could also be Maxwell Lord. I distinctly remember him wearing a pair of brown gloves with his Checkmate uniform.
The arm might be a little thin to be a man’s arm, but then again, *zombies.*
From Left to Right:
Blue Sleeve: Superman-2 (Kal-L)
Red bracer (sleeve):
Blue Glove: Batman or Blue Beetle
Brown Glove: Max Lord
White Glove (black sleeve): GL (smart money on Abin Sur)
Green Glove: Aquaman (Arthur Curry)
Puffy Red Sleeve: Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond)
Green Bracer (orange sleeve): Mirror Master – I
Bare arm: Hawk(wo)man
Blue Sleeve red trim: Martian Manhunter
Fill from there
Brown Glove could be Vic Savage/The Question?
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