Larfleeze has always been an odd duck in DC’s lantern lineup. The Orange Lantern wields an all-consuming power that has murdered and absorbed thousands of lives — including Green Lanterns — but he’s frequently the comic relief. Other Lantern Corps tend to give him a pass based on nothing more than how goofy he is, even while he poses a constant, insatiable threat.
They also like to mention how much he looks like a Muppet, if Muppets were warthogs and warthogs were New Wave hyenas. Anyway.
All that makes him overdue for a pairing with G’nort, the silliest Green Lantern of all. G’nort is…well, it depends who’s drawing him, but most of the time he’s a dog–a very stupid dog, but one that rose to prominence in the old Justice League International and its subsequent break-off titles, plotted by Keith Giffen and scripted by J.M. DeMatteis.
Nobody mentions how much he looks like a Muppet, if Muppets occasionally had faux-hawks. (Perhaps this won’t be a battle of rings but awkward alien hairstyles?) Good thing artist Scott Kolins is keeping them both true to their classic designs.
Now the same team of Giffen and DeMatteis brings G’nort back this month to presumably face down Agent Orange and see who’s more bite than bark. The victor will be crowned greatest Lantern of all time, even though everyone already knows that’s Guy Gardner.
Get the rest of the story on Wednesday in Larfleeze #10!
Brendan recently interviewed Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics about the company’s big moves of late.