Green Lantern New Guardians is one of the new comics of The New 52. The stories involves Green Lantern Kyle Rayner becoming a magnet for rings of the other lantern corps ( yes there are several lantern corps by now) and now he’s the target of every lantern who thinks he is the thief. Only problem s that Kyle doesn’t know why the rings chose him but it leads to a brawl and a realization that whatever it’s overriding the ring’s program is doing it because something is coming. And this group of what I like to cal anti team will have to unite to face it. But first lets be clear: This comics is not for novice readers. To completely understand this book, you have to read Green Lantern Rebirth , Sinestro Corps War, Sins of the Star Sapphires, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Agent Orange, Blackest Night, Brightest Day and War of the Green Lantern in order to understand and enjoy this book.
But to give readers a little understanding of the main characters of the New Guardians and what they can do:
1.Red=rage is the emotion used by the Red Lantern Corps represented here by Bleez (red one with skeleton wings). Their rings replace their hearts and removing the ring will kill the bearer, unless aided by a Blue Lantern. The Red Lanterns main attack is a plasma vomit that will melt anything and because rage overwhelms the owner of the red ring, they tend not to think rational.
2.Orange=avarice is used by Agent Orange. The light of avarice is unique in the sense that there is only one living member of the orange light that is Larfleeze (wikipedia it). Instead we have the construct of Glumulus as the representative of the Agent Orange. The light of avarice is powerful to absorb entire personalities and turn em as avatars of avarice and Glomulus will represent the avarice.
3.Yellow= fear is used by the Sinestro Corps and the one representing that corps is Arkillo, the drill sergeant of the Sinestro Corps. Having lost the tongue by Mogul, the ring now acts as his voice. Being huge and muscular helps in the intimidation factor and knows hot to use fear to it’s maximum potential.
4.Green=Willpower is the main power of the Green Lantern Corps and it’s used by the main character Kyle Rayner. Given the Green Lantern ring by Ganthet instead of the ring choosing the owner, Kyle is the everyday man who suddenly becomes a Green Lantern, he is chosen by the rings as the new bearer by unknown reasons. And he doesn’t know why, but he intends to find out.
5.Blue=Hope is used by the Blue Lantern Corp and here it’s represented by it’s leader Saint Walker. Blue Lanterns charge the Green Lanterns’ ring up to 210% and makes the blue ring’s potential come to 100%. The blue light of hope is able to weaken the light of fear and it’s immune to the orange light of avarice.
6.Indigo= Compassion/Empathy used by the nomadic Indigo Tribe. Munk the second in command is representing the tribe. The compassion light is unique in the sense that it utilizes the light of the other lanterns and redirect it toward the target.
7.Violet= Love is the emotion used by the Star Sapphires and here it’s represented by the former Sinestro Corpswoman and current Star Sapphire Fatality ( not joking, that is her name really lol). Their ring is able to crystalize their opponent and convert them in star sapphires.
As you can see, it’s kinda complicated but once you have read all of the above and understand it you will come to enjoy it lol.
Later and later 😉