Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Larfleeze #5

As Larfleeze is enslaved by the Orange Lanterns his former butler attempts to flee from his new mistress, the powerful but flighty Wanderer, when she gets distracted with other matters. Although neither manages to extricate themselves from their situation, both provide some interesting nuggets along the way.

The scene of Pulsar Stargrave attempting to flee the planet by any means necessary (only to draw the suspicion of security) is quite funny. And Larfleeze's storyline offers yet another possible origin for the character in the form of the character's hallucinatory vision of his mother who shows us a far less heroic story of the Orange Lantern's history with the slavery on his homeworld. Of all the versions we've seen so far this one fits the tone of the selfish character best (even if it is pretty damn depressing).

The Wanderer's suspicions foreshadow a serious threat not only to her newly arrived family but to the entire universe as she suspects a powerful enemy has put aside their own internal squabbles to to their attention on her family. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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