Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas Larfleeze!

Behold, the greatest thing to happen in the past two weeks.

Long promised by "Green Lantern" writer Geoff Johns, the "Larfleeze Christmas Special" was finally released and rocked many socks off.

Mine included. And I was wearing two sets of pairs.

The book follows the Orange Lantern of greed Larfleeze awaking on Christmas looking for his presents. You see he heard about the legend of Santa and being the most greedy person in the universe, made a giant list for Santa.

The plot has him finding no presents and trying to hunt down Santa. He goes into the city and finds many dressed up as Santa and terrorizes a lot of people. A little girl tells him that Santa lives in the North Pole so he heads there and causes havoc as well.

Without spoiling it, Hal Jordan shows up and has to explain to Larfleeze what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.

What makes this book extra special is the addition of several fun extras. There is a recipe page to make Orange Lantern Christmas cookies, a tear out page to make a Larfleeze ornament, a special maze puzzle and a two page story done by the "Tiny Titans" guy about Larfleeze construct sidekick Glomulus going to each of the different Lantern planets looking for presents.

It's beyond cute.

The amazing thing about the Larfleeze character is that when he first appeared he was an evil, scary villain. Now he is more of a lovable, comedic foil. The end of this issue really makes you feel for the character too.

If we had any sort of rating system here, it would get the max score.

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