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I always thought the character of The Mandarin was not quite fleshed out as well as it needed to be in the comic books.

Each ring had a specific power, and was worn on a specific finger. Some of the names have been changed in recent years. Originally they were adapted from alien tech.

Looks as if "wenwu" will appear in this Shang-Chi dealio. That is the "real mandarin" that Kingsley alluded to.
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Another step in the very long road to creating Green Lantern's Power Ring!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-0......um=email
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On May 13, 2021, Cliffg37 wrote:
Another step in the very long road to creating Green Lantern's Power Ring!

Oh,at first,I thought you were referring to the Mandarin because he uses a lot of rings. lol
Which reminds me--how did you like those stories where Green Lantern's series has many differently colored lanterns? It rubbed me the wrong way, because I felt they diverged too far afield of the original concept. Granted,I accept his foe,Sinestro, having a yellow one. But to have them run the entire gamut of the spectrum was way too much. Just wondering how you felt about those stories, Cliff.
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To answer your question Orville, first, remember that I am a Green Lantern fan. Also, I am the kind of fan who went out of his way to acquire a copy of Green Lantern number 1 from 1960. In other words, I am a purist.

I have no problem with Sinestro, he is the classic "I have to fight and defeat myself gone bad" which happens at some point in just about every comic book. Spider-man has Venom, Superman has Bizarro, etc. But do remember something. Sinestro had a yellow power ring started early in the green lantern run. (number 7, 1963) Back then it was not will-based Green vs. fear-based yellow. It was Sinestro went yellow as Green Lantern couldn't affect it, and was vulnerable. Over the years there were some serious art/plot errors with that. For example, two giant Power Ring generated fists arm wrestling. That should not have been able to happen, but it did. But overall Sinestro has enough personality and difference from Hal to keep him interesting and believable as a character. As opposed to Bizarro who I could never take seriously and might not have been supposed to.

So... No, I don't care for all the different color lanterns. Some of the oaths that go with them are interesting I guess, but no. If some evil scientist had taped into Hal's ring and created a rainbow group of villains to mess Hal up, that would have been fine as a one-shot or even a story arc, but I find them totally disinteresting as ongoing characters. Given a Green Lantern's mission, and how vast each of their sectors is, that should make for plenty of story possibilities.

BTW, my favorite one-shot Green Lantern still has to be the F-Sharp Bell. A blind Green Lantern from a lightless world who believes (s)he is manipulating sound. Great oath to go with it too. "In loudest din, In hush profound, my ears catch evil's slightest sound, Let those who toll out evil's knell, beware my power, The F-Sharp Bell." Don't know who wrote it, but that is way cool and makes me wonder what the ring energy really is. Earth based Lanterns experience it as green light.
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Https://greenlantern.fandom.com/wiki/Rot_Lop_Fan
Great to see an Alan Moore idea pop up in these discussions.
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To answer your question Orville, first, remember that I am a Green Lantern fan. Also, I am the kind of fan who went out of his way to acquire a copy of Green Lantern number 1 from 1960. In other words, I am a purist.



I have to say this is where I stand. And my reasoning is that just being a "purist" leave open SO much territory for story telling.
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Supergirl to be played by very first Latino actress:
https://hiplatina.com/sasha-calle-supergirl/
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To be fair "Latina".

To be serious does it matter?

She is from Krypton right? She has no earthly race connections.
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This fan-made Captain America shield actually bounces back>
https://www.google.com/amp/s/nerdist.com......k/%3famp
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OK, So as has happened so often before, Orville has asked me to use my Science/Physics background to critigue this video.

With apologies to Orville... I can't. I don't know who this guy in the video is, but his Physics is spot on. His engineering is brilliant. His science is all accurate. There is really nothing for me to say, except that I may show this to my Physics class as an example. The guy did great work.
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For MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans, Phase 4 has kicked off in 2021.

We've now had these MCU Disney+ Series: "WandaVision", "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier", and "Loki" (Season 1).

MCU Disney+ Series still to come in 2021 are "What If?" (Season 1), "Ms. Marvel", and "Hawkeye".

We've also had the MCU Movie, "Black Widow".

MCU Movies still to come in 2021 are "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings", "Eternals", and "Spider-Man: No Way Home".

(... and many more MCU Disney+ Series and MCU Movies announced for 2022 and 2023. See the link above.)

I think it's interesting that they are considering an animated series, "What If?" as part of the MCU.

No trailer for the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" movie yet, but lots of speculation online that it will be a live action Spider-Verse Movie.

Is anyone else taking it all in?

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