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DC Lantern Ring to take up 9th finger

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A new retailer incentive ring, this one the elusive White Lantern, and this one lights up. “Lighty, brighty” — Rich J., you are really on to something!

  1. Just read Blackest Night #7. The story makes me think that Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns had a long talk and this storyline is the result. It had that heady feeling I’d associated with old Doctor Strange stories but which I’d never expected to see nowadays. I’ll be looking forward to getting a White Lantern ring!

  2. Well, given the rings’ behaviors, the rings should be worn:
    left thumb = black
    left index = red
    left middle = yellow
    left ring = mauve
    left pinky = orange

    right thumb = white
    right index = indigo
    right middle = green
    right ring = violet
    right pinky = blue

    Since all lantern rings provide flight and a protective aura, a Legionnaire flight ring is not required.

  3. I have very feminine hands. The ring will fit nicely around my thumb. I’ll look like some kind of space-aged Lilith fair lesbian.

  4. Best thing about this will be reading Brevoort’s next emotional tweet about how DC is resorting to gimmicks to sell comics and swearing up and down that Siege is not a flop even though it bricked worse than 50’s last album.

  5. As an Iron Man merchandising tie-in, it would be natural for Marvel to release a set of 10 rings based on the Mandarin’s 10 rings. Now, will they or won’t they? Will they release such a set after DC’s already released a set with 10 rings? Or will they hold off because they don’t want to seem to be copying DC?

  6. As an Iron Man merchandising tie-in, it would be natural for Marvel to release a set of 10 rings based on the Mandarin’s 10 rings. Now, will they or won’t they?

    I see two problems with that.

    1) The Mandarin is a villain. Parents wouldn’t want their kids emulating a villain; adults would just see the rings as another collectible item.

    2) How many people could say what the rings do? I’ve read IRON MAN pretty consistently over the years, and I’d have to struggle to come up with more than a few of the rings’ effects. Force beam, disintegration beam, magnetism? Teleportation? Agh, it’s so embarrassing not knowing. . .

    SRS

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