In “Invasion,” the 12th episode of this wonderful animated series, Green Lantern and his allies are trying to destroy the Lighthouse, the only way to travel through a thick asteroid belt between Guardian Space and Forbidden Space.
This, of course, is the goal of Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns: to travel to Oa and destroy the Guardians of the Universe! Toward that goal, they have captured a number of Thangarian hawkmen, one of whom (as we observed last week) has the key to opening this gap.
As our wisenheimer hawkman undergoes torture, Hal, Kiliwog, Raser and Aya travel to the Lighthouse in order to blow it to smithereens. But it has some secret weapons of its own, and soon drives the Lanterns back.
Hal and his buds eventually solve these problems as the walls of the asteroid belt begin to close. But it is then we discover Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns have taken control of both the GL ship Interceptor – and its artificial intelligence, Aya.
A climax of explosions makes us wonder if there will be an episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series next week. We will just have to wait until Saturday morning on Cartoon Network to see, I guess.
What a wonderful, mature toon!