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Plastic ring quest VI: White Lantern (or, “Almost Complete”)

With Brightest Day #1 out this week, we also get the White Lantern ring…the TENTH in the series of rings that DC Comics has produced as promotional tie-ins to its comics over the past 10 months.

As with all the other Lantern Corps rings, this is pretty standard…it’s just the symbol on the ring, and the color of the plastic that differentiates this from the others. Nothing wrong with that, though…not at all. (I was surprised several weeks ago when the Flash Ring was an entirely different shape and was two-colored instead of one solid color).

And now, the Ring Collection is again complete for the moment.

But there’s still one more totally obvious ring that I’ve NOT seen solicited yet.

The Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring.

Seems so obvious a promotion for Legion of Super-Heroes #1…but to my knowledge at present, there are no plans for that at the moment.

I’ll hold out, though…I can’t see them doing 9 Lantern Corps rings and not doing a Legion ring now. Especially as I’d be perfectly happy with the Legion ring simply being the same as these Lantern Corps rings, but gold and sporting the Legion symbol.

Just…if you’re listening, DC…please don’t make it some “Con Exclusive.”

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Plastic Ring Quest V: The Flash & Green Lantern

Last November, DC put out a bunch of different-colored plastic rings, each bearing the symbol of a different Lantern Corps, and each tied to an issue of a Blackest Night tie-in comic; in my experience, stores passed along the tie in that if you bought the comic the rings were provided with, you got a ring. One store I know of offered the rings by themselves for $3.99–presumably to suggest you might as well take the comic, which was $3.99 and then get the ring “free.”

Back in January, DC had posted about a follow-up to the “Rainbow Corps” ring promotion: a Flash ring would be available with The Flash #1.

A Green Lantern ring was also announced, which I’d assumed would be identical to what was available before.

And here they are. As I understand, there will be a White ring available when Brightest Day #1 ships next month. Still no word about that Legion ring I’ve said I’d love to see…but with all this bling so far, I can’t see there not being one. Eventually.

Plastic ring-quest revisited

Seems that this spring will see some more of those fun plastic rings from DC Comics. Over at DC’s The Source, it’s been revealed that retailers will be able to order GL rings with a minimum order of 10 copies of Green Lantern #53, and nice-looking Flash rings for a minimum order of 10 copies of Flash #1, both tying in to Brightest Day.

While I’m not yet sure what to make of the green ring–I assume those’ll be like the ones that came with Blackest Night #5 back in November–the Flash ring looks pretty cool.

And while I’m certainly not the only one who had the idea…I feel a bit validated by my comments in November, about how it’d be cool to see DC do further rings…and even suggesting a Flash ring tied to Flash #1.

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