Gather around ghouls, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and other assorted children of the night… It’s time to spotlight a Comic Book Monster! Every day in the month of October, ACB will be bringing you another frightful feature devoted to the more macabre characters in comic book lore.
Comic Book Monsters – October 2nd: Larfleeze
Yesterday, we shone a light on one of the most classic and longest running monsters in comic history. In contrast, I figured we should talk about a brand new one. Today’s monster is that selfish little jerk, Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern.
Oh Larfleeze… You silly little monster you. Today’s monster is the one and only wielder of an orange power ring. In the last couple years, the Green Lantern Universe has gotten awfully crowded with rings representing every other color in the spectrum. The interesting thing about the orange emotion is that it’s all about avarice. So, pretty much there’s only room for one and Larfleeze is the lucky guy who possesses it.
But wait… You say you’ve seen an Orange Lantern Corps somewhere? Well, you’re kinda right. There IS a whole gang of OLs, but this is why Larfleeze makes our list.
Forget about that he’s constantly referred to as a creepier Gonzo look-a-like. If you attack Larfleeze, he’ll unleash his corps. Once you are swarmed and overwhelmed by the seemingly never ending army of glowy orange people, they will literally consume you. Now that you’ve been consumed by the Orange Lantern, it dissects your individuality and assimilates you into Larfleeze’s army. I guess you could say he’s like the Borg from Star Trek because once he’s got you, you’re his possession forever and will never be free from this collection.
Since the events of Blackest Night, Larfleeze decided to stay on Earth because he’s a big fan of humans. Why? Because we’re just as selfish as he is. So, thanks to you, you ugly bastard, for pointing out the monster in all of us!