Let's see, how do I put this in a loving and supportive way...?
The Green Lanterns STINK.
Last night I fielded, upon sudden inspiration, a Heroclix team composed entirely of Green Lanterns: Hal "Hard-Head" Jordan, John "Dancing Queen" Stewart, Kyle "Honey, why aren't you breathing?" Rayner, and freakin' Kilowogg. And darned if they don't look impressive together.
We were up against Devon's patented "Atomic Dogs" Team (Captain Atom, Adam Strange, Orion, and Krypto) and Glen's "The Future Belongs to Us" Team (The Emerald Empress, the Persuader, Validus, and Mordu).
OH, you should have seen my opponents SWEAT and struggle to maintain their poker faces! But I had the GREEN LANTERNS on the board; my victory was inevitable.
Naturally, the first thing I did was go for the "gorilla on the board": The Emerald Empress and the terrifying Emerald Eye of Ekron. I had to because (A) the presence of the Emerald Eye makes me want to wet my pants and (B) I can't resist an"injury to the eye motif" joke when the opportunity presents itself (that happens to you after you've read Wertham). I had Hal smack her halfway to the rimworlds and back, and she ran screaming back to the edge of the board to fix her hair. "Ha!," Hal thought, "your hair will never be as pretty as mine!"
Then... well, something went wrong.
It started with Kyle. There's a shock, huh? John transported Kyle face-to-face with Orion, where Kyle attacked with a savage roll of ... two, which is the Heroclix equivalent of tripping over your shoelaces while running into battle wearing loafers. Orion was not amused.
The rest was mostly a blur of shredded green latex floating around the board, and little glowing rings saying "Green Lantern terminated; commencing search for new ringbearer."
The GLs are front-loaded; effective if they get in the first hit, but if you can punch them in the face or hit them with a ceiling tile or heavy yellow lamp, they fall faster than Aunt Harriet without her medication.
Oh, and the best news of all: the next set of DC Heroclix available arrives in September...
the Special Collectors Sets of Alien Green Lanterns, including Arisia, Ch'p, Tomar Re, Abin Sur, Ganthet, Katma Tui, and Gnort. Yes, Gnort.