Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: The Grand Finale to JLA 80-Page Giant

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

Now with Guy Gardner's Seal of Approval!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Grand Finale to JLA 80-Page Giant

Oh yes, there is more. Gotta stretch this thing out, afterall. Nah, what really happened, is that I hit the wrong fershlugginer button.

So, without further ado:

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Finally, Guy runs by wringing his hands and screaming "Don't kill it, don't kill it!"

And a good time was had by all. Have I mentioned in the last five minutes how much I miss stuff like this?


At 10:12 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Oh, that's BEAUTIFUL! :-) I gotta look for that issue now.

Seems like J'onn always takes everything so calmly -- unless someone's messin' with his cookies. ;-)

At 4:25 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

NOBODY does the JLA like Kevin Maguire, and if they put him on the Justice League instead of Benes, I would faint with delight.

I've always wondered what happened to the mouse.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Maybe Guy used his ring to shrink it down to proper size, stuck it in a HabiTrail, and let Ted name it Mickey.

On a different subject: Per your request, Sally, my comments will be activated on new posts as of right now. :-)

At 12:15 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Woohoo! Can I tell you how much I enjoyed the one with Hal and Tomar Re? Hilarious!

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous nicodemus88 said...

It 's strange, in France we know Marvel comics but DC's were not published until 4 or 5 years ago because it selled bad there. I knew Marvel thanks to X-men and Spiderman animated which were broadcasted here and after that I read the translations comics but DC, I just knew DC thanks to the Timm/Dini Batman and Superman.

So I discovered DC universe quite recently, 2 or 3 years ago and I must say I am totally found of their B characters.

The first time I heard of Blue Beetle was when he died, shot in the head.

After that I read Birds of prey and I appreciated the internet romance between him and Barbara.

I love Jamie, I would be terribly sad if his title was cancelled but I became a fan of Ted too. I wish I had read his adventures...

I love Booster so much... (like Guy he's such an incredibly moving asshole)I love his relation with Blue... but I haven't see them alive... just in flashbacks and with your story here I regret it more.

I hope they will be more fun in DC, I hope I will see Booster et Ted alive doing such a terrible duo.

Long post, please excuse me ^^.

I wonder what happened to the mouse too. ^^


At 8:46 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Nicodemus, I'm surprised that DC's are hard to find in France, where at least they appreciate comics. I am a HUGE Lt. Blueberry fan.

There is nothing quite like the old JLI books, they are well drawn, well written and usually hilarious, and fortunately, fairly cheap. I DO wish that DC would see fit to bring out some Trades of more than just the first issues.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous nicodemus88 said...

I didn't want to post an heavy post... but I don't have your mail, so I can't send this to you directly... please excuse me for the FLOOOOOOD comment.

I will try to explain it.
In France the translated comics are collected in monthly magazines which collect several titles (3 or 4) up to 96 pages with one 2 or 3 advertisement pages!!!! The first time I read an US comic books the numbers of ad impressed me ^^.
By example in X-men magazine you could find 1 uncanny x-men 1 x-men 1 new x-men and generally one other issue of uncanny/adjective less/new/x-men (or some titles like x-men unlimited) for 3.90€, some miniseries makes onetime magazines, add to this a letters column of 1 or 2 pages and one buzz pages of what happens in the USA (we are between 9 or 12 months late, the time the comics were translated).

You can find anytime almost all Marvel titles translated but DC comic’s magazines kept closing because they didn't sell much. They were several tries but in the end they shut down.

Superman didn’t manage to hold even Batman can't sell well.

So big question... why?

I think DC comics are anchored more in the superheroes genre, for you it is a strongly based genre but it is not the same here. Marvel is more easily to read because their comics are more "realistic" "street level" (we are the country of Descartes... Cartesians Cartesians!!). And I think that DC expresses more typical American elements/way of thoughts than Marvel, Marvel is more accessible for a foreigner (it is just my opinion).
I think too that DC is heavily a legacy universe, so it implies that you must know the chain of legacy, as here we don't know the characters or their stories at all, so the huge cast is quite difficult to be approached the first time. (the first time I read a JSA comics I must have passed 2 hours on the net... finding infos on the characters ^^, I didn't know a thing about Green Lantern in the start, nothing, not even Hal's name)

I am 27, when I was a kid I saw Batman, Superman, X-men, and Spider man in animated, it is this way I discovered the world of US comics, the problem is that in batman and superman I became aware of all the villains but in the end I just knew superman, Lois, batman, robin, batgirl, zatanna... whereas marvel introduced me to a large cast of the comics, a big part of the X-men roster (Cyclops, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Colossus in one episode even Jubilee ^^p), and spider man provides lot of cameos like, one-shot episodes featuring blade, the punisher, daredevil, iron man, fury etc... (x-men cameos I remember are Captain America too) so I knew a little about lots of marvel characters and very little of DC's. In just one episode I knew most what Blade is by example.

The first time I read US comics was very difficult... because I was in a totally new universe, frankly it was a big part of the charm but I was totally blind, the continuity in DC is heavier than at Marvel and we start at zero in France, add the multiples Crisis, retcon, all the system of earths, the origins changes, the genealogy in DC etc and the new reader who is not even aware of even the ground principles of the genre is quite lost easily. Cyclops fires blast from his eyes, X-men are mutant, we understand it easier...

DC forms quite an entire world by itself, Marvel is quite our world with guys with knives out of his hands, it is easier to approach. I take quite a time to read and feel at ease in DC universe, it needs to look for to understand how it acts but it is so enjoyable when you understand DC... I always liked mythology, and I found it in DC, more than in Marvel. (Legacy is essential in myth so it is in DC for me).

So... for many years DC didn't sell good here. It changed something like 4 or 5 years go.

Comic books magazines are sold with the newspapers and the magazines but they have bad press, "it is for kids!!" (It became a game for me; I make read Watchmen, people changes their ways of thinking generally). Several years ago in spite of trying to sell DC in monthly magazine they published lot of arc story oriented paperbacks. And it worked... It was not a shame to read it in this form and as it told one story it was easily understandable.

Then comes the Justice league animated etc... So DC was more known and they try again to make monthly DC magazines.

Well lonnnnnnnng post, essentially just my opinions… but I hope you found some interesting things.

I AM SO GLAD BLUBERRY IS KNOWN IN YOUR COUNTRY !!!! It is such a good book ! Gir/Giraud/Moebius… this man is amazing… have you read “l’Incal”? story by Jodorowsky art by Moebius… What a book too!!

I don’t know if it is translated in English but Thorgal is an amazing ride (especially the third, the arc from the 4th to the 6th, the 8th, the 14th and the 15th, after a time it became less good but they are such amazing books in this cycle…)

Sorry for the flood :(

At 7:03 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Nothing like getting thrown into the pond, and learning to swim, Nicodemus! I'm glad that you're making the effort to get up to speed on the DC mythos. Frankly, that's part of the fun, in my opinion.

And yes, I love Moebius, and I do have the Incal. Grafitti Books was nice enough to put out a whole bunch of the Lt. Blueberry stories, translated into English, because my French is pretty poor, although I do have some of the French copies as well. Now if I could just find the really early ones! I have Fort Navajo, but none of the rest until we get to the whole part with Steelfingers and Golden Mane and so on.

Heck, I've even got "Airtight Garage!"


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