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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Oh Hal...Never ever Change

So, lately Geoff Johns has been showing us his version of Hal's origin. I am completely happy with this of course, although it has been pointed out by people with actual military experience in their backgrounds that it would be impossible for Hal to run about stealing jets and punching officers. Presumably it WAS possible for charismatic young pilots to do these things way back in the day when Hal's origin was originally conceived. Another reason why progress is not always a good thing.

But I digress.

This new origin, which is pretty similar to the old origin, except that it fleshes it out a bit more, and adds in a young John Stewart as a Marine is just fine. But it DOES seem that it does away with Emerald Dawn. And that's a shame. While Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II had their problems, I'm a little bit sorry to see them go. For one thing, the art was by M. D. Bright, and he was one of my favorite Green Lantern artists. What the heck is he doing nowadays anyway? He'd be great on Justice League. I didn't particularly like the portrayal of Hal as a drunk, so I don't mind that it has been retconned out.

But what I WILL miss is this...

Hal Pictures

Because the image of Hal getting mad at a stupid SIGN, and flying headfirst INTO it, was and remains...utterly hilarious. And it's a YELLOW sign, which makes it even better. Not even Guy was this braindead.

Which is why, I'm rather hoping that somehow, somewhere in the future issues of Hal's origin, Mr. Johns might be kind enough to throw in that sign for me. If anyone can explain it, he can.

7 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Happy Tyler's Motor Lodge with Hourly Rates? It can't be as nice as the Blue Swallow or as nifty as the Wigwam Motel, but if it has a neon sign, I'm all over it.

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Nick said...

Not even Guy was this braindead.

Guy took Ice to a porno theater on their FIRST date.....he certainly ain't Einstein...lol.

(Side Note: He tried to take on Batman too.....again....not real smart)

I'm snarky today :)

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Isac said...

ROFLOL. In Hal's defense, however, maybe he didn't know about the yellow weakness back then (I don't know for sure though). :D

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

Guy took Ice to a porno theater on their FIRST date.....he certainly ain't Einstein...lol.

Ah ha, but she kept dating him anyway! So obviously it wasn't that stupid of a move. I have to give him points for honesty, at least, which is a refreshing change as far as first dates go.

Oh Hal. Out of a thousand moments of Hal stupidity, I think him ramming head first into that sign is probably my favorite. I had forgotten it was Emerald Dawn II.

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Nerites said...

For you

http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=28072&mode=search

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger googum said...

Well, I can't find, and well may have lost, my copies of Emerald Dawn 1 and 2. Or maybe they were retconned out of my collection! Ooh, spooky.

Bright did some neat art for the Green Lantern Specials, but for some reason, even more than his work on Icon, I always think of the G.I. Joe issues he did.

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh Hal. Never ever change. At least Guy had an excuse for the crazy stuff that he did. He wasn't in his right mind. With the exception of Parallax, Hal was ALWAYS in his...*ahem*...right mind.

It's a darned good thing that he's pretty.

 

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