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Halloween week.



This story isn't about Halloween,but it's one of the spooky stories I read when I was little.I have always felt the SG as a goul worked better than how he is done today. I scanned it out of Wanted #34,but I believe it originally cam from All American comics #61.













I would love to see an Alan Scott Green Lantern book sort of like Sandman Mystery theater, that would take place back in the day. I would have said it should be a Vertigo book,but given what I have seen here recently about the politics between them and the regular DC folks , I guess not. :(

Date: 2009-10-29 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
I loved all those reprint books from DC back then. Those were my first comics.

I never had this issue, but I did have another one with a Sandman & Sandy by Simon & Kirby with a character called Nightshade that creeped me out when I was around 5.

Date: 2009-10-29 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freeman333.insanejournal.com
You know, it's funny. Some of the first comics I read were old Swamp Thing comics, around the time Alan Moore was writing the title, before the birth of the Vertigo line. I knew nothing about the character, and had no idea who Alan Moore was; the only other comics I had read up to then were Archie and Ninja Turtles. But I remember Solomon Grundy being featured in Swamp Thing, and mentions of Cyrus Gold, as a figure out of Grundy's past.

Since then I've read plenty of stories about Solomon Grundy, and plenty of stories that mention Cyrus Gold. Particularly Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers, which makes Slaughter Swamp and the death of Cyrus Gold part of its cosmic mythology. And now there's that Solomon Grundy miniseries which deals with the life and death of Cyrus Gold.

So, you could say that Cyrus Gold has been a figure haunting the edges of the DCU in my mind for as long as I've been aware of the DCU. Cyrus Gold has always been there, mysterious, never shown on panel but referred to any number of times, some figure out of legend whose death set all sorts of events in motion. To read this, now, what is probably the first mention of Cyrus Gold in all comics history, gives me a strange feeling of nostalgia. As if I had spent my life tracing some long-buried history and had finally found its origin.

Fascinating.

Date: 2009-10-31 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
This is really a great story - someone posted the whole thing back on the old board, back when posting limits were different. It's as intense as it got back then - Grundy as a naive but monstrous figure, Green Lantern fighting for his life against an enemy his ring can do nothing against, Doiby Dickles grimly steeling himself to go into battle on his own while his pal's down for the count, knowing full well that he'll probably die... Really, it's got to be one of the best comics of its time. Thanks for posting it, wish you could do the whole thing!

Date: 2009-11-02 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
'A' Grundy? That DOES sound interesting; I was under the impression that Solomon Grundy was unique, and not one of a category. I'll be interested in reading it.

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