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bob_dylana ([personal profile] bob_dylana) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-23 01:12 am

That red arrow suit clashes with your hair Roy....


red arrow
red arrow 2
Oh Hal, its ok, just hug your regrets away. Regrets that involve abandoning a young drug addict that you've known for... well forever. No biggie. All's forgotten (somewhere in the background I hear Borat screaming NOT)
and as a side note, while I understand that yes Roy was an addict, and yes it was a big part of his past, does anyone else notice that this isn't the first time they've brought up the druggie past when he makes any sort of transition, whether its a new costume, or name, or just general change to his life.
Example:
speedy
though to be fair, they did only bring that up in a brief way

They also mention it in the new Titans issue when he decides to move into a bigger place for Lian's sake, and he's going through all his stuff and finds a picture of his band and then all of a sudden, we're waltzing down memory lane once more.

But I really like the first 2 scans and the art as well.
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[personal profile] yaseen101 2009-11-23 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
To be fair, Hal actually helped him after Ollie threw him out. He took him Dinah's for recovery and was with him for a while.
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[personal profile] thehefner 2009-11-23 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, this.

Hal's "abandonment" of Roy was actually discussed at length before, with ashtoreth making the best analysis of the character and his role in Roy's recovery:

Hal didn't do much, but, after the person Roy loved most BEAT HIM UP AND THREW HIM OUT AFTER ABANDONING HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE, Hal is the one who goes looking for him. Hal is the one who finds him and doesn't screw up by picking a fight because he doesn't like what Roy did. He is kind and unselfrighteous and he insists on getting Roy to someone who does care about him and will help him. It also matters that Hal is Ollie's best friend (aside from Dinah and Roy). Him doing that was notice that Ollie was wrong when he said it was all Roy's fault.

My favorite follow-up to this is when Dinah's mother is dying. Ollie is there and tells Hal. Hal immediately goes to the Titans and asks them for Roy. When Roy shows up, he just says, "Dinah needs you." And thats it. Roy goes with him on the spot. Hal drops him off and the family huggles.

Hal isn't the guy to take care of you, but he is the best friend who'll back you up.
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[personal profile] yaseen101 2009-11-23 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree and this is one of the things that made me like Hal in the first place, I didn't find him really endearing during John's run with the character but after reading the older stories involving the character, I actually started to like and knew why Johns wanted to bring back the character.
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[personal profile] jarodrussell 2009-11-23 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Before we had teleportation, we had Hal."
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[personal profile] ladymirth 2009-11-24 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
My favorite follow-up to this is when Dinah's mother is dying. Ollie is there and tells Hal. Hal immediately goes to the Titans and asks them for Roy. When Roy shows up, he just says, "Dinah needs you." And thats it. Roy goes with him on the spot. Hal drops him off and the family huggles.

I want to see scans of that, stat! Pretty please?!