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detective_deathman08 ([personal profile] detective_deathman08) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-05 01:27 pm

A quick bit of Hal Jordon awesomness from the 80s

I have started working on a pretty descent sized Green Lantern John Stewart post as a way to show how they all screw up(I started with Kyle and now i'm moving on to my favorite John Stewart). But since Hal Jordon has been getting put on the back burner by almost everyone lately I might as well post a page from when my second favorite was the man.


Hal jordon pulling off an excellent jedi and taking out multiple armed men who forget how to shoot straight. But even this story was not so happy go lucky, considering he was in the midst of leaving earth.

Also has anyone posted the image of Hal punching batman in his shit, for not stepping to him correctly in rebirth.

The good old days when how Jordon could be awesome without his wildness being blown out of proportion, confident without being seen as arrogant, and a part of a team without being seen as not leaving an impression.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-05 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, that panel of Hal looking right at the reader is freaking me out. Even after scrolling down I still feel him staring at me.

I'm sorry, but until the New 52 I've literally never thought the guy was in any way interesting or likable. At best, he was just...there.
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[personal profile] drexer 2012-01-05 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Mind if I just ask what made you so interested in him now? If anything the New52 version makes me dislike him more.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-05 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I think part of it is that they're actually addressing his flaws now. Johns' writing of him of the past few years was this bland template of a space hero with people telling me that he was more interesting than he actually was--his classic history made him nothing more than a parasitic prick. Now, we're actually seeing his flaws being acknowledged, him having more of a funny/entertaining personality, and actually seeing some sweet moments from him, like his "last construct" in GL#4.

To make a comparison to another book, it feels like Johns is doing with Hal what Waid is doing with Daredevil.
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[personal profile] karunya 2012-01-06 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
And the eye color is very disconcerting. Not green or hazel, just...eerie.
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[personal profile] drexer 2012-01-05 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, I could probably enjoy this version of Hal Jordan. Specially if it came with imaginative constructs instead of the current guns&beams we see every couple pages.

"Also has anyone posted the image of Hal punching batman in his shit, (...) "

Yes. And then it was properly called out how Batman is pretty much in the right in that story because Hal almost killed all lifeforms on the universe.

Re: Thats cool and all

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-06 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
And that was a story where he had every reason to be right.
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[personal profile] thatnickguy 2012-01-05 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ceiling Green Lantern is watching you masturbate.
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[personal profile] auggie18 2012-01-05 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Whelp, now you've ruined masturbation.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-06 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
And ceilings.
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[personal profile] thatnickguy 2012-01-06 10:08 am (UTC)(link)
If anyone was going to accomplish it, it'd be Hal.

Or possibly Lobo.
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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2012-01-05 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I was planning to do this in my own post, but as you did a Hal Jordan-based post...

Would the 2011 Green Lantern movie have worked better as a miniseries for HBO? Yes, people watching HBO series have certain expectations of sex, nudity and sexual nudity. But a problem with the GL movie is they were cramming too much into two hours. If they had Hal get the ring at the end of the first episode, go to Oa at the end of third, and fight Hammond and Parallax in the final episode, it might have all worked better.

And I *liked* the Green Lantern movie, at least more than most moviegoers seemed to.
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[personal profile] auggie18 2012-01-06 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
I like the Green Lantern movie, but it was sorta in the same way I liked the Spirit movie. Y'know, "I know this is bad, but I'm enjoying myself, so I can't really say it's a bad movie."

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-06 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I like that assessment.

BTW, what is your icon there?
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2012-01-06 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
From this video, starring Yvonne Strahovski (of Chuck and Mass Effect 2 fame) as three (or four) pop stars.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-06 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, that's possibly my new favorite thing. :D
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[personal profile] karunya 2012-01-06 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This is a really good insight. I felt that the movie lacked character development. I could imagine doing a six- or eight-episode miniseries. So that we could see actual relationships, and look more closely at the mental adjustment process that Hal must have struggled with (especially as the movie's Hal was a bit more emotionally fragile than most other versions of the character).

Also, seeing more of Ryan Reynolds (pun intended) wouldn't be too bad either.
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[personal profile] eyz 2012-01-06 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Hal was pretty much awesome the whole 80s :P
Anyways, that's my opinion! (also having John and later Guy present most of the time didn't hurt )
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[personal profile] wizardru 2012-01-06 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
So you see, some of you are too young to remember this, but there was once a time when Green Lantern wasn't a massive egotistical jerk. That once, ONCE, he was considered a fairly straight-line superhero. This was a far distant time in the past, before some of you were born, but it's true.

His biggest weakness was that he was fairly dull by modern standards...but that was true of most of DC's stable of heroes not named Batman, Superman or Aquaman, honestly.*

* - Yes, I said AQUAMAN. Hard to believe, but there was once a distant time when the undersea monarch held his own title and was considered a pretty big seller. And unlike many of the legacy heroes at DC, Aquaman is an original hero like Batman, dating from 1941 (though like Hawkman they keep rebooting him). And unlike Flash, Green Lantern or Hawkman, Aquaman is defined more by his situation than his powers (i.e. Sea King versus fish-controller).
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2012-01-06 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Dave Gibbons' work on this title is some of my favorite of his outside of Watchmen.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-06 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
That's Gibbons? Damn, I didn't notice before.