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A decade later, the Signet Dawn, a Coluian long-range ore transport vessel, crashes onto the planet Mogo. Five extraterrestrials — the Xudarian Tomar-Dar, Brik, Ash, M’Hdahna and the aforementioned Salaak — appear on Earth in the apartment of Kyle Rayner.

They inform Rayner of the Signet Dawn’s crashing on Mogo. The six then journey to Mogo to rescue the ship’s crew. Inside the hull of the ship, they encounter Crowe, the ship’s first officer, who tells Rayner that after the crash, the aliens carried off the other 37 crew members, but left her for some reason. Crowe leads Rayner and the others deeper into the ship, where the xenomorphs attack them, taking Rayner’s companions captive, leaving only him, Crowe and Salaak. When Rayner tries to grab Tomar as he is pulled down a shaft, his power ring slips off his finger and falls down the shaft.











Date: 2012-06-01 05:49 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
...yeah, I'm not sure that that was Hal's brightest idea. I mean, there's a lot of things that could go wrong. Like, say, what went wrong later. Glad they addressed that.

Also, sharks kill, like, ten people a year and there's very little chance of them escaping the sea and wiping out humanity. Xenomorphs slaughter entire colonies of people and are always on the lookout for more people to kill. They aren't evil, but they are very, very dangerous.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
Yeah but when you go to a party (or buy pot) and every hippy blames you for extinguish an entire race, thats a downside. However the big fun of the movies was how usually It was all the humans fault.

I like how in those pages Hal represents the "Silver Age" notion of villain and Kyle is the "modern age", you know, 60 vs 80 (or 90s?)

Date: 2012-06-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Pretty sure the people Hal goes to parties with/buys pot from wouldn't know about this. Heck, all the people there at the time are totally cool with it. Plus, they killed a Lantern.

Date: 2012-06-01 05:52 pm (UTC)
drexer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drexer
What happened to Mogo inbetween though? Didn't it have the ability to constrain the aliens?

Date: 2012-06-01 05:59 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
When the main battery went down, so would Mogo's ring powers.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:24 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Yeah, but Mogo was powerful enough to use his own gravity to grab an army of Black Lanterns, smash them to pieces, and bury them in his core, WITHOUT USING A POWER RING.

He doesn't really need a ring to keep the little monsters in check.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:28 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, but that's very large-scale, he might not be able to smaller-scale stuff very well, or even notice the aliens/their precise locations.

Also, that power wasn't introduced at the time.

Date: 2012-06-01 08:23 pm (UTC)
skemono: I read dead racists (Default)
From: [personal profile] skemono
Maybe so, but in the comics he also went dormant after Hal destroyed the Green Lantern battery. There's an issue in Kyle's run where he's out in space and comes across a planet where a bunch of colonists / miners keep getting attacked by these strange creatures spilling out of the depths of the planet. Kyle eventually figures out that the planet is Mogo, who lost consciousness after the battery was destroyed, and that the creatures were his version of antibodies, going after the colonists who were basically stripmining Mogo. Kyle has to wake him up in the comic.

Date: 2012-06-01 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
Thats one more proof Twilight is fake, lambs and lions never get along, not Xenomorphs and their Food, kill It with fire Kyle!

Date: 2012-06-01 06:00 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
So Hal, do you use bleach in your toilet to remove the bacteria, or wash your hands after peeing, or do you let those instinctual killers prosper as best you can. There's a difference between cruelty to animals and dealing with vermin, especially vermin that is capable of wiping out entire populations.

Just because something isn't evil, doesn't mean that it's not phenomenally dangerous.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:19 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
Obviosuly he didn't see the movies. ;)

Now we just need Team Titans Vs Predalien. Yes.

Date: 2012-06-02 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
Yeah, not really following Hal's argument there. So if they were insanely lethal and intelligent, you'd be more justified in killing them? And the fact that they're no threat to six prepared Green Lanterns means they're no threat to most folks in the universe?

The GLs could at least send out a bunch of data on them to every nearby civilized planet, or try to develop some specialized anti-xenomorph weaponry, or something.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:25 pm (UTC)
rdfox: Joker asking Tim Drake, "'Sup?" from Paul Dini's "Slay Ride" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
...so, someone remind me again how Ridley Scott and Fox aren't suing DC into smithereens right now? Or, for that matter, H.R. Giger's estate?

Date: 2012-06-01 06:39 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
The Aliens comic rights belong to Dark Horse, who had a crossover with DC. Totally legit.

Date: 2012-06-01 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
This was a sanctioned cross-over between DC and Dark Horse, who held the Aliens licence at the time. There have been several stuff like this--both Batman and Superman have fought both Aliens and Predators, the last one they did in fact was Batman/Superman Vs. Aliens/Predator. I'm just surprised that Green Lantern got into the action.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
And hey, another victim of the Kyle Rayner kiss of death. How many dead love interests does that make

Date: 2012-06-01 07:01 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Marvel has it's heroes make deals with the Devil. DC has them make deals with Maytag.

Date: 2012-06-02 09:49 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
The Rayner Death Tongue strikes again!

Date: 2012-06-03 11:37 pm (UTC)
salamangkiero: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salamangkiero
That just took me to a totally different place. eep.

Date: 2012-06-01 06:34 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
I actually agree with Hal's assessment of the Aliens, but putting them on Mogo was dumb. Doesn't Mogo have people living on it already?

If a species is insanely dangerous to all sentient life due to it's hyper-adaptational nature, you have a duty to exterminate it. So what i'm saying is, Hal was Right, but should've destroyed the Aliens because it was the responsible thing to do.

Also, Hal Jordan the Hippy? Wasn't Hal always the conservative to Green Arrows Liberal?

Date: 2012-06-01 06:41 pm (UTC)
beoweasel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beoweasel
Hal Jordan, he'll defend black aliens, but not black people.

Date: 2012-06-03 10:28 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Also, Hal Jordan the Hippy? Wasn't Hal always the conservative to Green Arrows Liberal?

So we can actually blame his dumbass decision here on Ollie? Works for me!

Date: 2012-06-01 06:50 pm (UTC)
beoweasel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beoweasel
Um, Hal? There's a huge fucking difference between a shark and a xenomorph. For one, sharks are not perfect killing machines, they're carnivorous fish, but only a handful of the species are apex predators, they're also bound by their environment and diet. Xenomorphs have no such limitations, and if placed on a planet will drive every single fauna to extinction. Let's not forget that their entire method of reproduction requires the use of a host organism that ends with that organism's painful and excruciating death.

So yeah, you Hal are an enormous, fucking moron.

Date: 2012-06-01 09:09 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hal is always the most stupid of the main DC heroes. Even when he's not actively trying to kill other heroes he'll find some way to kill them through shear stupidity along the line too.

Date: 2012-06-01 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Especially ridiculous since they're an invasive species, like rabbits in Australia. The responsible thing to is kill them before they overrun the foreign environment. And by foreign environment I mean the entire rest of the universe besides their homeworld. Yeah, the xenomorphs actually are a natural species according to one comic series. And the reason the xenomorphs haven't overrun that world? They aren't at the top of the food chain there.

Date: 2012-06-02 01:55 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
I thought they were supposed to have been created by a now extinct race to serve as bioweapons. Drop a few eggs on an enemy world, come back in three weeks with some kind of kill switch.

Date: 2012-06-02 04:37 am (UTC)
skemono: I read dead racists (Default)
From: [personal profile] skemono
Kryptonian genetic engineering strikes again! Damn you, Bertron!

Date: 2012-06-02 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
The Xenomorphs' origin has never really been made clear, which is part of what makes them so scary.

Date: 2012-06-02 09:38 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Has that ever been confirmed anywhere in canon?

Date: 2012-06-02 12:12 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
That was just one theory as far as I know. And just in the comics. Also, in another comic, they found far older fossil remains of the Xenomorphs than the Space Jockey (name given to the alien race who piloted the spaceship in Alien) civilization was.

So, depends. Might have been intended to be that way at one point, but not any more.

Date: 2012-06-01 11:03 pm (UTC)
mastiff: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastiff
Yeah, and another difference; I can avoid sharks by, y'know, not going in the ocean. No one has ever been been mauled by a shark while watching TV in their living room.

Unless... CANDYGRAM!

ahem...

Date: 2012-06-02 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I am now reminded of a certain "Death by shark on the third (?) floor of a hotel" Bad End from a particular Visual Novel...

Date: 2012-06-02 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
To be fair, there's probably half a dozen things more lethal than the Xenomorphs running around in the DCU.

Date: 2012-06-02 04:52 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
I don't see what's so stupid about Hal's decision here. The species isn't intelligent. By leaving them stranded on Mogo, they aren't going to be a threat ever again.

From what I can tell reading the scans and comments, the only reason his plan didn't work is because the Corps was later destroyed (er, by him), leaving Mogo powerless to warn off visitors. But considering how ancient and powerful the Corps is, I really don't blame him for not taking that possibility into account. Do your plans for your future take into account the possibility of the fall of the US government?

Date: 2012-06-02 09:46 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No, but I don't expect those in charge of disposing of nuclear waste to store it in a cookie jar on a shelf in their home and assume that no one will ever find it or open it.

Basically, what is gained by keeping the xenomorphs alive? They are supremely hostile, unintelligent and a lethally invasive predator on all other forms of life. They have no function but to spread and destroy all life they encounter. They are, in short, nothing more than bacteria writ large, and Hal would see nothing wrong in destroying lethal bacteria rather than risk someone else getting hurt.

Do your plans for your future take into account the possibility of the fall of the US government?

You might be surprised at the range of answers you get to that one! :)

Date: 2012-06-02 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
It's worse when you consider that most Xenomorphs are little more than mindless drones serving a Queen.

Date: 2012-06-02 09:51 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Is there a reason why Coluan ships carry human-looking syntheticsartificial persons?

Date: 2012-06-02 12:15 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Well, given their hate against all thing robotic after being enslaved by the Computer Tyrants it's just logical that they'd... Err, actually that doesn't compute.

Date: 2012-06-02 03:21 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Yup. And you'd at least think that a Coluan android would look, well, Coluan. Not all pink-skinned.

Date: 2012-06-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Unless that's deliberate to make it obvious who the android in the crew is.

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