[identity profile] arbre_rieur.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily


I remember how back when the John Byrne forum first got an advanced look at this cover, there were a few comments along the lines of, "Eek, how old is that Green Lantern? It's kind of creepy seeing him kissing someone who's physically eleven." Byrne's response was basically, "Relax, it's just a cover. It doesn't happen in the story itself."

Okay, so Lara Wayne was hit by some strange bomb weapon when she was eleven, which kicked her Kryptonian powers into overdrive, freezing her aging. That was in an earlier issue.







That's her father and twin sister journeying to Mars, not her. I want to make that clear so you don't mistakenly assume the above page directly leads to the next.







Incidentally, she's supposedly heavily based on Buttercup of the Powerpuff Girls. Straight from The Byrne's own mouth. It's strange that he likes that show, since it has elements of superhero parody, and he's pretty adamant in his opinion that that sort of thing is "disrespectful."

Date: 2009-07-10 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
That's an extremely awkward costume.... If she had a bust, it might work, but, as she doesn't, it just looks like it's planning to fall off...

Date: 2009-07-10 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
GUH?

Okay, this is getting downright weird. It's pretty obvious he has a thing, as a creator, for this theme. And it's always the girl who's begging for it. It's definitely a pattern, the only question is why.

My take? Poor, tonedeaf taste on Byrne's part.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenrikki.insanejournal.com
I can understand the interest in this sort of thing. I've written stories where a man falls in love with a (prepubescent) young girl, however in both cases them men tried to hide it and the girls were creeped out by it when they eventually found out. But I freely admit it's kind of icky. I wonder if Byrne realises that?
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Date: 2009-07-10 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freezer818.insanejournal.com
Okay, this is getting downright weird. It's pretty obvious he has a thing, as a creator, for this theme. And it's always the girl who's begging for it. It's definitely a pattern, the only question is why.


The answer is obvious: Piers Anthony is ghostwriting.

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Date: 2009-07-10 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toasty_fresh.insanejournal.com
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm creeped out.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
Oh, and since it hasn't been posted on any of these posts yet, yet they're absolutely begging for it... I-I-I-I love... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jItz-uNjoZA)

Date: 2009-07-10 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
Oh yeah, that's what this whole mess needed, a Katie Power icon.

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Date: 2009-07-10 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenanthai.insanejournal.com
I adore Oingo Boingo. :)

I didn't even click the link yet and I KNOW where that's going.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
... that's my favorite Oingo Boingo song. ;_;

I feel so dirty after watching the Azumanga Daioh version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo3Tpw-zLkM)...

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Date: 2009-07-10 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hearthemvoices.insanejournal.com
That's not our Bruce, right?

Date: 2009-07-10 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com
Yes that bruce wayne that gain longevity, through the Lazarus Pits. :)

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Date: 2009-07-10 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frinklin.insanejournal.com
Dang, this series is just freaky enough for me to want to get it. Is it available in trade at all?

Date: 2009-07-10 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaseen101.insanejournal.com
That's a pretty awesome looking Bat-plane. I heard that you can write fan fiction here, where do I do it?

Date: 2009-07-11 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
No, this community is strictly for posting comic book scans and commenting on them. Sometimes we link relevant fanfic because so many of us are into it.

We moved here from Livejournal, so I couldn't tell you where asylum journal fanfic is, but the general tendency is, post your fanfic in your own journal or post it to a fanfic community. Here (http://community.livejournal.com/dcfic_index/profile) is a good place to start on Livejournal for finding fic or comms to post your own. It hasn't been updated in awhile, but you can still post links in the comments to your fic.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merseybeatler.insanejournal.com
Eeeeeuuuurghhh. D:

Date: 2009-07-10 08:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-07-10 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khamelea.insanejournal.com
I'm feeling very uneasy about how some people seem to be eagerly crossing from criticizing the work of Byrne to personal attacks.

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Date: 2009-07-10 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cricharddavies.insanejournal.com
He deserves every single last one of them and more.

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Date: 2009-07-10 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Oh that Cir-El.

Date: 2009-07-10 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebat_man.insanejournal.com
School age girl crushes on older men do exist. I suspect that this Supergirl's crush on that Green Lantern is influenced by the crush Supergirl apparently had on her cousin Superman in the Silver Age comics.
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At least the man the Generations Supergirl has a crush on is not her cousin.

Date: 2009-07-10 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jkcarrier.insanejournal.com
That's not Kara in that panel:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergirl#Precursors

But there is a Silver Age story where Superman says he wishes he could find a girl like Kara to marry, and then Kara goes out and finds one for him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luma_Lynai
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Date: 2009-07-10 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
If there's a funny aspect to this scan, it's how embarrassed the other GLs look. Even the one that's just got a ginormous eye for a face seems to be thinking, "Great Krona's Ghost, won't she just friggin' go away?"

Date: 2009-07-10 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
I guess none of them were around for Hal and Arisia.

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Date: 2009-07-10 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shanejayell.insanejournal.com
That's a really... unfortunate choice of story.

*ugh*

Date: 2009-07-10 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
I hate that cliche "woman lifts one leg while locked in a romantic embrace" pose. I don't think I've ever seen anyone actually do that when they lock lips.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
I think I might have done it, but not while I was locking lips. Because that sounds painful.

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Date: 2009-07-10 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thanekos.insanejournal.com
Ator, eh?

I look forward to him demonstrating the ability to create a modern-day hang glider out of nothing but animal hides and rock and stuff.

Date: 2009-07-10 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
This could also be seen the opposite way. She's much older than he is. Much, much older.

So... Supercougar?

Date: 2009-07-10 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
It's funny because this is a bit more tame than say how later Lara married Bruce who's kinda sorta her -greatgrandpa (Lara's dad was Superman's grandson but raised by Bruce)

Date: 2009-07-11 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uadlika.insanejournal.com
Anyone else seeing a black "Image Hack" image by the Anti-Sec movement instead? It's also on a couple of other posts.

Date: 2009-07-11 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Yep. Tis why I use the ever faithful livejournal.

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Date: 2009-07-11 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
This is stupid. Green Lanterns barely have any clue what the normal look of each others races is, let alone understanding what pubescence looks like. Nor do they have a standard age thing. Some of them have really, really different forms of mating.

A Kryptonian/Terran hybrid old lady is bitching because her utterly alien plant/fish whatever boyfriend currently going through his version of TEEN ANGST. Its like Twilight, with aliens.

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