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"It is, therefore, not inconceivable that this planet was in fact Mogo, becoming a Green Lantern after meeting Hal. When asked about the origins of creating Mogo, and if the two character planets could be one and the same, artist Dave Gibbons stated that he was certainly aware of the 1963 story, but did not recall it being an influence back when he co-created Mogo with Alan Moore in May 1985 (GL V2 #188)." Green Lantern History: An Unauthorized Guide to DCU History by Darran Jordan

Tumblr insisted that pairing Hal Jordan and a planet like Mogo was ridiculous. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Challenge accepted.

In the backup story of this issue, one particular planet has sentience, unlike all the other planets. It doesn't know where it came from. It searches the universe over millenia for other sentient entities without success.

Green Lantern is on the way home from a mission when the lonely sentient telepathic planet notices him!

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The planet attempts to appeal to Green Lantern's ego!

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The planet gets a little yandere-stalker...

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Having trapped Green Lantern in its gravity, the planet desperately tries to touch him more directly.

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The first part of the story was Hal fleeing the affectionate tidal waves and avalanches.

The planet probes Green Lantern's mind, manifesting figures from his memories, in an attempt to communicate. Of course, at first these were villains, then Tom Kalmaku, Hal's buddy. Green Lantern creates a 'truth' beam to dismiss the fakes, but this allows the planet's telepathy to interface with him.

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The planet tells Green Lantern its story and why it attacked.

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Suddenly, the planet has a massive internal spasm, causing an earthquake on its surface. The planet claims its been plagued by these cramps but can't affect its own core. So Green Lantern enters the planet's body, descending through a slim crevice, while the planet admires the hero.

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Inside is a fiery mass. Green Lantern yanks the entire thing out of the planet.

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Hal always promises to call.

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Does this even still count as subtext?

"The Strange World Named Green Lantern!"

Green Lantern issue 24, volume 2, 1963
Creators not listed

Writer: John Broome
Artist: Gil Kane

Date: 2017-02-12 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Deciding that something from a one-off story from early in a hero's run, before certain aspects were properly codified, became something important to the mythos is pretty much what Roy Thomas built his career on, isn't it?

It's a fun approach at times, and I even remember thinking of this particular example myself when I read GL's Showcase volumes. But I do sometimes think we comic people are a little too predisposed to draw connections to anything remotely similar.

Date: 2017-02-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
WHAAAAAT? NOOOOOO, surely not COMICS fans!

Date: 2017-02-12 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I think 50% of Star Trek and Star Wars expanded universes were created doing this.

Date: 2017-02-12 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
"I shall call you Wilson"


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