([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-08-27 04:36 pm

The man the power ring picked before Hal

We all know that Hal Jordan was chosen to become Green Lantern because the power ring found him to be most worthy of all the inhabitants of Earth. In this story from Action Comics Weekly, however, we meet the other ten individuals who the ring considered before settling on Jordan, including the one who was deemed worthier than Jordan and chosen ahead of him. (Guy Gardner and John Stewart were two of ten, obviously.)

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Year later, when Hal is at death's door, his ring activates a program where it brings him all the other candidates so that he can pick one to be his successor.

Also summoned are Superman and Guy Gardner.

[identity profile] 2009-08-28 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, Dick Grayson as GL is interesting.

I do love the idea though, that Abin summons somebody to him because he's dying, but the person happens to have a bit of medical knowledge and manages to save him.

"Oh, okay. I'm not dying anymore."
"So what did you bring me here for?"
"Oh? Oh, nothing. Never mind."

[identity profile] 2009-08-28 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
I like that his response to Superman trying to help is basically "No, no, shut up, I'm totally dying. I decided it."

He probably made up that "has to be a native" rule right then and there, out of spite.

[identity profile] 2009-08-28 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh absolutely XD

[identity profile] 2009-08-28 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
The Dick Grayson thing is double interesting, since he showed up with a Ring in Superman/Batman (sure, it was all a dream, but he'd still make a great GL).

[identity profile] 2009-08-28 10:53 am (UTC)(link)
Didn't that sorta happen with the planet of cowards/chickens. A GL was dying, picked a successor on the planet(who was totally insane) new GL insisted on making the dying one 'comfy' before going off to fight evil. Once the evil is defeated, the 'dying' GL realizes he's going to be ok and takes the ring back(once he's learn how insane the new guy is)