At the request of an anon from >>>69208787
Alright, I'm kind of in the middle of something so I need to take a quick break. Do you guys want issue 2?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure she had. That's why he had been in space (hence the ship crash). I honestly can't remember if Alan knew or if he cared. It's been awhile since I've read it. Maybe if things calm down I'll do a 90s GL Story Time. I was doing Warrior this Summer, but wound up moving away and it got thrown to the wayside.
The Spectacular Issue #2!
well, there is the convergence mini coming up
Do you know who's writing that? I haven't been keeping up lately.
I may have to check it out. My preferred LCS is in my hometown and I don't know when I'll be able to get back there. Guess there's always the Win'O'Thread
I think it was around around 1991. At first it was just to make him look more "distinguished".
It was around the time of The Death and Return of Superman, since the Mongol Coast City thing was a tie-in for both series.
I'm kind of tentatively looking forward to it, I don't quite trust it not to be another round of shitting on Hal for old time's sake
it was pretty weird because they aged him and Ollie up but almost nobody else aged as much as they did, so you had weird stuff like John being SUPER young compared to Hal and him calling Carol "kiddo"
Which is weird, since it was established forever that he and Carol grew up together. I definitely did not remember the age gap with him and John though.
they actually established the age gap with John before they gave him the white streaks
I don't recall the issue but Hal says the reason Abin Sur's ring only picked out him and Guy at first was because John was only twelve at the time
also weird because action comics weekly was running concurrently with the GL relaunch wasn't it? but he didn't have them there and they didn't write him like he was middle aged in that either
Thanks Anon. I have that run and will consider doing a storytime later on for fun.
Was John aged up then? He always seemed much older to me.
I don't remember if it was ever established at that Hal got the ring. Would have to be 18+ if he's an airman.
>also weird because action comics weekly was running concurrently with the GL relaunch wasn't it? but he didn't have them there and they didn't write him like he was middle aged in that either
I believe there is a few month gap, but yes it was. Which led to the fan theory of the time that Hal, now with Lord Malvolio's ring, is what caused his hair to go white.
No problem. The Road Back is a great story.
>Was John aged up then? He always seemed much older to me.
I dunno if it was addressed before Johns, but John had a little cameo in Secret Origin so they ended up much closer in age
I don't think they've ever put a concrete age on how old Hal was when he got the ring, which is probably a good thing
I didn't know about this character before, looks like Alan Scott on his worst days
I guess it doesn't matter since the universe exists in a floating timeline anyway. If it matters, I always thought of Hal being in his mid-late 30s with John being closer to 40.
Nope, never mentioned outside of those three. Another popular theory before Rebirth was that Hal went insane because he was being influenced/controlled by Lord Malvolio.
From what I hear, there were plans to later address what that was. But nothing developed.
Hey, he's been buff before!
You know... that time he possessed a car and drove it around Christine-style committing crimes?
Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins were a hell of a team.
When exactly did Hal's uniform stop adding green to the pelvis?
I know he started out with the green off his shoulders, which looked strange, then the green was added to his shoulders
Apparently Moose was having problems with getting paid and when he did there were issues with proper payment. He took it up with the editor who said his hands were tied. Well, Moose took it up with DiDio personally and according to him DiDio said that he'd been fired a few months prior and he should have been told. Geoff claimed he knew nothing about it and said he would try to help. Nothing came of it and Moose ended up doing freelance for Marvel and eventually due to his wife's cancer and his own ailments, he sort of disappeared. He does colors every now and then, but he's mostly working in some office job last I heard.
All of this unfolded on the Comic Bloc, before Geoff Johns abandoned it and had his name taken off the site. To this day no one knows why DiDio had him fired or why Geoff let his boy down. It's pretty sad. I remember the thread that Moose made to beg for donations for his wifes cancer fund. I ended up kicking up 300 bucks because the guy really needed it.
As far as I'm concerned he's the best colorist GL ever had. He started during Winnicks run and kept the flame alive. Guy was a real pro and no one since has been able to capture the soft yet powerful feel of emerald energy since.
I will definitely have to check his stuff out.
More on Winnick's run, the Alex Nero saga was in that one. I loved the art for that. I never realized that's who it was.
The ring has a built in translator.
Though I suppose there's always the chance that Korugarian sounds identical to English, hah.
The ring acts as a translator and is a translator. Goes in and out.
I swear, I'm the only person who does like it. I hated the mask on his first costume. It was pretty much a crab on his face.
Part of it is the hair actually. The uniform kinda sucks, but when he puts his original on during the Sinestro Corp war, it still has his short hair and doesn't look half as good.
This series is going to be 10 years old in May.
We're on the homestretch!
Kyle's constructions were always my favorite.
Thanks for playing everyone. If there's a particular GL arc or issue that you want up tomorrow (or a bit later in the week depending), let me know.
the one this is from.
The Manhunters do make a comeback . For some reason, I keep thinking of those German-speaking Gremlins (who really do not matter).
I'm currently looking through my stuff now to see if I have it. Will report back. Do you know what year it's from? Will make my searching go quicker.