Thursday, March 30, 2006


Reading Green Lantern Rebirth #5, I said to myself: Oh for Gods sake, he better not waste too much time next issue with Batman. Just hit the bastard and get to the real fight. The next month?


I've always wished for Arisia or Katma Tui to come back to life... and I'd really love Arisia to come back as this sexy butch broad who doesn't take shit from anybody...

In Green Lantern Corps: Recharge, I got a butch version of Katma Tui. Close enough.

I've always wanted to see Hal break the Cyborg Superman in half for what he did to Coast City. (I cannot overstress my visceral hatred of that character.) Reading the previews for May's comics, who do I see on the cover of Green Lantern 12?

Oh, fuck yes.

Walking home yesterday with my comics under my arm, I planned in my head an entry about Steve Englehart's run on Green Lantern Corps... specifically, the issues where Kilowog heads off to the USSR, and the Earth GLs have to deal with the conflict of being heroes for the whole planet vs. their status as Americans. I've told Franny that I'd really love for someone to update that story... After all, you had 7 people with weapons of mass destruction living in a compound in southern California. It's not a stretch to imagine an administration that would declare them a terrorist cell and a threat to homeland security. Or, at the very least, they'd make a lot of other countries very, very nervous.

About ten minutes after formulating that thought, I opened this week's Green Lantern.

Arguing the political complexities of Green Lanterns. While fighting ROCKET REDS, for God's sake!

Literally everything I've ever randomly hoped for in Green Lantern over the past couple of years has been delivered to me by Geoff Johns.

...I swear to God, if I had any fillings I'd be checking them for radio transceivers right now.

Franny, who is always the voice of reason when I lose my shit over things like this, said it's most likely because Geoff and I have a lot in common: Michigan native. MSU alum. Unreasonable obsession with Hal Jordan and test pilots.

But still. It's spooky as hell.

And as long as there might be a chance I've got a psychic connection to Mr. Johns, the Lord and Master of DC Continuity, here are a couple of requests:

*Hal and Guy watching the MSU vs. U of M football game. Hal wearing an MSU T-shirt just to piss Guy off.

*Boodika beating the ever living piss out of Hal in revenge for the loss of her ring and hand.

*More gloriously slashy Hal/Kyle moments.

*Hot hot pilot makeouts between Hal and Cowgirl in the back of an F-15. (Yes, I know it's not even remotely comfortable/possible from a positioning standpoint. It's my fantasy. Shut up.)

*The untimely death of Carol's husband Gil during the course of 52

And if any of this actually happens... well, don't say I didn't call it first.


Blogger Ken S. said...

I'm sorry, but there is NO EFFING WAY that Guy is a U-M guy. Not a chance. I'd say he's more likely to be from MSU, but the fact of the matter is that he's more likely a Buckeye.

Hal's a military guy, but he's the snob of the two. I figure him for a U-M fan, if not graduate.

6:40 PM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

Ah, see, that's where you're wrong. Guy went to U of M... for law/social work, if memory serves.

I'll dig up my Emerald Dawn/Guy Gardner for scans, if you like.

(But I'm right with you on the Buckeye thing.)

It's a mostly-ignored bit of canon put in by Gerard Jones, but there hasn't been any effort to erase it (so far as I'm aware).

I've already made a case for why I don't think Hal should even have gone to college, but that's beside the point.

9:33 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous Ron said...

I bet a butch, kickass Arisia wouldn't have let Star Sapphire turn her into a slave.

Although she might have played along until an opportunity to turn the tables presented itself.

10:53 PM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Devon said...

Would you believe I'm wearing an OSU cap right now? *

(Flings it across the room in disgust.)

*Girlfriend's a Buckeye.

3:48 PM, March 31, 2006  
Anonymous Chawunky said...

Extra awesome in the Katma Tui shot: That looks like her recruit Rot Lop Fan, the F-Sharp Bell of the Obsidian Deeps, in he back. Always thought that was clever of Katma.

8:45 PM, April 02, 2006  
Blogger Franny said...

Yes, we here at SSSA definitely love Rot Lop Fan. (Thank you Alan Moore.)

1:37 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not Katma Tui. That is Soranik Natu.

8:43 AM, December 30, 2011  

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