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Alessan
11-17-2010, 02:51 AM
Here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NWGl_A3b60&feature=player_embedded)

I'm not that familar with the comic (I prefer my comic books in movie form), but I like Reynolds and it looks, um, energetic. What do you guys think?

FinnAgain
11-17-2010, 03:30 AM
Could go either way. The edits are a bit too quick for my taste and, sometimes, that means that a preview can't stand on anything other than ultra-short soundbytes. Time will tell.

Krav Manga
11-17-2010, 04:22 AM
Was that Kryten who gave him the ring?

GuanoLad
11-17-2010, 05:21 AM
Looks... weird. Maybe too weird.

I don't know thing one about Green Lantern, or really anything about any superheroes beyond the main four (Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman) so something that is this bizarre doesn't really appeal.

Alessan
11-17-2010, 05:48 AM
Could go either way. The edits are a bit too quick for my taste and, sometimes, that means that a preview can't stand on anything other than ultra-short soundbytes. Time will tell.

The film is being directed by Martin Campbell, who made the best two James Bond films of at least the past 20 years (Goldeneye and Casino Royale). So he knows his way around an action sequence.

FinnAgain
11-17-2010, 06:13 AM
Fair enough, Royale was pretty badass. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut... I'm still not sold. Ip Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220719/) has some of the most awesome action sequences I've ever seen, but I'm also glad that I netflix'd it instead of seeing it at the theatre somewhere. I guess whether or not I see it will depend on how well they've used 3D and how well the movie as a whole hangs together while Greenie isn't cutting people in half with gigantic scissors, or what have you.

Was cool to see the trailer though and I've forwarded it to my wife.

Capitaine Zombie
11-17-2010, 06:32 AM
Here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NWGl_A3b60&feature=player_embedded)

I'm not that familar with the comic (I prefer my comic books in movie form), but I like Reynolds and it looks, um, energetic. What do you guys think?

Wow the trailer looks really shitty. It's like anything that might look ridiculous to a non-Green Lantern fan has been underlined in it, whether it's Abin Sur (the dying Aline that gives the ring to Reynolds), the Lantern effects, and clearly way too much time wasted trying to establish the character before he gets the ring. Sorry, but GL is a DC character not a Marvel one, he's an icon, who he was before he became GL is irrelevant.
Too bad, Martin Campbell, though not an auteur, has proven several times that he can really handle well action movies or Hollywood blockbusters, and Green Lantern is a fantastic character concept (basically the whole Jedi thing is heavily based on the Lanterns). Looks like it gonna suck, who cares about 3D if the movie isnt good in the first place?

Bit pissed off here.

Hypno-Toad
11-17-2010, 08:10 AM
The trailer had a real Will Ferrel feel to it. That does not bode well.

FlyingDragonFan
11-17-2010, 09:28 AM
Sorry, but GL is a DC character not a Marvel one, he's an icon, who he was before he became GL is irrelevant.
I disagree. The reason any superhero is interesting, and especially stays interesting, is because of who they are under the costume.

Yllaria
11-17-2010, 09:30 AM
The thing I kept thinking, as I watched the trailer, was "I don't remember Hal Jordan being a screw-up." Was I just reading in the wrong era? The one I remember was chosen because he was fearless. This guy is saying "that's not me."

We'll see. GL is the franchise that absolutely requires that the CG is right. Hard to tell from the trailer whether they got it or not.

Alessan
11-17-2010, 09:40 AM
I disagree. The reason any superhero is interesting, and especially stays interesting, is because of who they are under the costume.

If you look at the best superhero movies of the past few years (Iron Man, Dark Knight, etc.), you'll see that the protagonists spent more time out of costume than in.

Elendil's Heir
11-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Looks like a spoof, and a semi-funny one. Is Kato the guy from the Star Trek remake?

Bryan Ekers
11-17-2010, 09:57 AM
Gold standard superhero movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfQ7RMOXs&feature=related)

Raygun99
11-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Looks like a spoof, and a semi-funny one. Is Kato the guy from the Star Trek remake?

That's Green *Hornet*.

Elendil's Heir
11-17-2010, 10:09 AM
:: Whoosh! ::

Sir T-Cups
11-17-2010, 10:09 AM
2 things:

1. It looks bad.

2. Isn't Hal Jordan black?

Gold standard superhero movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfQ7RMOXs&feature=related)

What is this exactly?

Yodalicious
11-17-2010, 10:12 AM
(basically the whole Jedi thing is heavily based on the Lanterns)

Actually the whole Jedi thing is heavily based on Buddhist monks and Samurai, but that's a different argument.

I loves me some Green Lantern and am very excited for the movie. I think the trailer kind of gives off an Iron Man vibe, and I thought the first IM movie was great.

Yes, Hal Jordan is chosen because he's fearless, but that doesn't me he doesn't have any self doubt.

Smeghead
11-17-2010, 10:16 AM
I don't know jack about comic books, but I do know that GL was loosely based off of the EE "Doc" Smith Lensman series, so I have a soft spot in my heart for it. I loved those books when I was a young'un.

Raygun99
11-17-2010, 10:16 AM
:: Whoosh! ::

yes, yes, run along now, dear.

RealityChuck
11-17-2010, 10:19 AM
I disagree. The reason any superhero is interesting, and especially stays interesting, is because of who they are under the costume.So? You fill in the backstory as needed. Burton's Batman is an example of how it should be done. Start with Jordon getting the ring and fill in from there (the concept does have the potential to fall into Greatest American Hero territory).

Opening scene: Hal Jordan is doing a test flight, pushing the plane's limits. People in the control room try to stop him, saying, "that man is completely without fear" (an important point in the original GL). After a couple of minutes of this, the plane crashes and he gets the ring. He doesn't use it at first, but you sketch out his character in his interactions with others. That's when you learn who he is.

Seeing the trailer gives me no real feel for the character. I also find it difficult to believe that a test pilot wears casual clothes. Also that line reading by (I assume) Carol Ferris at about :19 ("That test today is important") is one of the worst I've heard this side of high school acting (and the way she stands makes her look like she's never been in front of a camera before). They could have cast it far better.

mrklutz
11-17-2010, 10:44 AM
2. Isn't Hal Jordan black?



Nope. John Stewart, who had the job after Hal Jordan, was black.

Sir T-Cups
11-17-2010, 11:06 AM
Nope. John Stewart, who had the job after Hal Jordan, was black.

Oh yeah...that's right....

Honestly my thinking was Hal the black marine in "A Few Good Men".

Don't know where the association came from but that's where it went.

Rhythmdvl
11-17-2010, 11:22 AM
Was that Kryten who gave him the ring?

Now that I'd see.

twopiecesofeight
11-17-2010, 11:27 AM
Gold standard superhero movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfQ7RMOXs&feature=related)

What is this exactly?
One of the best fan-made trailers ever. For more information, see this Wikipedia article on Grayson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayson_%28film%29).

randwill
11-17-2010, 11:33 AM
Gold standard superhero movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfQ7RMOXs&feature=related)

Ouch! That reminds me of the Roger Corman version of "The Fantastic Four".

planetcory
11-17-2010, 12:53 PM
I'm just praying it's more Spider-Man cheesy and not Fantastic Four cheesy.

RealityChuck
11-17-2010, 01:14 PM
I actually thought the green lantern effect was quite good. Looks far less silly that a giant green hand would have.

The issue isn't the effects. It look like the characterization and story is lacking, which is too bad, since GL is far less iconic than other superheros, allowing you to do what's needed without retelling the story. Also, GL doesn't really have any memorable villains. Star Sapphire would be interesting, but not for the first movie (and with a much better actress than they've cast). Sinestro is a mirror image, which, again, is better for the sequel, when GL is established. Hector Hammond is too silly to be a serious threat, and there's really little else.

Justin_Bailey
11-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Sorry, but GL is a DC character not a Marvel one, he's an icon, who he was before he became GL is irrelevant.

Icon? Maybe back in the day, but nowdays Green Lantern isn't known outside of hardcore comics nerds. Your average moviegoer who loved Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Dark Knight likely hasn't ever heard of him.

I'd go so far as to say that even borderline comics nerds don't really know much about him at all.

Oldeb
11-17-2010, 01:24 PM
They should have just made it about Kyle Rayner instead of Hal Jordan since that seems to be the Green Lantern Renyolds is playing anyway.

And the suit seems off to me.

Tom Scud
11-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Icon? Maybe back in the day, but nowdays Green Lantern isn't known outside of hardcore comics nerds. Your average moviegoer who loved Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Dark Knight likely hasn't ever heard of him.


I would submit that Iron Man and Green Lantern were about equally well-known before the Iron Man movie. Can't watch the trailer from work, and have no idea what the movie is about, but he's got a pretty useful built-in "generic" enemy: Evil Space Aliens. Hell, you can even use E.S.A's from the DC universe if you want.

Justin_Bailey
11-17-2010, 01:29 PM
I would submit that Iron Man and Green Lantern were about equally well-known before the Iron Man movie. Can't watch the trailer from work, and have no idea what the movie is about, but he's got a pretty useful built-in "generic" enemy: Evil Space Aliens. Hell, you can even use E.S.A's from the DC universe if you want.

Exactly my point. Iron Man was practically unknown in mainstream circles before the Iron Man movie. Just the same as Green Lantern is right now.

Rhythmdvl
11-17-2010, 01:40 PM
Gold standard superhero movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfQ7RMOXs&feature=related)

That. Was. Awesome.

Thanks!

Son of a Rich
11-17-2010, 01:42 PM
WTF- toward the end of the trailer there are two characters who appear to be Humpty Dumpty and Alvin the chipmunk in a Green Lantern suit. I definitely don't remember them from my comics reading days.:confused:

DrFidelius
11-17-2010, 01:49 PM
I forget teh round guy's name, but the squirrel is Ch'p, a highly decorated member of the Corps.

Rhythmdvl
11-17-2010, 02:00 PM
I forget teh round guy's name, but the squirrel is Ch'p, a highly decorated member of the Corps.

That's no ordinary squirrel... that's the most foul, cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!

Silent Kal
11-17-2010, 02:29 PM
Exactly my point. Iron Man was practically unknown in mainstream circles before the Iron Man movie. Just the same as Green Lantern is right now.

Green Lantern has a slight edge in this regard, as many people have at least a vague recollection of the Superfriends cartoon.

I remember the episode in which GL used his ring to move the entire Earth with no more effort than picking up a cup of coffee.

Drunky Smurf
11-17-2010, 03:06 PM
That looks so awesome. Everything looks perfect. I can't wait.

I was never into GL until the Blackest Night saga now it's my current favortie character. I really hope they make a prop of the ring you can buy because I almost went as GL for Halloween this year but the rings you can buy are crappy and cheap looking.

pravnik
11-17-2010, 03:29 PM
Icon? Maybe back in the day, but nowdays Green Lantern isn't known outside of hardcore comics nerds. Your average moviegoer who loved Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Dark Knight likely hasn't ever heard of him.

I'd go so far as to say that even borderline comics nerds don't really know much about him at all.I thought that was probably the case myself, but I was pleasantly surprised at Halloween last year when I wore a Green Lantern t-shirt and mask to give out candy at my friend's party. Every kid who came to the door knew who I was and asked to see my ring. :)

Dangerosa
11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
I thought that was probably the case myself, but I was pleasantly surprised at Halloween last year when I wore a Green Lantern t-shirt and mask to give out candy at my friend's party. Every kid who came to the door knew who I was and asked to see my ring. :)

Cartoon Network's Justice League. John Stewart Green Lantern. Because of that, I'd say GL has more name recognition than the pre-movie Iron Man. Certainly more than Daredevil.

pravnik
11-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Cartoon Network's Justice League. John Stewart Green Lantern. Because of that, I'd say GL has more name recognition than the pre-movie Iron Man. Certainly more than Daredevil.That's exactly what I was thinking - GL's getting at least a little face time on the tube.

Kamino Neko
11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
WTF- toward the end of the trailer there are two characters who appear to be Humpty Dumpty and Alvin the chipmunk in a Green Lantern suit.

That's presumably Chaselon and Ch'p. Been around since Green Lantern (Hal's first series) #9 and #148 respectively, which came out in 1961 and 1984. (Ch'p would go on to die in 199...3, IIRC, near the beginning of Mosaic. Chaselon is still alive, though he was thought killed not long after that.)

But since I can't, for the life of me, catch their appearance, I can't actually be sure it's Chaselon. (The only aliens I could get enough of a look at to ID are Tomar-Re, Sinestro, and Kilowog.)

Munch
11-17-2010, 05:12 PM
But since I can't, for the life of me, catch their appearance, I can't actually be sure it's Chaselon. (The only aliens I could get enough of a look at to ID are Tomar-Re, Sinestro, and Kilowog.)

I could have sworn I saw them in the clip linked above, but I think they may have switched videos. That's really weird.

Bryan Ekers
11-17-2010, 05:22 PM
For a full-blown assault of alieness, I recommend the 1981 three-issue mini-series Tales of the Green Lantern Corps. The covers alone depict the corps in all it's multi-species glory (with Hal Jordan front and center each time, natch) but, oddly, only a single member (a bipedal lizard-like creature) appears to be left-handed.

Chronos
11-17-2010, 05:39 PM
I love that they're introducing the Corps, and of course they're going to include cameos of everyones' favorite alien Lanterns. But I would also be a little disappointed if they restricted themselves to already-established ones: They should also throw in a few alien GLs that haven't already appeared in the comics. The Corps is nothing if not diverse.

DrFidelius
11-17-2010, 06:27 PM
But, if it is a social event, you can expect Mogo to not attend.

Exapno Mapcase
11-17-2010, 07:31 PM
Green Lantern has a slight edge in this regard, as many people have at least a vague recollection of the Superfriends cartoon.

I remember the episode in which GL used his ring to move the entire Earth with no more effort than picking up a cup of coffee.

The level of his power has always been the biggest problem with GL. At one point the ring was described as third most powerful weapon in the universe (no, I don't remember the first two) but mostly he makes a big fist and punches people with it. Like Superman and even the Flash, GL should win all his battles instantly. If you can see the fight, it's done wrong.

Of course, that's impossible for comics or the movies. So the writers destroy continuity by deciding the power level panel to panel. I'll bet anything that in the movie GL will both move a planet and have trouble knocking out a human.

I'm one of those who thought the trailer looks bad. This Hal Jordan is obviously based on Robert Downey Jr. rather than the old comic book Hal. (According to Wiki they rewrote Hal and Hector Hammond in the past couple of years and I haven't read any of it.) The rest is so choppy that I'll bet that 90% of the special effects aren't done enough to show decent scenes.

Ike Witt
11-17-2010, 07:35 PM
I`ve been waiting to see the trailer for a while now.... I hope it is worth the wait.

And, I have to say it doesn`t look too bad.

If I have a complaint it is that the one ring construct you see in the trailer doesn`t quite mesh with what I would hope to see. Also, it seems less like Hal and more like Kyle, but oh well. Bonus points for having Kilowog, though.

The Other Waldo Pepper
11-17-2010, 07:58 PM
The level of his power has always been the biggest problem with GL. At one point the ring was described as third most powerful weapon in the universe (no, I don't remember the first two) but mostly he makes a big fist and punches people with it. Like Superman and even the Flash, GL should win all his battles instantly. If you can see the fight, it's done wrong.

Of course, that's impossible for comics or the movies. So the writers destroy continuity by deciding the power level panel to panel.

Isn't the whole idea that it runs on willpower and imagination? Sometimes a recovering alcoholic really does manage to call it quits after one drink. Sometimes a creative author gets writer's block. Sometimes you're well-rested and doing great right up until a couple of major distractions pop up to mess with your concentration. Sometimes you can't quite focus 100% and just need ONE DAMN CUP OF COFFEE, IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Sage Rat
11-17-2010, 08:52 PM
I saw Ryan Reynolds in Buried and...well I can't say that his performance was awesome. Serviceable, yes, but not great.

I don't think he could carry the weight of a leading role outside of romantic comedy.

BigT
11-17-2010, 09:25 PM
WTF- toward the end of the trailer there are two characters who appear to be Humpty Dumpty and Alvin the chipmunk in a Green Lantern suit. I definitely don't remember them from my comics reading days.:confused:

I can't see the trailer myself right now: could they be others from the Green Lantern Corps? It's made up of mostly aliens. Granted, I only saw them in the animated series with Stewart as GL but surely they existed before then.

Chronos
11-18-2010, 12:13 AM
The trailer shows plenty of other members of the Corps, including in what appears to be an alien city which I presume is Oa.

Cubsfan
11-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Looks Blah. Ryan Reynolds should have made a Deadpool movie first. This one looks like it is going to be too campy. I wasn't a huge GL fan back in my comic days but I always thought he was a fairly serious guy. RR comes across too fratboyish.

Zebra
11-18-2010, 01:19 AM
This doesn't look campy to me. It looks like they're trying to make it very very much like Iron Man.

jackdavinci
11-18-2010, 02:41 AM
Shows some promise - I like the space stuff, and the appearance of the villains and aliens.

OTOH - Blake Lively is the opposite of lively, she's practically monotonous. I hate the mask (I know, it's the original shape, but it looks weird, outdated, and cartoonish all at the same time). I thought his sidekick was supposed to be Asian. And the weird texturing on the costume is creepy.

Bottom line - I'll go see it. But I'll likely revel in the awesome parts during, and snark afterwards about the lame parts.

DrFidelius
11-18-2010, 06:24 AM
How I would do the first movie?

Hal is a hot-shot test pilot who gets the ring without any operating instructions. (The crash of Abin Sur's spaceship knocks his plane out of the air, and Hal is scanned and pronounced a fit candidate to be a space cop. Abin then dies.) He learns about himself while learning to use the ring to help people (because he is a basically decent person) and by the end of the film he has proved himself worthy of being summoned to Oa to begin his formal training. Fade out with promise of many sequels.

But, no one ever asks me for script treatments.

Bryan Ekers
11-18-2010, 07:26 AM
I thought his sidekick was supposed to be Asian.

Actually, Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku was Eskimo (hence the nickname) or in the modern vernacular, Inuit.


Semi-related, I recall an MST3K episode around "Godzilla vs. Mothra" or some such thing that featured a handsome suave Japanese guy jumping in an out of convertibles and such. The robots assembled a gag reel of his scenes and narrated it like an action movie trailer, calling it "Eskimo Spy".

Exapno Mapcase
11-18-2010, 09:23 AM
Actually, Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku was Eskimo (hence the nickname) or in the modern vernacular, Inuit.


Probably not. All Inuit are Eskimos but not all Eskimos are Inuit. If Pieface was from Alaska, Inuit is not the proper reference, since that is pretty much limited to tribes from and in Canada. Whether Eskimo or some other word is best for an Alaskan native is something that gets argued a lot. If he's Canadian, then he may be Inuit.

Caveat: I suppose there may be Inuits in Alaska, as well. It's not like there's an actual border at the border.

randwill
11-18-2010, 09:51 AM
From the trailer, it seems that at least two other earthling characters will know GL's secret identity. During my days of reading comics, the 60's, the secret identity was extremely important. Whole stories were based on the hero protecting it. In the super hero movie adaptations, this is less so. I think the reason is, in the comics, we could learn what the hero was thinking from thought balloons. In the movies, he needs someone to confide in to relay these thoughts to the audience. Still, it seems a little wrong to me that so many 'civilians' are in on the secret.

Lemur866
11-18-2010, 11:13 AM
Actually, Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku was Eskimo (hence the nickname) or in the modern vernacular, Inuit.


Most Alaskan Eskimos are actually Yupik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yupik), not Inuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit).

DrFidelius
11-18-2010, 11:50 AM
(Damn, now I want to write a series of interactive Native Alaskan stories. I'll call them "Yupik Your Adventures.")

GrandWino
11-18-2010, 12:00 PM
I don't really know shit about the comic books (aside from a very basic understanding on who/what the GL is) but I thought this looked great.

Often these early trailers don't show much, and have lots of cuts of short bits, because they're just not done with the editing/effects/etc yet, and have to work with what they have ready.

I have no doubt that Van Wilder can carry the movie, he's good in pretty much everything, and the effects look good to me. All depends on the story, and that's hard to show much of in a trailer.

Kamino Neko
11-18-2010, 03:14 PM
Hal is a hot-shot test pilot who gets the ring without any operating instructions. (The crash of Abin Sur's spaceship knocks his plane out of the air, and Hal is scanned and pronounced a fit candidate to be a space cop. Abin then dies.) He learns about himself while learning to use the ring to help people (because he is a basically decent person) and by the end of the film he has proved himself worthy of being summoned to Oa to begin his formal training. Fade out with promise of many sequels.

Quite aside from the fact that this is essentially Kyle's origin....

That only worked for Kyle in that the Corps was gone, and Ganthet had to give the last ring to SOMEONE, and then bugger off.

With a functioning Corps, it's just ridiculous - one does not give some random schmuck on a random planet the most powerful weapon in the universe, just because he happened to be near where the last guy who had it died, and let him noodle around with it without guidance. That's a recipe for disaster.

Silent Kal
11-18-2010, 03:54 PM
With a functioning Corps, it's just ridiculous - one does not give some random schmuck on a random planet the most powerful weapon in the universe, just because he happened to be near where the last guy who had it died, and let him noodle around with it without guidance.

The rings are always referred to as "the most powerful weapon in the universe", but I don't recall a story in which they demonstrated that level of power. I'm mostly familiar with the Justice League cartoons, where they didn't seem that much more powerful than a good laser blaster or Superman's heat vision.

In the comics, just how powerful is a GL ring, exactly?

Bryan Ekers
11-18-2010, 04:15 PM
In the comics, just how powerful is a GL ring, exactly?

Well, pre-Crisis Superman, when he got angry enough, could punch his way through a ring-bearer's shield and then dismissed the ring as a "trinket."

Post-crisis Hal Jordan got beaten by Captain Atom, though it was implied this was because Jordan reached his 24-hour charge limit.

D_Odds
11-18-2010, 06:21 PM
But, no one ever asks me for script treatments.That's because we've already seen The Greatest American Hero (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081871/).

Green Lanterns are powerful, but not omnipotent, and their foes are usually equally powerful. In this film, the villians are Sinestro and Hector Hammond. The former also wields a power ring while the latter is an extraordinary telepath and telekinetic. The concept originally was fearless, but has morphed over the years into 'able to overcome great fear'. As comics have matured, they've moved past much of the foolishness of a few decades ago and especially the animated series, which always gave any hero the power of plot device. This story is based more on a recent updating of Green Lantern's origin story. I know some diehards never want stories 'retold' and 'updated', but I feel it is necessary as modern readers can't cope as well with Vietnam-era (and earlier) heroes. Be true to the source material, but don't let half a century of convoluted, inconsistent storytelling limit current storytelling.

With a functioning Corps, it's just ridiculous - one does not give some random schmuck on a random planet the most powerful weapon in the universe, just because he happened to be near where the last guy who had it died, and let him noodle around with it without guidance. That's a recipe for disaster. Guy Gardner was actually closer, but was incapacitated at the time. He was the first choice. Jordan was the second.

Bryan Ekers
11-18-2010, 06:49 PM
Guy Gardner was actually closer, but was incapacitated at the time. He was the first choice. Jordan was the second.

The short-lived (and post-Crisis) Action Comics Weekly featured Jordan in occasional story arcs and, I figure, did its level best to fuck everything up and was eagerly indifferent to the messes it created.

Star Sapphire kills Katma Tui, John Stewart's wife, then she fakes her own death, implicating Stewart. Stewart gets arrested. Ultimate outcome? Who knows?
After Stewart's inconclusive arrest, Jordan calls around his various super-buddies for advice, and for no reason that I can understand, they all treat Jordan with contempt, like he's some kind of crybaby. Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred is atypically rude to him. Clark Kent chews him out in a "I'm so disappointed and I'll hint that if you can't get your act together, I'll have to come over there and fix things for you" manner. Even his close buddy Green Arrow blows him off. Why? Who knows?
Jordan, wondering how exactly he came to be without fear, queries his ring. The ring tells him that Abin-Sur acted improperly, telling the ring to find a replacement. That should have been done by the Guardians. Also, Abin-Sur directed his ring to find a human without fear, but the ring was unable to actually do so, since all humans harbor at least minimal fears. The ring found Jordan and reprogrammed his brain to remove these fears, satisfying the requirement. Jordan demands his brain be put back to normal. The ring does its best. Jordan flies out the window to rescue a jumper and when he realizes he's hovering in mid-air, has a massive panic attack (!). The ultimate outcome of this? Who knows?
Jordan's ring is destroyed (!) by an alien named Malvolio, who has a ring of his own. Jordan eventually kills Malvolio in self-defense and takes his ring. Malvolio was only faking, though, and the whole encounter was an illusion for some complex purpose to get Jordan to take the ring. Ultimate outcome? Who knows, but I recall Guy Gardner making a reference to the unresolved Malvolio story arc.
At the end of the ACW run, Jordan is fatally shot by a crazy army guy with a conventional pistol(!). As he writhes in his death-throes, the ring goes hunting for suitable replacements and picks up Clark Kent, Dick Grayson, Boston Brand, and pastiches of Desmond Tutu, Lech Walesa, a few other political figures who I forget... Anyway, Jordan gets better. Only Kent and Brand, by nature of their powers, are aware of this (all others are frozen in time) and they get into a minor philosophical debate while Jordan recovers.


So basically, Action Comics Weekly was an experiment in fucking continuity over and not even calling the next day.

Qadgop the Mercotan
11-18-2010, 07:28 PM
Hmm.....

I sorta lost track of the Green Lantern career arc about 1972 or so. Looks like the story has evolved over nearly 40 years.

Exapno Mapcase
11-18-2010, 09:48 PM
Hmm.....

I sorta lost track of the Green Lantern career arc about 1972 or so. Looks like the story has evolved over nearly 40 years.

Even Action Comics Weekly is more than 20 years gone now. A thing or two has happened since.

Zebra
11-18-2010, 10:46 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do a Crisis movie?


Maybe a mini series on cable like Band of Brothers.

Silent Kal
11-18-2010, 11:07 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do a Crisis movie?

Better yet, a JLA/Avengers crossover movie!

Bryan Ekers
11-19-2010, 09:22 AM
Better yet, a JLA/Avengers crossover movie!

And Wolverine can save the day, 'cause he's so cool!






Seriously, I'm sick of that guy.

Kamino Neko
11-19-2010, 09:49 AM
Guy Gardner was actually closer, but was incapacitated at the time. He was the first choice. Jordan was the second.

Point. But this version puts Hal right there, and being handed the ring by Abin Sur, and inserting Guy complicates things unnecessarily, unless Guy is actually going to be featured, so we can ignore that.

In the comics, just how powerful is a GL ring, exactly?

Unclear. Potentially unlimited, theoretically, with the right user.

Although, more important than the raw power level is the sheer number of ridiculous things they can do. (http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Lantern_Ring#Powers)

Kamino Neko
11-19-2010, 02:48 PM
Jordan's ring is destroyed (!) by an alien named Malvolio, who has a ring of his own. Jordan eventually kills Malvolio in self-defense and takes his ring. Malvolio was only faking, though, and the whole encounter was an illusion for some complex purpose to get Jordan to take the ring. Ultimate outcome? Who knows, but I recall Guy Gardner making a reference to the unresolved Malvolio story arc.

Christopher Priest, who wrote the story (under his birth name, James Owlsley) posted to the DC comics newsgroup about the Malvolio story back in '96 (http://www.glcorps.dcuguide.com/priestpst.php).

That was almost 10 years later, so he'd forgotten a lot of the details, but basically, his recollection of where they were planning to go with that was that having Hal take the ring was part of Mal's plan to escape from the prison he was put into by the GL Priest.

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