Essential Reads: GREEN LANTERN

On Issue #11 of the podcast, we talked about some of our all time favorite GL comics!

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………..The legion of super pets? THE LEGION OF SUPER PETS?!?

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What the fuck.

Just in case you needed any more reasons to think the Legion of Super Heroes suck ass, they make a bunch of flying, cape wearing PETS the ‘animal branch of our super club!’

Sigh.

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The DC Comics of the Silver Age were full of wacky shit, as we have seen more than a few times with Batman and Superman WTF Moments in the past. But in this Flash comic things get really weird when Flash is hit with a gun that fires radiation that ’causes the body to absorb moisture from the air at an incredible rate, and swells its victim like a balloon!’

The result: Fat Flash

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Jabba’s Flash cosplay

What. The. Fuck.

There is something so unsettling about this image, and yet… something familiar….

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Worst homage ever!

 

 

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WHAT?!?!

WHAT?!?!

OK, so I know a lot of these have been from Silver Age Superman, but I make no apologies, because here we see that Superman has developed a new power:

HE CAN CREATE A TINY VERSION OF HIMSELF THAT HE SHOOTS FROM HIS HANDS.

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WHAT THE FUCK?!?!

And…. wait…. do you see that building in the background? I think the text on it is supposed to be a news ticker, like they used to have in Times Square, but it looks like it’s just on the building… wouldn’t it be amazing if it was like the name of the company?

“Giant Guided Missile Plummeting Towards Eiffel Tower Cupcakes, Inc”

I love how it’s a ‘giant’ guided missile. And why is it plummeting? If it’s a missile it shouldn’t plummet, especially if it’s guided…

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What in the fuck?

I love Lois reaction:

“Oh no… NO! You’ve become a BEAST!”

I also love how he is more worried about her going to a play (a PLAY!?!) with him than the fact that he’s turned into a goddamn lion, but hey, who am I to judge?

And what is Jimmy doing? Oh, I’m sorry, Jim, is the fact that I’ve turned into a FUCKING LION boring you?!?! Here, give me your signal watch. I’m going to beat you to death with it.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Batman Jones.

As a baby, he was saved by Batman, so his parents named him… Batman. Way to go, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

So this doofy kid grew up introducing himself as “Batman Jones”, and when he got older he decided he wanted to be a crime fighter, just like his namesake.

Hahaha what in the fuck?

I wish- SO BADLY- that like Grant Morrison had brought him back and treated it seriously. He would have been horribly murdered like immediately.

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What the….?

I have so many questions! Why is Jimmy Olsen dressed like Tarzan? Why is Superman a ‘local witch doctor’? How did he become a ‘local witch doctor’? Does it matter that he’s local? What is he brewing? Why is he making Jimmy marry a really pissed off looking ape? Why is the ape so pissed off? What the hell is that headdress Superman is wearing?

Just what in the fuck is going on here?!?!