I’ve started reading old Green Lantern stuff. I’m got to issue 12 of volume 2, about Hal Jordan. It’s an odd experience. I’ve been reading SallyP’s, Kalinara’s and Sea of Green’s blogs for so long I reckon I’ve picked up a fair amount about the characters of the Green Lanterns. I definitely know more about key (and probably not so key events) that in all honesty I have no right knowing even exist, seeing as how I’ve only really read 2 trades and a few JLA issues featuring Kyle.
I’m finding myself going, ahh, there’s Hal, hitting on women, getting himself whacked in the noggin, yeah, he does that all the time. Then I have to remind myself I don’t actually know what he’s like as this is pretty much the first time reading him.
Anyway, back to the point. So far, so fun. I thought the writing style, plots and inevitable bad science of the 1960s would drive me crazy, but it turns out I’m fine with it. When I’ve tried to read Aquaman issues from the 60s I’ve had to give up in despair. I managed to soldier through Green Arrow Showcase (stories from the 50s and 60s) but believed that to be a one off rare occurrence.
And again, back to the point, I thought I’d share an image of Hal being not so bright, as I hear it’s a pretty typical occurrence:
(Check me out, I learned how to crop one panel. Just the one mind.)
I have to ask, what does he plan to do if he runs out of juice before he’s made the lamp visible again?
For reference, I think the panel is from issue 5.
If (when?) I come across any other exciting bits I’ll post them.