Uhhh the "big yellow bug" was Parallax.... you SIR haven't read SHIT for GL comics if you don't even know that.... The death of superman chapter were hal goes nuts and kills everyone... that was lame and horrible. it was one of the shittest parts of the shittest money making ploys of all time... the death of superman. Hey I know lets 'kill off' Hal Jordan too, GL comics weren't selling well.. so fuck it, have his whole city destroyed! we'll sell a million books! that fact that Johns was ABLE to explain that NON SENSE CHEAP ASS 90's HYPE BASED DC CRAP TO SELL MORE COMICS - with the creation of Parallax as a being of pure of fear - AMAZING! HE SAVED THE SERIES.
"...to readers that want comics with compelling stories and characters."
No one thought the death of superman, the 'breaking of the bat' of the coast city crap was compelling. The whole of the comic book world veiwed these events as cheap jokes, lame ploys to make money. Anyone with half a brian of ANY convictions boycotted DC for a long time after 94... the darkest summer for modern comics... that kiced off so much BS... to hear someone say they are 'decade long fan' of GL.. well lets see that would mean you WEREN'T EVEN READING DURING THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN, WHEN COAST CITY WAS DESTROYED. So your whole opinion seems to be falsified.
And lets see what they did AFTER that brilliant piece of writing... lets see... Hal Jordan became... the Spectre?!?!?!?! Yeah DC didn't know what to do with him and figured, fuck it the both wear green domino masks! Cause that made sense.
Seems obvious the were setting up the Sinestro corps and the color wars in the film, which if you THNK about it, kinda makes sense. You cant do the death of superman in a GL movie so what other options do they really have... brilliant. And for you to bring Hard travelin' heroes into this... the dawn of the modern age - not really applicable... totally different stuff. Ground breaking for comics, but not really anything to do with the GL mythos. To even bring it up while talking about the 2011 cinematic release just seems pointless and illogical. I read them too (when they first came out - im old.) and they were beautiful and poignant at the time... really tackled some major social ills... now a days though, it makes no sense. Heroin addiction and racism... not really the hot button topic they were back in those days... Sure they were compelling stories, but that was cause O'Neil was THAT good as a writer. plain and simple, his excellent writing for 3 years back in the 70's doesn't define the character.
The light wars were an answer to MARVEL ZOMBIES??!?!?! are you kidding me... marvel zombies lost all popularity 2-3 years ago, and it wasn't that big to start with. DC DID NOT write a major year long cross over event to "answer Marvel zombies" that statement is so mind bogglingly stupid, I-- I don't even have words....
I'm kinda thinking this 'response' is just a fake one put up by the authors themselves... no one would or should kiss the ass of two morons who writes bad internet articles that much, it's completely unnatural... seriously - go read it again.
Does anyone on this site actually write about things they know, or just pull random things out of their ass, like the rest of hipsterburgh?
Oh man, and BY THE WAY "L MAGAZINE" thanks for re-solidifying my decision to leave Williamsburg last year, Got tired of listening to pure idiotic 'discussions' like this very article at every bar and party I went to... people who have no clue about the source material, no clue about the brilliance behind the characters... Every read Any of Johns work? Where he set up the precedence of the difference in ring creations between Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner, due to the difference in their personalities and fundamental ways of thinking? Cause that gives answer to all your bitching about Jordan's choice of projections... He's a pilot. For the airforce. Morons. JUST ABSOLUTE FUCKING MORONS.
ALSO: "Henry, before getting into Green Lantern's hilarious color-coding system (green = willpower, yellow = fear, purple ≠ gay)"
Hilarious? this is one of the most awe inspiringly kick ass things ever done with comic books... if you had any idea what it meant to be an actual FAN of something (not just shitting on everything because, clearly, you are SO much smarter than everyone who has ever written professional comics for DC. YOU with your BS backwater web articles that only one loser named mike and myself seem to have read. You have the opinion that matters, cause you're a professional in the field....) You might actually ENJOY whats being done with comic book media today. You might have some knowledge of the characters your commenting on, and some vague clue as to what they are like in their original settings, not just the vague interpretation you've created because you were bored watching a movie you didn't want to see in the first place. You'd understand that the 'color coding' was done after like 40 years of stories that had perviously established the lanterns power source as fueled by willpower. For someone to come along and fill out both the emotional and color spectrums was pure genius.
*Also writing purple not equal to gay - kinda makes you sound like a crazy bigot.
just saying. Cause purple is for the star sapphires who are all women and represent love on the emotional spectrum...How did the gay community even come into this... represented by the rainbow not the color purple - just sounds like mindless bad attempts at humor by some small minded asshole to me...
There is SO MUCH more pseudo intellectual Garbage in this article, i really don't know where to begin.... If you guys think that cinematic showing of Hal Jordan being a bit of a bastard prick ("Take that jobless jerks?" are the guys who wrote this 10 years old, seriously? they literally don't get ANYTHING) You once again don't even grasp the basics of the character. And I feel they did a decent job of building that persona up for the opening sequences of the film, but hey, its hollywood - theres a reason why movies are 2 hours long. People are too stupid to absorb proper amount of character driven background. they get bored with it, and then they go and write shitty articles like this...)
This movie must have been financed by the oil companies? Are you fucking kidding me??? Is that the only way to get idiot hipsters to follow you? by consistently pushing some imaginary anti-governemt agenda? Seriously? Jesus Christ... go read a fucking comic book before you write an article about the direct cinematic product they inspire. I mean, the movie was FAR from flawless, but seriously... at least write about the stuff in the movie that was bad, not just some shit you pull out of your ass cause its what your garbage pamphlet/magazine wants to push out there. (You guys bitched about the CG for OUTER SPACE... WHAT THE FUCK!?! gonna go out on a wire here, guessing you guys have never been to outer space nor could you do the SIMPLEST thing in maya... so ALL of your thoughts and opinions on that one are just stuff out of your ass? Did it not look as good as the other imaginary fabricated versions of outer space other pop culture outlets have shown you? And people blame the internet for killing the magazine industry.... turns out it was these two assholes.
I have to say the two fellows who wrote this are without a doubt the two dumbest people on the planet. Everyone who just read this article now has their heads full of non sense and irrelevance that has nothing to do with the Green Lantern. Thanks fellas!
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