Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alan's Shame

Let's face it, poor Hal Jordan has been put through the ringer by the comic-book blogging community.

He's an irresistable target. An arrogant man who is constantly being hit over the head. How can we not make fun of him?

But, in the interest of fairness, I must bring to light the tendancy of the rest of the Green Lantern Corps to also take beatings over the head.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Green Lantern Follies

First, we see that Hal has passed on his tendancies to his respective successors.

So, surely, this clumsiness is only inherent in the human males in the Corps.


Katma and Arisia might disagree.

The Green Lantern Corps is for Equal Opportunity injury after all, I suppose.

But this isn't even the most shocking display of incompetence in this franchise.

Feast your eyes upon the Great Alan Scott, Green Lantern of the Justice Society, 1940-1951.

Here we see where poor Kyle went wrong:

We also get a double-feature in a later issue...

But hey, at least Green Lanterns have never been taken in by their own powers..

Oops, spoke too soon.

Yes, that was Alan Scott being beaten with his own power beam.

I think we've seen enough.


  1. Alan Scott was ALWAYS getting hit on the head with something in the Golden Age stories I've read. When your your only weakness is getting hit in the head with a tree branch, you tend to get hit in the head with a lot of tree branches.

    But you're right, getting beaten by a thug with a giant arrow made from your own powers is just a bit much. That's just hilariously, wonderfully silly. Thanks for the image!

  2. That reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Originally Green Lnatern wasn't weak against wood, he was immune to all metals. Hence the glass bottle knocking him out as above. When did the switch happen? And was it ever explained?

  3. Well, obviously Parallax wasn't the only entity trapped in the power battery. Lurking there is none other than Paradigm, the Big Prop Gag of Doom!

    At least, that's what I was thinking until you showed it happening to Alan Scott. Now I'm just confused.

  4. Wow. A combined Green Lantern head injury/butt shot. You've outdone yourself.

  5. That first one is SOOOOOOOOO funny. Looking for the dwarf rat... I have that story what a funny story. Poor Guy

  6. I remember that Justice League mouse-catching bit in the one annual or whatever it was... HILARIOUS... AND, thank you Captain, I didn't even NOTICE it was a butt shot. ;)

  7. So not only does Alan get conked by one of his own power ring creations, it's apparently being wielded by a Doctor Strange nursing a hangover after a 3-day binge with Tony Stark.