Subj: Re: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #12: dumb question?Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 at 03:55:44 pm EST (Viewed 234 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #12: dumb question?
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 at 12:14:00 pm EST (Viewed 217 times)
I am likely missing something obvious, but who is in the bottle
that Hal does not want broken? sort of looks like Lobo
Yes, Good point! I was so fascinated by the layouts I forgot to talk about the actual plot... that is indeed the New-52 Lobo inside the bottle, a part of Brainiac's gift to Larfleeze. Apart from being a wink from Robert Venditti It makes good sense, the Lobo being seen in Suicide Squad at the moment is clearly a seperate character than the controversial-to-some New-52 replacement. It is a clever touch to show that Brainiac's collection might also conceivably stretch to things other than just cities, that there might be curios in amongst it and other subjects he holds for research purposes. Geoff Johns used the concept in his Superman run circa 2009 when he had the little seen Creature Commando's rescued from their long absence after being found in Brainiac's ship, and as with Venditti here the idea would be a neat opportunity to show 'what happened' to some other missing or obscure characters who dropped out of sight and have been left forgotten, It's a fannish idea to be sure, but a fun one, for instance we might spy - the Hal Jordan/Parallax left over from Convergence, Superboy-Prime, Anti-Matter Man, Myrwhydden, Starman, Manga Khan, The Weird, Space Cabby, Shay Veritas, the Templar Guardians-of -the-Universe, a Sun-Eater, Solaris...