Saturday, May 22, 2010

Batman and Green Lantern (Alan Scott)



I always thought that it was a neat fact that the original Green Lantern also had Gotham City as his base of operations. I wished that there would have been a golden age story building upon that concept. Alan Scott has one of those costumes that shouldn't work, but somehow does. The other reason I always like this character is that because of where he wears his ring, I know he is a fellow southpaw - not too many confirmed left handed superheroes out there!

Here are a couple of pages featuring Alan Scott and his Earth-1 counterpart from an early JLA/JSA crossover by the legendary Dick Dillin:

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about this theme again recently, the original GL being Gotham City's first superhero, while playing my GL-clone on DCU Online, and realized, boy, would this be an outstanding "World's Finest" or "Brave & the Bold" type team-up, if handled correctly. You basically got a Cloak & Dagger-type dynamic working with these two, Batman working from within the darkness of the criminal underworld and turning that darkness against it, and GL shining the light of justice upon it to expose it for what it is. If they came at it from that angle, it'd make for a great mini-series, at least. Like any DC fan, I love the novelty of having multiple versions of each main character, in the form of sidekicks, female analogues, etc., but let's face it, DC is at its best when it finds new and interesting things to do with its base models, if you will.

I suppose that at this stage, DC would have to introduce a new series called something like, "Tales from the Old 52" to make this team-up happen, but...by george, now there's an idea! Haha. Well, it's have a big audience, that's for sure. Heck, if they were still publishing it, I'd be reading All-Star Comics to this day. I could read old Earth-2 stories all day long.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about this theme again recently, the original GL being Gotham City's first superhero, while playing my GL-clone on DCU Online, and realized, boy, would this be an outstanding "World's Finest" or "Brave & the Bold" type team-up, if handled correctly. You basically got a Cloak & Dagger-type dynamic working with these two, Batman working from within the darkness of the criminal underworld and turning that darkness against it, and GL shining the light of justice upon it to expose it for what it is. If they came at it from that angle, it'd make for a great mini-series, at least. Like any DC fan, I love the novelty of having multiple versions of each main character, in the form of sidekicks, female analogues, etc., but let's face it, DC is at its best when it finds new and interesting things to do with its base models, if you will.

I suppose that at this stage, DC would have to introduce a new series called something like, "Tales from the Old 52" to make this team-up happen, but...by george, now there's an idea! Haha. Well, it's have a big audience, that's for sure. Heck, if they were still publishing it, I'd be reading All-Star Comics to this day. I could read old Earth-2 stories all day long.

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