Saturday, July 26, 2014
Girlfriends in comics used to have a few standard patterns. They were there to get captured and rescued, try to discover the hero's identity, or get disappointed by their boyfriends frequent disappearing acts. That's why I liked the angle they gave to Carol Ferris - not only was she Hal Jordan's boss, which was a nice spin on the usual comic book relationship, but she eventually became one of his major villains as well. These things gave their stories some originality and set them apart from the comic book couples. There is also a parallel with the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott - who eventually went on to marry The Harlequin, one of the female members of his rogues gallery.