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Old 11-28-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default How about Alan and Guy in a title?

Now that John is in JLA, Kyle is in Titans and Hal has a title, how about a title with Alan and Guy?

Half the stories would be team-ups, a quarter would be Alan solo stories, and a quarter would be Guy solo stories.

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Old 11-28-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Or maybe one-third, one-third and one-third.

You could even put three different writers on it.

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Old 11-28-2018, 08:53 PM   #3
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It could potentially work. It's an odd pairing (since we're used to Hal-Alan or Kyle-Alan), but that could be in its favor.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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Yeah, it seems strange to me to pair those characters in a title together, and I don't think fans are really clamoring for that. It could maybe work, though, but it's not something I would invest in if I was DC.

As for Guy, I kinda' remember reading a solicit for The Green Lantern that mentions him, so he may appear there. I could be mistaken, though. Maybe I just imagined that, or something. If he does appear, I assume he'll just be a guest star.

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:07 PM   #5
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Unusual pairings in partners are what you ALWAYS see in cop movies that have two stars.

You NEVER see a pair of cops who are pretty much the same starring in a movie.

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Old 11-29-2018, 12:58 AM   #6
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I don't see the appeal. Not that it couldn't be done, it's just not appealing to me. I really don't want to see Alan with anyone but JSAers on a regular basis. A teamup with Hal here and there would always be great.

It was cool in Kingdom Come, but they totally reworked Alan's design and only used him as window dressing. The coolness came from the design and the mystery of how he became the premiere GL in the DCU again over the missing years.
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My take on an Alan/Guy team-up would be to pull Alan out of the 40s and Guy finds him overly formal and stiff. Guy's considered obnoxious by today's standards but by pre-Boomer standards, he'd be like a delinquent.
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I don't know how Alan wouldn't deck him every issue. Even toned down Guy.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:36 AM   #9
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got to ask which AS we talking about here?
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Heh. Remember how in Kyle's run they had the coming out party for his friend Terry, and they celebrated by going to a gay nightclub? And they were all surprised that Alan Scott came to support him? I still roll my eyes at that one. No way would a straight guy born around the time Alan Scott was be caught dead in a place like that. Definitely a case of the writer trying too hard. Still makes me chuckle though.
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When two people in a story think the same things, one of them is redundant.

I didn't make that up.

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Old 11-29-2018, 07:37 PM   #12
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I'd be interested to hear what the idea is for them teaming up, but just having them in a title together doesn't do it for me - I don't really need Guy in my life. But if we're talking old-school Alan, I would be more interested in a solo, maybe even taking place in the past.

And in terms of an Alan team-up book, I'd be much more interested in him with Jade and Obsidian.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:00 PM   #13
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I don't know how Alan wouldn't deck him every issue. Even toned down Guy.
Nobody remembers the Guy, Alan, John and Kyle poker nights at Warriors? :'(
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Nobody remembers the Guy, Alan, John and Kyle poker nights at Warriors? :'(
Yeah, I always liked those moments. I literally just liked seeing that bar too. I've always enjoyed those down-time bits in cape books (unless they're done really badly).
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After reading the latest issue of Doomsday Clock this idea is dead.
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Geoff doesn't want any competition for Baz and Cruz.
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Yeah, I always liked those moments. I literally just liked seeing that bar too. I've always enjoyed those down-time bits in cape books (unless they're done really badly).
Beau Smith really knew how to write Guy. Its a shame he's on the outside looking in while so many hacks are killing Marvel and DC.
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Geoff had charge of Guy for 10 years and never did jack shit with the character.

He decided we needed two more Earth Lanterns. HIS OWN Earth Lanterns.
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That's not entirely accurate. Guy Gardner headlined the Green Lantern Corps series for most of its duration when it was relaunched. And when he wasn't doing that, he was in Emerald Warriors or Red Lanterns. There was always some decent spot for him and something for him to do during the Geoff Johns era, even if Johns wasn't always directly writing him.

Anyway, what happened to Guy Gardner in Doomsday Clock? I haven't read a single one of those issues.
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That's not entirely accurate. Guy Gardner headlined the Green Lantern Corps series for most of its duration when it was relaunched. And when he wasn't doing that, he was in Emerald Warriors or Red Lanterns. There was always some decent spot for him and something for him to do during the Geoff Johns era, even if Johns wasn't always directly writing him.

He was there, but he never had any Big moments [besides nearly being killed and carried by other GLs in Geoff's events] Other than that Geoff regressed him to the asshole character that Beau worked his ass off to grow him out of.

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Guy's ring is crushed to dust by Dr. Manhattan leaving him powerless [thus possibly being the dead GL in Heroes in crisis.
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I thought Doomsday Clock is set after all current DC books? Wouldn't that include Heroes in Crisis? I think that leaves all characters appearing in Doomsday Clock to be safe in HiC. Meaning we either have to worry about Kyle or can unpack the champagne for Simon.
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Guy's ring is crushed to dust by Dr. Manhattan leaving him powerless [thus possibly being the dead GL in Heroes in crisis.
yeah it's not like he could get a new ring or anything
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yeah it's not like he could get a new ring or anything
If he was actually showing up regularly in a book I would agree, but he's been MIA since HJ&GLC was canned. This is his only big appearance since the series ended [besides the 2 issues of Damage]
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