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Old 10-01-2016, 04:17 AM   #1
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And I don't mean from a Star Sapphire or any other stupidly conceptualized Lantern offshoot.

Since I don't want to make a half dozen topics over night, I'll just ask a few questions/opinions and such about things involving Alan Scott.

1.) What introduced you to Alan Scott?

2.) What are your favorite eras/stories that featured Alan?

3.) Do you think Alan could kick Hal's ass?

4.) Are you looking forward to whatever is being planned with the reintroduction of the JSA post-Rebirth?

5.) What's your opinion on Jade and Obsidian (Alan's children pre-New52)?

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1.) I had heard from older people in my family they remembered a superhero called 'Green Lantern' who wore a cape way back in the day. They even mentioned how they didn't think he actually wore much green. During the chaotic time before the internet my first clear idea of the legend of Alan came in the form of a DC trading card. I was hooked after that.



2.) I didn't get much of the Golden Age stuff until much later, but around the 4th grade when I really got into comics I saw how awesome he was after being made young again during Zero Hour. I collected nearly everything I saw him in after that, anything featuring the JSA to Kyle's GL run.

3.) I think Alan could kick Superman's ass even if he had to [especially with his energy being tied more to magic]. Anything Hal can do, Alan can do better.

4.) 1000xYES!

5.) Loved both of these characters and I'm psyched Obsidian is showing up on Legends of Tomorrow this season with other members of the JSA. While I preferred Kyle with Donna, I enjoyed his time with Jade and later collected her appearances in the Outsiders as well as some back issues of Infinity Inc.

So... Alan fans. Where in the hell are you hiding?

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Old 10-01-2016, 01:13 PM   #2
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1.) What introduced you to Alan Scott?

Don't remember for sure but definitely through Hal's run; either in Silver Age back issues when he crossed over or his appearances in vol. 3.

2.) What are your favorite eras/stories that featured Alan?

Hmm. Don't have them to the same extent as Hal. I like his interactions with Jade. His original origin was pretty cool. Kingdom Come is probably my favorite iteration.

3.) Do you think Alan could kick Hal's ass?

Depends on which Scott (original, Sentinel, Kingdom Come) and which Hal (rookie, Silver Age, depowered, old, Parallax, Renegade). In general, I'd say they're pretty even. Scott would have experience, but Hal might have a little more ingenuity and tenacity.

4.) Are you looking forward to whatever is being planned with the reintroduction of the JSA post-Rebirth?

Cautiously optimistic.

5.) What's your opinion on Jade and Obsidian (Alan's children pre-New52)?

Miss them; but mostly Jade, who was my favorite Kyle girlfriend. Their elimination was actually my biggest gripe with the Earth 2 reboot.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:36 PM   #3
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1.) What introduced you to Alan Scott?



I got my real introduction to Alan Scott via Roy Thomas' All Star Squadron #20. I had just started collecting GL during Englehart/Staton/Patterson's run and was looking for information about how the mythos worked. I knew there was another GL with blonde hair and a cape and came across this gem in the back issue box. I was 11 at the time, and this issue also put me on the track to the JSA being my all time favorite team of super heroes...I mean mystery men.

2.) What are your favorite eras/stories that featured Alan?

Roy Thomas' stuff, the JLA/JSA teamups, the now fully collected run of All-Star Comics #3-57 in archive format. Pretty much everything from ASC #3 to the Last Days Of The Justice Society special.




3.) Do you think Alan could kick Hal's ass?

With rings? Hell no. Without rings? I think young Alan would win in a scrap.




4.) Are you looking forward to whatever is being planned with the reintroduction of the JSA post-Rebirth?

No, I am genuinely afraid that it is going to suck, and make too many changes to the JSA mythos. I worry we'll get more hot garbage like this:



5.) What's your opinion on Jade and Obsidian (Alan's children pre-New52)?

I liked them! I like both pre and post Crisis versions of the characters. Too bad DC did away with them.

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Old 10-03-2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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And I don't mean from a Star Sapphire or any other stupidly conceptualized Lantern offshoot.

Since I don't want to make a half dozen topics over night, I'll just ask a few questions/opinions and such about things involving Alan Scott.

1.) What introduced you to Alan Scott?
The JLA/JSA crossovers and that issue of GL/GA where Hal and Alan discover the nature of the Star heart

2.) What are your favorite eras/stories that featured Alan? Too many to count, the beforementioned JLA/JSA crossovers, the All Star Squadron/Infinity Inc era, and the modern era John's helmed JSA issues.

3.) Do you think Alan could kick Hal's ass? We are talking two of my three favorite DC characters of all time so it depends on the version of Alan and the version of Hal but even then, 50% of the time.

4.) Are you looking forward to whatever is being planned with the reintroduction of the JSA post-Rebirth? Very much so

5.) What's your opinion on Jade and Obsidian (Alan's children pre-New52)? The only thing I didn't like about most of the Geoff run JSA era was that it got rid of Jade and Obsidian, I would like an amalgamation of both those versions.



So... Alan fans. Where in the hell are you hiding?
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As for where the Alan fans are hiding? We are waiting for the real Alan to return, Earth 2 was never my Alan so I never really gravitated towards it, like I have every other JSA related vehicle. If they bring back the real Alan Scott and the real JSA, I KNOW my excitement will rise and have no doubt others will as well.
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
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1.) What introduced you to Alan Scott?
Not sure, Zero Hour or some other 90s crossover probably.

2.) What are your favorite eras/stories that featured Alan?
I liked him in Infinite Crisis and leading Checkmate after that.

3.) Do you think Alan could kick Hal's ass?
Eh, maybe. I don't think Hal would win 10/10, but Alan is no slouch.

4.) Are you looking forward to whatever is being planned with the reintroduction of the JSA post-Rebirth?
Sure, I like there being an older stable of heroes that practice what they preach and keep other heroes in line.

5.) What's your opinion on Jade and Obsidian (Alan's children pre-New52)?
Nothing negative, I don't know much of either except for Infinite Crisis and tie ins.


These probably weren't helpful or anything, but I agreed, the forum needed some love
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They changed the character out of recognition (in the interest of political correctness) and then expected the fans to still care about him. Wasn't gonna happen.
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:54 PM   #7
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Eh, it wasn't even close to the character we'd been seeing the last few decades. Hopefully when we get some form of JSA they correct some mistakes... if anybody on the classic JSA was gay it was totally Dr. Mid-Nite LOL

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