Thursday, November 7, 2013

Green Lantern Also Says, "Oooh!" a Lot...

I'm always amused when I find stories from sixty or seventy years ago with plots that have shown up recently.  I guess every generation thinks they come up with new things, but it seems like you can point to any recent story idea and find something similar.

F'rinstance, I was checking out Golden Age Green Lantern #20, when I cam upon this:

And I said to myself, "Holy Schnikes!  It's Breaking Bad, the Golden Age Comic Book Version!"

Later... at Martin's Cottage...

Martin did his best to parent Tim as a single father, but teaching Tim certain concepts like "Don't let complete strangers hang out in the house when none of the adults are home" would occasionally slip past him.

I'm a bit of a slow study, so I've only recently notice that Alan gets his with wood objects a disproportionate amount:

I can understand the occasional window or door, but I'd also see situations where it seems like villains were just carrying wooden mallets around in case they happened upon poor Alan:

Was his weakness to wood common knowledge?  Seriously, Alan gets hit with wood things almost as often as Don Davis, Espionage Ace, takes one to the back of his noggin.  I'm starting to think word got out in the underground that Alan could be taken out by a rolling pin.

I'll have to figure that one out.  Meanwhile, let's check out a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):

We've all been there.

This has been a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

See you tomorrow!


MarvelX42 said...

Dood, look I may have said this in the past, but I just wanna say it again. I enjoy your blog. I look forward to them. I appreciate the time and effort that you put into doing it. Thanks.

Adam Barnett said...

Thanks, Marv! Glad to have you here! :-)

Donald said...

Now you've got me curious, how does that Green Lantern story end?

Adam Barnett said...

The "Breaking Bad" one? Turns out the doctor was somehow reading one x-ray that was on top of another and it turned out the guy wasn't really dying after all. The story actually took an interesting turn in that, despite the practical need to get involved with crime, he had gone straight for too long and really didn't have it in him.

Buzz said...

You definitely don't want to take the time to "cover your dogs decent" when you're setting out to "buy some prunes." Definitely.

The prune sellers will just laugh at you anyway.

("Did you see that guy? He actually had his dogs decent! What a shmuck!)