Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"The really insulting thing, is how surprised everyone looks every time Hal makes it to another birthday..."
Focus your willpower to enlarge! Or, y'know, click on them.

Of course Hal reads Playboy and Men's Health: I don't see him as hung up about his clothes enough for GQ or Esquire...

The toys this time: Hal, Bats, Supes, and Aquaman (who is in a tube because I found it lying around and thought it was funny...) are all from the recent DC Universe Classics line. The lines only three waves in, and has hit some of the high notes, but a lot of big names still haven't shown up yet, like Flash or Green Arrow. Man, I thought that old DC Direct Green Arrow figure had held up a little better, but it seems really dated, and that later Flash isn't much better. I don't know where I put the DCUC Red Tornado, either: he didn't end up with any lines, but the old DC Direct one is on the right side of some of the pictures. I've had two of those, and the arms break super-easy, since Reddy seems like he should have a glove swivel and he totally doesn't.

Having Firestorm and Red Tornado there gives it a bit of an old-school Satellite-era League feel, but I'm a little disappointed I didn't have a good Wonder Woman or Black Canary figure for this. Then again, Hal and female friends...that he hasn't or doesn't or refrains from making passes at...probably kind of a short list. Any party with booze and Hal and Ollie? The JLA's liability coverage probably doesn't cover for them to have girls there too.

The "JLA Satellite" is mostly Star Trek bridge stuff, old-school and old: the 'viewscreen' scenes are from the old Mego Bridge, which is being reissued next year and is really tempting; and the console and chair are from Art Asylum's Enterprise line. (Like I mentioned before, Greg the Bunny had a great looking picture using that as a set piece.) Aquaman's tank, which I know he doesn't really need but it's fun, is from a movie Hulk toy. Oh, the helmets, which I'm really hoping I didn't use all of them in the Deadpool/Speed Racer one...crap. Well, the space helmet's from Enterprise again, and the green-yellow one is Rouge Trooper's. (EDIT: Oh, hell, it is not: that's the helmet of Johnny Alpha, Strontium Dog. Cool, but Rouge Trooper's Helm is chattier and cooler...)

I don't know if more's been added lately, but there's a pile of head injury comedy at Sleestak's Green Lantern Head Injury Project. Fanwank just had a GL strip the other day, SallyP is on at least day two of Whack a Lantern Week, and Sea of Green is dishing out beatdowns to GL's too. There's like an 80-page giant of punishment for Green Lanterns this week, so check 'em out.


SallyP said...

I...I laughed 'till I cried. This was just TOO perfect.

So very very perfect.

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Sea_of_Green said...

*Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!* BRILLIANT, Googum! Absolutely brilliant! :-D