Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Down to Earth

"Down to Earth" from Green Lantern vol.3 #1 (DC, 1990) by Gerard Jones, Pat Broderick and Bruce Patterson
In the wake of the success Emerald Dawn, a sort of Hal Jordan Year One, Hal got his own series back after the last died as Green Lantern Corps. He was an older, if perhaps not wiser character, with graying temples and the tried and proven superhero job of "drifter". Of course, he was soon called to help rebuild the GLC, just as Gerard Jones was building the Green Lantern franchise into a multi-title giant. This volume of the series would go on to introduce John Stewart's Mosaic, which spun off into its own title, and a ready-for-action (from the pages of Justice League International!) Guy Gardner, who would ALSO get a Jones-penned spin-off. And then there was Green Lantern Corps Quarterly for all those Lanterns who weren't Hal, John and Guy. People don't seem to talk about Gerry Jones anymore, but for a while there, he was getting a lot of work, and whether straight superhero, slightly surreal or comedic, it was pretty good.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, those were halcyon days indeed. I have to say that I greatly enjoyed Gerard Jones' writing, but the...perspective on this scan is just a tad on the...wonky side.

    Just a tad.