Monday, October 03, 2011

With This Ring, I Thee PWN

Batman's great, but stealing the power ring off the finger of a Green Lantern without him even noticing it? I call shenanigans.

Panels from Justice League America v.2 #1 (October 2011), script by Geoff Johns, pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Scott Williams, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Patrick Brosseau

Uh huh. Yep. (He said, dismissively.) This out-of-character nonsense from the New 52niverse is a poor plot device that, let's face it, wouldn't have happened under the "old guard." Before the events of Infinite Crisis Final Crisis Flashpoint, you'd never catch a GL getting de-ringed by the Dark Knight! Not in a bajillion years.

Panels from The Batman Chronicles #15 (Winter 1998), script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz, colors by Rob Schwager, letters by Ken Lopez

Oh. Um. Okay. Well...

Never mind.


Siskoid said...

Aquaman did much the same in the Peter David series.

Sleestak said...

Yeah, but Kyle was a doofus. Hal was the kind of guy who would spend half of each day thinking up protocols for the ring to follow and programming it in.

SallyP said...

Yeah, I call shenanigans. Especially, since the Lanterns can make their rings come when they want them.

Why is it ALWAYS Batman.