Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It ISN'T just Hal!

Many comic book super-hero fans have long known that Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan is the KING of head trauma -- and we can probably all thank Sleestak for keeping that knowledge well-documented and publicly available.

HOWEVER, I put it to everyone that Hal is NOT necessarily solely responsible for being such a klutz when it comes to his cranium. There's evidence that he's merely following in the footsteps of some higher-ups. And if these higher-ups were ever to give Hal tips on how to avoid getting whacked in the head, I think it's safe to state that he wouldn't pay any more attention to them than he usually does -- which is probably a good thing:

I just hope that isn't Ganthet!

7 comments:

Baal said...

Wow. I followed that link to the head trauma collage and was amazed. Then I saw that it was just page one of two and now am looking for the word that's one step up from amazed and has a little horrified thrown in.

Aridawnia said...

He's wearing a suit, so it's probably the Old-Timer...

SallyP said...

Appa Ali Apsa perhaps? AKA Old Timer. He had his charms, too bad he went nuts.

Gee, he DOES have a lot in common with Hal!

Sea_of_Green said...

Baal, it really is frightening just how often Hal has been smacked in the head. :-) And to think GUY is the one who ended up with brain damage ...!

This panel is from an old Brave & Bold that teams up -- I kid you not -- Batman with the Guardians of the Universe(!?). Nope, that isn't the Old-Timer (Appa Ali Apsa) -- but he does show up later in the story. So, there is a very good chance that this IS Ganthet.

(Actually, if it IS Ganthet, that might explain a few things ...)

FoldedSoup said...

Sptooing

The sound a metal objects makes upon sharp contact with an oversized azure cranium.

Mentally filed.

Sea_of_Green said...

Good point, Soup. Just what is the Guardian's head MADE OF that it would make such a noise upon being whacked by a block-and-tackle?

Hmmmm ...

SallyP said...

I love how nonchalant the Guardian is. "Oh, something just hit my head. Well, that was exciting." I suppose when you are billions of years old, this sort of thing can break the monotony.

Sea, it is my firm belief that Hal has the same skull condition as Homer Simpson. Extra thick, with a cushion of fluid surrounding his brain. You can hit him with a crowbar all day long, and it really won't make much of a difference.