I got nothin' today, folks. I'm just trying to get some work done after a long weekend of authors not doing the work they promised to do. (Yeah, those jaw-jerkers will promise the moon during a holiday weekend, but do they ever deliver? Naaaaah ...) Anyways, I'm cranky, so let's watch Batman smack Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan around, shall we?
I do think Hal should get in the first punch, though:
Okay, the gloves are off!
Even, huh? Ha! Don't you believe for a minute that Batman believes what he just said. Hal hardly ever holds a grudge ...
... but we all know that isn't true of Batman, don't we?
Obviously, whacking Hal Jordan in the head doesn't have much of an effect (it's happened too many times). But there's always gassing him:
(Waitasecond ... Batman wants to tap into Hal's subconscious? Y'know ... it really doesn't take a detective to figure out the contents of Hal's subconscious: "PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES! GIRLS! PLANES ...!")
Anyway, be it through punching him, gassing him, or whacking him in the head, there's plenty of evidence out there that Batman seems determined to make Hal Jordan his bitch, one way or another.
(Geez, Bats, why don't you just admit you're in love with the guy? Really, Batman's as bad as Sinestro. Sure, Hal DOES have a standard response toward unwanted advances -- "Sorry, you're not my type" -- but Batman isn't exactly known to take NO for an answer, is he?)
In all fairness, though, Batman has good reasons for wanting to knock Hal's block off. Hal certainly doesn't make things easy for Batman, what with the number of times Hal's been possessed or mind-controlled. Poor Batman has enough trust issues as it is, especially since Hal usually tries to pass the buck.
"It wasn't me, I swear! It was the ring/I was possessed by an alien parasite/I was a victim of mind control/someone was masquerading as me/I don't remember what I was doing because I've been hit in the head too many times!"
I feel sorry for Batman, actually. I really, really do.