Monday, May 18, 2009

What if Hal Jordan and Sinestro switched bodies, PART IV

If Hal and Sinestro switched bodies, you can bet it wouldn't stop 'em from trying to beat the tar out of each other. Of course, watching them fight under those circumstances would probably be pretty darned funny, because you can ALSO bet that they'd be trying REALLY HARD not to damage each other TOO much: "My face! I just can't bash in my pretty, pretty face!"

Actually, this is all just an excuse to post the following. Just looky what I found! First, here's an Ivan Reis panel from Green Lantern #37 (2008):

NOW, check out this panel by Alex Ross and Doug Braithwaite, from Justice #11 (2007):

Coincidence? Hmmmmmm! Just different enough, yet similar enough, to make one wonder.


Duskdog said...

I will never understand the thought process behind that belt that Alex Ross gives Sinestro. When you're looking at the toy from the Justice line, the weirdness of his character design a la Ross really stands out.

I imagine the design process went something like this:
"Let's see, how can we make Sinestro look more ridiculous (and possibly gay)? First we'll give him the body of a lithe young boy. No, not like a Teen Titan -- younger! Like... a twelve-year-old. That's right! And we'll give him a slender gold rod as an accessory. Wink wink, nudge nudge. But he needs something more... I know! A big frilly belt that serves no purpose whatsoever!"

Well, maybe it's not a belt. Maybe it's just the edge of his Depends showing.

SallyP said...

That is NOT an attractive belt. I have to say that I much prefer the luscious Ivan Reis rendition.

And yes, they'd be trading very very careful blows in each other's bodies. It might just come down to a case of "rock, paper, scissors" so that nobody gets hurt. Although Hal could STILL manage to whack himself in the head...somehow.

Sea-of-Green said...

See, that's a surefire way to tell it's HAL in Sinestro's body -- all the cranial bruises on Sinestro's otherwise immaculate skull. :-)

I always reckoned guys on Korugar dressed a little more flamboyantly than modern Earthmen. You know, kinda the way European men used to dress in the 1700s, with lace and frills and high heels.