Sunday, May 25, 2008

Brad Meltzer ruins everything, even retroactively

After reading Meltzer's Identity Crisis, what's a reader supposed to think when he sees this guy

shoot these guys

with a mind-altering beam that results in a panel like this?


Sigh...



(All panels from 1975 story "The Great Identity Crisis" in Justice League of America #122, by Martin Pasko, Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin. Also available in trade paperback collection JLA: The Greatest Stories Ever Told)

9 comments:

Dan Coyle said...

Every time I have to see Hawkman and Green Arrow glare at each other, now it's about the mindwiping and not that they just are opposing personalities.

Anonymous said...

1. Batman says he wants to kill Green Lantern.

2. He's straddling GL's back.

It's your own dirty mind, Caleb.

Siskoid said...

So it even has "Identity Crisis" in its title? Spooky thought about where Meltzer gets his ideas...

Evie said...

This post inspired me more than I should really admit.

SallyP said...

Well...I had only seen that last scan out of context, but actually, it is just as hilarious IN context. Oh Batman and Hal...what an interesting relationship you both have!

Dan Coyle said...

Sally: Then I guess I wasn't the only one thinking "JUST KISS ALREADY!" with the cover of Green Lantern #9.

Kevin Huxford said...

Batman was definitely trying to kill Green Lantern. It was death by boondah!!

Caleb said...

I'm afraid to click on your link, Kevin.

Kevin Huxford said...

I promise you, it isn't anything like 2girls1cup or anything. :)