Sunday, March 23, 2008

Why We Love the Phantom Stranger Some More 3

Because, in a Phantom Stranger story, anything can happen.

Really. Anything.

Like, say, for example...



THOR HITTING HAL JORDAN IN THE HEAD
WITH HIS SLEDGEHAMMER.


Now Hal'th thore, too!

9 comments:

Randy Jackson said...

Funnily enough, I read that same story in that same volume today. I love the way the Justice League bought his story hook line and sinker at the end. Heroes sure were trusting back then.

SallyP said...

*snerk*

totaltoyz said...

"Huh? The hammer--! Smashing through the cage--!"

It must have been moving awfully slowly, if GL had time to say all that between the time the hammer broke through the bars and the time it collided with his noggin.

Anonymous said...

Everything under the sun has an Essential Nature that cannot be denied.

Uru hammer: exists to hit things

Hal's head: exists to get hit

Really, the most surprising aspect of this scene is that it didn't happen sooner.

Marcos said...

?!?

Ah, forgive, I here am new, but you are known, being McCoy, of Enterprise...

When was there a Marvel/DC crossover with GL vs Thor, and why is it in a Phantom Stranger volume? Or is that not "really" Marvel's Thor, but just a astounding facsimile?

Josh said...

Marcus -- the latter. A guy dressed up as Thor in a superhero parade who's suffering from demonic possession: hence the Stranger's presence.

totaltoyz said...

Justice League of America #103, Halloween 1972. An excellent story that really should have been adapted for the JLU cartoon!

The Justice League battles Felix Faust at the Rutland, Vermont Halloween Parade. Faust conjures demons that possess some partygoers, and endows them with powers similar to those of the super-heroes they are dressed as. In addition to the Green Lantern vs. "Thor" battle, we also got Batman vs. "Spider-Man", Hawkman vs. "Captain America", and the very first Superman vs. "Shazam" fight!

Scipio said...

In which, I might add, the Big Red Cheese uses his lightning to zap Superman (and you thought Mark Waid came up with that...).

totaltoyz said...

That's right, I had forgotten about that part; and, apparently, so had everyone else except Mark Waid!