Wednesday, March 22, 2006


A special shout out goes today to Absorbascommando Sharif Youssef, who reminds us:

When you're Hal Jordan...

"thud" isn't just a sound effect, it's a verb, baby.

That time, he hit so hard, it knocked the yellow out of his boot! Note that, in Coast City, the sight of Hal Jordan bouncing off the walls in a semiconscious state is so common that it goes entirely unnoticed by the average masked bank robber: "Hm? Oh, that's probably just Green Lantern, suffering head trauma in a crumpled heap; why do you ask?"

Regular Coast Citizens, however, still thrill to the sight of HJ in action (or, for perhaps more appropriately, "inaction"), and will often recite The Green Lantern Prelude to Inaction:

Look, down on the ground!
It's a wino!
It's a sac of meal!

It's... HAL JORDAN!!!!!


naladahc said...

Hell. For Hal "Thud!" is a lifestyle!

Steven said...

That's what Hal has tattooed across his stomach:


Matter-Eater Lad said...

"Thud Life"?

Steven said...

Not a Tupac fan?

Matter-Eater Lad said...

I didn't see the second line of your post. Never mind. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

I've never flung a sac of meal. Does that make the same thud as a sac of manure thrown against a wall?

Michael said...

A hit in the head -
Pretend they're all Hal Jordan
Of course! See this site.

Sleestak said...

I'm gonna have to go through my Green Lantern's and find the first head trauma suffered by Hal. If I had my JLA's here I could check those just in case it happened there first. At least we know when Alan Scott first got his first appearence he gets bludgeoned from behind.

Ragnell said...

Sleestak -- TELL me you have a scan of that.

Steven said...

Why have I never noticed before:

Look, up in the sky! (5)
It's a bird. No, it's a plane (7)
No, it's Superman! (5)

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Sleestak--you're right!

That's how Alan Scott discovers the ring's weakness to wood. He passes through a wall, starts punching out badguys, then gets clocked on the back of head by a guy with a wooden club.

A family tradition, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Don't walls usually have wood frames? Useless this was some high rise, wouldn't GL Scott be rebuffed from his wall passing?