Quite a bit has been made of a scene that James Robinson wrote in Justice League: Cry for Justice #2 in which it’s suggested, nay revealed that Green Lantern Hal Jordan participated in a menage a trois with a couple of shapely super-heroines. I can understand others’ frustration with that snippet of dialogue, as it really adds nothing to the story or characters. But it another bit of dialogue on the next page that I found more distracting and frustrating.
In it (see right), Green Lantern and Green Arrow discuss their disdain for Gotham City, and in the process, they also share their thoughts about its “late” champion and their former teammate, the Batman, AKA Bruce Wayne. Decades ago, the members of the Justice League were all close friends, but in recent years, DC’s writers have opted to define some relationships among heroes through friction. As such, Hal’s suggestion that he didn’t care for Bruce Wayne works. I welcome such dynamics among characters today over the saccharine Super Friends camaraderie of yesteryear.
However, that segment of Robinson’s script irked me a little because of something that another one of DC’s writers penned months ago. Flashing back months ago to Blackest Night #0, Geoff Johns also had Hal Jordan sound off on what he thought of his fallen colleague. As you can see (at left), the result was quite different…
Someone has to make up his mind. No, not Hal Jordan. I’m referring of course to editor Eddie Berganza (and associate editor Adam Schlagman), who managed the production of both comic books.
Then again, they’re just super-hero comics. What really needs editing and continuity control are Sarah Palin’s talking points.
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