Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Night Fights: O.P.P. - Round 1: Hard Fighting Heroes

Welcome to the latest Friday Night Fights series: Friday Night Fights: O.P.P.!

In this case, O.P.P. stands for One Panel of Pain. This means that each entry must consist of only one panel. And it goes without saying that said panel should be, well, on the violent side.

You have no idea how long I've been waiting for this!

You see, even before Saranga posted the scan below, I'd been aching to use it for FNF, but it never seemed to fit the rules. In fact, it was supposed to be my first round entry for "Friday Night Fights: KAPOW!" , but it lacked the required sound effect.

But this time it fits the rules perfectly.

Tonight's entry comes from Green Arrow#20, written by Mike Grell and drawn by Ed Hannigan and Frank McLaughlin. Green Arrow accidentally shoots a kid carrying a paintball gun with an arrow because he thought the kid was carrying a real gun. As you might guess, Ollie's not handling the aftermath of the accident particularly well. He starts hitting the bottle. Hard.

What comes next is something I call Intervention: Hal Jordan Style.

At Dinah's urging, Hal essentially kidnaps an unconscious Ollie and brings him to the mountains for some trout fishing and male bonding. Ollie resists the idea and starts feeling sorry for himself, which leads to Hal getting mad and giving Ollie a stern lecture.

Which, in turn, leads to this:

Ouch! Even with all the head injuries Hal has sustained over the years, that's still going to leave a mark.


At 5:35 AM , Blogger Saranga said...

Ahh that panel just brought a smile to my face! That story was great, and that punch was brilliant.

(And thanks for the link!)

At 12:35 AM , Blogger Josh Reynolds said...

Any panel where Hal Jordan gets his clock cleaned is a good panel.

At 6:29 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Odd how Ollie always goes for Hal's head. Of IS pretty much nigh irresistable.

What is really amazing, is that Hal LETS him do it. Because frankly, Hal could seriously clean Ollie's clock any time that he wanted to.

At 1:30 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

Actually, the One Panel rule prevented me from posting the following two pages, where Hal gave just about as good as he got.

By the way, all visitors to Spacebooger's site can vote on which entry they like best, including mine and Josh's ("It's Clobberin' Time").

At 6:26 PM , Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

I still think it's astonishing that Hal has never used his powers on Ollie (well, Hal not possessed by Parallax, that is). If ever anyone deserved a big, green boxing glove to the jaw, it's Ollie!

At 7:42 AM , Blogger notintheface said...

Hey, Sea, here's a scan of Ollie getting a boxing glove to the jaw. True, it's not green and it didn't come from Hal, but why be picky?


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