Have a WONDER-ful Christmas!
Special thanks to....Nick Cardy! (And Grantbridge Street!)
Don't judge my madness by your sanity.
Welcome again to "Whack a Lantern Week". This past Thursday on my blog, Sally P observed how rare it is to find panels of John Stewart and Alan Scott getting whacked.
Well, as far as rare GL whackings go, I think I can go two better.
When DC killed off Ryan(TheAtom) Choi in the Titans: Villains for Hire one-shot, they pissed off a lot of Ryan fans. And who can blame them? Ryan was unceremoniously stabbed in the chest by Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke to showcase his new team. Then, to add more insult, Ryan's corpse was shrunken, stuffed into a matchbox, and delivered to Dwarfstar, the sadistic size-changing serial killer who had hired Slade's team. Corpse and matchbox are presumably still in Dwarfstar's possession. So you can see why fans would be angry.
One of those angry fans was yours truly. But another was clearly Gail Simone. but unlike the rest of us, Gail could vent her frustrations into DC canon.
First, she wrote a self-contained Elseworlds-type tale in which the Six were characters in the Old West, and had to band together to square off against a band of marauders assembled by the Old West version of Ragdoll's sister. These marauders included a one-eyed mercenary named Slade. Here's what happened when Slade faced off against Deadshot and Bane.
It's "Whack a Lantern Week", and so far I've seen whackings of Hal, Kyle, and Guy. But what about Alan Scott?
Ask and ye shall receive! Here's Alan getting smacked down by....