Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Night Fights: Hands Of Stone - Round 10: The Sign Of Head Traumas To Come!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Hands Of Stone, I'm showing you a milestone event: Hal Jordan's first head injury ever as a Green Lantern.

Tonight's emerald embroglio comes from Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn#1, written by Jim Owsley (the future Christopher Priest) and illustrated by M.D. "Doc" Bright and Romeo Tanghal.

Synopsis: Hal Jordan's life is a mess. While driving his friends and his brother home from a bar, a drunken Hal accelerates his car way too fast, so fast that he has to make an emergency sharp turn to avoid hitting a roadside sign, causing him to lose control of the car and cause a crash that leaves his best friend paralyzed and Hal facing DUI charges and grounded from flying. While testing a flight simulator, Hal gets grabbed by Abin Sur, who leaves Hal his Green Lantern ring. Hal's first move with the ring? Taking revenge on the thing he feels is responsible for all his problems. And in classic Hal fashion, what does he blame?

Why, the SIGN, of course.

Hal flies to exact his vengeance on that eeeevil sign once and for all. Only one problem, though.

The sign's YELLOW.

Poor Hal!

Tonight's fight music is this SIGNature classic by The Belle Stars.

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(Special thanks to the great Sally P.)


At 12:38 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

A classic. A TRUE classic, and incidentally, one of my absolute favorite moments with Hal.

He's he's just so adorable. And stupid. Stupidly adorable. And dammit, I miss M.D. Bright something fierce.


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