Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005, 02:34 pm
alba_aulbath: Modly Posting
wonderful people have joined the community before the project is barely even beginning, figure I'll make some posts and such and whee.
Writers and artists alike, or even those who want to comprehend these characters while simply reading and enjoying our fantastic stuff
that DC wishes they were as talented as us
, there is some essential reading to be able to write these guys. I'll need some of you, with the comics available, and myself even, to be scanning or writing things up and posting it into this community so I can make memories of it.
Basically, what I need is:
The Question (various issues) - I'll take care of this, since I own almost every issue
and I'm insanely obsessive.
Blue Beetle - Any various appearances. I realize, at least, there are some places that have issues with Beetle that's up and ready to read, thankfully by both the community 'beetlemania' and Edward's posts in scans_daily; I'll make links available soon.
Booster Gold - Again, Edward has made wonderful scans with him and Beetle in scans_daily; I will be making links ASAP. However, if there's any glorious character bits that he hasn't posted (anything with his background or anything further with his temper) I'm asking someone to make scans and make a post in scans_daily so I can link it up. That is, particularly, if LadyM has anything to add. She knows Booster Gold's character best of all here, I imagine. :D
Guy Gardner - Beyond being an asshole and the occasional (very, very occasional) softie, I barely know much about his background. Ergo, he's difficult to make plots for. If anyone has information we can snag or scans, make 'em. I know Jay has some Guy Gardner plotbunnies, thankfully, but it'd still be helpful for the rest of us. :D
Fire - One of the more difficult characters, I think. Beyond her friendship with the late Tora and her very strong personality, I haven't much of a clue of her history. I know her history with the JLA and JLI, but that's about my limit. Can anyone enlighten us?
Elongated Man - I know his personality; it's pretty easy to comprehend. So's his history. Fortunately, there's a site called 'Dibny Dirt' with information. However, I'd still like some scans with any essential reading on his achievements and activity. I know Kiffie has some Silver Age comics with him in it, and I hope she plans to make some scans.
Some other essential reading:
Identity Crisis - I have this on my computer. I'll make scans soon
even if I really hate this mini-series.
It's not the greatest story - but, we're writing events based off of this. It's important. I will post scans ASAP.
Countdown to Infinite Crisis - A big duh here. However, you don't have to read it, it's still kind of suggested so you can understand a bit about the scarab and crap. Edward has already made scans. I will make links soon. I will also post up any other scans that might be important.
O.M.A.C. Project - I only suggest scans of this so we can appropriately address this during the Mavericks storyline. I haven't bought any comics of this myself. If anyone has it, please make scans so we can comprehend what exactly the O.M.A.C. Project is about. I've only been making guesses so far and B.S.ing my way around it
which seems to be working because no one's called me out on this yet, thank God!
Villains United - Well, probably not heavily essential. I'm just curious - what's Dr. Light's role in this?Does anyone know? I'd like to. Oh yes, would I ever.
Any information we can have about Checkmate? I don't actually know much about it, just that it's a government program, and that's it. I've been B.S.ing my way with this too. I know it's existed previously, but Countdown was actually my first time reading about it.
I'm ignoring the Rann/Thanagar War thing. This is JLA business. However, if someone wants to address it, I'm not stopping you.
I promise to make links soon. For now, be on the lookout, and plan. BWA HA HA HA.
If you guys have any questions and can't get ahold of me by AIM, start posting them here. The community's here, we can start using it, even if Mavericks isn't even technically started yet.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
If anyone wants to hand out the issues as CBZs (the format for the comic readerthingy), I have a nice connection and would happily pimp them out.
just contact me on AIM. name is in Profile.
Feel free to bug me anyway. I am so bored. ;____;
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
When I get home, I can send you some comics. Also, bitch me out for Question scans. I will try my best to fulfill thy wish, HOR.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hrmmmm... I'll go through my collections to find some Guy-related comical goodness. I'll also see what I can do along the lines of finding a good site that's a reliable authority on his decidedly fucked up history.
Right now, I can only offer the CBZs of Guy Gardner: Reborn. Hit me up on AIM (mildlypsychojay) and I'll send 'em to all that ask.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
As far as Guy's history goes, I know I saw the whole story written out by someone not too long ago when I was surfing through friends' memory-d entries. The memories feature seems to be down right now, but I'll try to find it in a bit. I think it might have been evadne_, but I'm not sure.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that'd be nice to read. I've got a good grasp on his background since I've been a Guy fanboy for years now, but I'm not sure I remember everything correctly.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
Mmm! CBZs of Guy Gardner: Reborn would rock my socks. I love Guy. I would never wanna meet 'im, though.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
I would also like to make it known that I should be coming into possession of even MORE Blue and Gold scans after I get home and move into my new apartment. I think it'll be pretty much all the JLA/I/E era stuff, including ALL the quarterlies and annuals and whatnot, as opposed to my existing stuff which was only Giffen/DeMatteis and the bits of other series' put up in that horrifying megapost. Granted, I've heard (and easily believe) that it's not as good as the stuff written by the masters, but if there's any good moments in there you can bet I'll be happy to share with the internet. Some days I think scans_daily dreads my approach. *sporfle*
I am totally retarded. RETARDED FOR YOU. This comm rocks my socks and owns my soul. :D
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU GREATLY.
I wait for these scanz. :D
Wed, Jul. 13th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yay, new scans!!
Wow, I'd like to see those quarterlies again. Time was when I owned all the JL/JLI/JLA/JLE/JLQ (and sometimes Y) but most of them were destroyed, sadly. It would be nice to read some of them again.
Scans_daily might dread your approach but we all LOVE EET!
Also retarded for this comm. So in need of a life.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
That is, particularly, if LadyM has anything to add. She knows Booster Gold's character best of all here, I imagine. :D
I preen mightily!
Guy's history . . . He almost got picked to be Green Lantern of Earth, but Hal Jordan was closer to the ring, so it picked him. (This was back when Guy was a fairly normal guy.) John Stewart was later picked to be Hal's back-up instead of Guy, for reasons I don't understand. Later, during Crisis, the Guardians finally made Guy a GL (I think). I think
they specifically wanted a more pro-active GL or something.
Later Guy was knocked into a coma. When he came out of it, his girl had married someone else. Or something. Also, his personality had changed to the rough, tough, take no prisoners Guy we know (and love?) today.
That may not be 100% accurate; it's stuff I've picked up here and there from various DC MB discussions.
Beatriz - I'm fairly sure she was in the Brazilian secret service. Got her powers in an accident, I believe. Her original power was simply to spit green fire and her codename was Green Flame. Also, she was with the superteam the Global Guardians before the formation of the JLI indirectly caused them to shut down. Is such an exhibitionist and flaunter, SUCH. Very vivacious, stormy temper, seriously does not give a crap if people disapprove of her behavior, does NOT talk like a Valley Girl despite what Dan Jurgens would have us believe.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Additional: Bea got her current powers (ability to turn her entire body into green fire, plus flight) after the gene bomb hit Earth in the aftermath of the Invasion! mini-series. The gene bomb induced powers in many people with the meta-gene, even if they'd never displayed signs of powers before. (The meta-gene is how Max got his little Jedi mind trick.)
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
This is all very good information.
Very good, LadyM. *taps fingers together* Now all the pieces are falling into place. BWA HA HA HA HA.
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
John Stewart was later picked to be Hal's back-up instead of Guy, for reasons I don't understand.
Check out Green Lantern/Green Arrow issue no.87, "Earthquake Beware My Power!", available in the Green Lantern/Green Arrow volume two trade, right after the story arc with Roy on drugs. The bit relevant to Guy is in the first four pages.
At this point, Guy is the stand-by Green Lantern for Earth. Should anything happen to take Hal out of commission, he takes over the reigns of the ring. When there's an earthquake and he's injured (saving a little girl named Suzy, one of his students - yes, you read that right), the Guardians need to line up another stand-by, in case soemthing ahppens to Hal while Guy is healing up. They choose John. Who is, in his younger days, quite the spitfire, let me tell you...
Suzy was stuck on a piece of bridge over a canyon, the rest of the bridge having fallen in. She was too scared to move.
Guy: Suzy, honey, listen
to me! Sweetie, you've got
to come closer! I can't
come to you... My weight's too much for what's left of the bridge-- We'd both
fall into the canyon!
Suzy: I...I'm scared,
Guy: (thinking) Poor kid...! She's frightened out of her mind! --Frozen
with fear! Which leaves me no choice!
This thing could go any second... ...But I've got
to chance it!
Green Lantern shows up, and the kids tell him that Mr. Gardner and Suzy Delancey need his help. (They're on a class trip.) Unfortunately, the part of the bridge Guy and Suzy are out on breaks off, and the bus on it slams into Guy. Hal saves them.
Hal: You hurt bad, Guy?
Guy: Green Lantern--!
D-Didn't expect you!--
Yeah, I'm pretty badly broken up... Bus hit me full... Body feels like a balloon with a lot of busted light-bulbs
rattlig around inside!
"Shortly, at a nearby hospital...
E.R. Surgeon: It's a miracle
your friend survived at all! If he hadn't been in perfect health...
Well, as it is,
he'll be bed-ridden for at least six months!
Hal: (thinking) Not a good
is my successor... The only other "deserving one" on Earth "fearless"
enough to activate a power ring!
And then the Guardians find John, and Hal has to train him. Fun fun.
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
Incidentally, this is the Guy Gardner I first read, which is why the one in the Justice League books kinda threw me for a loop. Sure, he's not "movie star handsome" as Hal is so often described, but he wasn't that troll. Not a small guy, hair not as bad, much nicer. *sigh*
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
P.S. More early stuff on Guy in the issue of Green Lantern from March 1968, "Earth's Other Green Lantern". I don't have that one, unfortunately.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh ho *runs off to scan stuff*
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Stuff posted on scans_daily
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
Uh, on OMAC... I'll scan it. All of it, if need be.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
This would be most excellent.
Tue, Jul. 19th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
*offers to torrent. Waitaminute...*checks demonoid*...*
Wed, Jul. 13th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
I must find my Silver Age Flash stories! *cry* I've been looking for it for a while... It's here somewhere! *digdigdig*