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In laws off to do some quick maint in salem… I’m glad we’re staying in nb.

I actually prefer overcast if cooler.

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oktotally:

Never liked a rat king episode

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goldenagecomicsvault:

TODAY IN COMIC BOOK HISTORY: July 21, 1940

"Three times shall I flame green! First - to bring death! Second - to bring life! Third - to bring power!"

With that The Green Flame of Life granted engineer Alan Scott a ring that bestowed him with immeasurable power. Scott decides to fight crime as a man of mystery, calling himself The Green Lantern.

The original Green Lantern wasn’t a part of any intergalactic police force. He was just a guy, the sole survivor of a train crash, who found himself in possession of a magic ring.

The Golden Age Green Lantern’s origin goes back a thousand years, when a strange green meteorite fell in ancient China. A villager molds a lantern out of the meteorite’s metal which stayed alight with a green flame. This became the power source of the ring and Scott was forced to use it to charge his ring every 24 hours.

Later stories would recon this origin slightly by stating a Green Lantern pre-dated Scott, but the power corrupted him leading to the Guardians plotting his downfall. His ring and the Lantern were burned, damaging the Lantern’s intelligence. So when Scott eventually found the Lantern, it was no longer connected to the Guardians of Oa and Scott forged his own path separate from the GL Corps.

I definitely prefer Scott’s original origin over the revisioned one, but the New 52 has wiped everything clean, so the point is moot.

Bottom line - The Golden Age Green Lantern was a huge hit. He gained a massive readership, increased sales of All-American, enjoyed his own solo series, was a founding member of the JSA and successfully combined pulp cereals, detective comics and superhero comics seamlessly.

After WWII his popularity, like all super heroes, declined and he went away for a while. Showing up a decade later in DC’s Silver Age titles. However, he would never again headline his own solo book.

[Above, All-American Comics #16
Cover Art by Martin Nodell
Story by Bill Finger]

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scotchtrooper:

choochoobear:

tastefullyoffensive:

If Disney Princesses Were Actually Sloths by Jen Lewis

Previously: Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses

Give unto me.

OMG

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I’m watching Dirk Gently

“Episode 2 while doing some code”

Check-in to Dirk Gently on tvtag

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I’m watching Monarch of the Glen

“Finished season 2. Mom in law loves it.”

Check-in to Monarch of the Glen on tvtag

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lawebloca:

Buen apetito

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stellans:

Exactly. illness is illness is illness. Don’t belittle someone’s, ever.

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hughbot:

Apparently someone around here lost a cloud.

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Car crash at the end of my street.

Lucky none of the neighborhood kids were hurt, and she was unharmed.

According to scuttlebutt, she was beat up by her boyfriend and got drunk to get rid of the pain. She was supposedly to sleep it off but got up and drove off instead.

We just replaced the guardrail by the swamp pretty recently. Getting replaced again, i guess.

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michaelallanleonard:

Johnny Quest by Doug Wildey

Reposting this since I misattributed it initially to Alex Toth.  Thanks to chrissamnee for the correct credit!

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probertson:

2014 Comic Con Gravity Falls poster

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Where’s my head this am?

Going through my mind as I wait for the bus this morning.

First things first - “eigenstate activate?” a la the wonder twins. Where did that come from? Did I dream it or hear it somewhere else?

Singing a medley of closer to the heart / liquor and whores. Putting in my own words, but I can surely blame that on trailer park boys : live in f**kin’ Dublin right before bed last night.