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There was a nice story where a planet got a green lantern ring - but that was after that first squeak of social justice and yelling at drug dealers.

Was there an equivalent to Bat-Mite or Mxyzptlk in the Green Lantern mythos?
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Let me make a clarification of why I spoke disparagingly. The reason I don't like the issue where Green Arrow's sidekick became a cocaine addict is because my now-deceased Uncle was a severe alcoholic. At times,he even threatened my Aunt that she had to seek refuge at a relative's house. At those times,it was pretty scary. I experienced those things first hand-- that's why I don't need a comic book to beat me over the head about it. Hopefully you gents can understand that. I know Cliff understands but I don't know about the others.
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Comic books are a WONDERFUL way to address social issues to pre teens! If you don't want to be hit over the head then don't read them. But the social benefit to such stories can be monumental.

I applaud any effort to confront racism, bullying, substance abuse or any of the social issues that tear us down as a nation.

The December 2001 issue of Spiderman is about the 9/11 attacks. If you have not read this I recommend you do. @
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Today there's Rubecca Sugar's work in Steven Universe.

I'll look at the Spiderman 9/11 issue. https://imgur.com/gallery/83xZp

If you were going to give someone the power to do anything they imagine ... wouldn't you put a couple of safeguards/failsafes in place? Say yellow and time limits for the Lanterns?
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On Oct 28, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:The December 2001 issue of Spiderman is about the 9/11 attacks. If you have not read this I recommend you do.

No way. I already did my share with the donations. Better that I had sent donations rather than spend it on a comic book.
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On Oct 28, 2019, Jonathan Townsend wrote:If you were going to give someone the power to do anything they imagine ... wouldn't you put a couple of safeguards/failsafes in place? Say yellow and time limits for the Lanterns?

Yes,Jonathan,the Guardians of the planet Oa did indeed put the safeguards of yellow and the time limit for exactly the reasons you cited. Even then Hal Jordan and most of the Green Lanterns felt outraged because of the many times that their lives were put at tremendous risk because of those deliberate safeguards. Sounds like a Catch-22 to me,huh, Jonathan?
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Agreed the Green Lanterns suffer a conflict between safety and order, intention and fallibility. Frank Miller had Hal Jordan evolve into a Lantern unto himself: "He used to need a ring. He used to need a lantern. Now he is one. He is pure will. Sheer power." Optimistic, yes? Smile From DKII. The art style might be too loose for folks but the story is impressive. How is it schemes of order and power seem to create their own limits and opposition?

On a more positive tact, Smile any thoughts about the acceptance and diversity shown in Steven Universe?
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On Oct 28, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:The December 2001 issue of Spiderman is about the 9/11 attacks. If you have not read this I recommend you do.

No way. I already did my share with the donations. Better that I had sent donations rather than spend it on a comic book.


I didn't realize it was either or. Sorry.
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By the way, Danny, I was trying to find your old thread on Samurai films. Because I recently bought and viewed some good ones that I wanted to add to the thread but I cannot find that old thread of yours in the search.
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By the way, Danny Doyle, I was trying to find your old thread on Samurai films. Because I recently bought and viewed some good ones that I wanted to add to the thread but I cannot find that old thread of yours in the search.
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Agreed the Green Lanterns suffer a conflict between safety and order, intention and fallibility. Frank Miller had Hal Jordan evolve into a Lantern unto himself: "He used to need a ring. He used to need a lantern. Now he is one. He is pure will. Sheer power." Optimistic, yes? Smile From DKII. The art style might be too loose for folks but the story is impressive. How is it schemes of order and power seem to create their own limits and opposition?

On a more positive tact, Smile any thoughts about the acceptance and diversity shown in Steven Universe?

Much as I hate to say it, Jonathan, I'm not familiar with that cartoon at all. Because I don't watch cartoons nowadays. The last time I saw one was ages ago, and that was Dungeons & Dragons. During the 1960s I used to like a cartoon that had time travel. The character was a talking dog and he had a time machine. But I can't for the life of me remember the title.

All I know about Steven Universe is that it concerns gemstones. The closest thing to that was DC Comics Amethyst Princess Of Gemworld. How would you compare the two series? What are the main differences?
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"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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I can't watch cartoons for more than about ten minutes. Something about fast narration.

Aside from names of gems and human ethos - different kind of stories aimed at younger audience. Empowerment rather than entitlement.
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My kid (who's an adult) likes "Milo Murphy's World," "The Loud House," and "Bunnicula!"
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I liked “Jonny Quest” (the 1960s original).
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I liked “Jonny Quest” (the 1960s original).


I was more a Clutch Cargo fan.


They wanted to sue because of some similarities, but never had the money to do so.

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By the way, Danny, I was trying to find your old thread on Samurai films. Because I recently bought and viewed some good ones that I wanted to add to the thread but I cannot find that old thread of yours in the search.


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