Back in the mid-90s, DC comics had a single page feature touting upcoming series or bits of news or random, silly items.
I came across this one in Guy Gardner: Warrior #19, cover dated April 1994 which shows a TV listing featuring various titles along with some interesting casting choices:
There’s a few things there that caught my eye, not least the Batman Drama Anthology where Brad Pitt, Cary Elwes and Peter Horton all play Batman!
However, I thought these few worth highlighting:
Keifer Sutherland as Aquaman (at least in the mid-90s) sounds like great casting!
Similarly, mid-90s Christian Slater as Guy Gardner? Perfect!
But it was coming across the mention of Bill Paxton so soon after his death that really prompted this little post:
Bill Paxton as Lobo. Your initial reaction might be “what were they thinking?” but here he is in Near Dark from just a few years before this article:
So yeah, I can see it.
How things might have been, eh?
I picked up the first issue of Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion this week and, on the whole, it wasn’t too bad – certainly no better or worse than Green Lantern: Lost Army which it follows. However, being the nit picking kind of guy I am, one thing did jump out at me.
Towards the start of the issue, the Corps members led by John Stewart are gathering to discuss what happens and this conversation takes place:
First glance that’s nothing unusual – they need to find the other Corps members and look for a way back to the universe and time they left behind.
But hang on, let’s take a closer look:
Guy Gardner says they’ve been exploring the dying universe for six months.
John Stewart says finding the missing Corps members needs to be their first priority.
First priority?! If that’s the case, why have they spent six months exploring? Why haven’t they spent six months looking for the rest of the Corps?
It’s a situation made all the more absurd because Graf Toren comes up with the idea of asking Mogo to shine like a beacon and what do you know? The rest of the Corps see it and head towards it!
Six months of not bothering to look for the missing Corps members then, when they decide to, they find them in five minutes!
Suffering Sappho, this does not bode well for the rest of the series!