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Old 01-25-2020, 06:20 PM   #369
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^I don't mean to argue since we're obviously never going to see eye to eye, but you keep saying he shouldn't be treated like he's too perfect. Who's arguing that? No one is saying that Hal is too good or too cool to have a day job. For those of us saying he doesn't need it, the point is he is already doing full-time work. It's not about image or perfection. It's practicality. Cops, peace officers, even ambassadors are regular paid jobs. The closest equivalent I can think of to the Silver-Age concept where GL is only part-time is volunteer firemen, but I don't know any volunteer firemen who are literally on call all the time and have to leave their paying job at a moment's notice. But that's exactly what the GLC requires.
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