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Old 12-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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How would you do it?

Who'd be your creative team, how would you update Alan for the 21st century? What would be his job, his origin, how would his costume look?

I've got a few ideas myself, but I'm curious what the rest of you think.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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i would make allan being in a state of depression, loosing his job, divorced wife, and hes about to kill himself in newyolk untill the ring finds him and asks him to join the corps and he excepts. he gets happier as a lantern, but his friend (bruce wayne) makes him a more advanced costume like more futuristic. he beats up fugs and stuff buy then major threats come.
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I'd love to see Gaiman write Alan Scott.

Costume:
- Similar to what it is now minus the cape (maybe sub it with a blazer) and update the boots.
- Elegantly disheveled hair with a mask that ties up at the back of the head.
- Move his emblem onto his heart.
- Red shirt, black pants, green blazer. Green trim on boots.
- keep the ring and lantern the same

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I'd like to see a sorta Phonogram like story. Where music and art is mixed with magic and mysticism.
Alan Scott would be a lighting designer/coordinator for an old Opera house that has become a music venue. One day while searching for equipment in the attic he has an accident of sorts and stumbles upon the old lantern and ring. Thinking it to be no more than an cool looking antique prop of sorts he decides to keep/wear it. Later while hanging lights for an upcoming performance an altercation occurs between the band and the venue's manager. This some how eventually leads to Alan discovering his rings powers and preventing a crime.... and BAM! Our hero is born.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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I've got a few ideas myself, but I'm curious what the rest of you think.
I'm interested in hearing what you think.


I'm not sure what I'd do yet, have to give it some thought. I wouldn't have him in the Corps tho, nor any ties to current GL stuff. He'd be the only GL there is.

As for costume, maybe something like this but replacing the Red with Black (always liked this suit, even if it was sort of Christmasy)

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If their going to do a Earth One GL, I would love to see them not just retell Hal's origin then add something in it that made it different. I say really go all out and update the origin. Hal's origin is very 1960's in structure perhaps it's time to update and alter it in a way that doesn't quiet have that all to familiar cold war space race feel of it. And make it more like A alien abduction thing at least to start where either the guardians or GL's kidnap hal and examine him seeing if his biology could handle the ring or something.




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I think we're talking Alan Scott here, Earth-One is the new series retelling Batman and Superman.
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I'm interested in hearing what you think.


I'm not sure what I'd do yet, have to give it some thought. I wouldn't have him in the Corps tho, nor any ties to current GL stuff. He'd be the only GL there is.

As for costume, maybe something like this but replacing the Red with Black (always liked this suit, even if it was sort of Christmasy)

I agree with what you're saying about that costume. Changing the red from that picture to black would be a good idea. I also agree with having him be the only GL in the story.

I would have Morrison. It should have a story with a classic feel like All-Star Superman did. I don't know about the art. Even though I like the Frank Quitely/Morrison combo, I don't think I'd put him on it. I think J.H. Williams III should handle it.
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First of it would be Alan Scott, I would have Mark Waid be the writer, and Mike Mckone be the artist
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Actually....if I can be totally serious. I would get Stan Lee to reinvent Alan Scott. Stan is one of the last of the Golden Age Comic writers who is still semi working. And I think it would fitting to let him have a wack at it.


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Why not? He's had tons of good ideas over the years. If nothing else, it would be an interesting take on the character.
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Wasn't there already a "What if Stan Lee created Green Lantern" story written by Stan Lee... and didn't it suck?

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No idea how good or bad it was, but that's right.

It's funny to think at one time Stan Lee was part of DC comics. Whatever happened there? He write some little "What Ifs" and that's about it?
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Pretty much. Just to create little oddities like that.
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I'm interested in hearing what you think.
I'd keep the name Alan Scott and the looks of him. But I'd change pretty much everything else. I'd move him to the West Coast, where he'd create CGI stuff for Hollywood and have a web page pet project where he'd give advice to people who need help. A contemporary alternative to working for the radio, I hope.
He'd get the ring and lantern when he survives a plane crash. He finds it in the luggage compartment. What he doesn't know is that it's part of an experiment by a secret government research group. The plane was targeted by a terrorist cell to stop the experiment. Alan keeps the ring and starts helping people, attracting the attention of both the governent guys and the terrorists. He starts wearing a costume and a mask, inspired by the guys in Metropolis and Gotham. And he gets addicted. It's dangerous to keep doing heroics (especially being targetted by the government and the terrorists), but the adrenaline rush and the pride of saving lives keep him going.

I can imagine Dave Goyer (JSA, Blade movies, Flashforward tv show) writing the book, with Juan Ferreyra (Rex Mundi) on art.

The costume would be mostly black, with red and green elements. No cape.
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I would love to read that, fantastic reinvention Michael
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I agree with what you're saying about that costume. Changing the red from that picture to black would be a good idea. I also agree with having him be the only GL in the story.

I would have Morrison. It should have a story with a classic feel like All-Star Superman did. I don't know about the art. Even though I like the Frank Quitely/Morrison combo, I don't think I'd put him on it. I think J.H. Williams III should handle it.
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I'd keep the name Alan Scott and the looks of him. But I'd change pretty much everything else. I'd move him to the West Coast, where he'd create CGI stuff for Hollywood and have a web page pet project where he'd give advice to people who need help. A contemporary alternative to working for the radio, I hope.
He'd get the ring and lantern when he survives a plane crash. He finds it in the luggage compartment. What he doesn't know is that it's part of an experiment by a secret government research group. The plane was targeted by a terrorist cell to stop the experiment. Alan keeps the ring and starts helping people, attracting the attention of both the governent guys and the terrorists. He starts wearing a costume and a mask, inspired by the guys in Metropolis and Gotham. And he gets addicted. It's dangerous to keep doing heroics (especially being targetted by the government and the terrorists), but the adrenaline rush and the pride of saving lives keep him going.

I can imagine Dave Goyer (JSA, Blade movies, Flashforward tv show) writing the book, with Juan Ferreyra (Rex Mundi) on art.

The costume would be mostly black, with red and green elements. No cape.
Not bad Heide, but I must play devils advocate:

1 - The Ring is Man Made? How? And does this mean more might show up later?

2 - Why would such a powerful weapon be on a civilian plane?

3 - As cliche as this might be, perhaps the Ring could be alien in origin, perhaps stemming from Area 51? It would keep the west coast aspect (pretty much) and eliminate the need to explain how humans could create such a thing.
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How good is Seven Soldiers of Victory with those two? I've sadly not read it yet.
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Not bad Heide, but I must play devils advocate:

1 - The Ring is Man Made? How? And does this mean more might show up later?

2 - Why would such a powerful weapon be on a civilian plane?

3 - As cliche as this might be, perhaps the Ring could be alien in origin, perhaps stemming from Area 51? It would keep the west coast aspect (pretty much) and eliminate the need to explain how humans could create such a thing.
That's for the writer to think up!
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That's why I asked the writer
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I like Michael's idea.

That the government made his ring, sure, it might mean there'd be more later on. Ultimately it could become like Stargate SG-1 in that sense... Alan being the first of like a top secret Green Lantern Corps created by the US Government. It's fresh, it's thinking out of the box.

And of course some might go bad/rogue. A Sinestro-type character wouldn't be hard to reimagine to suit the idea.
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That the government made his ring, sure, it might mean there'd be more later on. Ultimately it could become like Stargate SG-1 in that sense... Alan being the first of like a top secret Green Lantern Corps created by the US Government. It's fresh, it's thinking out of the box.
Alright, I can live with that. Suggestion though: Lets say Superman is around, as is Martian Manhunter + any # of other, high powered beings. Could the Ring be like a means of defending against these individuals? The climate of the Government at the time could be of Fear, not knowing if they can necessarily trust these new "superheroes" or not.

Heh, maybe the Ring was originally planned to go to Us Marine John Stewart, or Special Ops Hal Jordan
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Would be neat if Hal Jordan filled the Sinestro role in the Earth-1 universe. The one that goes rogue.
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Would be neat if Hal Jordan filled the Sinestro role in the Earth-1 universe. The one that goes rogue.
Very interesting. I'd like to see how that plays out.
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