Sunday, December 23, 2007

There Are No New Ideas

Remember the halcyon days of last week, when everyone was so excited by the end of the Sinestro Corps War? And how they were especially excited by the notion that not only is yellow the color of fear and green the color of wisdom, but every other color on the ROY G BIV spectrum is attached to an "emotional energy?" And how, sometime in the not too distant future, we're going to end up with seven different corps, with seven different color power ring?

Hey, make your panels straight!Can I just point out that back in the even more halcyon days of 2000, Mark Waid showed us, in Silver Age 80-Page Giant #1, that back in the good old Silver Age days, we already had seven different color rings.

You see, through a series of events far to long to recap, the villains Lex Luthor, Penguin, Catwoman, Sinestro, Mr. Element, Dr. Light, Chronos, Felix Faust and Black Manta had created the "ultimate weapon" by combining the central power battery from Oa, the Absorbascon, and a piece of jewel Kryptonite. And amongst the uses the put the power to was this: emotions needed, except for EVIL!!!Yup, 7 different colors of power ring, using the colors of the spectrum. And it makes just as much sense as saying that Indigo is compassion or Orange avarice (meaning it made no sense, but what the hey, right?).

"All of this has happened before. And all of this will happen again."

BTW, why hasn't the "Silver Age" been collected in a trade yet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WE all bow to the wisdom of Snell!
The man who never forgots a plot and always catches a re-hash!