Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And I thought Alan Scott was colorblind

The original Green Lantern, you may recall, wore a uniform of red, black, purple and yellow. Now that's a color scheme to strike fear into evil-doers.

But he had nothing on Bob Phantom, published by the company that would one day become Archie Comics. Origin? We don't need any of that. This is the flippin' Golden Age. How can you not love that costume? Green, red and orange. He reminds me a little of Kurt Busiek's Crackerjack, from Astro City. Orange and green are not often used together in superhero costumes. Nor anywhere else, now that I think of it. And with good reason. Plus those bare arms and legs, which says to me that this is a man who does not give a rat's ass what you think.

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