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SDCC ’10 | Abin Sur corpse at the Warner Bros. booth

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With the Green Lantern film in production and a panel in San Diego yesterday to promote it, Warner Bros. also brought out the dead to get fans excited. Abin Sur might not have survived the crash that brought him to Earth, but that doesn’t mean he has to miss Comic-Con. Take a look at pictures of Hal Jordan’s predecessor after the jump.

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This may be a trite observation, but…

There’s something sadly appropriate about an American comics/movies festival featuring a preserved corpse on display, just now.

You know, I’m a huge Green Lantern fan. But…ick.

Tell me it’s animatronic, at least. Tell me there’s a bladder.. Tell me some dopey-arsed glass-fogger got the fright – indeed, the shite – of his life. Just once!

Hey, maybe that could be a new theme park ride – the Dead of the DC Universe. Chill of Crime Alley, Krypton exploding every hour on the hour. Of course, half the corpses would have to be swapped out every week, what with resurrections and all, but you could probably make a go of it!

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Considering the accusations thrown at DC about being death and gore obsessed, this is strangely appropriate. Go to Marvel’s booth to check out some Norse god’s helmets. Go to DC’s booth to check out an alien corpse.

DC is death obsessed? How did Civil War, Siege and Shadowland kick off? Oh that’s right – by an explosion that killed school kids, an energy blast that wiped out an entire stadium full of people and by an insane villain blowing up an apartment building.

Which world do you want to live in now? lol

Minhquan Nguyen

July 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

@Mikael: boom! There you have it. Shut down. Well played, Mikael–well played.

He only proved Marvel does it to a degree too. It’s like when I pointed out a to a friend that he was putting on weight he just shot back he hadn’t caught up to me. true but it didn’t make him any less fat himself…

Looks like he’s made of muscle fiber – just like the GL suit we’ve seen.

What’s everyone being so emo about?
Hal Jordan’s, Batman’s, Superman’s, even Spider-man’s origins all began in death and bloodshed.

Grow a pair, already.

Clegane, Sandor

July 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

The argument about the influx of death into comics is a big reach. It just proves disenchanted comic fans will create the loopiest connections possible, if they have a bone to pick.

Abin Sur’s death is the beginning of the GL mythos, and it’s been that way since 1959. Just like if they showed a 3-D image of Krypton going kablooey, or a still of the Wayne family getting robbed in that fateful alley by Joe Chill. Or Martin Jordan’s plane going down, or J’onn J’onzz’ race dying off, etc, etc. Death is a part of life, and it’s always been there, informing the comics too. Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, et al. DC isn’t death-obsessed any more than it is life-obsessed.

In that regard Abin Sur’s death is a wholly appropriate, solemn image that signifies the beginning of Hal Jordan’s GL career, without putting forward a lot of details about the movie costume, Hal’s intro to the Corps and other movie details. It keeps some mystery for down the road.

The reality is that DC has about 600 D-list superhero variations too many. THAT is why they’re being used as canon fodder now; thinning out the herd of needless characters.

Yeah, stop being so soft, even NFL Superpro had dead bodies!

Quote by Wraith:
This may be a trite observation, but…

There’s something sadly appropriate about an American comics/movies festival featuring a preserved corpse on display, just now.

@Wraith
How do you figure that one? There are more comic movies and comic TV shows coming out than ever, showing just how popular American comics are. And Comic-Con itself has completely sold-out for the last few years.

Don’t let your own personal opinion cloud reality.

Oh, brother. I can’t believe people are whining about this. Actually, I can. I saw this in person and it was cool to get a look at a prop from the movie. That’s the only function it served and it served it well.

Well, MY work here is done! *wipes hands clean and leaves*

David T.G. Riches

July 26, 2010 at 10:01 am

Well maybe Warners is just setting things up for a new round of Alien Autopsy specials for Fox TV?

Quote by burning doom.
“How do you figure that one? There are more comic movies and comic TV shows coming out than ever, showing just how popular American comics are. And Comic-Con itself has completely sold-out for the last few years.”

The concepts are sound for exploitation, you only have to look at sales figures for American comics to see what Wraith was talking about. I can remember a day (yes I am really old) when 150,000 sales would put a book in danger of cancellation, now it’s a top seller. The comic business as we old timers know it is dying, some of us just haven’t seen the medical report yet.

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It’s The Geohns’ chief storytelling hook in a 3-D!!!

Welcome to the FUN world of comic books, kids!!! No gratuitous violence in here!!!

Safe for all ages (above 35).

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So wait, the same fans that watch autopsies on 30 crime shows every week on TV is whining over this? Check out one of those crappy CSI shows and you’ll see 10 times more graphic stuff than this on network TV. Gimme a break.

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