In celebration of the anniversary of one year of blogging on Lady, That’s My Skull, I have just started the Hal Jordan Head Injury Project. I have accepted the calling of documenting and posting all the head traumas Hal has received in his career as an intergalactic status quo enforcer (I’m not including the full-body hits that cause the Emerald Crusader to take a nap, just the hits to the brain both physical and mental). This is a heck of a project because Hal was portrayed by creative teams as kind of a bull-in-the-china shop frat boy for about 40 years. I don’t know if anyone else has taken on a task of this magnitude or done something similar but I won’t quit even if they did. I’ll keep it up as long as my scanner holds out*. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have enough images of Hal Jordan taking one in the brain pan floating around.
As of this posting I’m only up to issue #38 of the 1960’s series of Green Lantern and there are more THWACKS! than you can shake a stick at. That’s a lot of dead brain cells. For Hal, I mean.
A big old hat tip to the Absorbascon’s own Scipio, who sparked the idea and started it all.
* If anyone wants to contribute to this historic archive then please feel free to email it to me or provide a link. Thanks to those real friends, internet friends and others that have already worked on some of the panels for me. This is my hobby but any assist will be appreciated and you will get a credit as a contributor. All I ask is that the image be in color (unless the original source was b/w and that you provide some basic info like the title of the book and issue number of where the image came from). The b/w collections are okay….but some panels, like the lamp scene from Showcase #22, work better in color.
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