Monday, September 25, 2006

You don’t have to be crazy, then remorseful, then dead, then the spirit of divine judgment, then revert to status quo to work here. (But it helps!)

Reed and Tony-
Well, you fellas have been busy these last few weeks! I just wanted to give you some words of encouragement – believe me, I’ve been in your shoes, and it’s not easy. Many of our colleagues are mad as hell at you right now, but I know from my own experiences that they just don’t see the big picture. When you wield the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, you get a different perspective on things, and someone like Batman or Daredevil just can’t even begin to grasp that. Running around in back alleys just doesn’t prepare you for the big stuff.

No, you guys are doing great. Best case scenario, you change the world for the better, worst, you’re reviled as a villain, and some punk kid takes your job. Either way, never underestimate the power of nostalgia. No matter how awful your actions, no matter how far over the line you cross, people are going to want to see you back in the armor / leading the Fantastic Four, and they’ll swallow ANY DAMN excuse to get it.

So let’s say this Civil War blows up in your face. Everyone hates you? Fine! Take it all the way! Eat a baby, hump a llama, kill half your (D-List only) buddies…it’s all good. Then what you do, you lay low for a couple of years. Let the little shits really miss you, then BAM! Comeback time, baby!

Just tell ‘em you were POSSESSED BY AN EVIL SPACE ENTITY. Trust me, they’ll totally buy it.

Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan

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