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Poll #1360693 Green Lantern Nightmare

Who would you be most scared of if they got hold of a Green Lantern power ring?

Alan Moore
Warren Ellis
Grant Morrison
Neil Gaiman
Kurt Busiek
Bill Willingham
Mark Waid

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nikotesla From: nikotesla Date: March 6th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Green dildoes limited only by the endurance of the wielder!
viktor_haag From: viktor_haag Date: March 6th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm amused to see so many (so far) votes for Willingham. To me the answer is Morrison, becuase he'd screw up reality so thoroughly that, even if you didn't encounter him directly, the entire universe would change into something where we'd all be having egg-beaters or something instead of hands...
judd_sonofbert From: judd_sonofbert Date: March 6th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)


I agree.

Frank Miller is scarier than anyone above, though.
viktor_haag From: viktor_haag Date: March 6th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FM

But with Frank, you know what you're going to get. Ugly musclemen that will rip your head off if you say "hello", or offer to buy them a drink, and on-looking broads in fishnets dressed up in nun habits. As long as you stay out of the way of the blockheads and stick to your scotch, you should be OK. As long as you're out of panel, you're probably OK (although no doubt living in misery because you're not a heroic musclebound 'roid pumped blockhead, and therefore not a real man).

With Morrison, there is no such thing as an innocent bystander. You're going to be lucky if you don't get eaten by your table coasters or have your insides turned into your outsides while you're eating your morning toast.
chadu From: chadu Date: March 6th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FM

All good reasons FM isn't on there.
nikotesla From: nikotesla Date: March 7th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FM

If Frank got the ring, we'd all be *just fine*. Cuz *He'd* be the hero. That means he'd spend all of his Green Power beating himself up.
wombattery From: wombattery Date: March 6th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FM

I clicked on the Comment link to say "Frank Miller," but I see that's been taken care of.
mephron From: mephron Date: March 6th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
After reading Ironwood, the potential horror Willingham might be able to inflict on women with a Green Lantern ring surpasses my horror for Morrison having one.
viktor_haag From: viktor_haag Date: March 6th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
True enough. I don't have enough exposure to the seamier side of Willingham's oeuvre to really confidently select him. But I must admit that my mouse pointer hovered over his name for a good ten seconds before I selected Morrison... 8/
delerium69 From: delerium69 Date: March 6th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, I only know 3 of these folks, but Alan Moore scares me on any day of the week, hands down.
tariq_kamal From: tariq_kamal Date: March 6th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grant Morrisson does scarier work.

It's bad enough what he can do to my brain with the Filth. But if he ever got a power ring...

pauldrye From: pauldrye Date: March 6th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It should be possible to pick both Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison, as there's a physiological limit to how much fear a human can feel and both clear that threshold.
mirandakali From: mirandakali Date: March 6th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dave Sim. Without question. Veeeeeery scary.
viktor_haag From: viktor_haag Date: March 6th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
But, hey, he's not on the list! 8)

I'm somewhat ashamed to declare that Sim lives in my hometown. And that I have about half of the Cerebus phonebooks in my basement (I stopped reading them about the time when, in the singles, his letter columns took up more space with his ranting than his actual comic book).
timgray From: timgray Date: March 6th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was tied between Moore and Ellis, but went with the latter. Moore can have some damned freaky ideas, but Ellis is nastier on a day to day basis.

I can definitely see the Morrison metaphysical angst though. (But with a suspicion that as our street furniture developed supergenius intellect and laser eyes we'd *enjoy it*...)
timgray From: timgray Date: March 6th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
And if I were at all involved in the movie business it'd definitely be Alan Moore.
grayalynn From: grayalynn Date: March 6th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
While Moore is scary in his own right, Ellis' will unleashed would be the end of the world as we know it. Proof? You want proof? Three words: "Angel." "Stomp." "Future."
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 6th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, DEFINITELY Phil Foglio.
zonemind From: zonemind Date: March 7th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Gaiman. Why? Because everybody would think, "Oh, at least [narcissist] didn't get it." Nobody would panic, the Green Lantern Corps wouldn't send a clean-up crew, and before you knew it, we'd all be metaphors for something that doesn't actually exist.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 7th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You might as well as have asked "Which writer has the most embarrassing fans?"
lokicarbis From: lokicarbis Date: March 8th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I chose Willingham, based on what I figured each writer would do with the ring:
Moore: use it to explore his own mind.
Ellis: gross people the Hell out, but leave them pretty much unharmed. Also, use it to power space exploration.
Morrison: see Moore, above. Also, if he was in a particularly good mood, he'd give everyone else a ring too.
Gaiman: create a green glowing theme park for his daughters
Busiek: something fanboyish, along the lines of the Miraclekids in Gaiman's Miracleman.
Waid: see Busiek, above.

Willingham, on the other hand... of all the writers you list, he's the only one I could see enforcing his politics on everyone else. And I loathe his politics (which isn't to say I completely agree with those of anyone else on this list either).
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