Monday, June 26, 2006

The Emerald Eye of Ekron?

Update: added LegionWorld link and Dan DiDio quote, per the comments.

Some people, who are apparently way smarter than I am, are wondering what happened to Alan "Green Lantern" Scott's eye when he came back from outer space recently in "52".

They're wondering if somehow this is the origin of the Emerald Eye of Ekron.

Devon at Seven Hells thinks so, as do a bunch of people who commented there. So did this guy at the ComicBloc forum, and this guy at Kalinara's Pretty Fizzy Paradise, John Hays at Silver Bullet Comics, and this guy at the DC message boards, and this guy at Tom Foss' Fortress of Soliloquy, and Douglas Wolk's 52 Pickup, and this thread on the LegionWorld ...

You may recall that the Eye was seen in the 21st century in the pages of L.E.G.I.O.N. '90 a while back (off and on between issues 11 and 22). Garryn and Marij'n Bek bonded with (or were taken over by, depending on your point of view) the Eye.

Of course, that was pre-Zero Hour. We only saw one in the pre-ZH 30th century (with the Emerald Empress), and a couple in the post-ZH 30th century (found by Kinetix, took over Shrinking Violet, later bonded with the Empress; at one point there were two of them). Read this entry (scroll down a bit) on the history of the pre-ZH and post-ZH Eyes.

Dan Didio to Newsarama, Crisis Counseling #7:
Q: Will Alan Scott's missing eye turn out/be related to the Emerald Eye of Ekron of Legion lore?

DD: I do not believe that is the case but I do know the eye is out there looking for him.

Of course, we all knew that Captain Atom was going to be revealed as Monarch in "Armageddon 2001", too.


Scott said...

It was also a question at Legion World back in April. Seems to be making the rounds.

Jonathan Miller said...

I think I read somewhere that Didio was asked about the Alan Scott eye/Emerald Eye of Ekron possibility at a recent convention. He denied that the two had anything to do with each other. Of course, he's been known to be occasionally less than truthful about plot points before.....

Anonymous said...

Weren't there two Eyes in the pre-ZH Legionnaires book?