Aug 08 2009

I wish I had come up with this myself…

In Green Lantern #9, Batman gets a GL ring.


Batman with a GL ring... Gotham's villains haven't been this screwed since they trapped themselves on Arkham Island with him.

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62 Responses to “I wish I had come up with this myself…”

  1. Bretton 12 Aug 2009 at 7:36 am

    That. Is. Beast!

  2. Anonymouson 04 Sep 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Yep, it the Variant cover to Green Lantern # 9…..

  3. RikuTomoshibion 24 Sep 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Oh god…now Robin’s REALLY going to feel inferior!

  4. The Doctoron 25 Sep 2009 at 11:21 am

    I wonder what his motto would be…

  5. Tomon 25 Sep 2009 at 12:42 pm

    In darkest night,
    In darkest night,
    No evil shall escape my sight,
    In darkest night,
    I’m the goddamn Batman.

  6. Lighting Manon 25 Sep 2009 at 1:00 pm

    It’s okay, the cover doesn’t show this but they handled it by making Frank Miller chase him with a pitcher of lemonade and a glass.

    That does occur to me though, even though Batman is the superhero with the most developed rogue’s gallery, none of the main ones feature yellow as a primary element of their costume. It’s been used as highlight for The Riddler and Ra’s Al Ghul a few times, but I can only think of Firefly and Killer Moth as individuals that make common use of it.

  7. Tomon 25 Sep 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Yellow’s too bright. None of Batman’s villains are allowed to be bright and perky. Well, except Joker and Harley, but that kinda goes without saying.

  8. B. Macon 25 Sep 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Roxie Rocket? She was a thrill-seeker. Very perky. (I might have gotten her first name slightly wrong, though).

  9. Tomon 25 Sep 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Wow, we’re really digging into the deepest depths of Batman’s Rogues Gallery here, aren’t we? 😛 Yeah I guess there’s Roxie (Roxy?) Rocket.

    These days though, every villain’s getting dark and edgy. Even the Riddler’s leaning to darker riddles. I’d love to see what Dark Knight Trilogy does with him if they ever do (unlikely).

  10. joelon 03 Nov 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Signalman–yellow from head to toe

  11. ShardReaperon 04 Nov 2009 at 6:04 am

    If you’ve ever played Arkham Asylum, there’s a patient tape where Riddler has a riddle ending with a mutilated baby. I’d say that fits Nolan’s Riddler, if they ever put him in.

  12. Jonathanon 03 Jan 2010 at 8:21 pm

    hey ya’ll. most of the chat on the net suggests that Johnny Depp will play one of my favorite villains in the history of the Bat, the Riddler. i must say that Nolan is proving to be one of the best Directors i have ever seen. he is a genius and i am proud to have him bringing to life one of my favorite Heroes ever…..if only he had directed the Marvel movies. i would have loved to see the things he couldve done with the X-Men Trilogy and the X-Men Origins movie list.

  13. Jonathanon 03 Jan 2010 at 8:22 pm

    BTW this is one of the most amazing Bat-pics ever!!! send me some of the ones you find.

  14. JLTon 03 Jan 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Ah, I remember hearing about rumors that Depp would play Riddler, as well as Cher (um..) playing Catwoman, and some fat guy as Penguin. I personally would love it if Poison Ivy was played by Angelina Jolie….I’d drool lol. But need a harley man, to bad Joker wont be in it though. Unless they recast him. I wouldnt mind, as long as he’s based off the Joker from Arkham Asylum >:] THAT’D BE BLOODY WICKED!! XD

  15. Mickon 08 Jan 2010 at 5:39 pm

    my version of the Batman Green Lantern Oath:

    in the worst of days and blackest nights,

    I shall be fear for evil’s sight.

    Gotham beware, I’m not Batman tonight,

    and I’m not just a green lantern, I’m the Darkest Knight

  16. B. Macon 08 Jan 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Batman’s new catchphrase: “You think you can beat me? Hell, you didn’t have a chance back when I was just a billionaire dressed like a bat. Are you retarded?”

  17. Adamon 28 Jan 2010 at 12:23 am

    Mick that is F***kin sick dude

  18. bat lanternon 20 Apr 2010 at 2:13 pm

    isn’t giving batman any super power the same as nerfing batman?

    i mean its batman he is over powered as himself anyway.

    also spoiler: the batman is the only hero to have a takedown plan for EVERY sing DC hero. so if he wanted to he could kill a green lantern.

  19. B. Macon 20 Apr 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Of course he has (had) a plan to kill Green Lantern. How do you think he got the ring? 😛

  20. Batfreakon 04 May 2010 at 9:17 pm

    The photo was taken from Green Lantern where Sinestro tried to recruit or control Batman but Batman was able to resist the ring’s power.

  21. ShallWeon 28 May 2010 at 4:15 am

    Bat lantern, nerfing means making weaker, so no, giving batman any superpower would not be the same as nerfing him. It’d make him unstoppable. You probably wanted to say something like “wouldn’t giving him a power make him unreasonable/suck/no fun” or any other variation of things that possibly translate to making him overpowered.

  22. bleepson 07 Jun 2010 at 7:12 am

    Learn, I think he meant nerf. Batman’s ingenuity and integrity stems from his lack of power. Giving him the lantern may even end up making him dependent as time goes on. He’s at his best when he’s himself

  23. Gregon 12 Jun 2010 at 8:56 am

    In the depths of Gotham’s lonesome night,
    No evil can escape my sight.
    Let those who cower in the light
    Beware the wrath of Darkest Knight!

  24. Unknown Lanternon 15 Jun 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Just get Batman a Green Lantern ring and get the hell out of there if you’re a villan.

  25. B. Macon 15 Jun 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hmm. What if you’re a villain whose scheme involves giving Batman a GL ring and getting him to destroy the world? (He does enough collateral damage with his fists and low-level explosives–I think it’s sort of plausible that he might destroy the universe with a GL ring).

  26. BatFreakon 16 Jun 2010 at 7:36 pm

    When is that ever a good idea

  27. B. Macon 17 Jun 2010 at 10:45 am

    Well, okay, it’s not a good idea. However, if your plans ever involve running against Batman, it might be your best idea. At least if he has a GL ring, your demise might be quick and painless.

  28. BatFreakon 07 Jul 2010 at 4:56 pm

    lolz and just for reference kiddies giving the Goddamned Batman a power ring of any kind is NEVER a good idea.

  29. bmweedon 19 Jul 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Richard E Nigma = Edward Norton.
    He’s my pick if they do him next 😀

    Sick pic !

  30. B. Macon 19 Jul 2010 at 2:47 pm

    He surely deserves better than the Hulk.

  31. Anonymouson 01 Aug 2010 at 8:58 pm

    If Batman got a GL ring, I think both villians AND Justice Leaguers alike would be quietly saying under their breaths… “ohhhh sh*t”

  32. Anonymouson 02 Aug 2010 at 3:21 am


  33. magicmanon 12 Aug 2010 at 8:30 pm

    There’s also an Elseworld’s story where he gets the power ring instead of Hal Jordan right before he would have decided to go with the batman costume, haven’t read it, but it sounds like an awesome idea.

  34. Hypoxicon 13 Aug 2010 at 1:06 am

    That’s awesome. Screw Frank Miller, by the way. Hack.

  35. B. Macon 13 Aug 2010 at 8:08 am

    I haven’t followed his work closely enough to have an opinion on his overall quality, but I did find this greatly amusing: Frank Miller is Spiraling Out of Control.

  36. sebaastianon 11 Sep 2010 at 6:04 pm

    in darkest day in blackest evil shall escape my might…no green lanterns here tonight a sinister hero batlanterns might…kinda sucks lol i like the ending tho

  37. mischiefon 21 Sep 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Two things batman might say in this pic

    “BEST RINGPOP EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!” or ” Hey look, it’s even got a lil watch in it!”

  38. mischiefon 21 Sep 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Here’s another

    “YESSSSSSSS, Superman is gonna be sssoooooooo pissed!”

  39. Experiment_Don 24 Sep 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Bat Lantern’s motto – “Dude, I’m gonna get TWICE the tail i was gettin before!!!!!”

  40. Mrkhayon 20 Oct 2010 at 7:36 pm

    this is awesome but you can kill green lantern batman with a yellow pencil lol

  41. B. Macon 20 Oct 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Perhaps you could kill Green Lantern with a yellow pencil, but I pity anybody that tries to take down Batman that way…

  42. ekimmakon 20 Oct 2010 at 8:37 pm

    The second demotivational is missing

  43. Rachel Mon 20 Oct 2010 at 8:57 pm

    OMG! That is so freaking awesome. Batman has been and always will be the greatest superhero ever! (Even if he does have a thing for cats) 😉

  44. Dillanon 21 Oct 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Wow I just read some of batman by frank miller and its pretty wierd 🙁 batman was more of a dick than normal lol and robin nearly killed hal jordan by smashing his wind pipe. Frank miller definately has no love for hal jorden let alone the green laterns corps haha but seriously batman was an a**hole to hal which kinda made me laugh.

  45. B. Macon 21 Oct 2010 at 3:15 pm

    The scene with the lemonade and the house painted yellow was pretty funny. GL’s weakness to yellow is so ridiculous that I think it’d be hard to use in a story except as straight-up comedy, and I like the tone Miller took with it.

    Batman mocks GL with lemonade

  46. Dillanon 21 Oct 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Lol try some of the lemonade,but seriously robin nearly killed hal I mean he like punched him in the throat. Hal was being bullied by an emotionally unstable 12 year old who’d been kidnapped by the batman.

  47. elchilderson 16 Nov 2010 at 1:32 pm

    robin looks mad

  48. NicKennyon 16 Nov 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Damn you and your lemonade. There’s been worse battle-cries, but I couldn’t name one for my life…

  49. B. Macon 16 Nov 2010 at 6:29 pm

    If it was intended as comedy, I think it was extremely effective. The entire setup–painting the whole place yellow so that GL will be useless–struck me as hilarious, and the lemonade taunting was merely the awesomest part.

  50. Harliquinon 21 Dec 2010 at 2:08 am

    Initial reaction: Awesome! Gotham villains are screwed!
    5 seconds later: Oh crap. I just remembered what Batman said he’d do if he ever got a hold of one of those rings for long enough. Everyone, welcome to a utopia-like totalitarian world run by Bruce Wayne.

  51. haljordanon 28 Jan 2011 at 5:18 pm

    green lantern could kill batman easy.

  52. B. Macon 28 Jan 2011 at 6:00 pm

    “Green Lantern could kill Batman easy.” Frank Miller disagrees!

  53. Prestonon 24 Feb 2011 at 7:47 pm

    The problem with this is that Hal actually GAVE Batman his ring and told him if he thought he was man enough to handle it to take it and kill him with it. Batman, as much as I love him, couldn’t so much as summon the willpower to create a flaccid green beam that emerged maybe a foot before diminishing. He asked Hal if that’s what it felt like every time he used and Hal said EVERY TIME! Batman might take the yellow ring and inspire fear… but he’ll never be able to handle Hal’s ring.

  54. Prestonon 24 Feb 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, and yellow only weakens rookie lanterns. Hal and the rest of the GL Corps have done battle with Sinestro and their yellow rings… so not only does the mere color yellow not bother them, but yellow power rings don’t hold a candle to what Hal and some of the other GL’s can do. You guys should really read up on things before making assumptions that are over a decade old.

  55. B. Macon 24 Feb 2011 at 8:14 pm

    “Oh, and yellow only weakens rookie lanterns…You guys should really read up on things before making assumptions that are over a decade old.” I’ll be the first to admit I’m not an authority on GL, but I don’t think DC has been consistent on that front. For example, All Star Batman & Robin (published from 2005-8) used the restriction on yellow with a vengeance.

  56. Blair Brownon 25 Mar 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The Batman + Green Lantern Power Ring= The worse fear of God & the Devil themselves.

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  58. Barbon 13 May 2011 at 11:24 am

    I can see the Joker standing on the street below, looking up at Bats and saying; ‘fuck’.

  59. that gason 28 Nov 2012 at 3:28 pm

    if you can do anything just by thinking it, and you die, you would have to be pretty stupid. now if your batman, and you can do any thing just by thinking it, then you cant die. wow i just noticed the last post was in 2011…

  60. Mikeon 01 Jul 2013 at 3:25 am

    It was my understanding that the weakness to yellow came from some mixture of parallax being trapped in the battery on oa and later based on the fact that green lanterns were supposed to be fearless. Kyle’s recognition of fear and ability to overcome it was what made him the first without the weakness. He then “taught” that to others. What they’ve done since that I’m less sure

    How is it though that in referencing bat-rouges with yellow you all forgot the one that may… Strangely…. Be most dangerous in this situation, Condiment Man! His mustard gun could stop batman in mid flight. That might almost be inconvenient! Quite the oversight people. I’m disappointed in you forgetting such a terror as he.

  61. B. McKenzieon 01 Jul 2013 at 5:29 am

    Condiment King! How could you have forgotten his blood-drenched name already!?

  62. Anonymouson 30 Mar 2014 at 6:37 pm

    How about this. Batman is the summation of all of the Lantern Corps.

    Willpower: He got over his parents death and pledged his life to defend the common man. Plus, there was a comic where he actually did get a Green Lantern ring and Gordon called him overpowered.

    Fear: He was able to conquer his fear, and his entire memo is that he inspires fear in others. He also almost became one until he ripped the ring off his hand.

    Anger: He was extremely angry at Joe Chill, and criminals in general, and used massive amounts of his fortune just to punch these kind of guys.

    Hope: He is the person who, when Gotham is ruined, that people can depend on to pick up the pieces. I’m not sure if this is relevant but in The Dark Knight Rises he was the symbol of hope for the entire city.

    Greed: Instead of helping the town by creating charities and improving the lives of the people by building structures ( like his father ), he instead fights criminals with fancy gadgets. He could help more by just helping the city.

    Compassion: He was called by a person as the “most human one of us all.” In almost every portrayal of his death, he was helping a child, or forgiving an enemy, and died doing so. He risks his life to protect people, which shows his compassion for humans.

    Life: He fights for it, he dedicated his for the lives of others, and he never would kill a fellow human being.

    Death: His life is full of it. The main turning point in his life is the death of his parents, frequently people around him die, and he almost dies very frequently, and he hides in the shadows.

    He is literally the most human of us all.

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