A Year of Cool Comics – Day 209
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at the acclaimed Alan Moore/Kevin O’Neill short story, “Tygers,” from Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2…
The 1986 Annual of the Tales of the Green Lantern Corps is a good book not even COUNTING this story. Editor Andy Helfer did quite a nice job of collecting top talent to do good stories of the various histories of the Green Lantern Corps.
In any event, the most famous story is “Tygers,” by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. I have written in Comic Book Legends Revealed about how O’Neill’s art caused this comic to be released without Comics Code approval, simply because it was seen as just too dark and disgusting to ever get approval. Crazy, huh?
The story involves Abin Sur going to the Empire of Tears, a world where a group of demons have been imprisoned. A spaceship crashed there, and Sur must try to save the surviving passenger.
Once there, the trapped demons interact with Sur, and Sur makes the fatal mistake of not realizing that often the most powerful weapon a demon has is its words…
Seek out the DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore to see just HOW the demons screwed Abin Sur over!
Great work by two great creators.