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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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This is the Green Lantern disambiguation page.

It serves to clarify the difference between several closely named or closely related articles.
A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Green Lantern Corps

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Green Lantern
Main Characters Alan Scott (Original Green Lantern) | Hal Jordan (Modern Age) | John Stewart | Guy Gardner | Kyle Rayner | Jade
Supporting Carol Ferris | Kilowog | Katma Tui | Ganthet | Sinestro | Green Lantern Corps | Guardians of the Universe
Miscellanea Green Lantern Publication History | Coast City | Oa | Green Lantern Ring | Starheart | Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum
People Martin Nodell | Bill Finger | John Broome | Gil Kane | Dennis O'Neill | Neal Adams | Steve Englehart | Joe Staton | Ron Marz | Geoff Johns | Dave Gibbons | Ethan Van Sciver | Ivan Reis
Comics All-American Comics | Showcase | Green Lantern Vol 1 | Green Lantern Vol 2 | Green Lantern Vol 3 | Green Lantern Vol 4 | Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 | Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 | Green Lantern Corps Vol 2
Storylines Emerald Dawn | Emerald Twilight | Rebirth | Recharge | Sinestro Corps War | Blackest Night
Animated Super-Friends | Justice League
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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From Lostpedia

English cover of the comic book read by Hurley and Walt

Hurley brought a Spanish translation of a Green Lantern and Flash comic book entitled Green Lantern/Flash: Faster Friends Part One (1997) [1] aboard Oceanic Flight 815. ("Exodus, Part 2") Walt later found this comic amidst the wreckage. ("Pilot, Part 2")

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Polar bear

The polar bear as it appears in the comic ("Pilot, Part 2")("Special")

See main article: Polar bear

The first image we see from the comic, of a rearing Polar bear, is found on page 36 of the comic book. ("Pilot, Part 2") The Polar bear in the comic book is attacking Modern Age Green Lantern while he is tracking Golden Age Green Lantern in the Arctic. Walt's father, Michael, threw the comic book into the fire after questioning him as to where he got it. Soon after, Walt was attacked by a polar bear similar to the one featured in the comic book. ("Special") As a child, Walt had received a gift of a stuffed polar bear from Michael. ("Adrift")

Keyboard and button pushing

Comic book Keyboard and button pushing in Swan Station like interior surroundings. ("Pilot, Part 2")

The next images we see are pages 38-39 in the comic book. The upper left hand panel reveals Alien X's hands typing on a keyboard and pushing a button to clicks and beeps determining the fate of the world. Ironically, in the comic, pushing the button doesn't save the world, but destroys it instead. In the following panel, Golden Age Flash and Green Lantern stand before Alien X (whose cranium is exposed black brain matter and resembles billowing black smoke) in what looks like the Computer room of the Swan Station, but is actually the command center/bridge of Alien X's spaceship. The last panel is from page 39 and shows the Modern Age Green Lantern stepping through a circular hatch door spoiling for a fight. ("Pilot, Part 2")

Prologue

Patient POV on operating table, Doctors wear HAZMAT suits, from comic book. ("Special")

The next time we see the comic book, it shows us the prologue from page one. Framed by Modern Age Green Lantern and Flash, the point of view is from a patient (Alien X) drifting back into consciousness on an operating table. The doctors are wearing some kind of HAZMAT suits and are concerned about atmosphere containment. ("Special")

Operating theater

Comic book image of Alien X on the table in the Operating theater. ("Special")

The following image on page 3 shows the patient, Alien X, on the table in an Operating theater surrounded by laboratory equipment, medical gear and computer monitors. The doctors discuss hiding the patient's cancer from the boss. ("Special")

The Dome and "Castle"

What appears to be a castle on a glass dome in the ocean, from the comic book. ("Special")

On the next page Walt looks at is what appears to be a castle or fortress on top of a giant, glass dome in the middle of the ocean. ("Special") Closer inspection of page 34 reveals it to be the comic book artist's depiction of Alien X's spaceship hidden in the Arctic. "The glass dome in the ocean" is really the main dome of the flying saucer reflecting the surrounding frozen wastelands and the "castle or fortress" are spires housing the spacecraft's command center/bridge. Later, in Season 2, Desmond returns to the Island, telling the survivors that the island is "like a snow globe. There's no way out." ("Live Together, Die Alone")

Translation

The following is the English translation for the comic book pages we see Walt reading:

  • On the page with the Polar bear, (page 36 in the comic) it reads:
Modern Age Green Lantern: (thought bubbles) "Oh. One of those bearskin rugs... with the bear still in it."
Modern Age Green Lantern: "Heh. My... what big teeth you have."
Modern Age Green Lantern: (thought bubbles) "Won't Wally look smug when he finds out I wound up as Polar bear food."
  • The page with dialogue (page 38 in the comic) reads:
Golden Age Flash: "What are you planning to do? What's the harm in telling us that much? We're only puppets to you anyway."
Alien X: "Dying is what I am doing. Because of Gunther and because of you, I am riddled with sickness, But I will share my pain."
Golden Age Green Lantern: "We understand how you must feel. What we did half a century ago, it was wrong, and what's been done to you since is beyond forgiveness. But if someone has to pay for that..."
  • The next page (page 39) reads:
Modern Age Green Lantern: "Hi. We let ourselves in."
  • The Prologue page (page 1) reads:
Doctor #1: (begins unintelligible and unscrambles) "...starting to come out of it."
Doctor #2: "BP and heart rate climbing."
Doctor #1: "Respiration normal, or, you know, normal for him..."
Doctor #2: "Atmosphere reading no containments, we're good."

Alien X page (page 3)reads:

Doctor #2: "Oh no... not even. The geek's his pet project and now he's gonna croak. No way I'm gonna be the one that brings this news."
  • The page with the Spaceship in the Arctic, (page 34) partially glimpsed dialog reads:
Golden Age Green Lantern: "It's exactly the same. It looks just like it did... fifty years ago."

Synopsis

Green Lantern and Flash attacked and defeated a crashed alien known as "Alien X", without checking to see if it was hostile. Realizing their mistake, they hid the ship where it could not be found. Alien X, who had developed cancer as a result of testing at a government lab, escaped fifteen years later. It was not a coincidence when the original Green Lantern and Flash disappeared at the same time. Their wives called on the modern Green Lantern and Flash, who found the ship, but it was blown up by Alien X. The story continues in Faster Friends #2.

Trivia

  • The animated Justice League cartoon, set in the same universe as the comic, featured episodes called "Tabula Rasa" and "Hearts and Minds". These are both Lost episode titles.
  • Many of the Lost writers and production team are professed fans of the comic book genre and/or former/current comic writers themselves.

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This article uses material from the "Green Lantern and Flash: Faster Friends Part One" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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