Green Lantern and Cyborg Make Social Distancing Work, Finally

Last month, DC Comics ran a social distancing message with Bruce Wayne and his son Damian Wayne which seemed rather cold since they were family. And may even live in the same mansion. Two weeks ago saw a version featuring Superman and Wonder Woman raising even more interesting questions as Clark gets caught up in Diana's lasso of truth. But had he disinfected his hands? Did Diana have to disinfect it afterwards? And what questions would Wonder Woman ask Superman right now, and were they planning to knock Batman off his Batbike. Last week saw Plastic Man break social distancing rules with the Flash, while trying to enforce them. We pointed out that the Flash should be able to run faster than any virus, but the shockwaves generated by his speed may make him a super spreader, so six feet wouldn't do it. But also, by performing this action, Plastic Man was himself breaking social distancing because his arm is a part of him and anyway, the coronavirus loves a plastic surface.

 

This week's comics sees Cyborg and Green Lantern – Hal Jordan – demonstrate correct social distancing, courtesy of Hal Jordan's Power Ring and Cyborg's raised thumbs. But given current global concerns, it seems a little unfortunate to have chosen this pair. Also, Hal Jordan's face mask should be lower, and Cyborg could also extend his cyborg face elements to cover his face and nose, surely? A least he doesn't say 'Booyah'…

Green Lantern and Cyborg Make Social Distancing Work But Should They?

Previous messages have also encouraged DC Comics readers to stay in their Fortress Of Solitude or in their Batcave, without considering that many of their readers may not have such huge ice crystalline structures in the Bermuda Triangle, or large subterranean cave dwellings beneath some of the most expensive real estate in Gotham, funded by a hundred billion dollar Wayne foundation.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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