03 April 2008


Mogo. A sentient planet. Also a member of the Green Lantern Corp. He has the ring and everything. (scans too small? click on them)

When not playing host to a death match between two Supermen...

...or help save fellow heroes from crashing and burning...

...Mogo is getting harassed by a planet killer from the Sinestro Corp

But Mogo first appeared in a short 6-page story written by Alan Moore in Green Lantern #188 back in 1985. It was a typical Moore sci-fi short story with a twist at the end, something which he used to do a lot when he was writing for the British sci-fi comic, 2000AD.

Sure, we all know who Mogo is now. But back then, 12-year old Khairul H. was just as stumped as this bozo. I knew Alan Moore would pull a Twilight Zone-style twist but what? what?

Holy schnike! I did not see that one coming back in '85! Mogo is the planet?! Well, I never! I still regard this as one of my favourite stories in comics. This and other Alan Moore classics are collected in DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore. Grab a copy. You won't regret it.

Scans from Infinite Crisis, 52 vol. 4, Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War vol. 1 and DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Keith Giffen, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Patrick Gleason and a whole lot of other folks.

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