Aug 22, 2012

Easter Eggs: Mogo Predicted!

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Most Alan Moore fans, as well as Green Lantern fans, know of the short story "Mogo Doesn't Socialize," by Moore and his WATCHMEN co-creator Dave Gibbons. In it, a bounty hunter called Bolphunga the Unrelenting goes to a planet to find and kill the Green Lantern known as Mogo. Eventually he realizes he's in trouble, because Mogo happens to be the entire planet.



"Mogo Doesn't Socialize" was published in GREEN LANTERN #188 in 1985.

Now, in THE COMPLETE ALAN MOORE FUTURE SHOCKS, 2000 AD's collection of Moore's short stories and early work, there's a story by Moore and John Higgins (the colorist of WATCHMEN) entitled "The Bounty Hunters." In it, the hunters are looking for someone named Rogel Dax. As with Bolphunga and Mogo, they don't know what he looks like.

Anyway, one of the hunters says this:


"The Bounty Hunters" was published in 2000 AD prog 253, in 1982, three years before Mogo!

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2 comments:

Bob said...

For that matter, back in 1963, Green Lantern defended himself against attacks from a mysterious foe, only to discover that the attacker wasn't someone on the planet, but the planet itself... and that it wasn't hostile, but only trying to get his attention. See http://www.comics.org/issue/17923/

Bob said...

And while we're on the subject, Mogo wasn't even the first comic book character named Mogo.

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