When did you first become aware of a character existing in comics? I mean, we all kinda find ourselves “knowing” Superman, Batman, and even Wonder Woman fairly early on. As being DC’s “holy trinity” they are easily the most recognizable characters in popular culture.
But when did you learn about the others. Was it as far back as a Super Friends episode? Was it a Comic you just happened to read one time at your friend’s house?
What’s your Secret Origins with characters like Flash, Green Lantern, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman…or maybe some other character that doesn’t usually enter the general “water cooler” talk.
I’ll go first. When I was a kid I remembered this one Episode of Super Friends (Outlaws of Orion) that featured Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. the Four heroes were captured by space cowboys bounty hunters. Eventually our heroes triumph as was always the case in those days. However, the stand out image from that episode was the end where Green Lantern suddenly caused a two-gun gunbelt to appear and he quickdraw twin laser pistols and fired them directly at the camera’s POV. I always thought that was the coolest thing. and as a result, GL (Hal) was the only Super Powers figure I had during the 80’s. When I started reading DC Comics seriously in the late 80’s-early 90’s Green lantern was the next title I picked up after the Batman titles