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    Quote Originally Posted by j9ac9k View Post
    I remember the Malthusians experiencing that overpopulation problem, then Appa Ali Apsa was doing humanitarian work there before going nuts ... but were they on Oa? I'm fuzzy on this. Why was Oa always depicted as having these giant cities when all we ever saw were Guardians and some GL's (who really should have been in their own sectors instead of hanging out on Oa) Was the rest of the planet just barren? Who were in these cities anyway?
    And what about Salaak? Does he have a sector? He seems to never leave Oa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    And Jurgens only changed it from Mogo to New Oa to accommodate Morrison

    Personally, I prefer Mogo as a separate entity rather than just being the GLCorps HQ. Since it's already been established that Oa can be reconstructed from the last time it was destroyed during the 1990s, it wouldn't make much sense to not rebuilt Oa once again.
    I like having an Oa and a Mogo separate too. And I very much doubt that Morrison read a single page of Venditti's run or the issues Jurgens did, so I doubt anything would be referenced. I have a feeling in Morrison's script, he just called it Oa and editorial had to step in and add the word "new" to keep at least a shred of continuity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silly View Post
    And what about Salaak? Does he have a sector? He seems to never leave Oa.
    I'm sure someone replaced him in his sector since he was given a specific job with the Guardians on Oa. Similarly, the Honor Guard and that guy who oversees the crypt don't have sectors to patrol anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j9ac9k View Post
    I remember the Malthusians experiencing that overpopulation problem, then Appa Ali Apsa was doing humanitarian work there before going nuts ... but were they on Oa? I'm fuzzy on this. Why was Oa always depicted as having these giant cities when all we ever saw were Guardians and some GL's (who really should have been in their own sectors instead of hanging out on Oa) Was the rest of the planet just barren? Who were in these cities anyway?
    The Malthusians (with all the overpopulation issues) were on Maltus. Why they never sent more of their population to Oa is an open question.

    And yes, why there are tremendous city-scapes on the modern renderings of Oa is something of a mystery. Pre-Emerald Twilight, Oa was traditionally drawn as a mostly-barren planet with a few really cool buildings to house the Guardians, their Sciencells, the Battery and whatnot. Which makes sense, when you think about it, 'cause what does Oa really need to run the Corps?

    - Housing for 36 Guardians.
    - Training facilities for 7200 GL's.
    - The Battery.
    - Some diplomatic/meeting structures.
    - A few "Control Center" buildings.
    - MAYBE housing for the GL's, but they're not really supposed to live there.
    - A big sophisticated prison for all the space criminals that can't be housed anywhere else.
    - The Book of Oa.
    - A big ol' meeting area for those allegedly rare occasions when all the GL's gather.

    Seriously, even with all the sci-fi comic book goofiness that goes on there, it's hard to fathom that the whole place would be larger than, say, Stockton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j9ac9k View Post
    I'm sure someone replaced him in his sector since he was given a specific job with the Guardians on Oa. Similarly, the Honor Guard and that guy who oversees the crypt don't have sectors to patrol anymore.
    i think his name is morro....


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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryComicBookNerd View Post
    I like having an Oa and a Mogo separate too. And I very much doubt that Morrison read a single page of Venditti's run or the issues Jurgens did, so I doubt anything would be referenced. I have a feeling in Morrison's script, he just called it Oa and editorial had to step in and add the word "new" to keep at least a shred of continuity.
    Morrison knew Venditti had used The Controllers and the Darkstars, which made him alter his original plans to use them, so he is certainly aware of what was going on in the run prior to his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    Morrison knew Venditti had used The Controllers and the Darkstars, which made him alter his original plans to use them, so he is certainly aware of what was going on in the run prior to his.
    Yes, but was he aware because he read the comics or was it because he submitted his idea and editorial said he had to change it? It's not like it's a huge slam on Venditti though. These days it seems like the last thing a new creative team wants to do when taking over is continuing the prior writer's stories. The way Venditti started his GL run, you might scratch your head and wonder if he ever read any of the Johns comics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryComicBookNerd View Post
    Yes, but was he aware because he read the comics or was it because he submitted his idea and editorial said he had to change it?
    You really think editorial is going to try and interfere with Morrison like that? Most editors seems to let him do what he wants and get out of his way.

    I think he clearly did some research before taking the job and that probably meant reading a lot of comic books including recent ones.

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