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  • No - How the heck does a green light constructing ring make white gloves?

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    Default Should Hal have the white gloves in his HBO Max GL costume?

    Should Hal have the white gloves in his HBO Max GL costume?

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    I voted yes because I am for Hal (assuming he's on the show) looking as much like the comics as possible, but really, it's about the overall look moreso than any one element. I think I'd care more about the shape of his mask.

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    Yes. The gloves are there for color contrast. It’s not strictly needed, but it helps the ring pop.

    Heh. Ring pop.

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    I voted yes, but I wouldnt be mad about it. The green cuffs help break it up too.

    Same way I think of the red trunks actually. I'd probably prefer it but don't have strong feelings about it.

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    If they give him a costume relatively close to his comic costume, then yes.

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    They should have ditched them ages ago, across all media.
    Rebirth would have been the perfect opportunity to permanently wipe them away. That spaceship has flown.

    Although I'd prefer them, to the creepy skinless exposed muscle tissue energy suit they used for the movie.
    That was horrendous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    The ring (and light it emanates) pops more against black.


    They should have ditched them ages ago, across all media.
    Rebirth would have been the perfect opportunity to permanently wipe them away. That spaceship has flown.

    Although I'd prefer them, to the creepy skinless exposed muscle tissue energy suit they used for the movie.
    That was horrendous.
    I was about to say, cuz taking the gloves away worked out so well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv86672 View Post
    Yes. The gloves are there for color contrast. It’s not strictly needed, but it helps the ring pop.

    Heh. Ring pop.
    This exactly. The green ring against the white glove makes that ring a center of attention. Especially with as dark as most movies are, the green on greeen or green on black... just blends in too much.

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    I voted for "no," but to be honest I don't really care that much. I like the conceit that the ring makes the uniforms, but aside from the Reynolds movie, it rarely looks like the whole outfit is a construct - and Hal's outfit needed some work in that one, besides.
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    I voted yes but it's not too important really. Now if GL is John I would rather keep the bare hand/green cuffs look. But the green ring would really work with a different contrasting color surrounding it, be it white (skin or glove) or brow skin.

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    May as well ask if there should be any black in his jumpsuit as well. Take logic to the full extreme.

    He should look as much like his comic counterpart as possible. Knowing what characters from both companies have looked authentically close in both mediums there really isn't a reason Hal shouldn't look like Hal.
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    Visually, it really makes the costume pop! Gil Kane knew what he was doing back in the day.

    Of course, as a compromise, there are a whole lot of shades of green...

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    Look at Gil Kane's body of work and you'll see that he's very good at hands. He uses hands to express a lot of what's going on in a scene. The ring has to contrast with the hand, for it to be visiable in a panel, and the hand has to be a light colour so the detailing will show up. Had the hands been gloved in black like the bulk of Hal's costume, it would have been difficult to ink those hands so the details came through.

    The gloves couldn't be green because then the ring wouldn't show up. Other than no gloves and a bare hand, I don't know what other colour they could have used that would work. Also, in the early comics, the highlights on the black part were white (not grey), so the white and the black fit together. If it helps, white was used to represent silver in the comics back then, so if you don't like the gloves being white, then look at them as being silver.

    About the no option--"How the heck does a green light constructing ring make white gloves?"--there's a lot of other stuff we need to know about the science of Green Lantern to answer that.

    I come from a time when Hal's ring could shrink him, enlarge him, make him invisible, allow him to fly. If the only thing that the ring is doing is generating light, how does it make things that are solids? I guess it's using advanced quantum mechanics where the electro-magnetic radiation (what we call light, in this case a wavelength between 495–570 nm.) is creating mass. So it "feels" like a solid. But how would the electro-magnetic radiation allow him to fly? Some kind of gravitational field--no, let's leave gravity out of it, because that's hard to fit with quantum mechanics.

    When we see colours, we're seeing what's reflected to our eye from a surface. So if all the visible light is reflected toward our eye we see white. And if the ring can make Hal fly, then it should be able to push against other elements in the universe to propel him forward--it should be able to push other photons, too. If it pushes all the visible light away in the same direction, then we should see white (or maybe silver, like in a mirror).

    On a TV show, it depends how they're going to do the costume. If it's not C.G.I., it seems a bit fussy to have a ring going over a glove. A bare hand might be the easiest option. But if they use C.G.I., I suppose they could do any kind of effect. Still it's the ring that is green and glows green, so it seems like overkill to make the hands green also.
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    I say give him the gloves they are iconic. That said, I'm okay with it either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    Visually, it really makes the costume pop! Gil Kane knew what he was doing back in the day.
    Yeah:

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    But to me the larger question is the mask - it's strikes me as hard to make that mask look good in live-action, just like Robin's.

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