How did a Simpsons joke become Canon in a Green Lantern crossover?


In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, find out how a Simpsons joke was later adapted into a true Green Lantern crossover.

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COMIC LEGEND:

Green Lantern crossover codified sound effects joke made in The Simpsons movie

STATUS:

True

In 2007, The Simpsons Movie came out and was a big hit.



At the start of the movie, Grandpa Simpson begins to have some sort of seizure during church services and he shouts out what sounds like a prophecy, including the phrases a “twisted tail”, “thousand eyes”, “trapped forever” and “Eeeepa.” It turned out that Grandpa really predicted the events of the film (which led to near-disaster for Springfield) but at the time, only Marge Simpson really believed that was the case. .

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The first thing she needed to do was acquire a copy of a video that Comic Book Guy made of Grandpa panicking in church. So Marge visits Comic Book Guy and trades some of her pregnancy pants in exchange for the video. After watching it again, Marge wonders what “Eeeepa” could possibly mean. Comic Book Guy then theorizes, “I believe that’s the sound that Green Lantern made, when Sinestro threw it in a vat of acid.”

When Marge returns home, she learns that Homer has adopted a pig (it was in a recent Krusty the Clown commercial and had to be slaughtered before Homer adopted him) and she realizes that this is the “twisted tail”. Later, Homer accidentally contaminates Lake Springfield and when a squirrel jumps into the water to avoid a raccoon he emerges having been mutated so he now has a thousand eyes (the next part of the prophecy) and then l The Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA, hence “Eeeepa”) appears and determines that Springfield is locked in a giant globe to seal it off from the rest of the country (“trapped forever”). The Simpsons escape, however, and end up saving Springfield from the Dome (and the subsequent bomb intended to destroy the entire city as an EPA side plan).


The movie was released in July 2007 and somehow, even before the end of this year, the Green Lantern comic responded!

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November 2007 The Green Lantern # 25 was the oversized finale of the epic Sinestro Corps War storyline (recently voted one of the 100 Best Comic Book Storylines of All Time by CBR voters!) …



and the final battle took place on Earth in Coast City, where Sinestro faces off against Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner, whose rings have been drained of their powers by the evil manhunters …



This sequence was handled by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, with inks by Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira or Ivan Reis himself. Moose Baumann and Rod Reis colored the book (although I think Baumann may have just colored the sequences drawn by Ethan Van Sciver in the book) and Rob Leigh did the lettering.


The now helpless Hal and Kyle must dodge Sinestro’s evil attack just with their own cunning and as they jump out of a building before Sinestro destroys it, the sound effect is, you guessed it. . “Eeepa!”



Very cute stuff. It’s not a vat of acid, but since Hal and Kyle were powerless back then, a vat of acid likely would have ended the series, so all is well.

Thanks to Johns, Reis, Albert, Ferreira, Baumann, Reis and Leigh for the very clever Easter egg! And this comic came out just four months later The Simpsons Movie! It’s a QUICK turnaround for a joke like that!

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