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From the 2011 Paper Mill Playhouse production of Newsies that preceded the Broadway run, some material that was cut or altered prior to NY.  First, Pulitzer (John Dossett) and friends in The News Is Getting Better; second, Don’t Come a Knocking, with Medda played by Helen Anker, who did not go on to Broadway; and finally a second-act duet for Jack (Jeremy Jordan) and Katherine (Kara Lindsay) Then I See You Again, replaced for Broadway with Something to Believe In.

They fell asleep watching cartoons. On VHS, of course. You gotta play it oldschool. 

Anyone who follows my personal blog knows that I have a lot of feelings about Hal Jordan. While Tumblr continues to cry about Lian Harper being retconned, I’ll just sit here crying about Helen Jordan getting retconned. This girl was the best thing that happened to Hal since he joined the Corps, and her psychic abilities were promising to turn her into an interesting hero of her own. I’ll forever side-eye Geoff Johns for throwing their (incredibly cute) dynamics out the window and for brushing aside all the work and development DeMatteis and other writers put into Hal’s personality while simultaneously retconning important aspects of the character. 

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guys go read Hal’s run as the Spectre it’s fucking adorable and beautiful and honestly one of the most hopeful comics ever and i totally did not expect that from a title about punishment and vengeance and holy murder. He meets Santa at one point. Hal is confused a lot. It’s great.

This issue in particular was just pure fluff. The Wrath of God Himself hosting a birthday party for his niece. Legend.

(The Spectre (2001) #24)