Actually rather nice to see the "real" Alan Scott again. The only "nitpick" that I would have is that his ring should resemble a train lantern instead of the standard GL design of the Silver age. glcorps.dcuguide.com/images/ri…
Considering he was created in the 1940's this is probably one of the cooler looking costumes of that time. One of the few characters not to fall under the redesign and redesign again curse. Any changes made to his appearance were done so for a legit story line and not just a sudden impulse to mix things up. Even then after the story arc was finished it was back to the original design. Dorky or not, He was the first GL and will always be one of my favs.
Actually I've been studying the costumes of the 1940s, and some of them were very good and looked like they could've been from our era. And I'm not sure who came first, but his costume looks very much like those of 2 other lost superheroes of the time. I think one was Lash Lightning, and the other was Atlas...I'm not sure though. The sandle thing and clashing colors must've been popular at some point or they just blatantly copied. *shrugs*
Lash first appeared June 1940 While Alan Scott appeared July 1940. Back then its was pretty common for different comic companies to created characters similar to other popular characters in hopes attracting readers.
A prime example would be Captain marvel and Superman. Even though their costumes and origins are vastly different there was still enough similarities to allow DC to place a law suit over the character.
Whether DC (back then national Comics) copied some ideas from the Lash Lightning character I have no idea. Creativity was kinda weird back then. Comics back then had at times as many as ten or more different stories in one issue for each character, but every story in that issue all seemed to follow a similar theme. Almost like the editor said " ok this months theme is this, now everyone write a story for their characters based around this theme." makes reading some of the old comics kinda boring after awhile.