Where would we be as people, and indeed as a civilization without friends. It's such a simple, yet complex relationship between one or more people, and yet some friendships more so than others, tend to define our very lives.
And in comics, as in real life, the same can also be said.
Who can forget the many examples of legendary bro/sister-ships in the imaginary world of comics such as:
-Batman and Superman
-Supergirl and Batgirl
-Iron Man and Captain America
-Milk and Cheese
-Spider-Man and The Human Torch
And there's plenty more, but you get the picture. And yet, so few of these friendships(other than the some of the ones I just mentioned) actually inspired a series or mini-series devoted to those pairings.
But one bromance did, and Mark Waid wrote about in late 1999.
Issue five's plot is truly SA at it's best, playing off the funny retro cover, It's Hal's turn to be jealous as his bosses, the Guardians(back before they were murderous dicks, as opposed to just you know regular boss dicks. Yeah that did not come out right:) contact Flash to help them defeat a mysterious alien energy force that's killing any Green Lantern who comes in contact with it left and right.
It's another fun issue, that explores and hammer's out the trust issues between these two that sometimes comes up, especially in inopportune times, like oh say right in the middle of a battle with a killer energy source.
The identity of the killer source is revealed(and it makes sense of you know who Hal's then arch-nemesis was) and all's right with the world again. Until the next issue.