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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Guy and his Gnort

In Green Lantern, vol.III, from issue 9-12, was one of my favorite story lines, the aforementioned "A Guy and his Gnort" Written by Gerard Jones, with art by Joe Staton, it was a welcome bit of comedy relief after all the sturm und drang of the previous episodes.

After the death of the Old Timer, the Guardians have returned and are in the process of fixing the battery and want to reassemble the Corps. In the meantime, Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Guy Gardner are stuck on Oa, waiting for the Guardians to figure out what to do. There are three positions open at the moment, one as the Green Lantern of sector 2814, one watching over the mosaic and Oa, and the third as a recruiter for the Corps.

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Yes, John DOES like Streisand, and one can only assume that Guy has a lovely singing voice. Finally the little blue munchkins show up and assign John to Oa, which they all pretty much expected. Hal is taking it for granted that he is going to be assigned to Earth, when he is stunned by the appointment as recruiter. Guy thinks this is hilarious, and then it finally hits him, that HE is the Green Lantern for Earth. He practically does a happy dance, while Hal is busy stuttering. There then follows this delightful bit of dialogue:

Guy says; "You're not blaming ME for this, are you Jordan? I mean, no hard feelings, right?"

Hal points his finger in Guy's face and replies; "None yet. But if I come back and discover Earth's been reduced to a smoking lifeless cinder, I'm gonna be pretty annoyed."

Guy smirks and says; "No chance, dude. This is a new golden age for Mankind, startin' right now!"

Hal turns to John. "I'll be sure to mark it on my calendar."

See? See? They didn't ALWAYS fight! Actually, the three of them are beginning to develop a certain amount of cameraderie, which I became rather fond of.

Guy goes back to Earth, and tries to tell everyone in the Justice League, that yes, he is the one TRUE Green Lantern of Earth. Of course, nobody believes him. Guy is getting more and more frustrated, so he goes out to bust some heads and save the world. And...he runs into none other than...Gnort. For those of you who aren't familiar with Gnort, he is a canine Green Lantern with a serious crush on Guy, who naturally welcomes him by punching him right in the nose. Gnort isn't put off by this in the least, and follows Guy around...well like a puppy. Guy is trying to help some natives on a polynesian island from an erupting volcano and has things pretty much under control, when Gnort screws it all up. Guy is on his very last nerve, and finally calls up one of the Guardians so that they will get Gnort out of his hair. The Guardian would be more than happy to do this, but he's never SEEN Gnort before and has no idea who the heck he is, which leads them to the realization that something odd is going on, and that Guy had better look into it. So, Guy and Gnort fly off into the sunset, and thus endeth part one.

3 Comments:

At 3:53 AM, Blogger Ragnell said...

John is SUCH a nerd.

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Hey, John was a metrosexual BEFORE Kyle!

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Elliot said...

Of course Guy is the one singing along to the show tunes...

 

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