What is it about Oberon?
Yeah, what IS it about Oberon anyway, and isn't that the most random statment that you've read today? I don't even know why I was thinking about Oberon. It isn't as though he has an apostrophe in his name or anything like G'nort. I just happen to like him, that's all.
I don't have a lot of scans featuring Oberon, but I did like this one, by the inimitable Kevin Maguire. Now that Scott and Barda are alive again, perhaps we can get Oberon back. The last time that I actually saw Oberon, was in the Green Arrow/Black Canary wedding drawn by Amanda Connor, and there he is, right in the front. So, to the best of my knowledge, Oberon is still breathing. He's just been...resting.
What really started this train of thought, was I was wondering about the way that Guy and Oberon used to interact back in the good ol' JLI. The very first time that they met, Oberon introduced himself, and Guy promptly called him "Sneezy" and wondered where the rest of the seven dwarfs were. Needless to say, this did not go over well. They always had a bit of a history of bickering at each other, but heck, Guy bickered with everyone, so that's not unnusual. I did however, get the impression, that Guy actually...sort of...kinda....LIKED Oberon. A little bit. A teensy tiny little bit. Not that he'd ever admit it of course. I can understand that attitude, Oberon may have been short,but he was certainly charming.
And finally, it came to me. I think that to Guy, Oberon looks a little bit like a non-blue Guardian. I've always had the impression that Guy has a love/hate relationship with the Guardians anyway. He loves being a Lantern, but he doesn't appreciate jumping through their hoops, although he seems to have a grudging respect for Ganthet.
But sheesh, just look at him! He's got the bald head, the fringe of white hair, and he's short. Very short. Slap a pair of red pajamas on him, and paint him blue, and he looks like Appa Ali Apsa! Another Guardian that Guy had a tempestuous relationship with.
I don't know if this revelation is suddenly earth-shaking or anything, but still...it's a little bit interesting. What it really boils down to, is that it's snowing out, and I don't have the foggiest idea of what to blog about, so I'm really reaching deep and pulling this out of my ass.
And speaking of reaching, here's a picture of Hal wearing a poncho! Enjoy!
Talk about non-sequiteurs!