Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Guy Week Continues

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Guy Week Continues

I do love having a theme, it makes it so much easier to come up with an idea for a blog posting. And I'll do my very best to assure that Hal stays out of the picture. He can be so pushy sometimes.

Guy ipctures

This week is all about Guy. And today, I must touch upon one of his most noted characteristics, at least back in the day. No, it wasn't his temper, immaturity, brashness, crudity or obnoxiousness. It was...his hair.

I do believe that it was John Byrne who gave him that infamous haircut in the Legends mini-series, that eventually led into the JLI. Prior to that, over in the Green Lantern Corps books, he'd been shown with a reasonable short haircut, nothing too fancy, but nothing outrageous either. But somehow, he ended up with that ridiculous bowl or mushroom cut. It certainly did make him stand out in a crowd, as there wasn't anyone ELSE who had their hair cut that way, except possibly Moe from the Three Stooges.

Perhaps without that insane mop of hair, he wouldn't have made such an impression on people. That,along with his...unusual personality traits, made him stand out in a crowd, that was for certain.

Sometimes the hair didn't look too bad. Adam Hughes always made it look pretty good.

Guy and ice

Others...not so much.

Guy pictures

Then after he lost the ring, and got his Vuldarian powers, he seemed to come to his senses and cut the hair. Once when he was roaming around in outer space, he even had it all long, and rockstar looking.

Guy pictures

He decided it wasn't for him, and whacked it off himself, without a mirror. There is a simply charming scene in a subsequent issue of Warrior, where he's returned and Rita decides to give him a real haircut. There are some hilarious scenes of some of her versions, with a 70's porn mustache and Elvis hair, but fortunately, sanity wins out, and he comes out of it with a nice short, but attractive hairstyle.

Then he became a Green Lantern again, and changed it a bit, cutting it very short on the sides, but with a bit of a brushcut on the top.

Gyy pictues

I have to say that I like this one. It seems to suit him.

I find it rather interesting that ALL of the Green Lanterns, seem to experiment with their hair a bit, Kyle changes his everytime he changes his underwear, it seems, Guy has tried different things, John has gone from an afro to the shorter cut, even Hal grew it out for a while, although he does seem to cling to that casual lock on his forehead. Other superheroes seem to be fairly stagnant when it comes to changing their look, although everyone seemed to go through the "mullet" stage there for a while. Thank goodness THAT'S over.

So...favorite hair for Guy?


At 7:10 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

My favorite is the current cut, hands down.

The bowl cut itself is only bad when drawn by people who obviously don't know how to draw them (which is nearly everyone). Drawn by Hughes it was beautiful. By McKone it wasn't beautiful, but it was charmingly quirky and fit with the way he drew Guy's face. Most artists just drop a vaguely bowl shape on his head and don't bother to make it look like it belongs there.

At 4:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the current cut a lot, but, as a kid, and even older, I absolutely loved the bowl cut! He looked all middle-agey to me, and I was very much into it back then.
Like a modern knight...

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Oh, his current cut, most definitely. As you said, it suits him!

At 1:05 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

You're right, Duskdog, when drawn correctly, the old bowl cut was rather charming, but it was very seldom drawn correctly. Although I will admit, that I liked M.D.Bright's version, because he made it longer and a little floppier.

His hair as Warrior was nice, once he actually got it cut, it was a little longer than the current version. But yeah, I like the present "do" the best.

It DOES seem to suit him. I'm also rather glad that they are giving Kyle his old floppy hair back. I just LOVE floppy hair.


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