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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still More Guy

Now that we've discussed his hair, let's discuss his clothes. Like most superheroes, Guy has managed to have a number of different "looks". His very first costume, was a standard Green Lantern uniform.

Guy Pictures

He looked quite nice in it, but it was fairly generic...it wasn't HIS really, it was just a copy of Hal's.

After he lost the ring, he ran around in a rather ridiculous little number.

Guy pictures

The tight pants are ok, and Lobo's jacket isn't so bad, but the belly shirt was just terrible. Fortunately, Guy did come to his senses, and came up with something a little better, when he was running around with the yellow ring.

Guy pictures

Jean, and cowboy boots, and a jacket aren't a bad combination. It was interesting that he refused to put on "tights" like the rest of the superpeople. Guy may have nice muscles and an amazing ass, but he's modest. Or at least, likes to be comfortable.

Then he lost the yellow ring, and ran off to the Nabba Jungle to drink the Warrior Waters,and somehow ended up in a weird suit of armor...which magically changed after Zero Hour, into this little number, which showed off his manly chest, and had the added advantage of being a whole heck of a lot easier to draw.

Guy pictures

But you just can't beat, the Green Lantern uniform that he came up with on his own, when he was awakened from his coma and brought back into the Green Lantern Corps.

Guy pictures

With only minor modifications, this is the outfit that he wears today, and it's a keeper, in my book. One of Joe Staton's best costume designs, in fact, I think that it's one of the best superhero costume designs. It is fairly simple, but distinctive,and moreover, it is actually something that a real person could wear comfortably. I've always liked the little military stripe down the leg, although I prefer the boots as they are now, and not the ridiculously huge "moon" boots that some artists were saddling him with over the years. Kalinara once pointed out that Guy's outfit looks good on everyone, and she's right.

And unlike the generic Green Lantern costume, (which I also love, don't get me wrong) you know EXACTLY who it is, when you see that collar and that belt.

He may have been braindead when he came up with it, but Guy still had style.


At 6:05 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

In the original Sinestro Corps one-shot, I remember Guy was in a big fight and he had his vest undone and then later gone completely. The full black outfit looked pretty styling on him.

But I like the more refined current version of his outfit, with his gloves and boots mostly flat and not inflated out.

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

I still like the idea that they had the same kind of gag with Guy's boots as the legend of PG's boobs.

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

That was another thing about the whole Emerald Dawn thing that I kind of miss -- the idea that Guy's uniform is based on the robots the Guardians used to keep the Lanterns in line.

Well, we still sorta have those robots -- only now they're Alpha Lanterns -- but they certainly don't look anything like Guy!

At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw somewhere (wish I could remember where) that during Recharge, they considered making Guy's uniform the standard for the Honor Guard. As you say, it looks good on everyone.

-- Jack of Spades

At 12:29 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Actually, now that I think about it, I'd just as soon have Guy be the only one in his outfit. Maybe just because he's such an individualist. But it's still true that it looks good on practically anybody.

And yes, Face, he look smokin' hot in just the black, without the vest.

At 5:27 AM, Blogger GF said...

It was this moment that made me interested in Guy: the Chaykin cover to issue 196.


At 12:13 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

That was indeed a cool cover.

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I saw guy gardner, I was hot for him (sucker for red heads :P ).
I loved his hot body and big boots!


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