Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: What "New Guardians" didn't Do

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What "New Guardians" didn't Do

I have to admit, that I was slightly disappointed with the new Green Lantern: New Guardians book.  It's nice that Kyle teamed up with Carol, and it is more than nice that Carol got a new costume.  I was a little surprised to see the Zamarons cozying up to the Guardians, considering they pretty much couldn't stand each other. 

But what rather surprised me, is that there was no new origin for Kyle.  Because quite frankly, his REAL origin doesn't work anymore.  What a shock! 

Presumably Hal was never Parallaxed in this 52 Universe, at least that is my possibly imperfect understanding.  Therefore, why would Ganthet have gone to that alley and picked him?  Although it is certainly implied that Ganthet WAS the one who picked him, by none other than Sayd in the last issue.  Of course, I'm not sure exactly what lead to Guy getting picked by the ring in his new origin either...apparently it just happened to be flying by at the moment.  . Why...we weren't told.

So 'New Guardians" wasn't an origin story at all.  Maybe it is just as well, all things considered.  They could really never top this.

Kyle pictures

So...so adorable.


At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Pete said...

More than implied--it was directly stated. GL:NG started with Ganthet giving him the ring in #1.

From what I remember, the vast majority of the GL history remains intact--while the universe got rebooted, Hal and Bruce both got special treatment due to their writers.

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were distinct differences in Kyle's origin in NG#1, just minor ones. Different location, a stronger endorsement of Kyle's worthiness when he gets the ring, and I honestly think the lack of Alex being mentioned or appearing there means she's been retconned.

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's it been established that Hal's never been Parallaxed? That would neutralize Hal's triumphant return, and I don't think Johns is likely to do that.

– Jack of Spades

At 11:50 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I don't KNOW if Hal as Parallax has been retconned or not. It hasn't been mentioned. At All. But I'm assuming that he wasn't, or that it was vastly different from the real continuity. But who the heck actually knows?

I know that Green Lantern skated through the initial 52 Universe reboot relatively unscathed...it only seems that now they have decided to...tinker with it a bit. Some stuff stays, some stuff is getting glossed over or quietly dropped.


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