Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: One Heckuva Weekend!

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

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Monday, October 01, 2012

One Heckuva Weekend!

Ah, Monday.  I did not want to go to work today, but that may be because I had a REALLY nice weekend.  Even though it was gloomy and chilly.  My sweet Baboo managed to score tickets to Limerock for the Rolex Championships this past Friday and Saturday, and it was lovely.  Nothing like watching sports cars spin out on the esses in the rain, while chomping on hors d' ovres and drinking Microbrews in the Clubhouse. 

And then, they had the first episode of the new Green Lantern Animated series on the Cartoon Chanel this past Saturday, and it was...GREAT!  It had Guy Gardner in it!  Oh frabjous Day!  Diedrich Baeder, who did the voice of Batman in the Brave and the Bold (God, I miss that show) did a simply superb job of voicing Guy.  It was also funny as all heck. 

Hal shows up back on earth after saving the Universe from the Red Lanterns and is in a bit of a snit because the world kept turning without him, and nobody KNOWS that he saved the Universe.  He meets with Carol, who is both happy and confused about what to do with their relationship, and files off to save a giant construction crane from plummeting, and just as he is about to save the day, another green glowing fist shows up! 

What the? 

Well, while he was off in space, doing his thing with Kilowog, Razer and Aia, somebody had to patrol his sector, so the Guardians picked Guy, who has been doing a bang up job!  Hal is not a happy about this as you might expect.  The really hilarious part, is when he calls up Oa to complain, and the Guardians are snotty to him, but just pleased as punch to see Guy.  Same thing with Salaak later on. 

None of this is actually canon of course, but I can put aside my passion for continuity, because it was just so much fun.  Guy and Hal fight some Manhunters, when they aren't fighting with each other, and then Hal misses his date with Carol...naturally, and finally goes off to Oa, where to his surprise, he is created as an Honor Guard. 

Which did surprise me, since Hal was the only one of Earth's Lanterns who WASN'T an Honor Guard.  But after a bit of gobbling and gasping, I realized that for the purposes of the cartoon...it works. 

But damn...Guy looks and sounds fabulous. 

Young Justice wasn't terrible either.  It had Jaime and Bart in it!  And the real Roy, who is now Arsenal, and gosh, but Ollie is a jerk. 

I hope that you all had a lovely lovely weekend. 


At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy seemed awfully two-faced, going on about what jerks the Guardians are and then being all buddy-buddy with "the Apster". But I did like the football fan vs. baseball fan bit. I hope we haven't seen the last of him.

– Jack of Spades

At 12:06 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well...Guy has never been shy about his feelings for the Guardians. It is also possible that he was yanking Hal's chain a bit.

I believe he's supposed to be making appearances all season long! Huzzah!


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