Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Hal and Guy, part deux

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Hal and Guy, part deux

I think that we can all agree that Hal and Guy have had an interesting relationship over the years.  I once compared them to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.  I'll leave it up to you, to figure out who is who.  But now I am wondering, if there isn't another comics analogy that I could use. 


Hal is Lucy holding the football, and Guy is Charlie Brown...hoping against hope that THIS time, he can kick the football, and Hal won't leave him holding the bag instead.  This came to me, while reading the most recent issue of Green Lantern Corps, where John yells at Hal for coercing Guy into spying for him, on the Red Lanterns.  I think we can all agree, that it was a pretty terrible idea. 

For one thing, why would Hal feel the need to continue a plot by the Guardians, after it has become abundantly clear, that the Guardians had lost their collective marbles, and were actively trying to rule the Universe by any means possible.  The Red Lanterns had been decimated, and weren't a huge threat to begin with.  Guy had a history with them, and he HATED the Red Ring, almost as much as he loved the Green Lantern Corps.  That's pretty much how he and Hal defeated Krona and rescued the Guardians in the first place.  Guy tried to warn Hal of the consequences of assuming a Red Ring, and Hal chose to ignore him, because it didn't fit in with his plan.  Granted, Hal didn't expect anything to happen to the Blue Lanterns, which were the only ones who could rescue Guy if it all went sideways, but that's still remarkably short-sighted on Hal's part.  Long-Range planning is not Hal's forte. 

Hal told John, that Guy was a Big Boy, and he could look after himself.  And, it's true.  But Hal was the one who placed Guy at risk, and now he's all huffy about it.  Guy was smart enough to wrangle control of sector 2814 away from Hal, although I am pretty sure that somewhere down the line, Hal will try and wrestle it back...because that is what Hal does. 

Still, knowing the dangers full well, and knowing exactly what could happen, Guy was loyal enough to the Corps, to go ahead and do what Hal asked him to do.  And when it all started to get out of hand, he did call on Hal, to come and get him out.  And Hal...let him down.  Again. 

He pulled the football away, just as Guy was going to kick it. 

Which is why I really really enjoy pictures like this.

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Do it Guy!  Hal deserves it!


At 6:45 PM, Blogger Erin S. said...

That's pretty much how I see the Guy/Hal relationship too. It also reminds me a little bit about Batman and his Robins. Every time they get close to having a normal relationship with him the football gets taken away.

At 9:25 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Drama! Need more drama! Because according to Dan Didio, heroes have horrible horrible lives.


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