I Barely Can Believe This
I've been a bit worried about the distinct lack of Guy Gardner in the new DC following whatever the hell it is that DC is going to be doing after Convergence. Hal has his own book of course. Hal always manages to land on his feet. John, Kilowog and Arisia are in the Corps book, although they will apparently be stranded or something. But no Kyle and no Guy.
My heart is starting to palpitate. I had heard...rumors of something that Giffen and DeMatteis were up to in their Justice League 3000 book, which I had been checking out in a desultory fashion, and only actually started reading after Ice and Fire showed up. Oh, and Ted and Booster. Because frankly, I don't give a crap about the clones of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, or whomever they are supposed to be. I want my Justice Buddies, dammit!
And there...in the Previews, in a picture of the cover...is Guy.
I...I hardly even know how to type this. Guy is Gal again, and dressed in his/her old Green Lantern uniform, and WITH that goddamned haircut...but female now. I don't know how, I don't know why, and I sure as hell wonder what the heck Ice is going to make of all of this. Is it really Guy? Another clone that went awry? A really bad joke?
Having Guy as a woman actually HAS been done before, in the now classic Beau Smith issue waaaay back when, when Guy was running around as Warrior, wearing tattoos and a smile. Dementor turned him into a She-Warrior, and hilarity ensued! It really is a very funny issue, and if you haven't read it, you really ought to try and find a copy lurking in the dollar bins, because it is a hoot. Plus Guy is actually wearing MORE clothes as a woman.
Since this all takes place in the far future, I could actually SEE Guy as Warrior again! That might even make a bit of sense, if they brought back all of the Vuldarian business, which was bizarre, but oddly entertaining. However, I dont' think, that is their intent, so I will have to just wait and see what is actually going on. Knowing those two, I am sure it is going to be...different.
I can't wait.