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Subj: Re: The Curious Case of the Vuldarian Guy...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 at 12:11:41 am EDT (Viewed 237 times)
Reply Subj: The Curious Case of the Vuldarian Guy...
Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 at 12:52:29 pm EDT (Viewed 221 times)

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Take a look at Brian Cronin's Comicbook Legends for the insider story on how and why losing his Yellow Power Ring and Semi-Lantern status should have sent Guy Gardner down a very different path to the one we actually got presented to us, and what his writer Beau Smith thought of it all...


"Guy would find out that there was a reason why he has always been drawn to being a hero. Why the blue boys of Oa picked him, why he always insisted he was the only true Green Lantern. The reason… like salmon do whatever they have to do to get back up stream to.. Guy had to be a hero. Guy was the last of his kind."


Vuldarian Guy Gardner was entirely a creation of the early 1990's school of design excess and machismo, but love it or hate the series Beau Smith did serve Guy quite well, and the version we have today does owe a debt to the character work laid down by Smith in that ever changing series.

An Interesting article to read. \(yes\)








Speaking of different paths, I don't think Guy ever predicted what would eventually happen to him. *Points at scan then laughs*

In all seriousness, thanks for the article. Although Guy isn't, and never will be, one of my favorite characters, I did prefer him as a Vuldarian over being a Green Lantern. Being a Vuldarian gave Guy his own unique identity.






It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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