Monday, November 5, 2007

The Guardians of the Universe ARE good for something

They’re blue, they’re vertically challenged, they’re among the most ancient and powerful beings in the universe, and they like to wear red (even though they’re in charge of an organization that’s, well, green). They’re the Guardians of the Universe, and they’re the head honchos of the Green Lantern Corps. Though a few have been known to show genuine concern and even fondness for the Green Lanterns from time to time, the Guardians are essentially dispassionate beings that instill feelings of disgruntlement in various Corps members. Sometimes those feelings of disgruntlement manifest themselves in, er, interesting ways:

Apparently, Guardians make great personal shields. Still, one has to ask, just what is Hal “Fearless” Jordan doing using someone else as a personal shield? Maybe this was just an early clue that making Hal Jordan angry is a BAD idea. Ya shoulda been taking notes, Guardians.


SallyP said...

I guess that Hal just really really hates birds. So he's basically using a Guardian as an umbrella?

And look! You can see the Guardian's tiny little feet! I don't think I've ever seen their feet before!

Sea_of_Green said...

Not only do the Guardians have feet, they actually wear ruby slippers! Ain't that cute? ;-)

And -- oh, yeah -- the Starlings, Evil Star's nasty little goblin-like minions. There's actually a joke about them being called "Starlings" in Green Lantern #27 (1992):

Hal: "I saw STARLINGS on the beach."
Carol: "And for that you had to send me back to the room? What, you were afraid they'd soil my shirt?"

SallyP said...

Well crap, I should've known that. Wait...doesn't that make using a Guardian as a shield even worse?

Sea_of_Green said...

Ooooooooh, yes! ;-)