Love Guy Gardener...anybody who can talk back to Batman, get dropped with one punch, and still talk a big game is all right in my book...
Think my dentist was from Abu Ghraib. Why do you hate America?
YAY! Guy is one of my DC Favs!
Guy Gardner rules. I have a ton of old GL comics from the 70s and 80s that feature him. Let me know if you need scans.
I hope this somehow includes "A Guy And His G'Nort."
"I Bite." He said it. I didn't.
PHSChemGuy said... Love Guy Gardener...anybody who can talk back to Batman, get dropped with one punch, and still talk a big game is all right in my book...That's a good one, but when it comes to talking shit to Batman, it's hard to top the guy that talked shit about kicking Batman's ass after he'd previously kicked Batman's ass. Yes, I'm talking about the 100% pure awesomeness that is Ben Turner. Any chance of a Bronze Tiger post, Dave?
Guy Gardner? Uuugggghhhh! Guy gets all the press.Where's Hawkman week? WHERE?!?
"Recovering from painful dental procedure. Think my dentist was from Abu Ghraib."Oh, and here I thought those were Maplethorpe photos on his wall.
Oh Dave, you know the way to a woman's heart. Guy is just so...dreamy.
But really, isn't every week Guy Gardner Week?
Dave, sorry to hear that you are currently your own "THE PAIN" graphic. Hope you feel better soon.And methinks sallyp has a thing for redheads. :)
Aww! Guy Gardner Week?I don't know anything about Guy Gardner! Or Bronze Tiger..He's not even in the DC Encyclopedia!)When are you going to run a Bat-Mite week so I can join in the fun?
Yeah, I'm with the GL-know-nothings on this one. Do we get a crash course on Guy for starters?
I say we all get bowlcuts!And by "we" I mean, "everyone but me".
Dan Coyle said... I say we all get bowlcuts!And by "we" I mean, "everyone but me".Dan Coyle, I think you have a future in upper management. No offense intended. :)
I don't know anything about Guy Gardner! Or Bronze Tiger..He's not even in the DC Encyclopedia! Not being aware of Guy Gardner is acceptable, he's a tool, but Bronze Tiger? You're a philistine who should not be allowed on a comics blog! All hail Ben Turner!
Is Bronze Tiger the world's first furry?
Is Bronze Tiger the world's first furry?OMG, I never even thought of his costume that way. Wildcat had him beat by at least a generation, though. Ted Grant, you old devil.
What procedure did you have done? I have been avoiding dental work for over ten years now so I know that I am over due!!! BTW I have a passing knowledge of Guy Garder, and I think he is kinda lame, in concept. Of course, not as lame as avoiding dental care for more than 10 years.
I just checked out the wiki on Bronze Tiger: He was something of a dick, wasn't he?
I just checked out the wiki on Bronze Tiger: He was something of a dick, wasn't he?Well, yes and no. It's kind of complicated, as you can tell from the Wiki bio. Basically he had a pretty messed-up background: a lot of pent-up anger coupled with an extreme natural aptitude for violence. When you kill your first man at like 13 (trying to defend his Mom), nothing good tends to come of it. Studying the martial arts was an attempt to channel and control that anger, but that just made him more deadly too. And from that point on, how good or bad he was pretty much depended on whether he had his rage under control or not. When he didn't, hell yes he was a dick. But he was cool as hell when he had his shit together.Of course, the whole getting brainwashed by assassins thing didn't exactly help any. (It seldom does, in my experience.) He did plenty of terrible things during that period, but he was rescued and got deprogrammed, and that's when he started working with the Suicide Squad. (In the greatly missed Suicide Squad series in the late 80s/early 90s, which is the main source that we know him from. Dave's done at least one post about it, if you search the Archives.) That book was 8 kinds of awesome, and he was part of that awesomeness.Basically Bronze Tiger is one of the best non-superpowered martial artists in the DC universe, a guy that's so good it almost is a superpower, and who can take on people with powers and still be effective. Personally--and I'm sure not everybody will agree with me on this--I'd say that in terms of martial arts skill he is definitely at least a smidgen better than Batman. Not just because he's beaten Batman, which he has, but because hand-to-hand combat is pretty much all he does. Batman could be that good if he took the time, but he's too busy being world-class at a hundred other disciplines too, and there are only so many hours in the day. Of course the fact that the Bat has all those other tricks to fall back on means that there aren't any guarantees as far as the outcome of a fight between them. But if it were just a question of martial arts ability, my money would be on Ben Turner. By a hair.
ah yes guy gardner. a role model for all young peoples.
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