Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Thing and Guy Gardner



Here's another character that would fit right in with The Thing's poker nights. I got a kick out of Guy when he was first brought back and became one of the headliners of the revamped Justice League comic. I loved his personality which set him apart from so many other heroes. For a while though, writers began to focus on his more boorish aspects and he started to become a little too unlikeable. On top of that, his changing status quo (losing the ring, becoming half-alien, wearing garish armor, etc.) made it tough to stay invested in him as a character. Fortunately Geoff Johns and others did a nice job of bringing him back to the Guy we all liked - a brash yet heroic Green Lantern. I think he has one of the best GL costume designs as well.

This cover took a lot of futzing with because there was a lot of clutter on the original MTIO cover that I had to clean up. It's what you don't see in the final product that seems to take the longest with these things! I am happy with the results though, Guy's pose worked out better than I had hoped.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

shoulda changed the soda into a beer.

Ross said...

Looks like a lager from the tap to me!

Rol said...

I'm not a GL fan, but I was hoping you'd do Guy next - I loved him in JLI, so it was good to see you referencing that. And this is one of my favourite old Two In One covers too. Thanks.

notintheface said...

Ben and Guy are both much smarter than people think they are. They would bond nicely.

Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

Great job! Looks seamless.

LEEE777 said...

Guy Gardner FTW!

Awesome covers as ever, yeah cant beat a bit of Guy! ;P

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