Sunday, April 28, 2019

Captain America and The Manhattan Guardian



I quite liked this more modern take on The Guardian by Grant Morrison in DC's Seven Soldiers event several years back, and it's too bad we haven't seen very much of him since then.  Like the new Shining Knight and The Bulleteer from that same events, there have been a few cameos but nobody has really continued upon the groundwork that Morrison laid down with these new characters, and I think that's a missed opportunity.

Cap crossed paths with the original Guardian back in STF #69 and STF #790... 

10 comments:

Carycomic said...

Trust me, Ross. You are--quite literally--missing nothing! I read that series, too. And I was utterly disappointed in it.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree. Remember; this is the same Morrison who chose to revise Kid Eternity's origin by gratuitously making his grandfather into a pedophile!

det_Tobor said...

Ross, have you seen Jimmy Olsen on Supergirl being the Guardian? It was interesting.

And would it be too ironic to include Archie's superhero : Shield?
Has Cap met Fighting American?

Simreeve said...

Morrison meant Bulleteer to retire from heroing at the end of 'Seven Soldiers' anyway...

BigMike20X6 said...

I'd love to see a followup where Guardian goes to Europe and teams up with Russia's Red Guardian (from Marvel's Soviet Super Soldiers)

Anonymous said...

I've got to say, the Manhattan Guardian sounds like a newspaper, not a superhero.

And is it just me, or does Captain America look like he is stretching, Reed Richards style, in this image?

Sean Michael Henry said...
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Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"I've got to say, the Manhattan Guardian sounds like a newspaper, not a superhero."

It was a newspaper: They bought the rights to the 'Guardian' name & costume from Project Cadmus to have their own 'superhero' as an advertising stunt. (Also, maybe, because their boss foresaw the actual need for one...)

Anonymous said...

That always struck me as making as much sense as the Green Hornet changing his pseudonym to the Daily Sentinel.

Anonymous said...

Which, of course, is to say "No sense at all!"

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