Giving Guy Gardner His Physically Abusive Father Back Again (SPOILERS)

Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, suffered at the hands of an abusive drunkard father, when he was young.

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And a mother who ignored it all… 
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That changed for the New 52 relaunch. And Guy Gardner had a less cartoony, more nuanced relationship with his ex-cop father.

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Rather than physical abuse, it seemed far more about mental abuse. Bullying with words, with attitude, with expectations. The drink was still there but fists were no longer raised.

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Well, today in Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps, on a faraway planet, Guy Gardner has cause to remember his father again. And it's back to the original version rather than the New 52 reboot version.

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Why Dr Manhattan felt he had to change this aspect of Guy's life in the New 52 reboot, and in the DC Rebirth, we do not yet know…

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Ooh, he knocked an eye out.

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Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #16 by Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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