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.


And a mother who ignored it all… 

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


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.

p0_6 But no hugs.p0_7

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.


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…


Ooh, he knocked an eye out.


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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