Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sometimes I'm torn.
So, on the one hand, there are the above panels from Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti's Red Lanterns #22, in which is former Green Lantern Guy Gardner, who has recently become a Red Lantern and adopted a terrible new costume as per New 52 regulations, meets Red Lantern Zilius Zox.
Zox is a being from a planet where the predominant lifeform are guys with giant, spherical heads with arms and legs attached.
Guy worked with a similar being in the Green Lantern Corps for pretty much his entire superheroic career (The Internet tells me his name was Galius Zed, but I always just called him The Guy Who's Just a Giant Head with Arms and Legs), but here appears to have never seen one of these guys. And he then refers to him as a "testicle with teeth."
Gross. And crass. And juvenile.
But then, on the other hand, the very same issue of the very same comic has this panel in it: