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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Good. Guy is quickly becoming my favourite thing about the DC universe.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2011
    And try not calling people "the retarded" or "retards"

    It'll make you look like less of a shithead

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I always thought of Guy's personality as being more in line with a gym teacher.

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    BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2011
    Keith wrote: »
    And try not calling people "the retarded" or "retards"

    It'll make you look like less of a shithead

    I was using it there as a description of the moment, or "in character," if that makes any sense. When referring to actual people with disabilities, I refer to them as such.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I always thought of Guy's personality as being more in line with a gym teacher.

    Yeah, I thought this too.

    I remembered him being a teacher, but not that he worked with special needs students.

    It's just crazy how much Guy and John have changed since they were introduced. Guy was just a normal dude, while John was completely reckless and rebellious.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Did they ever clarify that Guy's current personality isn't just the result of brain damage?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2011
    I always thought of Guy's personality as being more in line with a gym teacher.

    He was. He was a gym teacher for special needs kids.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Guy taught special needs kids before he got brain damage, thus changing his personality into the guy we know and love. He's always been heroic, it's just that before he was really pleasant as well.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hahaha, I never knew that.

    When did he get brain damaged?

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Green Lantern vol. 2 #123 (December 1979)
    During an earthquake, Gardner was hit by a bus while attempting to rescue one of his students. During his recovery, the Guardians recruited John Stewart to be Jordan's new backup.[8]
    Some time later, during a period where Gardner was performing his duties as a backup Green Lantern, Hal Jordan's power battery, the source of the ring's energy, exploded in his face due to damage done to it by the Crumbler and trapped him in the Phantom Zone. Jordan and Kari Limbo, Gardner's girlfriend at the time, both believed him to be dead, and the two developed a romantic relationship, and ultimately culminated in a marriage proposal.[9] Gardner was able to interrupt the wedding by contacting Limbo telepathically.[10] By then, however, Gardner's bus accident, the power battery explosion, his assimilation into the zone, and the subsequent torture at the hands of General Zod and other residents of the Phantom Zone had affected his mind. When Gardner was released from the Phantom Zone, he was diagnosed with brain damage and was comatose for a number of years.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So how did he recover from that?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    willpower

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So how did he recover from that?

    Alan Moore didn't write the original story, so DC writers are allowed to ignore it.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    and that's all before Hal Jordan quits his job for a while before coming back and beating up Guy for no reason?

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So how did he recover from that?

    It didn't damage his brain, but rather toughened his brain up.

    Guy Gardner's brain is made of cement and nails. It gives cancer to cell phones.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Guy Gardner > Chuck Norris

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    You could say Guy's brain got "fixed" when he died durin Our Worlds at War and became Punisher-Lite, or with Green Lantern Rebirth.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    and that's all before Hal Jordan quits his job for a while before coming back and beating up Guy for no reason?

    Yes

    Because Hal is a dick through and through, whereas Guy appears to be a dick but is actually awesome.

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    BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    and that's all before Hal Jordan quits his job for a while before coming back and beating up Guy for no reason?

    Yes

    Because Hal is a dick through and through, whereas Guy appears to be a dick but is actually awesome.

    While Jon Stewart is actually a middle-aged, Jewish funnyman in blackface.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So, I've read me a Bleeding Cool article that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    My question is, what's the fuckin' deal with that site? I hear reports ranging from "some what biased" to "the most unreliable bullshit you'll ever hear" and something regarding the sites director having ties with one of the major production companies?

    What the hell, yo?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Bleeding Cool is sponsored by Avatar, so when it comes to that stuff it's shameless plugs and promotions. He also spams the hell out of those porn parodies but admits to those being used simply for traffic revenue.

    The site's author used to have a rumor column that was fairly spotty, then went to CBR for a weekly column, where he really had an axe to grind with Paul Levitz when he was with DC comics. He also used to run some anonymous reports from someone inside Marvel during the Bill Jemas era that they didn't really like (Felicia or Felicity was the anonymous source I think).

    As far as rumors and stuff, he's been mostly right about a lot of things since Bleeding Cool started; he was the first to bring up Schism and the X-Books coming out of the event, Clevinger being booted from Firestorm, Kirkman and Capullo leaving Haunt, his rumors for DC's relaunch were pretty accurate save for the Simone Deadman and two other ones. I'd say a ballpark guess of about 65-70% correct?

    He's not completely accurate or fair, but at the same time in an industry where CBR is the biggest news site it's worthwhile to have something else out there. Because at the very least there isn't a fear of the big two publishers removing ad space or previews or creators to interview because the site published something unfriendly or unflattering about a decision or move by the big 2. It just shows how there is no real comic news site out there.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    ComicsAlliance is much better for opinion and analysis though.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    True.

    Comics Alliance and The Beat are probably the closest to objective in terms of news. CBR and Newsarama operate mainly as huge press release portals.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ah, most informative, many thanks. I may start half-heartedly trusting Bleeding Cool again.

    But CA is basically my mainstay for comic news. That and this forum.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2011
    ignore Bleeding Cool it is poop

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Gank wrote: »
    So, I've read me a Bleeding Cool article that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
    I hope that limey bastard kissed you first.

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    richjohnstonrichjohnston Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Gank wrote: »
    So, I've read me a Bleeding Cool article that left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    My question is, what's the fuckin' deal with that site? I hear reports ranging from "some what biased" to "the most unreliable bullshit you'll ever hear" and something regarding the sites director having ties with one of the major production companies?

    What the hell, yo?

    Hi there, I'm Rich Johnston and I write the comics side of Bleeding Cool. I've been reporting on the comics industry online since the early nineties.

    Bleeding Cool is owned by Avatar, though I have a pretty much clear hand. The only concession is that I'll run Avatar previews and plugs for time toi time. Usually under the Avatar Plug Of The Week label.

    Bleeding Cool generally avoids the press release game. We run original reports, a mixture of noticing stuff that few have noticed, and informed sorces within companies. It's an unashamedly tabloid site at it reflects the British style of reporting rather than the American style.

    When it comes to reliability I think I'm pretty good. I've broken stories from everything from Robert Rodriguez directing a Sin City movie to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League two years ago. We were running stories on the DC Relaunch in March. And I think Bleeding Cool is far more reliable than a site that just runs press releases.

    Ask me anythng. I'm yours.

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    richjohnstonrichjohnston Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    We didn't run any story about a Simone Deadman that I recall. We got the name of the Deadman series wrong - Adventure Comics instead of DCU Presents.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hey Rich.

    I think a lot of us assume that in addition to your contacts and inside sources, you prowl the internet to gauge fan reaction and speculation surrounding big stories like the DC reboot. I think that was the case with the Simone Deadman thing mentioned above; a lot of us fans assumed Gail was writing Deadman because she made a tweet about "Walking the high wire" on a new book, and you picked it up in some sort of rumor round-up column. So what I'm wondering is, where do you lurk online when you want to get a sense of what people are thinking or you're trying to find really niche continuity connections that you may not have made yourself.

    And I ask that in response to a lot of creators and yourself stopping by this forum, when we're quite a small community within a website about an entirely different medium.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Yeah, but we're the cool comics forum.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    We are the Mini Marvels of comics forums.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So does that make "Everyone is Stilt-Man" the WWH haiku scene?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That or Hawkeye's thought balloons about how he beat Iron Man.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sweet Jesus. I'd never seen "Everyone is Stilt-Man" before... I actually laughed out loud. Just once. Like a donkey braying.

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    richjohnstonrichjohnston Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Hey Rich.

    I think a lot of us assume that in addition to your contacts and inside sources, you prowl the internet to gauge fan reaction and speculation surrounding big stories like the DC reboot. I think that was the case with the Simone Deadman thing mentioned above; a lot of us fans assumed Gail was writing Deadman because she made a tweet about "Walking the high wire" on a new book, and you picked it up in some sort of rumor round-up column. So what I'm wondering is, where do you lurk online when you want to get a sense of what people are thinking or you're trying to find really niche continuity connections that you may not have made yourself.

    And I ask that in response to a lot of creators and yourself stopping by this forum, when we're quite a small community within a website about an entirely different medium.

    I saw the tweets and suggested what it could mean, but never reported it as a rumour. If something is speculation I try my hardest to label it as such.

    And I do read message boards looking for stories, have done for almost 20 years now, but it's not that common. But you'll generally find me reading and posting to The V, that's my favourite of all. But a quick overview of Bendis Board, Millarworld, Comic Bloc, Reddit, the CBIA and the like can be useful on occasion.

    In this case? Google Alert... 8-) The online equivalent of burning ears.

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    BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2011
    Are we allowed to ask inappropriately personal or trick questions?

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Even if I was bitching about your site back there I do appreciate anyone taking the time to answer critisism like that, and I was going to ask the same thing Haji did, so thanks.

    Plus the same day I posted that question I read a Bleeding Cool article breaking some genuinely interesting and factual news.

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    richjohnstonrichjohnston Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What was the article that left you with a bad taste in your mouth?

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So, I have a comic book question: is The Boys good? I see that it's once been nominated for an Eisner and I tend to enjoy Garth Ennis, but it also seems somehow intensely unlikeable despite intriguing me. What say you, PA?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2011
    Do not read The Boys

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