Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Off With Their Heads

The most recent issue of Green Lantern Corps was, by and large, excellent.

But I have one bone to pick. Behold: the panel that was, simultaneously, best and worst of the issue:

Now, I have no issue with Guy's choice of date spot. He's right, after all: the Friendly Confines are great at night. The ivy is indeed spectacular.

But I nonetheless call out writer Peter Tomasi and editor Adam Schlagman: It's Wrigley Field!

Now, this is not a mistake Guy (odious Yankees fan though he may be) would make. This grievous error is squarely on the shoulders of the writer and editor. Or maybe the letterer.

My point is, somebody has to be held accountable. I await the news of resignations. Somebody's head oughta roll...

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At 6:21 AM, Blogger Saranga said...

Is that a baseball pitch? Football stadium? Hockey pitch?
I don't get all the cultural reference points :(

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

Baseball pitch?

Allow me to explain. That is Wrigley Field, the second oldest baseball park in the United States. It is located in Chicago, Illinois and is home to my Chicago Cubs.

It is considered a classic ballpark, and Guy did well in bringing Ice there for his date. It is very nice.

Just not after games against the Cardinals...

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Maybe the typo is instead supposed to be indicative of how Guy pronounces the name ("wriggle-ee"). Even if that's the case, it doesn't quite work.

At 6:31 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Baseball, Saranga...baseball.

I can only assume that since Guy is from Baltimore, he has that...accent thing going on. Still... it was a VERY nice gesture. About the only way it could have been better, was if he took her to Fenway instead.

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

Impossible, Sally. In Green Lantern: Rebirth it is revealed that Guy is a loathsome Yankees fan. Such a person would never take someone to Fenway unless it was to throw things at Sox fans.

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Scipio said...

1. That's absurd. Guy's from Baltimore. He cannot be a Yankees fan.

2. Wriggley is how it's spelled... on Earth-1.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

He may have attended Yankee games, but only because Hal was dumb enough to spring for the tickets. Guy is the sort of person who would sit in the middle of a sea of fans, and root for the opposing team.

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

1. Look, I know it doesn't make any sense. But it's right there in the pages of Rebirth. They're at a Yankees game and Guy is clearly disappointed that the Red Sox won. Perhaps there are deeper meanings there. A situation where a win by the Yankees would place the Orioles in a superior position vis a vis the Red Sox. But it sure doesn't read that way.

2. Touche.

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Scipio said...

"It is located in Chicago, Illinois and is home to my Chicago Cubs."

Dude, you own the Cubs? I'm no idea, I"m sorry.

My condolences.

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

Oh, be nice. They're still better than your hometown team. :-P

At 8:16 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh snap!


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