Don’t you just hate when…..
There is literally no version of this that isn’t hilarious.
I don’t usually reblog things about comics, but I felt like I kind of needed to put this one here as an explanation to people who recommend I read comics, as to why I don’t read comics.
I have literally no idea what is happening in these panels. I mean, okay, first panel, clearly he’s getting ready to hang a picture.
Second panel suddenly BLOODSPLOSION. But. Why? I mean, if there are additional panels with some actual context that I’m missing here, I’ll feel like less of an idiot, because I just legitimately cannot fathom WHY HE IS BLEEDING.
Did he hit himself in the mouth with the hammer? I wasn’t aware that mouths bled quite that much. I mean, I can’t think of any other possible reason for any bleeding at all, but…what? (I was originally going to list two or three more ideas of what the possible cause could be here, to make an amusing list of questions, but…I literally can’t think of anything else.) And why is his blood apparently emitting a red glow bright enough that his left glove looks red-tinted?
And perhaps most importantly, how is that picture still hanging on the wall when he obviously didn’t successfully hammer the nail into the wall?
…Basically what I’m saying is, trying to figure out comics makes me feel like a massive idiot (let’s not talk about how frequently I see panels go by and go who the fuck is that before realizing that, oh, it’s Carol Danvers but I didn’t recognize her because they changed artists again.) and that is the major reason I don’t actually read them.
There is more than one lantern corps. They have different colors and the powers the members have come from different emotions. Red Lanterns are fueled by rage. One of their extra powers is the ability to spit up highly flammable corrosive blood. Guy Gardner is a member of the green and red corps at this point of series. This is a moment of him temporarily losing control of that ability.
I totally understand being intimidated by comics. I was for a long time. What worked best for me was picking characters I already knew I liked, and reading high rated series that featured them. Whenever something that confused me came up I googled the character or incident being mentioned. I still have to google things sometimes.
Comics may not be for everyone. but I’ve gotten a lot of joy out of them, and made some pretty awesome friends because of them. If you think you would enjoy them if you got through the period of confusion, I hope you give them a shot.