Monday 13 August 2012

Boodikka - A lover, not a fighter!

 Anybody who started reading Green Lantern titles in the last few years will be familiar with Alpha Lantern Boodikka.  As an Alpha she is the embodiment of discipline.  We've seen in recent issues of Green Lantern Corps that she will enforce the letter of the Guardian's law at the expense of all else, even the life of a fellow lantern.

Readers who have been following the titles a bit longer than that will know Boodikka as a fiery hothead.  Possibly more than any other the GL she is an eternal warrior, resorting to arms at the slightest provocation.

Green Lantern #45, 1993
 There was a time, however, that Boodikka turned her back on battle, and discipline was the fartherest thing from her mind.  It was in Trinity (a crossover which brought together the Green Lantern Corps, the Darkstars and L.E.G.I.O.N.) that Boodika's head was turned by a strapping young man with an interest in pastimes much like her own.

Green Lantern #45, 1993
What started as a war of words ended as friends with benefits when the a chance skirmish brought the Lantern face to face with the Ultimate Bastich, Lobo.
Despite their shared love of combat, passions took Boodikka and her beau to another place and they managed to miss the fight completely.

 It's sweet really.  A case of girl meets genocidal alien.  Love's light twinkling like a diamond in the gruff.  Which does not excuse the horrendous sight confronting the poor L.E.G.I.O.N. trooper who is sent locate his superior officer some time later...

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #58, 1993

1 comment:

  1. Ha, I'd forgotten all about that, great moment! I do miss the original Boodika, she was so much more interesting as a character than a Stepford Lantern.