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    Ωmega Man
    Guardian of the Universe

  • Ωmega Man
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    Originally posted by Michael Heide View Post
    His 25th is in 2019. Emerald Twilight came out in early 1994.
    Kyle didn't even have a name in his first appearance during ET [first part WAS January '94], I'd make his birthday based on his first full issue of GL, which was #51 in May '94.

    I'd even go the full monty and have the proposed mini also celebrate the anniversary of the death of Alexandra DeWitt in issue #54 dated August of '94.

    Originally posted by jhpace1 View Post
    I liked Kyle and his "the one, the only Green Lantern" power ring that had no rules (and no yellow weakness). If it wasn't for the idiot Ion years and the Black Hole Gang mess-up before Rebirth, Kyle could have gone on for years. He's still in the DC 1,000,000 storyline. But after "The Ring Thief" and "Space Jesus" forecast, having Kyle depowered into "just" a Green Lantern again was a big disappointment.
    I had hoped that after HJ&tGLC Hal's enhanced ring would be given to Kyle full-time to more mirror his classic role in the GLC and power set. I think with a couple tweaks that EVS redesign would've been a perfect base suit for him moving forward.

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  • jhpace1
    Green Lantern Initiate

  • jhpace1
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    I liked Kyle and his "the one, the only Green Lantern" power ring that had no rules (and no yellow weakness). If it wasn't for the idiot Ion years and the Black Hole Gang mess-up before Rebirth, Kyle could have gone on for years. He's still in the DC 1,000,000 storyline. But after "The Ring Thief" and "Space Jesus" forecast, having Kyle depowered into "just" a Green Lantern again was a big disappointment.

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  • Michael Heide
    Heide Finition

  • Michael Heide
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    Originally posted by Ωmega Man View Post
    When his character turns 25 in 2020 DC should make a big deal about it somehow through some form of comics/merch.
    His 25th is in 2019. Emerald Twilight came out in early 1994.

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  • Ωmega Man
    Guardian of the Universe

  • Ωmega Man
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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    As for your question about Kyle specifically, it all depends on how many comic fans who were kids in the mid 90s that became GL fans because of Kyle will still be around reading comics in 20 years. Some characters have been engrained into comic culture through multiple generations. Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Peter Parker...all characters who have 50 to 80 years behind them and multiple generations of fans. Kyle doesn't have that luxury. His time was 10 years, which is pretty impressive as his character kept the title afloat by himself that entire time. But it just seems smaller and smaller in the grand scheme of things as more time goes by. It's now been 13 years since that 10 year reign ended. Because of that I think ultimately it depends on how many fans stick around for 20 years who specifically came in at that crucial time of circa 1995.
    Kyle had a good solo run, and has went on to appear in more comics than even John and Guy who've got more of that luxurious time and experience behind them you mention. And for a 23 year old, going on 24 year old character, I think he's had a damn good run thus far. When his character turns 25 in 2020 DC should make a big deal about it somehow through some form of comics/merch. I'd streamline his story a tad in a mini series, say he's been a GL since he was 21 in the context of the comics timeline, and actually have him turning 25 in the context of a comic.

    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    I personally don't think Kyle will be considered relavant in 20 years, but not so much because of dwindling Kyle fans as dwindling comic book fans as a whole.
    Comics just need to refocus on some thing to connect with the right audience.

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  • Big Blue Lantern
    Corps Honor Guard

  • Big Blue Lantern
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    I've gone through phases of favorites in four decades as a comic fan, especially with Marvel. However, Kyle has been my favorite DC character for many years now. I can't imagine another character ever supplanting him at this point. Even with Hal and the Corps returning, I've been quite happy with Kyle's role at DC.

    My concern right now is that WB is missing a huge opportunity with him. As I was watching the Venom film again this week, I thought about the similarities with the Eddie and Kyle's places in comic lore. The original Venom was a white-hot breakout character for around 10 years until Marvel couldn't figure out what to do with him. Until recently, Eddie was an afterthought who only appeared in short arcs. Spider-man and Marvel cartoons over the last decade have mostly featured other versions of Venom, despite the fact that they aren't nearly as popular as the original. Yet Sony decided to tap into the magic of Venom in the 1990s, and we're seeing a renaissance for the character. If WB made an animated movie about Kyle's journey, put him in the Flash TV show, or told his story on the big screen, it would be a goldmine.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    As for your question about Kyle specifically, it all depends on how many comic fans who were kids in the mid 90s that became GL fans because of Kyle will still be around reading comics in 20 years. Some characters have been engrained into comic culture through multiple generations. Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Peter Parker...all characters who have 50 to 80 years behind them and multiple generations of fans. Kyle doesn't have that luxury. His time was 10 years, which is pretty impressive as his character kept the title afloat by himself that entire time. But it just seems smaller and smaller in the grand scheme of things as more time goes by. It's now been 13 years since that 10 year reign ended. Because of that I think ultimately it depends on how many fans stick around for 20 years who specifically came in at that crucial time of circa 1995.

    I personally don't think Kyle will be considered relavant in 20 years, but not so much because of dwindling Kyle fans as dwindling comic book fans as a whole.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    Will there even be monthly comics in print form in 20 years?

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  • Andrew NDB
    Shot Caller

  • Andrew NDB
    started a poll In 20 years, will anyone care about Kyle?

    In 20 years, will anyone care about Kyle?

    11
    Yes
    81.82%
    9
    No
    18.18%
    2
    I mean, at the current trajectory. With Kyle just showing up in guest appearances here or there, stuff that comes around like Titans and gets cancelled after 2 years?
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