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    TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

  • TazzMission
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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    Too much dead weight man. Reel it back in to Hal, John and Guy again and get rid of the rest.
    Or just keep it with hal for earth make guy and john protect there own sectors in some alien sector. I mean does earth really need 3 green lanterns Or 6 if you also include alan kyle and simon?

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    Too much dead weight man. Reel it back in to Hal, John and Guy again and get rid of the rest.

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  • jhpace1
    Green Lantern Initiate

  • jhpace1
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    Just got through "Future State" with "Green Lantern" #01 and #02. I was waiting to see if a certain story about Jessica Cruz was going to continue in #02. It did not.

    But somewhat good news to Green Lantern Jessica Cruz: she may be pulling a "Soranik Natu" with a certain Sinestro Corps main member.

    If Jessica goes away by becoming a Yellow Lantern, is that good enough? Could we do the same Simon Baz and a black hole, maybe?

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  • TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

  • TazzMission
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    I dont give 2 shits about them honestly

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  • Parrylakks
    Neko Samurai

  • Parrylakks
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    I have nothing against Jessica Cruz, but I don't particularly care about her, either. It's possible that that could be remedied by more things like Justice League vs the Fatal Five, but I doubt it. Baz on the other hand always felt like a heavy handed misfire, and I find no genuine value in his character whatsoever.

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  • BLACK HAND
    Green Lantern Initiate

  • BLACK HAND
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    I'm really glad we don't hear much about these characters anymore and the focus has re-shifted back to Hal.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

  • Space Cop
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    Originally posted by LanternAlgae View Post
    ...And, in case anyone is taking a poll, I don't fee a need to see a transgender sexually fluid lantern, a mixed-race undocumented asylum-seeking lantern, a disabled progressive vegan lantern, or any other "woke" token contrivance.
    In Green Lanterns, during a Jessica story they actually did do asylum-seeking refugees. It was pretty obvious and heavy handed.

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  • LanternAlgae
    Major Force's Dinner Date

  • LanternAlgae
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    Do I care about the United Ring Bearers of Benetton?

    No. Not even a little bit.

    And, in case anyone is taking a poll, I don't fee a need to see a transgender sexually fluid lantern, a mixed-race undocumented asylum-seeking lantern, a disabled progressive vegan lantern, or any other "woke" token contrivance.

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  • Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward

  • Star-Lantern
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    Appealing to different types of people is fine, but the problem is how some of these companies do it. First, they will prioritize progressiveness before telling a good story. Baz and Cruz are not good for the overall story of Green Lantern, because they're crowding an already overcrowded area. There just isn't enough room for them, and they water down the concept of Green Lantern.

    Then these companies often try this type of thing in IPs that already have an audience, and they push these types of characters at the expense of characters that established audience wants to see.

    You can appeal to new people without frustrating the ones that are already there. The best solution is to give the new characters their own identities and their own corners of the universe to play in. Of course, doing that well would require about 50 times more effort, and DC and Marvel's audiences don't seem interested in anything new, because they're mostly the people who were buying decades ago, and they're set in their ways.

    Looking at the situation while understanding both sides, it's really a catch 22. The ultimate problem is that it is really unlikely that worthwhile new IPs will be built in the DC and Marvel universes these days. Creators don't want to surrender rights and the DC and Marvel audiences aren't really receptive to new ideas. However, though it's a long shot, a creator might be able to give the audience something they didn't know they wanted, but it would have to be REALLY good (like unusually good) to get any traction in this market, and it would require enough time to find its audience, which DC and Marvel likely wouldn't grant.

    So yeah, you're back at a problem that's pretty much unsolvable. Any creator who has an unusually brilliant new property won't surrender it to DC and Marvel these days, and DC and Marvel wouldn't give it enough time to find its audience before pulling the plug on it. Thus, you get extraneous characters like Baz and Cruz stuffed into Green Lantern because it's the easiest way to try to diversify your audience, despite it coming with a lot of damaging effects.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    Hey, the upshot is, in a few years, we'll all be sitting around waxing nostalgic with each other talking back in the days when DC and Marvel made actual comic books about their characters.

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  • Andrew NDB
    Shot Caller

  • Andrew NDB
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    Originally posted by Rotten2thecorps View Post
    That's the problem though. Progressiveness has become the main focus of the industry. They are more worried about not pissing off some weirdo in Portland than selling a Comic Book to everybody else.
    Very true. That's where we're at.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    And save the comic industry!

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  • Rotten2thecorps
    Alpha-Lantern

  • Rotten2thecorps
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    and 50 variant covers for every issue! That should fix the issue!

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    They should make 30 new human Green Lanterns. Every one from a different race and culture from across the globe. More representation. Maybe even 40 new GLs. The. Give each one their own title. And 40 new JLA titles so each one gets a chance to shine in the League.

    And if those 40 solo titles don't work out, just put all 40 of them in ONE Green Lantern monthly title and make it an ensemble cast.

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  • Rotten2thecorps
    Alpha-Lantern

  • Rotten2thecorps
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    Originally posted by HalFingJordan View Post
    I don't really have a problem with either one. Geoff Johns created them both, didn't he? He did so with a plan.

    They're not but their both being Lanterns in 2019 is a big win for progress in comics.
    That's the problem though. Progressiveness has become the main focus of the industry. They are more worried about not pissing off some weirdo in Portland then,selling a Comic Book to everybody else.

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