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    Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    "Killing" comics characters is a joke. It never sticks, and everybody who writes comics knows it.

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  • JohnMc
    Weaponer of Qward

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    Originally posted by Trey Strain View Post
    Even Kyle was too many.
    Kyle was meant to be the last and only GL when he came about. Plus it was clearly obvious that Johns intended to kill him off during that Hal fanboy fanfic series Rebirth. He only changed course when he was getting backlash on his own forum.

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  • Andrew NDB
    Shot Caller

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    Originally posted by sundrop View Post
    They need a badass writer like myself to grab the reigns

    I would kill off so many characters it would be epic
    They wouldn't let you and there'd probably be sticky notes up the wazoo from WB. Nowadays.

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  • sundrop
    Fatality's Blacksmith

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    They need a badass writer like myself to grab the reigns

    I would kill off so many characters it would be epic

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  • Tarmode
    Green Lantern Initiate

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    Maybe see Hal and Soranik hook up, maybe on Qward.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    Mark Waid might be a despicable human being, but he may be the best choice to repair Green Lantern and do a substantial run on it.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    Great Guardians! For Oa's sake don't let Thorne touch Green Lantern ever again!!!

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  • Emerald Enthusiast
    Sinestro's Sparring Partner

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    I listened to an interview with Phillip Kennedy Johnson about his upcoming GL one-shot. He talked about how each of the Lanterns bring something different from their personalities to the table, and he expressed a particular fondness for Kyle. I still believe that Geoff Thorne will return for another 12 issues, but I would be happy to see PKJ write a companion title or a post-Thorne title.

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  • Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward

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    I can see people thinking that even Kyle is too much--and he kind of is because 5 is a lot--but at least it can't be argued that he actually did something and plays a huge role in the history of Green Lantern. Even if you don't like him, or the idea of his creation, you can't just overlook him.

    These other GL's from Baz onward just never really did anything in my view to warrant existing, and aside from representing some gender, race, religion, sexuality, or whatever, they don't really add anything of value. And I'm not writing them off because they are minorities. I write them off because their creation was needless and frivolous, and it shows with how rapidly they keep coming out, and how little they add to the overall mythology.
    Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward
    Last edited by Star-Lantern; 07-24-2022, 10:29 AM.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    Even Kyle was too many.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    I totally agree about jettisoning every human GL created post Kyle Rayner. It's beyond ridiculous now to the point of parody. I dont care how much heat DC thinks they would get for it, the push to have every race, skin tone, religion and sexuality get their own personal human GL representation has been one of the aspects that has crippled the franchise.

    Honestly, there were too many human Green Lanterns even when it was just Hal, John , Guy and Kyle and Alan was out of the picture. Hal Johm and Guy were more than enough. I honestly dont give a sh@t about women being represented, not at all. Wipe it all away and give me the big 3.

    But DC wont do it and it probably doesnt matter because the way they run the company now, it's only a matter of time for them. Discovery at some point will bring the hammer down and shut down the publishing end of DC. Maybe keep collected editions coming out for existing stories and maintaining trademarks. DC did this to themselves.

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  • Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward

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    In regards to repairing Green Lantern, a part of me thinks it is undoable, but another part of me doesn't really believe that. Or rather, I think you CAN do it, but I don't think TPTB would ever do what it takes. Essentially, one of the main things is you're going to have to get rid of many of these Earth Lanterns. I think anyone after Kyle Rayner should go. Baz is when they totally started popping up out of the woodwork, and I don't think any of them since have established a niche or served much purpose. Before one of them can actually DO SOMETHING of worth, they just randomly create another one, further watering down the brand and near needlessly devaluing the station of Green Lantern. Did we really need Jo when Baz and Cruz were pretty new characters that were still establishing themselves?

    Despite any of these characters not being popular enough to make any difference, I doubt DC would wipe them out or get rid of them because it would make for bad press and loud--if ultimately worthless--fan reaction, since all of them are minorities in the U.S. I don't want to start talking about woke politics or any of that, but that is just what would happen and their status as minorities would be the fuel behind it. I guess if you didn't kill them, but just depowered them, you might get around that. Also, thing is, no matter WHAT you do, somebody will just come along and undo it, perhaps even in a matter of months, so DC is stuck chasing its own tail.

    So yeah, you CAN fix it, but for a variety of reasons, such as political climate, runs and continuity mattering less and less, and a cadre of just plain bad editors and creators, I think the likelihood of it happening is pretty slim for the foreseeable future.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    Oh, and I'd make Jay the star of The Flash.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    Earth 2 shouldn't have happened. If they had just rebooted the Golden Age, it might have worked. But as with the New 52, DC took a potentially good idea for getting back to its roots and tried to change things EVEN MORE.

    Earth 2 and the New 52 should have been course corrections, an acknowledgement that things had moved too far afield. But instead they took things even further afield.

    A Golden Age reboot that RESPECTS THE SOURCE MATERIAL could still work. But I don't think anybody at DC respects it. Certainly Geoff Johns doesn't, and he's probably the guy they'd get to do it.

    As far as "woke" fiction is concerned, it's already in decline. Netflix went all in with it, and the results were catastrophic. Nobody is going to admit this of course, but you won' t see it all over the place any more.

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  • jhpace1
    Green Lantern Initiate

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    Somehow this "woke" agenda has to burn itself out, and bring back stories that aren't poorly painted-over social justice themes.

    But this is the enterprise and comic that gave us an affirmative-action GL for practically no reason. Granted, John Stewart grew into the role, much better than John Henry Irons as Steel.

    The convertible flew over the cliff with Alan Scott and Earth-2. No hope at all in bringing back the classic days of Rebirth, Brightest Day, or even pre-Ion Kyle.

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