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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
View Poll Results: Does Hal deserve to permanently stay in the spotlight?
Yes 8 61.54%
No 5 38.46%
Jury's still out 0 0%
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Honestly. Nothing against him... but does he? Are we better off now than had there been no "Green Lantern: Rebirth"? Why?
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hal is Green Lantern, so yes.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #3
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He shouldn't star in an A title with one or more B titles revolving around him. That was tried, and it flopped. Hal just ain't all that, and besides, it's hard as hell to sell ANY title, much less one you designate as second-rate before you even publish the first issue.

They should just put him on Earth in a title that's pretty much independent of any other Lantern titles. That would work.
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What they are doing now works great for me. I vote yes. Hal is the main event.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:18 AM   #5
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Whatever gets Green Lantern success without completely compromising its integrity, or whatever seems like the most common sense thing to do to work toward success is what should be done, I think. I know that is a non-answer, and there will be a bunch of different opinions on what would be the best thing to do for success. I suppose my answer would be "no."

For example, in a scenario where WB makes another Green Lantern movie about Hal Jordan, and it isn't received well, I believe the thing to do to would be to focus on another character. I wouldn't keep doing Hal Jordan for the sake of Hal Jordan. Yet, that isn't to say focusing on Hal Jordan hasn't brought Green Lantern any success. Maybe doing Green Lantern: Rebirth when DC published it was the right thing to do at that time.

So, yeah, my answer would be no. I would do whatever seems the right thing to do at the time, and perhaps that wouldn't be always putting Hal Jordan in the spotlight.

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Old 12-24-2018, 03:52 AM   #6
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no, Kyle all the way ( come at me if you disagree )
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no, Kyle all the way ( come at me if you disagree )
And yet your sig pic has Hal front and center and larger than life. Kyle's just like "I'm just honored to follow in your wake, o, awesome Hal."
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:39 AM   #8
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I'll have to say, "Yes, but." Hal's the most iconic GL. After nearly 60 years of being the most notable GL, it's safe to say that he's stood the test of time.

BUT, it's not only his show. His supporting cast is more essential to the GL mythos than other DC heroes since it is, by design, a story about a peacekeeping force. With all due respect to Hal, there are plenty of readers who like John, Guy, or Kyle just as much, if not more, than Hal. And, if it or not, old guys, the kiddos love Jessica.
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Any kiddos that love Jessica need to be slapped like a bitch.
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:46 PM   #10
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Whenever I think GL I immediately think Hal.
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Me too. He's what pops into my head when I think of Green Lantern. Same way I think of Bruce Wayne as Batman or Clark Kent as Superman. The other characters in the Bat and Superman families are window dressing. I just happen to like most of the window dressing in the GL family.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:30 AM   #12
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Geoff tried to push Hal up to the same level as Clark and Bruce, but that was never going to happen. DC created two franchise characters in 1939, and it hasn't created another one in the 80 years since then. Like Barry, Hal can sell one comic. And that's OK. It's fine. Hal doesn't need to do any more than that.
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One comic for him works fine for me. Just make it good.
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Sir this is a Wendy's.

Anyways as long as the stories are interesting I don't really have a problem with Hal staying in the spotlight. Ideally they'd be able to achieve a balance with all the Earth GLs though.
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So long as the comic revolves around somebody tied to the GLC, then it will be Hal-centric. The only way they'd let another character take front seat is if they kill Hal again short-term to make a big deal about bringing him back again[which I'm betting we'll see happen in a couple years or so...], or if they completely dropped the Corps concept and went back to just one guy one ring with maybe some supernatural element thrown in ala Alan Scott.

Removing Hal from the GLC concept is like the Jedi losing Yoda or Obi Wan. Yeah you can tell stories without them, but the stories including them were the best.

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So long as the comic revolves around somebody tied to the GLC, then it will be Hal-centric. The only way they'd let another character take front seat is if they kill Hal again short-term to make a big deal about bringing him back again[which I'm betting we'll see happen in a couple years or so...], or if they completely dropped the Corps concept and went back to just one guy one ring with maybe some supernatural element thrown in ala Alan Scott.
Ugh. Don't give the editors/movie people ideas about an Alan Scott GL movie. They'll keep him homosexual and without Jade/Obsidian.
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Ugh. Don't give the editors/movie people ideas about an Alan Scott GL movie. They'll keep him homosexual and without Jade/Obsidian.
Crossing my fingers DC forgets that stupidity when they bring the JSA back. That E2 title's GL wasn't really Alan Scott anyway. He was the gay Swamp Thing of that universe. So off the beaten path I don't even have those comics for my JSA collection. It NEVER happened...stricken from the record books!
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Crossing my fingers DC forgets that stupidity when they bring the JSA back. That E2 title's GL wasn't really Alan Scott anyway. He was the gay Swamp Thing of that universe. So off the beaten path I don't even have those comics for my JSA collection. It NEVER happened...stricken from the record books!
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Crossing my fingers DC forgets that stupidity when they bring the JSA back. That E2 title's GL wasn't really Alan Scott anyway. He was the gay Swamp Thing of that universe. So off the beaten path I don't even have those comics for my JSA collection. It NEVER happened...stricken from the record books!
Its my hope that those characters are somehow explained away as "an Earth created by the strange blue visitor, full of beings that should have never existed..." in Doomsday Clock.

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Was ready to write out a long answer but I’ll just keep it short, yes. Say what you will about Hal but he will always be THE definitive Green Lantern and everyone else is just a member of his supporting cast.
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Was ready to write out a long answer but I’ll just keep it short, yes. Say what you will about Hal but he will always be THE definitive Green Lantern and everyone else is just a member of his supporting cast.
Can that be the case when GL flourished without him at all for the 11 years with Kyle?
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #25
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Well, for eight or nine years. When Marz left, so did more and more readers. Then again, with all the big name creators put on the book starting with Rebirth, the same sales could have been made with any other Earth Lantern.
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