DC 'iconic character'
Everybody in the entire world who isn't well-sourced in the GL mythology 'who the fck is Alan Scott'
DC overhyped it and took the easy way out by not only choosing the least popular of the what...five Earth GLs that are currently appearing in comics, but they chose the one that takes place outside of main continuity.
I dont agree, its my understanding that Didio was asked a question, revealed the upcoming change, and more speculation snowballed. If people got intersted as they should, of course DC shouldve tease us a bit. And according to Robinson its been planned for eight months, which sounds plausible when you consider the time to think about what character to use and how to draft the script. Its a lot smarter to use a character on an alternate Earth and that some might not be as familar with if they want to tell stories that completely deviate from the main Earth continuity. I dont think it was over-hyped or a cop out.