I don't hate him. I just dislike the hype as there are far more interesting characters in the GL Corps, and I think he gives people a dull first impression of the mythos. But otherwise he's a pretty bland character, so meh.
LOL. I put in the "meh" option based on your comments from the other thread hahaha
I'm so glad each human lantern (save for Baz atm as he's in JLA) is getting the spotlight in their OWN title. Good way to keep all fans happy.
I'm still most excited for the main GL title though. Can't wait to see how Venditti handles Hal and his new (unwanted) leadership role. Should make for some good stuff. And how about Relic!? That villain looks totally BA!
John is a stupid supporting character I don't know why you few are so drawn to him. Even if you don't like Hal, Kyle and Guy have 10x more character and are way better written. To be honest I believe the main draw to the character is his race. I'm half white half black and I find my self feeling there is definitely a lack of black superheroes, but I also believe you shouldn't try to fabricate a character who isn't there. If you like Hal, Kyle, or Guy that makes seeing as Hal is the main character and Kyle was the main character for some time and Guy is funny as hell but John has done literally nothing that wows me because really he is just there for diversity and nothing more.
Even if you don't like Hal, Kyle and Guy have 10x more character and are way better written.
That's a major problem with John. The writers at DC haven't written John "properly" for quite some time. Far be it from me to point out what DC should or should not be doing, but the general consensus is that John receives a lot less of the creative input from the writers compared to the other Earth Lanterns. John has had some great stories in the past, but lately he's been a supporting character at best.
We all think John deserves better.
@mrgod: just because John is black doesn't mean he is there just for diversity's sake. Hes been black since his inception and hes been around for quite some time now. So even if that was the case initially, so what? You pretend that diversity is bad. And at any rate, hes been around and established for so long thats no reason to consider him being there just for diversity anymore as he is an integral part of the GL mythos. He's also one of the greatest characters in comics (black or not). And like Kyle and Guy, he has also had his time in the sun, it's just lately he hasn't been getting much love from writers. But it seems that is going to change shortly.
He's a fully fleshed out and multi dimensional character like all the other human GLs, so I don't see why you're signaling him out.
Dislikes earthen minorities
Became parallax and killed lantern corps
Bagged arisia, until readers bawwed and even though she is of age they have to make her look like a woman
I was going to say I hate his f**king guts. But when you put it that way... he does sound pretty cool
@mrgod: Didn't see your posts until now as you didn't reply properly.
But I stand by both those statements. And please don't police my words. I can be excited for a new take on a character I haven't previously been thrilled with. Especially if V-ditti is writing him. It makes sense, maybe not to you.
Also, do you only exist on here to harrass me and put down John Stewart? I may not like Hal all that much, but at least I dont dedicate a 12 post existence to spread hate about a single character and just basically be a troll. Good riddance.
@extremis Most of my comments are to show my liking of the character not to bash John. And John was ranked 55 on a list of 100 while Hal placed 7th so that only furthers my point. I just don't see how you can see John as one of the best characters as he hasn't done a whole lot as of now , but with GL corps becoming his own title maybe that will change but as is ,he isn't even in the top 50. I really don't feel like arguing with you for 4 more threads but I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree.
I like how Venditti is treating Hal. I'm just waiting for him to return to JL.
IKR. The bigger question is when will Hal return to Earth? Since he's been off-planet, the events of Trinity War and Forever Evil has unfolded...Hal definitely would have been of HUGE assistance!
Not that I don't want Hal to be back in the JL (which I hope he does) but seriously, lately he's had bigger fish to fry.