ok, to be perfectly honest, i think if this carries on i'm going to be stopping reading Green Lantern soon.
originally they were shining emerald knights of freedom in the galaxy, intent on protecting the planets in their sector and helping out wherever they could.
GREEN LANTERN #27
The build-up to FINAL CRISIS continues in Part 2 of "The Alpha Lanterns"! In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, a select few have been chosen to undergo a transformation that will leave them forever altered and forever committed to the Green Lantern Corps. But what other laws are the Guardians unleashing, and why do Hal Jordan and John Stewart want to stop them? Plus, a visit to Oa's Death Row!
Now I'm not sure I like the new vision for the GLC. Rather than being shining knights they're cops and soldiers. Now they're executioners? (complete with a black ops unit) I think their overall conception of the Guardians and the Corps is somewhat... banal, for lack of a better word. The GLC used to have the moral highground because they were serving the greater good and performed acts of altruism regardless of politics. I'm afraid they're just going to come off as enforcers of the Guardians' agenda.
I mean, why would they even have a "Death Row"? What, are there, legal appeals? To who? I get the feeling that if the Guardians sentence you to death, they aren't likely to accept any other authority to reverse that, so why a "Death Row"? I mean, it probably takes like half a second for the Guardians to execute somebody, so why wouldn't they do it the instant they sentenced them? Why sentence them to death, then stick them in a cell somewhere to "await execution"? It makes no sense to me, other than the cynical notion that this "death row" exists solely as a place from which really bad guys (and gals) can be broken out at the last second to drive an upcoming story.
i'm curious now, what are other peoples thoughts?
firstly we had the Green Lanterns being allowed to kill... they're in a war, so i don't see there being any way around that, but having their own Death Row? isn't that a little extreme for 'guardians'?
how far are they willing to take this path to make sure the universe is protected?