@cameron83: it's New52. If you like the old stuff, read the old stuff.
I love everything about it. And the green lantern is my favorite character along with terry Sloan
You know,it's fine if you like it,but saying "if you like the old stuff,read the old stuff" doesn't address my problem at all (not to be rude). The problem I have is more with the characters and the teams overall concept,not that I want them to have the same status quo.
I want the characters and overall team of the JSA to feel familiar,to still have essential components that MADE them who/what they were. Recognizable,but at the same time,have new stories and have a fresh take on the characters WITHOUT changing things that are important to the characters. There are things called "in character" portrayals,if Batman started using guns and killing people,would it be justified with "It's the new 52. If you like the old stuff,read the old stuff."? I want to read about the characters/teams and should be portrayed how they are supposed to. If not,it's just the same thing as stamping on a name to a different character.
I'm not saying that the new 52 Earth 2 is destructive to the characters (not saying that at all),but I was just making a point regarding drastic character changes (again,not saying that Earth 2 does that in a bad way).
We might as well have Martian Manhunter be a STAR labs scientist that got his powers via a chemical accident. And he just chose the name "Martian Manhunter" and DC said that it's the same thing. That's what the new 52 is. Are you telling me that it's the same character? Would you be fine with it?
I mean,if we changed some things about the character,yet they still had key elements and components,then that would be fine. Let's say Ms Martian is still a Martian,but she isn't really the niece of Martian Manhunter (and she just lied). Or maybe she doesn't even know him,but she's from Mars and she came to Earth after he did,and eventually they build a close relationship (like Superman and Kara),I would be fine with that. But what if she's not really a Martian in the new 52? What if she's dead?
I mean,with the new 52....there is barely an established and consistent continuity and the characters are barely even recognizable,let alone the universe. I mean,for 90 percent of the characters,I don't know where they stand. And to be honest,they should stand in a similar position that they're known to. For example,Batman should be a JLA member. I mean,if he were to temporarily leave the team for some reason or he was part of a team before the JLA (Aquaman and the Others is a perfect example of this done beautifully),that would also be fine.