@Perfect 10 said:
@Ravager4: well katana is going to be in the new batman show so her getting her own solo is for that marketing. as for vibe, well he and blue beetle are all dc has for latin characters, blue beetle failed so now its vibe's chance. i would have preferred stargirl in a solo series (with her staff please dc) but my only problem is that they wont get rid of nocenti. is she related to someone at dc or does she has some kind of mind control power? i really dont get why they keep giving her chances. will be so happy when shes off of catwoman
What about Fire, Gangbuster, Renee Montoya or Aztek?
@DarthShap: I'm just saying that Johns took Sinestro and made him much more important and relevant to the DC Universe. Thanks to Johns, Sinestro became a universe-wide threat and not just a threat to Hal. He did the same thing with Black Hand, who was an incredibly obscure villain before Johns got a hold of him.
Also, Darkseid isn't that good of an example, because he still had multiple major achievements under his belt, which were told in many major story-lines: Great Darkness Saga, Rock of Ages, Legends, etc. Sinestro didn't have much of that. In fact, his first major story arc was Emerald Dawn, but that was quickly forgotten.
And you pretty much say it all when you say its editorial decisions. Why would they want to start anew with the Green Lantern concept, unless what they already had wasn't working well enough?
I was mentioning Darkseid as a response to your "If he had been such an important villain, then why would they have gotten rid of him like that?"
As for Sinestro, he just became more important to the DCU because the GL universe became more important. It has little to do with Johns' treatment of the character. He already was a universe-wide threat pre-Emerald Twilight. He was not just a threat to Jordan, he was a threat to the entire Corps. You obviously did not read GL comics from the 80's. Also, you mean Emerald Dawn II, not Emerald Dawn I and it obviously was not forgotten by Johns who RetConed a lot of things about the GLverse (including Emerald Dawn I) but did not change a thing about that story.
And to answer you question "Why would they want to start anew with the Green Lantern concept, unless what they already had wasn't working well enough?" It was the 90's. People had shitty tastes. Even freakin' Superman and Batman got replaced at the time.