By DEGRAAF 33 Comments
First blog go easy lol
Hal Jordan has been considered a the greatest green lantern of the corps for a while now (probably since Johns start on the comic). He has feats through out his life time that show he deserves his spot on the Justice League. His feats include but are not limited to: Time travel, Transmutation, city recreation, invisibility, etc. (if you want to know more feats see links at the bottom)
Probably his most recent one one of his most powerful feats were defeating an old guardian named Krona. Hal did the impossible and defeated Krona using only his own green power ring. To get an idea of how big this accomplishment was, when all seemed lost nad Krona had taken over Oa as well as had the power of six of the emotional entities at his disposal. Hal tore him a new one using sheer will power, killing him*, something the guardians said should not have been possible. Also prior to the New 52, Hal was being shown as one of the most versatile beings in the universe being able to be accepted into 6 other lantern colors (yellow, red, blue, orange, black, and white)
Since the fall of Krona Hal had his ring taken from him and sent back to Earth only to be given a construct ring by Sinestro in return for his help. While his ring was limited to some extents for all intents purposes it was a fully functioning ring. While still showing the abilities of a normal lantern since the New 52 began he has be shown to have multiple people break down, or through his barriers and constructs.
He was and in my opinion still is a great hero and lantern but what have they done to him? Maybe he has been this weak because he hasn't had a real ring or something but i cant remember the last time a lantern had been broken down this many times in such a short period of time (our time). not to mention half of the pictures above happened toward the beginning of the Justice League relaunch which was set 5-6 years prior to the current on goings of the comics. Other short comings of Hal since the relaunch is that he had his ring simply taken from him by batman and basically schooled all over again by Sinestro in various occasions. I would like to hear what you all think. Is this just a way of Johns growing the character? or is this just another mishap of the New 52? While the stories have been good, that have really twisted this magnificently strong hero into a weak new recruit.