Totally temporary...DC just needed their WTF cover...he'll probably only be a White Lantern for 2 or 3 panels. And has the Blue Lanterns head always looked like a beat up baseball? It's not just me right?
And I'm not being confrontational or anything, but what's the big deal with John Stewart? I always see people complaining about him not getting enough attention but no one ever really talks about why he should have a bigger role in the GLUniverse. Can anyone fill me in? p.s. "Because he's awesome" isn't going to convert anyone's opinion.
Yeah, look at past Saint Walker art. Some will do it smooth, but he's also had those "laces." It depends on the artists.
Agreed on the White Lantern. It'll be brief. Maybe the cliffhanger and carryover into the next issue. Simon's been shown as the Green Lantern again.
As for John, he's what some fans know as the GL due to the TV show. Hal fans tend to be older, Kyle fans read in the 90s and grew up on him, Guy fans tend to be those who dislike Hal and love the aggression, and John fans are typically from TV. Beyond that, John's has such a unique background as the soldier/architect who has destroyed planets and has this guilt about him. His will being so great that it's exceeded the ring's capabilities. He's the human who has spent time as a Guardian, the one who was almost an Alpha Lantern. John brings a very unique voice to the Lanterns and hasn't see the comic spotlight as much in the Johns era. He's not my favorite, but there's a place for him.
GL for Hal, GLC for John, GL:NG for Kyle, and RL for Guy? Now we're talking, DC...this is how you give all four Earth Lanterns their due and please each Lantern's fan base. And Larfleeze is a win for everyone. If only it had a Saint Walker back-up to it.....then all would truly be well.
I initially thought "Young Justice," because I am pro-anything-DC-not-Batman-or-Superman. I honestly think DC, if it is serious about television and movies, needs to develop and invest in other franchises not named Batman or Superman. Young Justice was doing a great job with the Flash Family, Beast Boy, Blue Beetle, and, especially, Kaldur/Aqualad. DC needed that.
However, "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" was getting better with each passing episode. This was truly the mainstream media development that GL fans, like myself, had been waiting for. They did such a great job of building out the Lantern mythology and were really prepared to burst into the War of Light, Blackest Night, and beyond. Even new creations like Razer and Aya were well-received (and deservedly so). If I could save it, I would. This is what DC and the GL universe needs.
@DEGRAAF: I can't fully explain why, but this is the kind of writing that makes me think John and Simon Baz would work well together. I hope that one of the new GL writers out there wants to tackle this duo.
Bravo to asking the question about John Stewart getting ignored and bravo to JHF for answering it in a straight manner, as opposed to some stock answer. John's not my favorite GL, but he's got his fan base and has earned his spot in the GL mythos. It often felt like he was ignored because of his mainstream success in the cartoon.
Looking forward to seeing what JHF can do. I don't mind if I have to buy both books to get a complete, full-circle story as long as they're both good stories. I'll give this a shot his way.