Your Thoughts on Baz (Green Lantern)

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#1 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

What are your thoughts of this new character from Issue #0 of Green Lantern? Honestly I like the character already.

#2 Posted by 8bitGangsta (392 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool green lantern. Like how they are putting more cultures in

#3 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

im kinda iffy on the fact that because he is a minority he has to have a record but otherwise i like to see where his story goes

#4 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3484 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the brief history they gave us with the racism that he's experienced post 9/11. He seems that he'll be a cool character and that he'll bring something to the table that many heroes haven't been able to.

#5 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

why he need a gun

#6 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring it on DC. This guy is awesome, and I want to see more of him.

Next I want an Earth Indigo lady.

#7 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@Batnandez said:

why he need a gun

Why not

#8 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

Bring it on DC. This guy is awesome, and I want to see more of him.

Next I want an Earth Indigo lady.

That would be cool.

#9 Posted by Mr_Winchester (702 posts) - - Show Bio
@Batnandez said:

why he need a gun

In a recent article it was explained that Baz keeps the gun due to an insecurity he has of the ring. Baz feels the ring could stop working at anytime, consequently he choses to keep a gun as a failsafe. Dont know how that gun will hold up against aliens but I suppose its more of a character development tool.
#10 Posted by JohnnyGat (1561 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the way they're writing him.

#11 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2116 posts) - - Show Bio

i like him allready

#12 Posted by SmashBrawler (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

He's pretty cool.

#13 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

@InfamousFish said:

@Twentyfive said:

Bring it on DC. This guy is awesome, and I want to see more of him.

Next I want an Earth Indigo lady.

That would be cool.

From Japan! Take away the Asian Kung Fu hero stereotype.

#14 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1557 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Winchester said:

@Batnandez said:

why he need a gun

In a recent article it was explained that Baz keeps the gun due to an insecurity he has of the ring. Baz feels the ring could stop working at anytime, consequently he choses to keep a gun as a failsafe. Dont know how that gun will hold up against aliens but I suppose its more of a character development tool.

Sounds to me like an Abin Sur waiting to happen.

Anyways i'm always happen to see more diverse heroesin the DCU and i'm interested to see where his story goes.

#15 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: since indigo is compassion what if they make her a Shinto-Buddhist ?

#16 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Middle Eastern, I'm also American, so before anyone goes and calls me a racist. I think Baz is dumb and seems to be pandering.

#17 Posted by xAnimosity (183 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems cool. The "secret" interrogation room part put my stomach in knots. But I am just tired of all the duplicate characters. Theres already a bunch of main GL characters, Why keep adding more? I just hope Hal comes back and the GL title book keeps the focus on Hal and Sinestro.

#18 Edited by TheCommissar (143 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no strong feelings for him one way or another just yet. I'd prefer one of the alien Green Lanterns to gain more prominence, or at least have a human woman become a Green Lantern instead. And as an American, I would actually prefer a non-American.

With that said, though, I'm willing to give him a chance. Like I said, I'm mostly neutral about him.

#19 Posted by Onemoreposter (3948 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him. I'm not sure why exactly. He just sort've works especially with what all is going on with the GL books right now.

The only thing I didn't like was that he was an american. I mean 5 Earth lanterns?!?!?! Ok, that's a bit excessive, but I can deal, but they are all from america?? Just seems a bit screwy no?

#20 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA: That would be awesome! They should explore that. Wish we worked at DC instead of whoever is the main GL editor. We would kick so much trash!

#21 Posted by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

Did we really need a fifth green lantern from Earth? You figure when the new 52 started that was the perfect time to improve on the characters DC already had/has

#22 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: next to green , indigo is my favorite corps

#23 Posted by Cap10nate (2157 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems interesting. I just hope he isn't in the GL book instead of Hal and Sinestro for long. I really like them.

#24 Posted by BlackArmor (6134 posts) - - Show Bio

seems like a cool dude so far

#25 Edited by antemiusenteri (238 posts) - - Show Bio

I like how DC has gotten more diverse especially now the black doesn't really do for diversity anymore am glad were past that , can wait to see what race they spring out as a gimmick ,

#26 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@antemiusenteri said:

I like how DC has gotten more diverse especially now the black doesn't really do for diversity anymore am glad were past that , can wait to see what race they spring out as a gimmick ,

#27 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

A cool cover would be him tossing the gun to the side when he finally fully embraces his ring

#28 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

A cool cover would be him tossing the gun to the side when he finally fully embraces his ring

That would be cool.

#29 Posted by TheCannon (17910 posts) - - Show Bio

I find it unnecessary.

#30 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like a great character and has a lot of potential.

#31 Posted by quirky_anecdotes (344 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the few interesting earth based GLs to me. Perhaps this is what it'll take to get me into the group. While i've always enjoyed cosmic stuff with The Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Red Lanterns , I've always found the GLs to be boring due to their focus on to me at least boring humans. I read GL #0 and I enjoyed it enough to keep reading ,so hopefully he can remain as interesting as he was in his first appearance.

#32 Posted by Caedus_bane (9 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar: Honestly, I have to agree. I have hope that the writing on him will actually go somewhere, but all I see right now is a token. I will follow him and give it a chance though.

#33 Posted by greenteaforme (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

We don't need more Earth Lanterns.

We already have two unpopular Lanterns from Earth (Stewart and Gardner).

The Green Lantern Corps. is not the Earth UN that we need someone from each demographic in it.

It's just another excuse to put some more forced over representation into our comics.

And as DC tries to make their comics more ethnic and minority-friendly, Amanda Waller had to lose weight and straighten her hair. I'm missing something here.

#34 Posted by Ms. Omega (4404 posts) - - Show Bio

I am digging him I am loving the costume he is wearing also I am curious about the rings fusing together and the error that kept coming up with the rings and how it might affect him.

#35 Posted by Dernman (14742 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA said:

im kinda iffy on the fact that because he is a minority he has to have a record but otherwise i like to see where his story goes

John Stewart wasn't a criminal.

@Kal'smahboi said:

I liked the brief history they gave us with the racism that he's experienced post 9/11. He seems that he'll be a cool character and that he'll bring something to the table that many heroes haven't been able to.

I agree.

I'm probably most interested in seeing the character that would be chosen by a mix of Sinestro and Hal's rings. Him being a human and his race come after that for me.

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#37 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3670 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems like a very interesting. I hope his character will be explained.

#38 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

Well as most say, he has potential. For the ones that disagree and dislike the character, can you explain why?

#39 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6029 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm kinda from Midlle East, so I automatically like him,but  Baz seems angry all the time in the #0.
And how ironic is it that an Arab steals a van that has a bomb in it. Kinda Stupid.

#40 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5166 posts) - - Show Bio
@greenteaforme

We don't need more Earth Lanterns.

We already have two unpopular Lanterns from Earth (Stewart and Gardner).

The Green Lantern Corps. is not the Earth UN that we need someone from each demographic in it.

It's just another excuse to put some more forced over representation into our comics.

And as DC tries to make their comics more ethnic and minority-friendly, Amanda Waller had to lose weight and straighten her hair. I'm missing something here.

I agree we don't need another GL from Earth, but why is DC( or Marvel) trying to expand and diversIfy their fans a bad thing?
Also what exactly is " forced over representation " ?
#41 Posted by 7DEADPOOL7 (122 posts) - - Show Bio

You all have great points I really would Prefer an alien lantern gaining more prominence because the lanterns are from space so it only makes sense. Plus I am surprised a female green lantern human has not been appointed and instead we get another ethnicity why not do both they could have had a female Arab-American. I like Baz though so in no way am I hating on the character his outfit is awesome and he has interesting origins. Still my favorite new green lantern would be a new male alien who spends most of their time in the main green lantern book.

#42 Edited by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

So far Im not a big fan of the guy his costume with the mask and gun makes him look a bank robber, the guys green lanterns try to catch. Hes steals cars and inlvolve in illegal street racing. Really he carrys a gun cause hes scared of the lantern ring? yeah that sounds like he has courage and willpower

#43 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12525 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read him so I can't hate him. I do think we have too many earth GL's though. If they really wanted to replace Hal, they should have used John and made Baz a blue lantern or something. And he shouldn't be American, we have too many American lanterns.

#44 Posted by RoboShark (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the character so far. Looking forward to reading more Baz.

#45 Posted by krspaceT (1463 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi said:

I liked the brief history they gave us with the racism that he's experienced post 9/11. He seems that he'll be a cool character and that he'll bring something to the table that many heroes haven't been able to.

You know, I live in a town with only 1 muslim family, (I think), yet I have never encountered people harassing them. Course, I live in New England, unlike some uncivilized, racist red area.

#46 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@krspaceT said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

I liked the brief history they gave us with the racism that he's experienced post 9/11. He seems that he'll be a cool character and that he'll bring something to the table that many heroes haven't been able to.

You know, I live in a town with only 1 muslim family, (I think), yet I have never encountered people harassing them. Course, I live in New England, unlike some uncivilized, racist red area.

Yeah, I've never seen anyone make fun of someone for being Muslim. When I was younger, there were a few people who made fun of the only Jewish kid in my school (who was also ginger, which didn't help him when the kids started to watch South Park), but not any other religion.

#47 Posted by krspaceT (1463 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush: Of course, anti semites. Am I the only one who feels that Jewish people seem to be histories punching bags?

#48 Posted by Icarusflies (12465 posts) - - Show Bio

I really WANT to like him, but I've found a lot of the writing unbearable...as soon as it seems like the character's finally found his footing/voice, BAM. POORLY DONE JUSTICE LEAGUE BATTLE. >sigh<

At the moment I'm honestly finding his sister a lot more likable, why couldn't she have been the GL? That would have been great, she still would be Arabic, there wouldn't have been the dumb car-thief junk, and there are almost no prominent female GLs.

And I hate Baz's mask. >_<

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#49 Posted by Freddy_F_Freeman (47 posts) - - Show Bio

i like his character and how he outsmarted the justice league but again there are way too many earth lanterns even tho he'll be in the new JLA comic i just dont see how itll work but maybe DC has something up their sleeve

#50 Posted by Lamenoire (193 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

I really WANT to like him, but I've found a lot of the writing unbearable...as soon as it seems like the character's finally found his footing/voice, BAM. POORLY DONE JUSTICE LEAGUE BATTLE. >sigh<

At the moment I'm honestly finding his sister a lot more likable, why couldn't she have been the GL? That would have been great, she still would be Arabic, there wouldn't have been the dumb car-thief junk, and there are almost no prominent female GLs.

And I hate Baz's mask. >_<

What JL battle ? he ran away, which was the smart thing to do since he just got the ring and can't use it proprely. BAZ would have been trashed in a matter of seconds...

He used constructs very fast, which is a difficult feat if I remembrer correctly (it takes proper training on OA to do proper constructs). and he managed to get away from the League, which isn't something a lot of people can do...

I like the way he is handled : he isn't a punk/idiot who got a ring by mistake. I begin to see why he was chosen.

However the pacing is a bit slow. I understand why introducing a new character takes time. But introducing a new character now, during the build uof a big event was probably a mistake

PS : honestly, I wouldn't be surpised if Muslim got persecuted after 9/11... it is not because you didn't persecuted them (since you have a brain and are not a douchebag) that there isn't any redneck who did it

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