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I’ll say it, whatever it’s supposed to look like, it looks like arse first. Will Johns ever just learn how to write Hal?
I stopped reading DC after the New 52 launched so would anyone mind filling me in on what’s going on here? I assume that’s the green lantern, right?
We don’t know much yet, just that this GL is going to be introduced during DC’s September Zero Month:
he popped up in the teaser for “Trinity War” in DC’s New 52 Free Comic Book Day issue. That’s all we know about him, but he’s fighting against the League (specifically Batman) in the spread, so I don’t like him already lol
and yes, he looks like a mugger too
I don’t get it. What is going on with DC?! They’re going for a backstory to a reboot? It makes no sense. Marvel might have it’s obvious downsides but by god, at least they keep it straight.
in the FCBD comic, he doesn’t look that bad (probably because he’s not waving a gun there)
“God no! He turned it sideways, kill shot, that’s a kill shot!”
I might be giving the creators at DC too much credit here, but could this new character design be an attempt by DC to challenge the way Americans view masked heroes of color? Yes he is wearing a ski mask. Yes he wields a firearm. Yes he looks angry in most images. I do believe he has an Arabic tattoo on his arm as well.
Don’t all those characteristics scream stereotype at first glance? Isn’t it possible that there is more to this character than an attempt to offend white conservative America? Or do I just want to read more into this than what it actually is?
And people complained about Triathlon.
Honestly, until I saw the GL symbol I thought Batman was talking to Kick-Ass
well he’s canon fodder ala Ryan Choi or Azreal style.
Ugh, forgot about Triathlon. Didn’t he become the new 3-D Man or something? And yeah, he does look like Kick-Ass lol
I’ve got to be honest I don’t care one way or the other about the image, the cultural angle, the look there’s a bucket of GL’s out there, it’s just I’d love to read a good Hal Jordan book one day.
I’ve got to be honest I don’t care one way or the other about the image beyond it just looks silly. There’s a bucket of GL’s out there, one more won’t hurt. It’s just I’d love to read a good Hal Jordan book one day.
ARGH double post! I did catch myself thinking ‘Oh come ON!’ when I posted the first one. Damn you slow loading time!
Good God! I hadn’t seen GL #0! So we have a dark skinned guy, with some Arab thing written on his arm, a creepy ski mask and a Gun. Yay! No Unfortunate Implications at all (My Face hurts smiling like this)
Did we really need another Green Lantern? I mean honestly, how many other sectors have 4 Green Lanterns from it to play Space-Cops? 5 if you count the unofficially attached Alan Scott.
In all seriousness here’s how I think the new GL was created:
“Wow. Look at all the good press we’re getting making Alan Scott gay. We really should come up with more characters the reflect as more diverse universe.”
“Oh, yeah. That’s a great idea. So what should we come up with?”
“How about a muslim superhero?”
“Brilliant! What kind of powers should we give him/her?”
“Man being creative is hard.”
“Another Green Lantern?”
“Yeah! That’ll be tons easier. And it means we’re already done!”
“So what do you want to do for the rest of the day?”
“Should we give the new Green Lantern a hand gun?”
“Only, HELL YES!”
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