Thursday, May 20, 2010
And now, to get in trouble with fandom again
Kyle Rayner will always be Green Lantern to me.
Sorry Hal fans.
Partly because he was Green Lantern when I was growing up, I'll admit that. And even though Ron Marz blatantly stole Peter Parker's character arc and transfused it into Kyle, it still sticks with me. It also doesn't hurt that Kyle was my gateway into the DCU and that as the designated POV guy he was a great prism through which to learn about DC.
Partly because I liked his non-traditional costume, crab mask and all.
Partly because to this day, when I think of Kyle, I think of him holding back a sun or any of the 90 awesome things he did in Grant Morrison's JLA run. I think of him facing down that rather lame (but still impressive) son-of-Darkseid guy. I think of him and the Silver Surfer teaming up to take on Thanos. I remember a lot of 'moments'. Now, I've also tried to read a lot of Hal comics, and even with Geoff Johns straining so hard to give Hal "badass moments" in things like Sinestro Corps War or Blackest Night, it always ends up that they are so heavy-handed as to be forgettable, where smaller moments of badass from the other GLs creep in (i.e. Guy Gardner, who's will is so strong he can actually FIGHT THE GODDAMN GL rings themselves).
So, yeah, sorry.