@avenging_x_bolt: There's no applied logic to his character as it should have been. Hal's got one of the best training for the corps that was given, both mentally and physically, along with experiences in intergalactic threats centering around him, so he shouldn't be portrayed like he's unaware and thoughtless in poor decisions in tactics, regardless whether he fits the leadership role or not, in my opinion. I was expecting more out of the character. And Hal being knocked from behind, wearing a ring that gives auto-protection and provides no sort of precognition with it's functionality is poor writing if you ask me.
The art is good and the creative team are giving out equal balances on each human lantern compared to previous writers, which is good.
lol yea, we may see him kick some a**, but who knows how this ends.
I agree with your analysis of Hal's writing on Venditti's run. I'm all for turning Hal into somewhat of a villain, but they're writing him as some clumsy oaf of a new recruit, and it's irritating not because of the character development but because of the lazy writing. And it is lazy writing.
Moving on, I hate this art. I h a t e this art. Maybe I'm just spoiled from GL: New Guardian's art, but I've been none too pleased with this title's, lines or color.
Right now, the only reason I still pick up this title is because Geoff John's mythology has had such an impact on how I live my day-to-day life that I can't imagine not having a weekly dose of Green Lantern. That being said, the post-Johns era hasn't been my favorite by any means, and I'm not just saying this because of my love for Geoff's writing (GL or not). This title feels like it's being written by people who are still trying to clumsily learn the mythos and fully understand the characters. That may have been somewhat of a viable excuse the first two, maybe three issues, but definitely not this far along.
We keep getting action, action, action. There's no room to breathe or evaluate the situation they're in, and in the writing, there's no appreciation for the characters and their emotions and how they interact with each other as friends. Hal, John, Guy, and Kyle used to be a family, but now they just seem like strangers, and I'm left to grieve for their friendship because this title sure doesn't seem to acknowledge any of that.
I'm extremely disappointed.
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