Why Green Lantern Matters

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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9 Responses

  1. Dick says:

    Heidi Macdonal likes the Black Swan film, the makers of the Green Lantern movie were not making a movie to please her kinda crowd. That`s like saying let`s make a Transformers movie for the ellen degeneres crowd.

  2. JosephW says:

    Dick, *I* happened to like “Black Swan” AND I liked “Green Lantern.” The only people who think you can only like one or the other are people with limited cranial capacities. I saw plenty of women in the theater when I went to see GL, and some of them seemed pretty informed about the character (not just to drool over Ryan Reynolds).

    But it’s nice to know that you enjoy adhering to the nerd fanBOY stereotype. (FWIW, I have zero interest in “Transformers”–never have, never will–and I haven’t read many mainstream Marvel comics in the past few years aside from the X-titles but I saw “Thor” and plan to see “Captain America.” I go to see films I think I’ll enjoy instead of limiting myself to fitting some idiotic preconceived notion of what a comic fan should or shouldn’t see.)

    • Dick says:

      What your point Joesephw? I liked Green Lantern and I thought Black Swan sucked. In fact Black Swan reminded me of modern comics. A lot of talking heads and no action. That`s why Transformers will do good at the box office. When people go to summer blockbusters we liked to see action. Oh wonder why the modern comics fail as your the typical mnodern reader they have. Once comics can get the Transformer and Harry Potter movie crowds to read comics then the sales will go up leaving you Black Swan types to your little corner.

  3. chrishaley says:

    I’ll try to keep this brief and orderly.

    1) FWIW, our intention with those “Comics, Everybody!” strips is not to mock the characters but to shed a little humorous light on how convoluted some of their histories are/point out some of the crazier things that have happened to the character (due to being continually published and expanded upon for decades). Teasing Hal for falling in love with a 13 year old doesn’t mean we don’t like him, we’re just giving him a hard time because that’s what we do with our friends.

    2) JosephW – Well said.

  4. Otaku-sempai says:

    Adam-Troy Castro does have a perfectly good point, though. Hal should have been able to stand up for himself better. He has aided the black man (and the red man, brown man, etc.) every time that he has saved the Earth from natural catastrophe, alien invasion or super-villainous plots.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      That\’s the same argument form as \”America saved the world in WW2, so we don\’t have to worry about those separate but equal facilities.\” That argument didn\’t hold up so well.

  5. mike weber says:

    “The Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics” is precisely why i liked John Wayne movies, but feared politicians who thought that they were a valid guide for USAian policies (like Reagan, who never really seemed to truly grasp the difference between a movie and reality) – John Wayne was always right.

    In the movies.

  6. Quite honestly the only time I liked Hal Jordan was when he was The Spectre. I have never liked the character as a Green Lantern.
    Kyle Rayner was a more interesting character to me.

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