Good Bye Green Lantern Corp

Dear Green Lantern Corp,

I’m sorry, but I think it’s time for us to part ways.  But it’s not you, it’s me.  Peter Tomasi and Tony Bedard have been fine writes, and have told lovely stories within your pages.  And I’ve had no problems with the art in the book.  The problem is that I’m just not interested in you anymore.

I had picked you up shortly before the beginning of Blackest Night, because I wanted the whole story.  Or at least as much as I was willing to play for.  And during Blackest Night, you were a good companion.  I was interested in what was going on during the event.  However, the event had to end at some point, and so to the emotional stories that came with it.  I did have thoughts about leaving you then, but I didn’t.  I gave you one more story, and if you could keep my interest in the story, then I would stay with you.  But, you didn’t.

While I was thinking about, trying to figure out why I wasn’t interested, I realized that I just don’t care about Kyle Rayner.  He’s not my Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is.  Hal Jordan was Green Lantern when I first started reading comics, and he will always be who I identify as Green Lantern.  I don’t really care enough about any other Green Lantern to follow them for an extended amount of time.

And so, Green Lantern Corp, I bid you a fond farewell.  Maybe one day our paths will cross again.  But until then, I hope you’re read by people who are able to appreciate you.

Best wishes,

J. R.


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