DC Comics and new “Green Lantern Corps” co-plotter Robert Venditti both recently took to Twitter to deny newd reports rumors that Green Lantern John Stewart was going to be killed off in an upcoming storyline.
While the John Stewart fan community collectively sighed in relief, other Green Lanterns were understandably upset. Frankly, there are just too many damn Lanterns and somebody is probably going to eat the long dirt nap at some point in the near future.
* Simon Baz can’t go because they just made an action figure for him.
* Guy Gardner, the Dwight Schrute of the GLC, would be a good choice, especially if he died in some mega-heroic way that showed he wasn’t such a jerk after all.
* Kyle Rayner would also be a great choice because he’s…well, I always disliked him because he was dumb.
* Larfleeze isn’t going anywhere, because he’s just too much of a merchandising goldmine.
So I would say to DC: kill off Hal Jordan again, but when you run the story on some major news site, use Ryan Reynolds’ picture so the public understands the impact of said deceasement.
Also, to everybody: nobody in comics stays dead, you fools.