So if you spawn Kyle Rayner and a fridge in the new scribblenauts he starts crying. That is fantastic. Hal also enjoys burgers.
JLA Earth 2 - Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely
Today the honorable mentions for Project Rooftop’s Green Lantern redesign challenge came out and I am gonna have to pull a Yeezus here and be the guy to say, to those winners, I’m really happy for you and I’m going to let you finish but Alejandro Bruzzese had one of the best Green Lantern redesigns OF ALL TIME.
Just for reference, here was Alejandro’s explanation that accompanied his design: My take on the GLs is that they get their power from a macroorganism that isn’t even aware they exist. With that in mind I wanted to give them a biological look. The GLs are basically wrapped in a gelatinous layer of large cells. The GL symbol, which is constantly pulsating, is actually a composite nucleus. The cells’ energies are focused through the host species’ tool building appendages, which in humans would be the fingers. The ‘mask’ is actually a breathing apparatus that, in humans, grows out from the nostrils. It extends into the respiratory system and connects to the rest of the ‘suit’ through the pores on the chest.
The Templar Guardians have been locked away for millennia, but they have a VERY clear idea of what they need to do next — and of all the Lanterns in the universe, they need Kyle Rayner’s help. So it’s a shame he wants nothing to do with them! But once he sees the strange anomaly lurking at the edge of the universe, he may have no choice but to get on board with their mission…
Green Lantern vol 3 #65 cover by Ron Lim. August 1995.
Kyle Rayner and the Guardians, reborn - GREEN LANTERN
When I first got into comics it was Kyle Rayner in this costume that I always thought was the coolest character that I wanted to some day draw or write or whatever. Reading the end of Geoff Johns’ last Green Lantern issue, those epilogues (which I know can always be reconnected or whatever) felt like Johns ironically mishandled the future of these characters when he had been so careful with handling their pasts. One one hand I have to thank him for making the thing I love so energized and prominent for so long but on the other I also have to thank him for killing my dream to do something with Kyle as a Green Lantern some day. Not that that’s a bad thing. These days, I’d much rather think of more Vitruvian Underground stuff anyways, you know?
Kyle Rayner by Howard Porter