Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Greatest GL Of ‘Em All Edition


When I work at the comic store (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon & Gage, Topeka!), I am generally considered the go-to guy for comics trivia of the Silver and Bronze Ages of comics, but this has also led to the unfortunate perception (read: My boss likes to needle me) that I hate modern comics, especially those of the 1990s.  While it’s true that the excesses of the 90s led to a lot of crap comics being produced, it’s only noticeable compared to the previous two decades because of the massive expansion in number of books produced.  Moreover, a great many excellent characters came out of that blighted leather-and-shoulderpads decade, including Kyle Rayner, my favorite non-John Stewart Green Lantern.  Maybe it’s his pig-headed adoption of some of the ugliest costumes in the history of comics, maybe it’s the way he refused to accept that he was the last bastion of an ancient alien tradition, maybe it was his wonderful friendship with Wally West.  Something about the young graphic artist came to grow on me, and when Hal Jordan came back to reclaim his crown due to editorial caveat, I was glad to see that Kyle wasn’t murdered, maimed or otherwise swept under the carpet like so many of his DC legacy peers.  My appreciation of the boy in the Tupperware mask is strong enough, even to beg today’s will-powered query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, “Guh-noort”) has the power to consume great amounts of ribs, and thus gets a ring of the JR’s BBQ Corps, asking: Who is the greatest Green Lantern of them all who is NOT named Hal Jordan?