I’ve always been a fan of team books and ensemble casts, probably due to the fact that ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ was one of the first comics I read on a regular monthly basis.  Whatever the reason behind it, the bigger the team, the happier I am reading about it.  That said, there are some characters who I feel only work in team settings:  X-Man Nightcrawler is one, Legionnaire Wildfire another.  Cable, Beast Boy, Drax The Destroyer, even the almighty Phoenix fit the bill.  All are characters that I feel are best served as part of a group cast, able to play off and/or incite others while doing their thing, leading to today’s multiplex query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has since 2008 or so only been able to stomach Green Lantern Hal Jordan in ensemble settings, asking: Which team character that you love would you find least compelling in their own solo series?

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2 Comments

  1. G’nort. He’s like the Lenny and Squiggy of the Green Lanterns. He is great as a second banana, but can never quite compelling enough to have is own series.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    From empirical evidence, Lobo was fun in L.E.G.I.O.N. but completely not worth my time or money in his solo outings.

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