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Old 06-06-2019, 06:49 AM   #2684
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Originally Posted by Trey Strain View Post
Your crush on her is very strange.
I didn't think that I was going to like the character at first. She seemed to have a belabored one-note tale. But since then DC has developed her into a well-rounded character who has to balance her own inner war with the external ones of being a hero. That's why her rise has been one of the biggest positives in the last 5 years of the Green Lantern franchise. With the movie failing to spawn a sequel, GL's most heralded writer in decades gone, and the TV series cut short, there have been far too few things that are capturing mainstream attention and making new fans. She has been the exception.

Originally Posted by Michael Heide View Post
It's a game you can't win. If you don't have minority characters at all, you're missing out on a lot of potential readers. If you create new roles for minority characters, nobody is going to buy those new books. If you swap out established characters for minorities, then people are going to miss the original characters.
I think GL is the exception to the problems that other types of stories have. As a naturally huge story with a large group of protagonists, there's always room for new characters without them being detrimental to preexisting ones. Jessica's increasing popularity isn't hindering Hal's solo renaissance.
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