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little kon-el

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D. Strange

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Subj: So it's at least 10-20 years old...
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 at 12:48:46 am EDT (Viewed 591 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is this a Twitter thing?
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 at 07:30:05 pm EDT (Viewed 623 times)

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I think Twitter is stupid... so I will guess no, not that.

It was not an overarching contempt for secondary characters. or legacy. It was just Kyle Rayner.

Now, in fairness, a lot of people disliked Kyle for a lot of reasons. I personally liked him fine... but not as much as other GLs.

I read it around the time of Hal Jordan's return. I believe he mentioned a few other characters he disliked for doing similar things.

I even believe (And don't quote me on this) that he stated he wanted the dislike between Kyle and Wally that was present for most of his tenure, to be because of his personal dislike for Kyle... who he viewed as a usurper.

Given that time period... and it was longer ago than I like to admit to myself... I will guess MAYBE Wizard.

Of course, the only time I ever picked up Wizard was when I stopped into a bookstore in upstate Michigan. Being from Detroit, that was not a monthly purchase.

at least this belief that:

"My personal problem is that Mark Waid seems to believe that his dislike of some replacement characters are more valid. That his are pure, but other people must have some some bad reason for theirs."

If it is just Kyle Rayner, and even then he's written Kyle Rayner a few times at this point in ways that are pretty decent, it might be that your belief in him is wrong. I mean, even if we take into account his dislike for Kyle, it has probably 10-20 years by now. People's ideas and tastes change. But also, his dislike for Kyle might not have been all "Kyle as a Character." He might have had issues with editorial that forced everyone's hand with using Kyle as the "ONLY" Green Lantern. He may not have liked Ron Marz's writing of Kyle which felt very whiny at points.

But also, it was an interview done 10-20 years ago already, with nary a mention since of Mark Waid's dislike for Kyle Rayner. It might just be that he thought one way but eventually changed his mind later. He's been working for a lot of Boom stuff. Your ideas about legacy and revamping characters might change when a lot of the characters your edit are legacy and and revamped characters.

- l.k.

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