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Subj: Re: Reflecting on Green Lantern #172...
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 at 06:52:41 pm EST (Viewed 396 times)
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    And So, a tale made in another era, yet when set against the background of today's adventures of Hal Jordan it all feels rather like a story that we might just see done tomorrow. Perhaps the reality is that Green Lantern as a title changes a good deal less than we might have assumed...

You say Grell wrote the title? That could be why.
As an Iron Man fan when he came to that series it felt like all he did was re-hash old storylines and really failed to bring anything new to the table even though he tried.

Don't get me wrong he wasn't terrible, just passable imho.
That said he could have been quite good on this series I missed a lot of GL issues in my day.

Grell didn't write Green Lantern no, I was just making a comparison between Dave Gibbons' style for this issue and the way Grell drew the title several years before.

But nontheless i do share your apathy for his writing, a superb penciller certainly but unlike other writer/artist's Grell doesn't have any capacity for wonder and imagination in his storytelling. And even his straightforward Green Arrow scripts left me cold thanks to their lack of simple joy or any ambitions for delivering escapist adventure.

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