Miracloman wrote:If I may add something to the Hal debate,one of the flaws about Hal/Parallax was IMO that DC almost seemed to had regretted the decision almost immediately.it wasn't very long before he attacked Kyle trying to regain the GL ring,then came the Final Night in which he died in a last act of redemption(note:I personally think that was a fitting and satisfactory end for Hal's history) but they could not let it well alone.He kept coming back as a ghost or via time travel and eventually became the new(and fairly bad) host for the Spectre.
Frankly,the presence of Hal after nearly a decade of his death was so ubiquitous that the only choice was "aw fuck this! let's bring him back".
And in my honest opinion, the resurrection of Hal and the retconing of Parallax were done as good as the circumstances allowed.Besides, at least it reestablished Guy Garner as a Green Lantern and did away with that Guy Garner/Warrior non-sense.
I liked Hal as the Spectre. It gave both characters a presence in the DCU and did it using modern established canon (ie: a human host in need of redemption being bound to the God's rage).
But I also liked GL Rebirth. It was a well written and well illustrated story that, as you said, made the most of a bad situation.
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