Cept I'm diggin lantern. I'm gonna go point for point with you... for no particular reason other than you were nice enough to number your rant--
10 - Hal was infected with the Paralax. So, technically, it wasn't Hal, it was Paralax. While Paralax, at the time, was just a name given to the "New" Hal, Geoff Johns retconed it into being the living embodiement of the yellow/fear spectrum, which had been stored in the main power battery, thus causing the "yellow impurity." The green version of this is called Ion, and was in Kyle, and currently is in Sodam Yat. During the Sinestro corpse war paralax also possessed Kyle, if you'll remember. Also, Hal somewhat redeemed himself when he re-ignited the sun that one time.
9 - I used to hate Guy, now I dig guy. But I can still see why folks wouldn't like him so no blame there.
8 - Agreed. "Since time immortal.." they should have all the laws written already.
7 - Never been much of a Stewart fan myself. Techinically, I think that back-up lanterns should at least be from different planets, but Stewart has been around for a long time, and the previous back up, Guy, was also from earth. Technically, now, Guy and Kyle are honor guard, so I guess they're not totally associated with 2814? I dunno.
6 - I'm diggin the spectrum thing myself. Though it runs the risk of being over done. When I read re-birth, and got the fear/yellow concept. That was cool. I also dig the sinestro corpse as villians... Particularly lately with Mongul.
5 - Agreed. I think it shouldn't have been a restriction to begin with, though. Lanterns are chosen for the merit of their character. Such restrictions shouldn't be made. That's like giving a cop rubber bullets.
4 - Agreed!
3 - I'm less about Hal and more about the Corps as a whole. So i semi-agree. I'm okay with Hal being there, but I think we've heard a LOT about his story... Why don't we ever hear about Kilowog growing up? I enjoyed reading Sodam Yat's whole back story... I'm all about the aliens!
2 - I thought the whole concept of giving guardians individuality was lame from the get go. Starting with Ganthet. Its key to the story now, but contradicts what I'd like to see as the guardians being a group 5 (or howevermany) blue dudes that all look the same and agree with each other.
1 - I agree. They micro manage in one area and let stuff go in others. I mean, i can dig the idea of the two stories operating in separate continuities, but then, they don't. Maybe they feel bad about Tomar Re letting Krypton blow up in the first place, or never tracking down/stopping Brianiac all those years while he blew up planet after planet-- maybe they feel like they owe it to the Kryptonians. That would be an easy out, they might as well put it in there... Cept it wouldn't make sense because the authoritative reps from the sector are all from EARTH--
Sheesh, why haven't the lanterns had access to the Phantom Zone for that matter?!?!?
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh... so much fun.