Where Is Katma Tui?
I have to admit that I am enjoying quite a number of the new 52 books. I am not enjoying some of the others, but I felt that way BEFORE the reboot, so not a lot has changed. Continuity however...continues to gnaw at my vitals.
The Green Lantern books, like the Bat books sailed through the whole kerfuffle fairly easily. And yet, that very ease, is one of the things that also continues to gnaw at me. Exactly WHAT is still there, from the Sinestro Corps War, from Blackest Night, and from the War of the Green Lanterns?
Hal lost his ring, and he STILL doesn't have a ring, except for the one that Sinestro gave him. Sinestro is again a Green Lantern. This is fine with me, I rather enjoy Sinestro, but suddenly Hal seems to be back to being a complete rookie all over again. He's certainly portrayed that way in the new Justice League book,which is also written by Geoff Johns. I don't have much of a problem having Hal being a wet-behind-the-ears overeager jackass...but where does that leave John and Guy, not to mention Kyle? Are their origins all different now?
And what about all the cool dead Lanterns? Specifically, what about Katma? She was shown in the War of the Green Lanterns, as being dead, inside of Mogo, but trying to warn John, before he decided to blow Mogo into tiny little Mogo pieces. But that was before. Now, everyone is back to square one, and younger and a bit more inexperienced. Could Katma be alive again, and could she and John get back together? Where they ever together to begin with? Guy and Tora weren't apparently, their whole history has been wiped out, and they've only dated a few times. Hell, bring back Ch'p! And Tomar Re, and Kreon, and Laira.
Heck, while we're at it, bring back Ted Kord, and Ralph and Sue Dibny, and Jean Loring. You heard me, bring back Jean! We NEED an utterly ruthless whack-job! DC pushed the Re-Set button, so let's do it right.
I know, I know, I just won't let go of this sort of thing...but it bothers me. I have all these wonderful characters that I would love to read about, and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one out there, who misses them. I'm getting pretty tired of grim and gritty all of the time, but I realize that I am not the chosen age or gender that Comics are aiming for. Still...I've got a lot of nice disposable income, that I am simply dying to give to DC. In return that is...for my favorite characters, some of which are a lot of fun, rather than dark and gloomy.
And I liked Katma.