Guy and Kilowog
Lately, in the current Green Lantern Corp book, there has been quite a bit of friction between Guy and Kilowog for some peculiar reason. I suppose the writer felt that Guy had to be obnoxious to SOMEONE, since that is more or less his job...but Kilowog? Seriously? Why him?
Normally of course, Guy and Hal are facing off, but Hal is off being a jerk all on his own, while the GLC is trapped in a previous Universe. All of them. And John is more or less in charge, and some pretty great Lanterns have been apparently lost, such as Arisia and Bd'g. And Kilowog is also being a bit of an...ass.
This is surprising, since Kilowog has always been the ROCK of the Corps. He was the one who kept his head when others were losing theirs, trained the newbies, had a comforting word for everyone, and more or less was the mainstay of the Corps, along with Salaak, and others. What he wasn't, and never was, was a jackass.
Furthermore, after a bit of a rocky start, Kilowog and Guy have been best friends for...well forever. Even back when Guy was a brain-dead twit with the Justice League, he was friends with Kilowog. Through the JLI days, through the destruction of the Corps, through the rebirth of the Corps, the two of them have been remarkably close. So why all of a sudden are they at loggerheads? Why is Kilowog taunting him and being rude and dismissive?
I really don't have an answer other than that the writer seems to have never read the older books, or simply doesn't care. With the reboot and convergence and all the other idiocy that DC has been going through, years and years and years of perfectly adequate continuity were thrown out of the window, and new relationships took over...and frankly, it is...jarring.
It's not all that much fun to read a comic book about some of your favorite characters and have them all acting completely OUT of character. In fact, it is not fun at all.
Once he got his brains back, Guy developed a good working relationship with the Corps and its members. He is respected. He is a leader. He's LIKED! So I do hope that in the new new new rebirth coming this summer, we can get some of that back. Make Kilowog something more than a big bully, and have the Corps be a Corps again. And I'll read it with great joy.