I both agree and disagree on your main points.
I agree that I also have little to no interest either of these characters. Simon Baz is just not an interesting character to me as of yet, though I can see why he could be for some and Jessica Cruz (I think someone got the name Jennifer in his head from another green hero; Jade
), while showing promise in Justice League, doesn't really drive home the "this is worth $2.99 twice a month" vibe that DC needs here. Once a month, maybe. Heck even likely. But twice a month?
And I have to ask, how is it that Jessica rids herself of both the old, Earth 3 ring and that evil Earth 3 deity that resided in that ring (Volthoom), and still have the same look? I mean, I like her one white eye with the lantern around it, but would that not have been a product of what Volthoom wanted her to look like? Wouldn't she choose a different look? Just curious. Doesn't ruin anything for me
Now for what I disagree on, the reveal at the end ... did the opposite for me. Sent me running away faster than I could swipe right.
Then you add in the fact there may be
yet another "spectrum" type of thing coming, as the box showed us a glipse of in the beginning of this issue
"WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?!"
I am scared we may be going down an already heavily overused plot device sooner rather than later. I don't mind the plot device, but give us a few years before going back to the well.
If ... IF that is indeed a "spectrum" or another "multi-colored" threat or event, that is. I could be well off the mark
So even though this was a tad better overall than the other Green book (so far the only two I have read), I am still not wowed here. I will also give this title the first issue proper to grab me, but I just don't know if this is for me. Heck, I am really worried I won't like the Hal Jordan one either. I think the GL Corps is just a great memory for me now. Much like LoSH
6 outta 10 - rings from everywhere