With Geoff Johns' new retelling of Hal Jordan's Green Lantern origin story in Secret Origin, it's time to say goodbye to the previous retelling of the tale: Emerald Dawn, and its sequel, Emerald Dawn II.
I admit I'm not saying goodbye to them completely. In keeping with my ongoing comic-book-pruning task, I have them in trade form, so there's no need to hang onto my comic book issues anymore. The issues featuring the Geoff Johns origin tale will probably go away, too, once they're in trade form. For now, though, they're allowed to take up the space being vacated by Emerald Dawn.
Though so far I do like the new Secret Origin story better than Emerald Dawn, I have to agree with some fellow GL fans that there's one thing in particular that I'm gonna really gonna miss from Emerald Dawn. Oh, sure, it's fun to see Kilowog clobber Hal with a big yellow Frisbee in Secret Origin ...
... but NOTHING beats Hal Jordan VS. Big Yellow Sign, from Emerald Dawn:
Big Yellow Sign = 1; Hal Jordan = 0!
Anyway -- GOODBYE, Emerald Dawn. No more shy and indecisive Hal. No more drunk driving. No more Hal spending time in prison. And no more Hal having to explain his sexual orientation to Sinestro one more time ...
I kid! I kid! ;-)