Collector1 wrote:Haven't been able to find the TPB so only know the story through summaries. Upset that they reconed Parallax into a giant space flea from nowhere instead of John just snapping after having his whole world (Coast City not the Earth) blown up when he couldn't do anything about it. Made him more human and Parallax a more sympathetic character, IMO. I'm in the party that thinks Hal created the Parallax entity subconsciously during Zero Hour as a manner of exonerating himself of most of the guilt he felt after loosing it.
I felt exactly the same way, at first. Parallax was a great villain not only because he was on the cosmic level and a former ally, but also because you kinda took the guy's side. I mean imagine if you were GL, and you spent a couple of decades laying your life on the line for everyone on Earth and in the comos, putting your life on hold for people you don't even know. Then suddenly your hometown is destroyed. So then you go about doing something for yourself for once by trying to "fix" the town, and get punished for it. I'd probably snap too.
But I've accepted it and moved on, because Geoff John's run with Hal Jordan has been fan-freaking-tastic. It's worth the loss of Parallax for what we've gotten in exchange.