I have to admit, I never read a lot of Green Lantern growing up. To me, he was just a guy who could make shapes out of light.
However, as I read him now in DC’s Justice League, he’s pretty much the comic relief. Maybe this comic relief style is on the heels of the Ryan Reynolds movie (which refused to take itself too seriously), or maybe Hal Jordan has always been a bit of a cocky wise-cracker, either way, it fits.
I guess that makes Green Lantern the DC equivalent of Spider-Man, who is always quick with the quip.
Which begs this question: who’s a bigger wise-cracker: Green Lantern or Spider-Man?