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In Blackest Night... The Official Jessica Cruz Thread

The thing is DC probably thinks that once she starts to get over her anxiety(not completely but just enough), there would be nothing special about her anymore. Same thing happened to Kyle, once he stopped being the rookie who was trying to fill Hal's shoes, and proved he was a great hero in his own right that could hang with the big boys in the Justice League, there was nothing that made him stand out anymore. His journey was complete, now he was just another Green Lantern. The same thing would eventually happen to Jessica, because she can not be defined by her anxiety forever and it seems like DC generally doesn't have a real long-term plan whenever they decide to bring in more legacy characters.

We'll have to disagree on Kyle. He's been my favorite DC character for years because I can always count on his stories to never be boring. It's true that Ron Marz created him to initially have a Peter Parker-type of personality and journey where he was an normal 20-something guy who learned to bear the responsibility of being a hero. Yet from there he went through several equally as awesome stories where he became the deity-like Ion, re-lit the CPB, helped reformed the GotU, discovers Parallax and helps restore Hal and the Corps. I'd argue that his journey to equal footing with other JL members wasn't the end of his story, but rather the jumping off point to him becoming the "Torchbearer." Even in his most recent big story event in Hal Jordan and the GLC #17, Ganthet reaffirmed Kyle's unique qualities as and Jordan admitted that there were things that Kyle can do that Hal can't. This is the kind of development that Jessica needs.

Simon has fared better in the Green Lanterns title than Jessica. He's been revealed to have the unique ability of emerald sight and he recently gave up the use of his sidearm after Batman convinced Simon that he was hindering himself as a hero by holding on to his pre-GL ways of thinking. This is the kind of thing that Jessica needs to come off as less of a sidekick. If it were up to me, I'd put the character in Teen Titans for awhile so that characters of a similar station in life might help draw out and flesh out her heroic nature. Regardless, something needs to happen to shake up her character.
 
Oh I didn't mean Kyle was boring or that his history and character development isn't interesting, he was the first GL I was exposed to so I'm quite fond of him. It's just that to me he is a good example of a character that was created because they didn't know what to do with previous character and then only a few years later they didn't seem to know what to do with him anymore as well. That's the lack of long-term planning I was referring to. Hal is a bit of a different animal because he represents the status quo. He is the safety net, the guy they would always go back to whenever they decide that for some reason their new experiment isn't working anymore. I do wish Jessica(or Simon) manages to get to a Miles Morales or even Kamala Khan level, but with DC's track record I'm not that sure. But who knows, maybe she could have a chance to become the Wally West of the Green Lantern franchise. We'll see where the new Lanterns are in 5-10 years time.
 
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I like Kyle. Especially if Superman is doing the roll call and he yells "Kyle...Shazam!"
 
Nina Dobrev as Jessica Cruz gets my vote
 
Nina Dobrev as Jessica Cruz gets my vote

I like Nina but she's the wrong race. I would prefer it if Hollywood would cast an actual Latina as Jessica and not another exotic European. Jess is supposed to be Mexican American (Mestizo).

I could see Nina as Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire though
 
Then as far as Latina actresses go then I would go with Natalie Martinez, Diane Guerrero or if you want a bigger name then Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin CW fame
 
Jane the virgin in space would be wonderful! More than enough to give DC its energy back
 
So Jessica is confirmed for the new DC Super Hero Girls show on CN! Great news! It means DC/WB are trying to build up her profile :)
 
Really? That's wonderful! I think she would be incredible on the league and much needed after Ryan Reynolds
 
I think Jessica would be a great pick for a GL movie. She could easily function as the audience stand-in to the Corps and play as rookie across veterans Hal Jordan and John Stewart
 
Yeah me too plus it gives Diana someone to be mates with in justice league.
 
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If it means anything Jessica Cruz is featured in the new DC intro that debuted with Wonder Woman. The Earth GL's depicted were Hal, John and Jessica :) Hopefully that means something for Jess since the other two are already confirmed for the GLC movie
 
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Michelle Rodriguez would also be a great fit for Jessica Cruz
 
Yeah she would be cool as Jess. Plus I bet she would love to do it
 
Well, she sort of brushed it off when asked about it a while back but it sounded like she wasn't aware that there are other GLs than Hal.
 
Well, she sort of brushed it off when asked about it a while back but it sounded like she wasn't aware that there are other GLs than Hal.

I don't think she was aware of Jessica's existence. That's probably why she made those infamous "controversial" comments. I do remember she caused quite the stir on social media lol

Anyway I think Michelle is a better fit for Renee Montoya than Jessica Cruz.
 
Then Jordana Brewster or Gina Rodriguez or Genesis Rodriguez either one of these 3 actresses would be a great fit for Jessica Cruz
 
Gina Rodriguez would be good. But I still like Adria Arjona.
 
I can't wait to read this issue. Jessica went through a rite of passage in issue 23: smacking the snot out of Guy Gardner. :woot:

 
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I liked that issue a lot. ;)

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I just finished it and the last two issues have been stellar. I was cracking up at the constructs Simon and Kyle were making during training. I also like the prospect of Jessica wielding one of the original 7 rings.
 
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I just finished it and the last two issues have been stellar. I was cracking up at the constructs Simon and Kyle were making during training. I also like the prospect of Jessica wielding one of the original 7 rings.

Now I have to read the issue!!? I've been wanting a comic where all the Lanterns interact! Seems like that just happened..
 
Now I have to read the issue!!? I've been wanting a comic where all the Lanterns interact! Seems like that just happened..

Make sure to get 23 and 24. Plus this seems like Jessica is about to be front and center for the next few months, so keep reading. :yay:
 
If she does show up, does anyone think they should adapt her origins with the Ring of Volthoom or just change it to the standard "got my GL ring cause I fear nothing!"
 
It'd be interesting, most comic appropriate and narratively efficient to introduce Jessica Cruz, and even Guy Gardner, as Yellow Lanterns.
 

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