Hey, can I ask you something /co/?
Now, I don't know much about Green Lantern in general. I didn't read DC comics regularly growing up, but I considered myself a casual fan at best. Lately though I've noticed making fun of the Green Lantern has become a cheeky running gag all over the place. Like in the Lego Movie and Lego Batman Movie, he's constantly depicted as a bumbling dipshit that everybody can't stand. Am I missing out on an in joke I should be aware of? Which Green Lantern is everyone shitting on and why?
Admittedly, the only thing I know about Green Lantern is from watching Justice League, and DC animated movies like Emerald Night and Crisis on James Woods, and he seemed like a pretty cool guy in those. I'm assuming it's Hal Jordan (the first one right?) that everyone is taking pot shots at, but I don't get why. Was he really that incompetent?