Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
"So comics sales aren't what they used to be. We need to start branching out and reaching new readers."
"Exactly. Comics are still seen as not quite diverse enough."
"There's only one solution. Kill off one of the most prominent characters of color in the DCU."
QFT. A whole generation of potential comics readers know John as their first Green Lantern.
Even in the darkness every color can be found