My physical copy of Green Lanterns #17 doesn’t come for at least week, (thanks ebay…) so I read it online. I’m glad I did too, it’s such a good story! I love Jonathan’s characterization and I was even pleasantly surprised with the plot that revolved around Green Lantern Simon Baz.
Here’s a section of Jonathan Crane’s amazing monologue on fear!
Lanterns for peace: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb | Video
On 6 August, Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In the city’s Peace Memorial Park, people floated dozens of colourful paper lanterns onto the Motoyasu river – releasing messages of peace into the world.
So for this to make since, you have to know that scarecrow was losing his sanity. He craved fear but he had become immune to it because of his constant exposure to his fear toxin. This was only made worse with the disappearance of Batman. So when scarecrow got the yellow lantern ring, his ability to feel far returned. That’s why he is so happy about being afraid.