Jessica is the first Green Lantern that’s really relatable to me. Hal is a square jawed space serial icon. Guy ranges from comic relief to masculine fantasy. Kyle can often get too cosmic and loses his grounding. John is kind of a great father figure, but best works in a supporting or leadership role, as opposed to the heart of a story.
Jessica, though, suffers from the same social anxieties as many of us readers. Her story is not about the unrealistic goal of eliminating fears, but overcoming them. It’s about how a mundane fear you have that others don’t is no less valid. It’s like Ned Stark said: the times we’re afraid are the only times we can be brave.
I think it’s entirely personal matter of opinion who the best Green Lantern is. But for me, it’s Jessica Cruz.