You might think that Alan Scott is a bit outdated in his choice of symbol. But that’s where you’re wrong.
Whereas most superheros have climbed aboard the slick graphic designy bandwagon, Alan sports a somewhat realistic representation of who he is: a Green Lantern. What better way to demonstrate it than with a lantern that is green?
This gives him a split second advantage over his enemies. Every one of them makes a mental note of the design, or lack thereof. And that’s all he needs. POW!
Your head’s off.