Some examples of violence-filled panels from Geoff Johns' run on Green Lantern
Even Kyle Rayner is subject to visual abuse:
Speaking of Kyle, here's something else that further enforces the perception they have it in for their own character:
(Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 (fb, BTS)) - Sinestro sent Despotellis to Earth to infect Kyle Rayner’s mother. She eventually succumbed to the virus and Kyle blamed himself for not being able to save her.Ugh! As though the finale of the 3rd volume weren't bad enough, with Major Force pretending he'd murdered Maura Rayner (and Kyle momentarily surrendering his power ring), Johns added insult to injury by killing her off in one of the Sinestro Corps War specials. Yet the Guardians saw fit to elect this alien warmonger a member of the GL Corps again?
(Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1) - Sinestro gathered Despotellis and the Sinestro Corps on Qward. Sinestro laid out their mission of using fear to make the chaos of the universe bend to their will, and to replace it with law and order. Their first step was to burn anyone thst would oppose their plan, so they had to destroy the Green Lantern Corps. They brought Kyle Rayner to Qward and stripped him of the Ion entity. Sinestro needed Kyle to feel fear, so he revealed that Despotellis killed his mother, and that none of the loved ones of the GLC were safe. As fear overwhelmed Kyle Sinestro infected him with the Parallax entity.
Here's some monstrosities that appeared in GL #21-25 and GL Corps #14-19:
And so, there we have an example of just how low Green Lantern's sunk under Johns (and Tomasi), and instead of being a fun comic, it's been drowned out by sensationalistic bloodshed that has no place in escapist entertainment.