Green Lantern

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EXCL. PREVIEW: The Green Lanterns' Light Fails in DC Comics' "Sinestro" #13

Mon, July 20th
By CBR News Team

With the Green Lanterns missing, the power of the Sinestro Corps continues to grow in Cullen Bunn & Brad Walker's "Sinestro" #13 from DC Comics.

SDCC: WB Announces "Green Lantern Corps" Movie

Sat, July 11th
By Stephen Gerding

During its Hall H presentation, the studio revealed that more than one Green Lantern is on their way to the big screen.

Articles

EXCLUSIVE: "Batman," "JLA" & More Get Monstrous Variants in October

Fri, July 10th
By Stephen Gerding

SDCC: New DC Universe: Mysteries in Space

Thu, July 9th
By Albert Ching

Venditti & Irwin Take a 'Renegade' Hal Jordan Solo in "Green Lantern"

Tue, July 7th
By Jeffrey Renaud

Fan Recreates Classic Comic Book Covers in LEGO

Tue, June 30th
By Kevin Melrose

Batgirl Meets the New Batman, the Robins Make Their Move & More in "DC You" Week 4

Thu, June 25th
By CBR News Team

RUMOR: "Green Lantern" Reboot To Feature Multiple GLs, Chris Pine

Wed, June 24th
By Brett White

PREVIEW: The Corps Goes Missing in DC's "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #1

Tue, June 23rd
By CBR News Team

Wonder Woman's All-New Look, Lots of Dead Supermen & More in "DC You" Week 3

Thu, June 18th
By CBR News Team

"The Flash" Green Lantern Variant Has an Unexpected, Giant-size Cameo

Fri, June 12th
By Kevin Melrose

DC Comics Announces 25 Green Lantern-Themed Variants for 75th Anniversary

Fri, June 12th
By Meagan Damore

Follow the Path: Green Lantern John Stewart's Marine Background

Mon, May 25th
By Brian Cronin

Store Up Some Green in this Green Lantern Power Battery Bank

Wed, May 20th
By Kevin Melrose

Johnson Brings Corps, Crew Together In "Star Trek/Green Lantern" Crossover

Fri, May 15th
By Jeffrey Renaud

PREVIEW: Witness Kyle Rayner's Final Fate in "Omega Men"

Wed, May 6th
By CBR News Team

PREVIEW: Hal Jordan Revisits "Emerald Twilight" in "Green Lantern/Parallax" #1

Tue, April 14th
By CBR News Team

WC15: IDW and DC Team-Up for "Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War"

Sat, April 4th
By Albert Ching

TOYING AROUND: DC Collectibles Fools, Hot Toys Makes Us Drool & Much More!

Sat, April 4th
By TJ Dietsch

TOYING AROUND: Black Widow, Batman, Burden's Star Wars & More!

Sat, March 21st
By TJ Dietsch

Biography

Green Lantern

Hal Jordan: test pilot, airman, space cop, a man who knows no fear. Chosen from all the Earth to represent mankind in the most powerful police force the galaxy has ever known: the Green Lantern Corps. To quote Robin from "The Batman" episode "Ring Toss" (December 2007): "Wow! Even your secret identity is cool!"

Hal Jordan made his first appearance in "Showcase" #22 (October 1959), a creation of John Broome and Gil Kane. This iteration of the Green Lantern was part of the Silver Age model of updating Golden Age characters for a modern audience, and while (like many Golden Age characters) the original Green Lantern gained his powers through mysticism and magic, the new Green Lantern was pure science fiction.

Abin Sur, an alien member of the Green Lantern Corps, crashes on Earth. Using his power ring's ability to turn light into tangible objects, he brings Hal Jordan to his side. There, Abin Sur reveals that he is dying and passes on his ring and the duty of protecting space sector 2814. It doesn't take long before Hal discovers that he is not alone, and encounters of members of the Green Lantern Corps. He finally reaches the planet Oa, homeworld of the Guardians of the Universe. The Guardians are an ancient race of beings that formed the Corps to protect the Galaxy, dividing it up into 1600 pie-shaped sectors of space, each terminating on Oa, the home of the central power battery which powers the rings worn by the corpsmen. Each Green Lantern, chosen for his superior willpower and ability to overcome great fear , controls the ring by pure will, shaping the emerald light into anything they can imagine. The only drawbacks to this ultimate weapon are that it must be recharged when depleted and a vulnerability to the color yellow. The yellow vulnerability is a story in itself, but is best explained as it always has been, that the weakness is due to a "necessary impurity in the ring."

Over the years, Hal's comic book fortunes have risen and fallen, his sales have gone from the highest highs to the lowest lows. Recently, under the authorship of wunderkind Geoff Johns, "The Green Lantern" has become a critical and marketing success. With a feature film in the future and starring appearances across the DC Universe, Hal Jordan's future is bright as the brightest day. - Brian Eason

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