Green Lantern


Batman, Green Lantern Join Rugby Union's Justice League Jersey Roster

Thu, November 19th
By Stephen Gerding

Members of the Ospreys and Connacht Rugby clubs will be honorary Justice Leaguers in their new DC Comics themed jerseys.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Will the Lanterns Return Home in DC's "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #6?

Mon, November 16th
By CBR News Team

The Lanterns are caught in a war while the universe crumbles in the latest issue of Cullen Bunn & Jesus Saiz's "Green Lantern: The Lost Army."


TOYING AROUND: Loki, Captain Phasma, "Walking Dead" & More!

Sat, November 7th
By TJ Dietsch

This Green Lantern Statue Won't Escape Your Sight

Fri, November 6th
By Kevin Melrose

Venditti Shares the Secrets of "Green Lantern's" "All-New" Classic Villain

Thu, November 5th
By Jeffrey Renaud

Adams' "Green Lantern" #76 Original Cover Art Headlines Heritage Comics Auction

Mon, November 2nd
By Kevin Mahadeo

Beware the Power of This Deluxe Green Lantern Statue

Fri, October 30th
By Kevin Melrose

EXCLUSIVE: Justice League Powers Up On Manapul's "Darkseid War" Covers

Mon, October 26th
By Brett White

NYCC: DiDio Leads The Charge For DC's Core Heroes

Sat, October 10th
By Kiel Phegley

Work Like A Superhero With These Justice League Office Products

Wed, October 7th
By Kevin Melrose

5 Previously Uncanceled DC Series, Before "Omega Men"

Wed, September 23rd
By Tom Bondurant

Beware the Power of… This Green Lantern Figure's Adorability

Mon, September 21st
By Kevin Melrose

Celebrate Labor Day with the Oddest Superhero Day Jobs Ever!

Mon, September 7th
By Brian Cronin

Idris Elba Stars in Fan-made "Green Lantern Corps" Trailer

Mon, August 31st
By Kevin Melrose

New "Arrow" Production Art Teases Green Lantern

Mon, August 31st
By Stephen Gerding

Why Didn't We Know About These DC Comics Super Hero Cafes?

Fri, August 14th
By Kevin Melrose

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

Mon, July 20th
By CBR News Team

SDCC: WB Announces "Green Lantern Corps" Movie

Sat, July 11th
By Stephen Gerding

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


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