Green Lantern

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Green Lantern" #52 Pits Hal Jordan Against the Gray Agents

2 days ago
By CBR News Team

Hal Jordan faces his toughest challenge yet in DC Comics' "Green Lantern" #52 by Robert Venditti and Billy Tan.

5 'Beloved' DC Heroes that Could Join "Legends of Tomorrow"

3 days ago
By Marc Buxton

With a "beloved" DC Comics hero rumored to join Rip Hunter's team in the season finale, CBR looks at which hero might be time traveling to The CW.

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DC Comics' "Rebirth" Character Designs for Batman, Wonder Woman and More

Fri, April 29th
By CBR News Team

DC FILMS RUMORS: "Green Lantern Corps" Enlists Kyle Rayner; "The Flash" Casting These 5 Characters

Fri, April 22nd
By Anthony Couto

TOYING AROUND: Bombshells, Batman, "Civil War" & More!

Sat, April 9th
By TJ Dietsch

COMIC REEL: New "Batman v Superman" Concept Art; Tyrese Still Has "Shot" at Green Lantern

Sat, March 26th
By Brendan McGuirk

Shelf Life - 3/24

Thu, March 24th
By Ron Marz

Green Lantern "May" Debut In "Justice League 2," WB Exec Admits First Film Wasn't Very Good

Fri, March 4th
By Stephen Gerding

"Lucifer's" D.B. Woodside "Very Interested" In Playing Green Lantern

Mon, February 29th
By Brett White

The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2

Sun, February 7th
By Tom Bondurant

Welcome Back Cap: 8 More Superhero Returns

Sun, January 24th
By Brett White

PREVIEW: DC's "Sinestro" #19 Declares a Holy War on Emotions

Mon, January 18th
By CBR News Team

"I'm Defeated! How Terrible... No, How Wonderful" - The Odd Debut of Star Sapphire

Thu, January 14th
By Brian Cronin

PREVIEW: Frank Miller Takes on Green Lantern in New "Dark Knight" Mini-Comic

Thu, January 14th
By CBR News Team

EXCL. PREVIEW: Terrorists, Batman Threaten "Green Lantern" #48

Mon, January 4th
By CBR News Team

"Wizard Magazine" Takes on Green Lantern's "Emerald Twilight," Balent Draws the X-Men

Wed, December 30th
By G. Kendall

DC's Adult Coloring Book Variants Bring Out Our Inner Child

Tue, December 29th
By Anthony Couto

PREVIEW: The Lost Army is Found in "Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion" #1

Thu, December 24th
By CBR News Team

Get in the Christmas Spirit with These Holiday-Themed Comic Book Covers

Thu, December 24th
By Meagan Damore

EXCL. PREVIEW: Bunn & Walker's "Sinestro" #18 Seeks Unlikely Help

Mon, December 21st
By CBR News Team

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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