Green Lantern

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

Tue, April 14th
By CBR News Team

Tony Bedard, Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold take Hal Jordan back to his lowest point in this preview of their "Convergence" miniseries.

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

Sat, April 4th
By Albert Ching

The Green Lantern Corps and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will meet for the first time in an upcoming miniseries from IDW and DC Comics.

Articles

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

Tony Bedard On Heroism, Redemption In "Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax"

Fri, March 20th
By Jeffrey Renaud

"Green Lantern Vs. Telepathic Girl Richard Nixon" & More All-Time Goofy Comic Moments

Sat, March 14th
By Brian Cronin

New Looks Revealed for The Flash, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow

Sat, March 14th
By Ben Kaye

Bunn Talks What's Next for "Aquaman," "Sinestro" & "Green Lantern: The Lost Army"

Tue, March 10th
By Albert Ching

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Alex Ross Pitch a "Batman Junior" Series?

Fri, March 6th
By Brian Cronin

The Mission - 3/2

Mon, March 2nd
By Joseph Phillip Illidge

Michelle Rodriguez on Green Lantern Rumors: "Stop Stealing All the White People's Superheroes"

Sun, March 1st
By Ben Kaye

Here Are Your Favorite NFL Players as Your Favorite Superheroes

Sat, February 28th
By Ben Kaye

3 More Heroes for the "Arrow"/"Flash" Spinoff

Sat, February 28th
By Albert Ching

Dead Man Displayed at Wake in his Green Lantern Costume

Wed, February 18th
By Kevin Melrose

Ryan Reynolds Didn't Read a Script Before Signing on to "Green Lantern"

Wed, February 4th
By Kevin Melrose

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Green Lantern & Flash Scout Atlantis in "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"

Fri, January 23rd
By CBR News Team

The Connection Between Comic Book Fanaticism & "Charlie Hebdo"

Sat, January 17th
By Greg Hatcher

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Green Lantern" #38

Thu, January 1st
By Kevin Melrose

Multiple Titles Conclude In Massive March DC Cull, "The Darkseid War" Begins

Mon, December 15th
By Brett White

Jensen, Chang Discuss Gender, "Godhead" & "Green Lantern Corps"

Wed, November 19th
By Jeffrey Renaud

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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