Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Green Lantern

Green Lantern is the name used by a number of different DC Comics superheroes. Created by Martin Nodell and Bill Finger, the original Green Lantern debuted in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940).

All Green Lanterns possessed a special ring called a power ring which gives them great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower. While the ring of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was magically powered, the rings worn by all subsequent Green Lanterns were the creations of the Guardians of the Universe who granted such rings to worthy candidates across the universe. These individuals made up the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.

The Golden Age Green Lantern was a member of the Justice Society of America. When, after World War II, superhero comic book sales declined, his book was cancelled. At the beginning of the Silver Age, DC editor Julius Schwartz revived first The Flash and then Green Lantern (followed by The Atom and Hawkman), all with new origin stories. Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern, was unique in several ways. He was the first DC superhero to use his powers selfishly (in his romance with Carol Ferris) and he was the first DC superhero with a family. Written by John Broome and drawn by Gil Kane, these stories have been reprinted in deluxe hardback editions. An even greater departure from the superhero norm came when Green Lantern teamed up with Green Arrow, in ground-breaking, socially conscious stories written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by Neal Adams. In the last twenty years, DC has placed different individuals in the role of Earth's Green Lantern, most prominently John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner.

Now you know babe :)

1 comment:

nanae said...

now I know ;) I can leave knowing what *lol* is. yay! I'm going to miss you peter! max will keep me company =)