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Green Lantern

Superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics

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  • Feb 17, 2012
Green Lantern has always been and always will be one of my favorite heros from the DC Universe. There have been many Lanterns in the Green form as I am sure some of you know. But most people will most likely know Hal Jordan either from the many popular comics, the animated features, or most likely from the live action flick. Regardelss this character has some of the coolest powers, battles, and stories to its credit.
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February 17, 2012
I like GL but I have to say Kyle Rayner was a better character than Hal Jordan. In the current comic book continuity, even Sinestro is becoming much more interesting--sort of like Luthor to Superman, Sinestro is defining Jordan. I did use to like Alan Scott, the original GL!
 
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Green Lantern is the name of several fictional characters, superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The first (Alan Scott) was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940).[2]

Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. While the ring of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was magically powered, the rings worn by all subsequent Lanterns were technological creations of the Guardians of the Universe, who granted such rings to worthy candidates. These individuals made up the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.[2]

After World War II, when sales of superhero comic books generally declined, DC ceased publishing new adventures of Alan Scott as the Green Lantern. At the beginning of the Silver Age of Comic Books in the late 1950s, DC editor Julius Schwartz assigned writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane to revive the Green Lantern character, this time as test pilot Hal Jordan, who became a founding member of the Justice League of America. In the early 1970s, writer Denny O'Neil and artist Neal Adams teamed Green Lantern with archer Green Arrow in groundbreaking, socially conscious, and award-winning stories that pitted the sensibilities of the law-and-order-oriented Lantern with the populist Green Arrow. Several cosmically themed series followed, as did ...

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