Updated on 16 October, 2021
Green Lantern is a long running American comic book series featuring the DC comics heroes of the same name as well as many others. The original character of Alan Scott, also known as Green Lantern, first appeared in All-American Comics#16, and has been later spun off to the first volume of Green Lantern in 41. Following issues, the series was revived in 1997, again with a second series starring Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. The latest ongoing series, Green Lantern: New York was recently relaunched by DC Entertainment and now features characters from both the old and new Green Lantern series. It will conclude with an all-new series starring Green Lantern Corps members Guy Gardner and John Stewart as the leads.
This super hero was born in Kahndeth Dunning, a child whose family were killed during an unidentified virus attack. He was abandoned by his foster family and taken in by the Guardians of the Earth. He was trained by their acolytes and went on to become one of their greatest and most powerful fighters.
Green Lantern becomes a member of the Green Lantern Corps, a group of interplanetary peacekeepers. They have a headquarters called the Star Gate where they save the universe through acts of heroism. Throughout the various series, various versions of Green Lantern appear, each with a different responsibility. The modern Day Green Lantern is John Stewart, and he serves as the ring bearer for the team.
Hal Jordan is the most well known of Green Lanterns. He is a former Guardian and is the most powerful Lantern of them all. He was a founding member of the Green Lantern Corps, and fought many villains and animals who cross against humanity. In Green Lantern: New York, he is featured as a founding member of the Green Lantern Corps along with John Stewart. They eventually joins the newest Lantern, Kyle Rayner, who is still in training.
The Green Lantern comic book series started out in 1984 and has gone through several major changes, including multiple writer's champs. There was a crossover event between the Green Lantern and Justice League. Later on, there was a New 52 relaunch, which gave way to a new era of Green Lantern. This new era featured a new Green Lantern who was based in New York, along with a new Sinestro.
The Green Lantern comic books are very well written, with very good artwork. The writers of these books keep the concept of the Lantern rings very simple, while making it very exciting to read. There are countless characters to be introduced into the comic book world and some of them have become quite popular. For example, in Green Lantern: New Phoenix, Hal Jordan is again an important member of the Green Lantern Corps. This time around, he is featured as the leader of the Green Lantern Corps.
During this era, there have been some major changes to the Green Lantern comic book world. After the events of New Earth, the Guardians of the Universe came to the universe, bringing along their army of Newarians. The Sinestro Corps were also introduced. Sinestro was a huge bad guy, so it was a natural for him to take over the Green Lantern Corps. He made all of the wrong decisions and the cycle repeated itself, except this time, with his followers.
The Green Lantern television show has taken a different route than most comic book adaptations. The TV show has given a more serious and realistic look at the responsibilities of leadership, which is often missing from comic books. The show has also featured a lot of romance between the leads, which is another aspect that many comic fans don't like. Overall, the Green Lantern comic is not only a great read for comic lovers, but also a great introduction to the DC Universe.