Wednesday, January 03, 2018

"Green Lantern Corps" Movie Updates

DC Comics' "Green Lanterns" #38, available January 3, 2018, in support of Warners developing "Green Lantern Corps" feature film, is written by Tim Seeley and illustrated by Carlo Barber, with covers by Mike McKone and Brandon Peterson:

" 'Peacekeepers' part 1, 'Jessica Cruz' and 'Simon Baz' find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard case as they're called back to a distant world on the brink of war to investigate the death of an alien official.

"As the mystery deepens, the 'Green Lanterns' discover their own actions may be tied to the crime..."

David S. Goyer ("Man Of Steel") and Justin Rhodes are writing the screenplay for the "Green Lantern Corps" feature, based on the DC Comics'  characters, targeting a 2020 release date.

The new feature, focusing on 'Green Lantern' superheroes 'Hal Jordan' and 'John Stewart', will be produced by Goyer, with DC's Geoff Johns and Jon Berg executive producing.

Created in 1959 for DC Comics, by writer John Broome and illustrator Gil Kane...

...the 'Green Lantern Corps' patrol the 'DC Universe' on behalf of the 'Guardians', a race of immortals residing on the planet 'Oa'.

The Corps, in existence for three billion years, survive multiple conflicts both internal and foreign.

Currently operating in pairs, among the 3600 'sectors' of the universe, there are 7202 'Green Lantern' members, two for every sector except sector 2814 which has 4 members.

Each Green Lantern is given a 'power ring' weapon granting the user incredible abilities directed by the wearer's own willpower.

"The "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" episode "The New Guy", debuted September 29, 2012 on the Cartoon Network:

"...'Hal Jordan' finds out that a new 'Green Lantern', 'Guy Gardner', has been named his replacement on Earth.

"Hal and Guy get along like gas and fire, which doesn't help in their battle against an entirely new threat -- the autonomous killing machines known as 'Manhunters'..."

'Green Lantern' first appeared in "All-American Comics" #16 (July 1940), published by All-American Publications, one of three companies that would eventually merge to form DC Comics.

"...'Alan Scott', a railroad engineer, came into possession of a magic lantern, following a railroad crash.

"The lantern spoke to him and said it would bring Scott 'power'. 

"From the lantern, Scott crafted a magic ring which gave him a wide variety of powers. 

"The limitations of the ring were that it had to be 'charged' every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern...

"...and that it could not directly affect objects made of wood..." 

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