DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns will step down to enter into an exclusive writer-producer deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, launching Mad Ghost Productions to produce the long-developing feature "Green Lantern Corps", based on DC Comics' 'intergalactic' police force, focusing on characters 'Hal Jordan' and 'Jon Stewart':
"I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything," said Johns.
"But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I'm thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role.
" It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters..."
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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