Monday, June 22, 2020

"Green Lantern" 80th Anniversary

With a new "Green Lantern" live-action TV series in development, take a look at DC Comics' "Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Super-Spectacular", available June 23, 2020, written by Jeff Lemire, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Geoff Johns, Robert Venditti, Mariko Tamaki, Ron Marz, Dennis O'Neil, Sina Grace and Charlotte Fullerton, with illustrations by Ivan Reis, Fernando Pasarin, Rafa Sandoval, Mike Grell and Darryl Banks, plus covers by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Liam Sharp, Neal Adams, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Matt Taylor, Doug Mahnke, Philip Tan, Nicola Scott and Oclair Albert:

"...'Green Lantern' is the name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. 

"They fight evil with the aid of rings that grant them a variety of extraordinary powers. 

"The characters are typically depicted as members of the 'Green Lantern Corps', an interstellar law enforcement agency.

"The first Green Lantern 'Alan Scott', was created in 1940 by Martin Nodell during the 'Golden Age of Comic Books' and usually fought common criminals in 'Capitol City' and 'Gotham City' with the aid of his magic ring.

"During the 'Silver Age of Comic Books', John Broome and Gil Kane reinvented the character as 'Hal Jordan' (1959), shifting the focus of Green Lantern stories from fantasy to science fiction.

"Other notable Green Lanterns include 'Guy Gardner', 'John Stewart' and 'Kyle Rayner'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Green Lantern'...