Sunday, May 29, 2011

Green Lantern: Five Things to Know About Green Lantern

DragonCon-2007-547Image by Foenix via Flickr
There's a reason the latest trailer for Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds carefully spells out the premise for you, possibly spoiling key plot points along the way. He's just a tougher character to pitch to the general public than some of his DC Comics brethren. Tell people they'll believe a man can fly, and they figure out Superman quickly. Show them a billionaire dressed like a bat and little more need be said. But a guy who gets drafted into a space army to wield a super-powered green ring in order to protect the universe from evil? That's a little tougher. So here are five things to prime you for the emerald extravaganza that's just on the horizon...

1. The Character Is Older Than Your Grandpa
2. The Green Lantern Corps Support Diversity in the Workplace
3. It's Not a Joke
4. No Rubber Nipples Here
5. It Could All Go Bad

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Green Lantern: What is a Green Lantern?

Green Lantern figurine (front)Image by mechanikat via FlickrA Green Lantern is equipped with an item that is regarded as one of the most powerful weapons in the DC Universe, called a Green Power Ring. The Power Ring enables its bearer to manifest their thoughts into hard-light constructs and other various properties only limited by the ring's amount of power and the user's willpower and imagination.

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