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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Green Lantern

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we’re taking a look at Green Lantern, the comic book character portrayed in film by Ryan Reynolds after he played Hannibal King and Deadpool the first time, but before he played Deadpool the second time. In this video you can learn all about the men of Earth who have borne the mantle of the Green Lantern, the less-than-human aliens who have done likewise, the strange history of Hal Jordan’s pet, and several other equally interesting facts.

Show notes:

  • If you are interested in reading some of the best stories in Green Lantern history, this article would be a pretty good place to start.
  • Otherwise, this book contains a pretty good survey of Green Lantern history, including stories featuring Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, and Simon Baz.
  • If you want to read the most celebrated recent run of the title, you could get the Geoff Johns omnibus.
  • You can read Green Lantern’s hard travels with Green Arrow, the comic that kicked off the Bronze Age, here.
  • To see Hal’s earliest adventures in complete chronological order, start here.
  • Or if you want to go really old school, start here to read Alan Scott’s earliest adventures.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.


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