Q: What should differentiate the Green Lanterns as Green Lanterns? — @jtlevy
A: How legacy works, and how different iterations of the same idea have to be made distinct and interesting on their own, is a fascinating topic in the context of the DC Universe. But when it comes to building in distinct traits that differentiate legacy heroes, the Green Lantern franchise has been doing that job from the start.
Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, gained his powers from a magic lamp and wielded the energy with a ring forged from its metal. As one of the first superheroes in what would become the DC Universe, Alan Scott was a founding member of the Justice Society of America and paved the way for generations more heroes, and though his successors come from a very different lineage, the name Green Lantern has always represented indomitable will.
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This week, Chris follows up on a comment from a previous episode by taking a look at the idea of legacy in Green Lantern, and how it compares to how "legacy" was used as the driving force in The Flash -- and how it completely failed to work.
Action figure collectors seeking 3.75" versions of their favorite DC Comics characters will be able to pick up an exclusive two-pack featuring Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog next week during San Diego Comic-Con from DC Collectibles...
Becoming a Green Lantern isn't really a choice in DC Comics lore. One day you're crashing planes or whatever, the next you're getting yelled at by Kilowog. The ring chooses you, Poozer! If you want to wield a construct-making ring, but you're a gamer without the power to overcome universe-ending levels of fear (a strong indication that you're sane, by the way), DC Universe Online's new "Fight For the Light" DLC pack is probably for you...
DC Comics has provided us with an exclusive teaser image of September's Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 by writer Tony Bedard with covers and interiors by Tyler Kirkham and Batt. All that's been confirmed so far is that Kyle Rayner will be heading a group composed of leaders from the wider spectrum of corps -- Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love...
While fans have yet to see a movie-specific action figure bearing the likeness of Ryan Reynolds or other "Green Lantern" film stars, Mattel showed up to Comic-Con with a strategic selection of GL toys from an upcoming "Classics" line in scale with their other DC Universe Classics 6" heroes and villains...
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