It might be National Metal Day for us diehards but for the animated series maniacs today is rather important because the “Green Lantern Animated Series” begins airing today as well on the Cartoon Network. It’s Developed by Bruce Timm, Giancarlo Volpe and Jim Krieg with Direction by Sam Liu, and Rick Morales. From the looks of GL in the banner below, you can tell that this will work with the same animation style as “Batman Adventures” and “The Adventures Of Superman’. I like that for consistency sake.
As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Green Lantern mythos gets four titles and while that initially surprised me, in the end it made a lot of sense when you consider that he had a movie released over the summer of 2011. The titles are Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: The New Guardians and Red Lanterns.
Green Lantern #1: Sporting a cover that features Sinestro, we find the most infamous of villains once again wearing a Green Lantern Corps uniform and being directed by the Guardians as being the one whom the ring had chosen. Is he on board with this decision? Well, I leave that discovery to you readers at home. The title gives us a non-powered Hal Jordan and we see him dealing with the pitfalls of normal life with his on and off again romantic interest Carol Ferris. I am very behind in my Green Lantern mythos and have yet to tackle the epic “Blackest Night” and “Brightest Day” trade paperbacks that I have but I can honestly agree with those who said that newbie’s to the character might have a little trouble following him since this appears to pick up in the middle of something. Maybe that will change going forward. I hope so since this is the flagship title of this segment of The New 52 titles.
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“In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night; No Evil Shall Escape My Sight; Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my Power – Green Lantern’s Light!”
That’s the famous oath of the Green Lantern Corps and the words spoken by Hal Jordan every time he needs to recharge his incredible Power Ring and “suit up” as the Green Lantern of Sector 2814. That’s Earth and its surrounding area of space in case you were curious. Today is the opening of the very first ever live action Green Lantern film and if the trailers are any example of what is to be found, then it looks like a whole lot of fun.