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Green Lantern Is DC’s Best Superhero And Here’s Why

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The Green Lantern Corps is composed of thousands upon thousands of members that protect various sectors of the galaxy in DC’s ever-expanding comic book universe. There have been several from Earth, each with their own impact on the universe and history of comics at large. Green Lantern, no matter who wears the ring, is a great hero and deserves more recognition than it tends to get.

DC’s First African-American Character

Probably the most famous character to wield the ring is John Stewart. This is largely thanks to the Justice League cartoon series that had him prominently featured. However, he made quite an impact back in the 70s when he was first introduced. Created by the legendary duo of Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams, John Stewart became a symbol of diversity for many people.

This led to more characters being introduced in both Marvel and DC, in order to represent minorities as well as talk about social problems in America. Comics were starting to grow up, thanks in large part to Green Lantern.

Geoff Johns’ Reimagining

In the early 2000s Geoff Johns, who would later become president of DC Comics, was making a name for himself. He had revitalized The Flash and now it was time for him to tackle his favorite character. He brought back Hal Jordan, redeeming him from turning into a villain during The Death of Superman event. He even changes the context of the Corps. at large.

Before, Green Lanterns were weak to the color yellow, implying that it was the opposite of green on a spectrum. However, Geoff Johns latched onto the concept that the Green Lantern ring requires willpower to use. Thus the introduction of the emotional spectrum as it relates to the Lantern rings was introduced, making yellow represent fear, green represents willpower, etc.

Relatability Is Key

Every Green Lantern from Earth represents something within ourselves that we should confront. Hal’s reckless courage, Guy Garderner’s arrogance, Kyle Rayner’s uncertainty, etc. Stories about space cops with rings whose power is only limited by the wielder’s imagination may seem out there. But in actual fact, it does what all good science fiction does

Green Lantern, as a property, tries to analyze the human condition through the lens of the absurd. And that is what makes the Green Lanterns fantastic characters.

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How Historically Accurate Are Hollywood’s Biggest Epics?

Have you ever wondered how historically accurate Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster epics are? We’ve done the research (and paid attention in our high school history class) and we’re ready to give out grades. But even though a lot of films mix fact with fiction for the sake of the story, most of these historical heavyweights have won countless awards so you know they’re worth a watch.

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Here’s Everything You Missed From “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 11 Finale

The season finale of RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 left us both shocked and satisfied as Yvie Oddly was crowned America's Next Drag Superstar. Yvie's daring, avant-garde drag style and free spirit certainly earned her the top spot, however there was much more that went on behind the scenes that fans wish they could have seen. Sources from ET have spilled...

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These Popular TV Shows Perfectly Represent The States They’re Set In

No matter how different they might be, every television show has always pushed to accomplish one thing, and that’s to transport us away from our “here and now.” However, sometimes these shows coincidentally take us no further than our own backyards. It’s always a thrill to switch on your favorite shows and catch your favorite actors walking through your city center. Read on to see which of the most popular TV shows made the cut for perfectly representing the states they’re set in.

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