Terrific Tuesday is back and today we are going to feature not one, not two, but a group of superhero team. They are considered as the police force in space and use one of the most powerful weapons known in the universe, the Green Lantern Power Ring.
For this post, we are going to make things different. Instead of featuring all the heroes in the team and, I will be presenting a storyline that is essential in the DC Comics.
With that said, let’s start.
Organization Name: Green Lantern Corps
Founder(s): Guardians of the Universe
Leader(s): Guardians of the Universe
Base of Operation: Oa
Powers: Hard light constructs, Instant Weaponry, Force Fields, Flight Durability, Alien Technology.
*The Green Lanterns uses a ring and a lantern which is being powered by a central battery back in Oa, their base of operations. A Green Lantern can solely be chosen by the ring which can detect willpower or bravery in an individual. The Green Light represents Willpower which is the energy that Lanterns use. Every Green Lantern is given a separate Lantern and a ring which can be recharged when in contact with the Lantern. The Lantern is connected to the Central Battery which infinitely powers the lantern. The wielder of the ring can create anything he or she wishes to make using his or her concentration and creativity.
Back in June 2009 to May 2010, DC Comics released a crossover series which centers the Green Lanterns and the other Lantern Corps in the DC Universe. The story dives in The Guardians’ Book of Oa where a prophecy about an upcoming threat which they named “Blackest Night”. The prophecy states that, “A face of metal and flesh shall speak of the secrets of the 52. Fear will rise. Willpower will gather. And a wave of light will unleash the truth behind the power of the ring.“
Blackest Night talks about the heroes of the DC Universe being resurrected as Black Lanterns. Hal and the other Lanterns from different Corps must join forces and find out the secrets of the Black Lantern.
This is one of the best comic book events in the DC Comics for it made Green Lantern and it’s other mythos a chance to shine their light. It is unique and gave us another side of the DC Universe. It is a must read to any fans, either your an old one or just a new reader.
The Green Lantern Oath
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!