Sunday, May 13, 2012

Direct Currents: Green Lantern

One of the most popular super-heroes of the Golden Age, its easy to see why National revived the Emerald Avenger with a whole new origin in the Silver Age after the success of other revamped characters. Debuting in DC's Showcase #22 in the fall of 1959, our hero Hal Jordan was a daring test pilot trying out a new experiential jet for Ferris Aircraft, when he was mysteriously summoned to the side of a dying alien named Abin Sur. Having accidental crash landed on our planet, Sur's emerald power ring instantly sought out the nearest suitable candidate to replace him in the interstellar police force, the Green Lantern Corps. Now given the magic ring, which is fuelled by willpower, Hal accepted the challenge to become the newest Green Lantern and serve the Guardians of the Universe, fighting evil in all its forms. Being able to project its green energy in any form imaginable, its only limitation is to be recharged every twenty four hours from Hal's power battery, and that its powerless over anything colored yellow. Based out of Coastal City, Hal Jordan quickly became one of the greatest Emerald Avengers for the Corps warning those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

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