It’s been 70 years. Can someone please put Eel O’brian in pants. A shirt wouldn’t hurt either.
Kyle Rayner’s second Ion costume stands out as my favorite.
The Green Lantern uniform has been described as being warm from the ring’s energy on the green portions and cold like the expanse of space on the black portions, and the Ion costume perfectly exemplifies those aspects of a Green Lantern’s existence, especially as the Corps’ most powerful member.
Sorry for these getting short and lame. This is exhausting, it turns out.
I really liked 52. It showcased a lot of lesser known characters and even created some. 52 was a perfect opportunity to address the idea of what the world would be like without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman for even one year, and it was well executed.
I can read Frank Millar’s The Dark Knight Rises and Mark Waid/Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come so many times. I used to keep them by my bed. Those books, as well as their sequels/follow ups, defined or honed a lot of these characters for me. They’re wonderfully written, masterfully drawn and colored, and timeless. I recommend them to anyone and everyone.
I don’t have one.
Is there really any question?
The Robin mantle is, in my opinion, the most important legacy in the DCU because of how important Robin is to Batman. Each individual who’s been Robin has had a significant affect on both Bruce and each other.
*Again, I’ll add to this later.
The Emotional Spectrum in the DCU is based on the visual light spectrum, each color having a corresponding emotion. Each one has pros and cons, some are (at their base state) stronger than others, but there’s one thing about the Green Lantern Corps that I admire.
Each Corps has a selection process
Green Lanterns are chosen by the strength of their character, their willingness and commitment to doing what’s right, their ability to overcome fear to save lives, and their unwillingness to compromise justice. No matter what, the Green Lantern Corps serves to protect.
I would love to see a movie based on Virgil Hawkins.
He’s just a fun character who would be great to see on the silver screen. Even without the rest of the Milestone heroes, the animated series has shown that the character can have appeal without them. It’ll probably never happen (Static being a black character and all), but it’s the one character I’d love to see the most.
Image courtesy of Yavez Fuller
Green Lantern (All 7200+), The Flash Family, and the Teen Titans are my favorite groups in comics, and it’s no coincidence that Geoff Johns has had fantastic runs on each of those books.
Geoff Johns loved writing for film and comics so much that he straight up called Richard Donner’s office for an internship and got it after a single conversation with Donner. While working with Donner, he met DC Comics’ New York staff and started writing there occasionally, working on the book Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., co-writing JSA, revitalizing the Flash (his favorite character), and relaunching Hawkman and The Teen Titans. Johns is also responsible for returning Hal Jordan back to life and creating an even larger scaled universe than Green Lantern already had, retold and consolidated Superman’s origins, brought back Barry Allen in a story that wonderfully showcased the entire Flash Family, became DC’s Chief Creative Officer, and wrote Flashpoint, the story that transitioned the DCU into the New 52.
There’s a reason Johns is trusted with so many characters. He’s very good at finding what makes a character who they are as a person and reflecting that in their heroics/villainy. His work with group titles has shown how much he values personal interaction in and out of the action, which serves to make the characters feel more like real people. He takes into account their histories and the work other writers have done with the characters.
He’s a comic fan writing comics. And writing comics well.
Ethan Van Sciver
I’ll let his art speak for itself:
Mark Waid and Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come is a fantastic story. It’s what I suggest to anyone who’s interested in comics. The art is unparalleled, the story is phenomenal, there are tons of easter eggs for fans, but the plot is still accessible to newcomers. 3 of my top 5 comic moments are from Kingdom Come. I can’t put into words how much I like this book.
(I don’t know what “cracktastic” means, but research is leaning towards “awesome” so that’s what I’m going with)
This is probably my favorite moment in all of comics. This one page was everything I’d hoped for from the day I found out each of the seven colors would be getting their own Corps and corresponding emotion after the Sinestro Corps war. Doug Mahnke’s art really sells it.
Oa, home of the Green Lantern Corps. It’s a sprawling metropolis inhabited by thousands of different species, both Corps members and civilians. Oa is a technological marvel in the exact center of the universe. That’s incredibly cool.
Back to the Daily Planet offices. Steve Lombard is just a dick.
Man, there are a lot of weak characters in the Superman books.