DC Comics’ Green Lantern has remained a staple member of the comic book company’s superhero franchise for decades. Intergalactic plots, aliens and monsters of all kinds, and an all-powerful hero go together to make this superhero one of the most popular superheroes today, in his signature Green Lantern Costume.
Bearing an emerald power ring that can create anything from the bearer’s imagination, as well as an extraordinary amount of willpower, each member of the Green Lantern Corps can become a one-man army, protecting denizens of the universe from threats and crimes of the most unusual nature.
The Corps selects its members based on two different categories: the ability to feel no fear, and the ability to confront fear head-on. Each member is given a Green Lantern Costume, a Power Ring, and a Power Battery.
The Power Battery is connected to a larger, more powerful Power Battery in Oa, the Planet where the Lantern’s creators, the Guardians of the Universe, reside. The rings can last for 24 hours, at which point they are recharged through the portable Power Battery each Lantern carries.
Although the ability of the rings to conjure any object is unparalleled by any technology in the DC Comics Universe, it is still limited by the amount of willpower and imagination of the bearer. No one knows this more than those designated to protect Earth. That’s why they must maintain iron will power.
In current continuity, Earth – classified as Sector 2814 – is watched over and has produced not just one, but four Green Lanterns. Hal Jordan was the first and most prominent member. Jordan’s duties were often supported by his backup, hot-headed Guy Gardner and architect John Stewart.
When Hal Jordan became possessed by Parallax, an entity made of fear, his power ring was then given to the fourth member of Earth, Kyle Rayner. Jordan, Gardner, Stewart and Rayner have each had their share of fame in the DC Universe, having been part of organizations such as the Corps and Earth’s premier superhero organization, the Justice League.
The latest installment of the Green Lantern adventures was released in June 2011. Now, costume wearers, avid fans, and superhero costume collectors can add a new piece to their set of ensembles by owning a Green Lantern Costume. And the best part…they can choose to be your favorite character. From the protectors of the universe to their arch enemies, there’s an outfit for them all.