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The Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, is scheduled for release on June 17, 2011. Get yourself prepared for a legion of strange aliens with all powerful green rings!

DC COMICS GREEN LANTERN

I’ll admit it – I am a comic geek! I have loved them since before I could read, and now 30 years later I still enjoy reading and collecting them. Growing up I was mostly a Marvel comics fan, but in the last few years I have come to really appreciate DC comics rich super hero universe. Green Lantern was never one that I got into though, until recently. Enter my 8 year old son, who is a huge DC and Green Lantern fan. He devoured the entire Blackest Night series and his knowledge of the Green Lantern Corps astounds even me! Now I am scrambling to learn all I can about Green Lantern’s history and mythology. So it was with great anticipation and excitement that we watched the latest WonderCon trailer for this summer’s upcoming Green Lantern movie, and I must say wow! It is nice to see a comic character treated with a ton of fan-boy respect – we can’t wait to see it!

GREEN LANTERN’S RICH HISTORY

If you don’t know much about Green Lantern you may want to learn the basics – it will make the movie much more meaningful. Be warned though, there is over 70 years of history here and it can get a bit convoluted. Just go for the main ideas concerning the Silver Age Green Lantern and Hal Jordan.