Green Lantern, Target of Sinestro
Green Lantern (especially the Hal Jordan
version) is my favorite superhero, and has been since I first laid eyes
on him in a pile of coverless comics at summer camp when I was a kid.
The name alone, so mysterious and evocative, was enough to do it. What
else? The power ring, tapping into a strange energy of limitless
potential and versatility (all my favorite heroes are sources of
light). The oath and the charging ceremony. The elegant costume, with
its unique color scheme of green, black and white...with Hal's brown
hair providing an unusual earthy touch. It's actually tasteful. The
mysterious Guardians of the Universe (who are no longer nearly as
mysterious as they should be). Finally, Hal looked a bit like my
father, and I was still young enough for that to mean something.
This digital scene was inspired by the
brilliant Green Lantern: Rebirth
series by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. We see Hal picking himself
up from the surface of the moon after being blasted by his nemesis,
Sinestro. Hal's appreciative little smirk shows that while he may be
down, he is very far from out.
Character © by DC Comics