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The Emerald Warrior

November 16, 2010

A few weeks back, Nikki and I helped out with her church’s Trunk or Treat for Halloween.  We chose a superhero theme for our car and Nikki donned the cape of Superman, while I cobbled together the garb of Green Lantern.  I couldn’t resist striking a pose for some pictures and playing around with them in Photoshop.  I thought I would share the results.

For those of you not familiar with the character, Green Lantern is a superhero comic book character published by DC Comics.  He has been in existence in some form or another since the dawn of comics, although the most well known GL that people typically think of, and who currently stars in the monthly Green Lantern book, was first created in the 1950’s.

Hal Jordan was a jet fighter test pilot who was chosen to join the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.  His alien ring is capable of producing light constructs fueled by his imagination.  Although he has been a long time member of the Justice League of America, Green Lantern’s jurisdiction as a superhero extends far beyond earth to the furthest reaches of his entire space sector.

Green Lantern is notable for his fearless attitude and the strength of his willpower that drives him.  Nothing holds him back in his pursuit of putting an end to evil and saving the day.  If you haven’t heard much about GL before, expect that to change next year when Green Lantern comes to the movie theaters, played by Ryan Reynolds.  I decided to get a jump start and beat the hype this Halloween with my costume.

Just so we are clear, Green Lantern, the Green Lantern logo, and the artwork used of the character are the trademarked property of DC Comics.  The artwork used here is the credited work of the following artists (from top to bottom):  Carlos Pacheco, Alex Ross, Simone Bianchi, and, again, Alex Ross (all incredible artists in their own right and responsible for such amazing iconic portrayals of GL).

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