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Green Lantern is a group of superheroic characters appearing in various DC Comics media.

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    Ongoing Comics 
  • Green Lantern (1941) (1941-1949): The first volume of Green Lantern, focusing on Alan Scott.
  • Green Lantern volume 2 (1960-1986) Hal Jordan's first ongoing series, which spans both the Silver and Bronze Ages. Introduces most of Hal's classic supporting cast and villains, along with the Green Lantern Corps. Both Guy Gardner and John Stewart first appear within the pages of this series. With issue 200 the book was retitled Green Lantern Corps.
  • Green Lantern volume 3 (1990-2004) The first 50 issues primarily star Hal Jordan. Then the Emerald Twilight storyline occurs, the Corps is destroyed, Hal becomes Parallax, and the remainder of the series stars Kyle Rayner as the last Green Lantern.
  • Green Lantern volume 4 (2005-2011) Written by Geoff Johns, restores both Hal Jordan and the Corps, and is known for the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night storylines. Probably the most popular and successful Green Lantern era in the history of the characters.
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (2016-2018): Part of the DC Rebirth initiative, this focuses on Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner in wider space opera type stories while Simon and Jessica defend Earth in the main book.
  • Green Lanterns (2016-2018): Part of the DC Rebirth initiative, this stars rookie Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as they learn to work together to defend the Earth.
  • The Green Lantern (2018-2021): Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp's run centered around Hal Jordan.
  • Green Lantern (Infinite Frontier) (2021-2022): Part of the DC Infinite Frontier initiative that sees John Stewart thrust into the leadership position as Corps and the rest of the DC Cosmic Universe undergoes a political re-shuffling.
  • Green Lantern (2023) (2023-resent). Part of the Dawn of DC initiative, relaunching the adventures of Hal Jordan in the wake of Dark Crisis.

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    Other Comics Titles 
  • Green Lantern/Green Arrow (1983-1984)
  • Green Lantern Corps (1986-1988, 2006-2015): A second book starring Lanterns not appearing in the main Green Lantern title.
  • The New Guardians (1988-1989): We use the term "spin-off" very loosely in this case, as it's a book that has little in common with the rest of the franchise except for a few characters.
  • Guy Gardner, later Guy Gardner: Warrior (1992-1996): An attempt to retool Guy outside the Corps as a '90s Anti-Hero, first with Sinestro's ring and then with his own power to create weapons.
  • Flash & Green Lantern: The Brave and The Bold (1999): A miniseries spotlighting the friendship and history between Hal Jordan and The Flash (Barry Allen).
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (2010-2011): Starring Guy Gardner during the Brightest Day era as he explores the fringes of space for a hidden threat to the Corps.
  • Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern (2017): A crossover with Planet of the Apes that takes place after the events of the original film and has the conflict revolve around Cornelius finding the Universal Ring, an artifact constructed by the Guardians with power over every color of the emotional spectrum.
  • Red Lanterns (2011-2015): A New 52 series about the the Red Lantern Corps.
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-2015): Unrelated to the 80s New Guardians, this New 52 series draws members from each of the seven Lantern corps of Johns' run into a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
  • Larfleeze (2013-2014)
  • Sinestro (2014-2016)
  • Star Trek/Green Lantern (2015-2017): A crossover with the characters from Star Trek (2009), where the DC Universe is destroyed by a second Blackest Night, resulting the surviving Lanterns winding up in the Kelvin Timeline and dealing with the fallout of many of its characters acquiring power rings.
  • Far Sector (2019-2020): A twelve issue mini-series from Young Animal. Newly deputized Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" Mullein polices a massive city that keeps its inhabitants safe by removing their emotions when chaos begins to break loose.


    Live-Action TV 
  • A Green Lantern series from producer Greg Berlanti (the Arrowverse) was announced to be in development for HBO Max in October 2019. Spanning multiple decades, the series was said to feature Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Sinestro, Kilowog and Simon Baz as major characters.
  • In January 2023, James Gunn and Peter Safran announced a series titled Lanterns as part of their revamp of DC Studios. The series will be a True Detective- inspired sci-fi mystery story following Hal Jordan and John Stewart that will play an important part in Gunn and Safranís overall story for the slate. The project will be separate from the Berlanti series, which will not move forward.

    Video Games 
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters: A sequel game to the 2011 film, that sees Hal Jordan confront a ugly part of the Corps past as the Manhunters return to wreak havoc on the universe.
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: The Green Lantern franchise and its concepts are central to the game's plot.
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: Series protagonist Maxwell is dragged into the world of DC comics, where he meets Hal Jordan. Other members of the Green Lantern Corps appear as well as Lanterns from the other colors of the spectrum. Maxwell can also become a member of any of the Lantern Corps by summoning their rings.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2: The Fighting Game series features the Green Lantern mythos as part of the storyline, with Hal Jordan and John Stewart appearing as playable characters in both games. Additionally, Sinestro shows up as a playable character in the first game, while Atrocitus is available in the sequel.

    Western Animation 
  • Green Lantern: First Flight: An origin story for Hal Jordan, showing how he was recruited into the Corps and helping to save it from destruction in spite of the mistrust he faces at the hands of his comrades.
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights: A standalone film (though similarly stylized to First Flight that shows the Corps dealing with a major crisis, all while various Lanterns explain to their newest recruit many of the key legends surrounding the Corps.
  • Young Justice (2010): The Corps, particularly John, Hal, and Guy, play minor roles in the series. Season 4 also adds a version of the events of Green Lantern: The Animated Series to its canon by picking up its story.
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series: A CGI series stylized in a manner similar to the DCAU, the show sees Hal Jordan join forces with Kilwog, a sentient A.I. named Aya, and a troubled Red Lantern named Razer, as this unlikely group of heroes travels the Lost Sector to prevent Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps from unleashing their rage upon the universe.
  • Justice League vs. The Fatal Five: A sequel set after the events of Justice League, Jessica Cruz is the primary focus when the Fatal Five—arch enemies of the Legion of Superheroes—travel back in time to use her power to free their comrades.
  • Green Lantern: Beware My Power: Set in the Tomorrowverse, the film sees Hal Jordan killed and the Corps slaughtered, leaving the fate of a devastating war between Rann and Thanagar in the hands of John Stewart—a man at a crossroads in his life and not eager to fight another war.
  • Justice League X RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen: A crossover film with Rooster Teeth's RWBY (who's also producing the animation), Justice League (with Jessica Cruz as their Green Lantern) is sent them into the world of Remnant and they work together with Team RWBY and JNPR in order to discover who's behind their predicament and save both their world from their mysterious enemy.

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