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About Green Lantern
With ability to conjure up anything with a little imagination and willpower, the Green Lantern has a long history, even predating DC. The Green Lantern has been portrayed in comic books since the 1940s, but unlike other superheroes with a constant identity, like Superman and Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne and Batman, the Green Lantern is the name for multiple people who possess the same power; power given to them through a ring that has allows users to elicit a wide range of effects. In later reincarnations of the story, a Green Lantern ring is given to each member of Green Lantern Corps, a group of protectors who fight for peace and justice. These rings are distributed to worthy individuals by the Guardians of the Universe. This unique feature allows this narrative to switch back and forth between several characters. The first Green Lantern was Alan Scott, an injured railroad worker who found an enchanted lantern that promised him power. He designed a ring that had to be charged daily by touching the lantern to give him dominion over a variety of objects. After the popularity of Scott and the Green Lantern waned, the storyline was revived in 1959; this time, the superhero's alter identity was a cocky test pilot named Hal Jordan. The most recent reincarnation of the Green Lantern came in the form of a Hollywood feature film, where Ryan Reynolds played Jordan and fights the nemesis Parallax. Other popular Green Lanterns are John Steward, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner. In 1970, Green Lantern Stewart was one of the founding members of the Justice League, which still remains popular today.