The Green Lantern Corps is the intergalactic peacekeeping force of the DC Comics Universe. To patrol the galaxy the Guardians of the Universe divided the universe up into 3,600 sectors. Each sector is patrolled by two Green Lanterns. The Earth falls into space sector 2814.
Today’s date February 8, 2014 when written numerically is 2.8.14. This once a century date has been named and promoted by the The Sector House a Green Lantern Tumblr run by fans as the day to get out a celebrate Green Lantern.
To commemorate the day ComiXology.com is having Sector 2814 Sale on "Green Lantern" digital comics. Today only get a plethora of "Green Lantern" comics for $0.99.
The Green Lanterns wield the most powerful weapon in the universe their power rings which are charged by their lantern batteries. These rings generate solid light beams of energy that can be shaped to match the thoughts of the ring bearer. Using a ring takes a tremendous amount of will power and the rings are selective in who they choose.
In the continuity of the DC Universe there have been five men from Earth who have been chosen to be the Green Lantern of Earth: Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, and Simon Baz. Each man has been chosen for his strength of will and ability to overcome great fear.
The list in pictures takes a look at the Green Lanterns of Earth.
To get more information about Green Lantern click here to find your nearest comic book retailer and below is a suggestion of books to look for.
- “Green Lantern: Rebirth” by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver
- “Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War” By Geoff Johns, Pete Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Dave Gibbons
- “Green Lantern: Sector 2814” By Len Wein, Dave Gibbons, and Gil Kane
Plus the ongoing four Green Lantern series: “Green Lantern,” “Green Lantern Corps,” “Green Lantern: New Guardians,” “Red Lanterns.” Each series has a different flavor and focus and will appeal to different readers.
Enjoy 2.8.14 and celebrate the heroes of the Green Lantern Corps.