Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s ninth issue of The Green Lantern features a cast of dozens. We’re introduced to a new cosmic superteam called “The United Planets of Superwatch,” Hal Jordan takes us on a recreational swords and sorcery adventure with his D&D group on the planet Atmoora, we get our first glance of the combined Green Lanterns of the Multiverse (or the “Guardians of the Multiverse”), and we finally see the fruits of Controller Mu and the Blackstars labor in the form of the Anti-Man.Continue Reading →
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The most action we’ve seen from Earth 36’s Green Lantern, Flashlight, was in Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity event. I believe a handful of panels in that series have been his only appearances in the DC Universe. Instead of a power ring, he carries a power torch. I imagine it must be annoying to have to carry your weapon of choice instead of simply wearing it on a finger as a ring.
The torch contains a Kan-Du Hyper-Lens with seven power settings:
- Force Field
- Strength Cubed
- Damage Resist, Level 23
- Multi-offensive Ray
- Universal Translate Function
On his Earth, he’s a member of the Justice 9. According to the Guidebook:
The homeworld of Justice 9, where the alien Optiman fought bravely alongside such heroes as Flashlight, Cyberion, War-Woman, Mer-Man, Blackbird, Bowboy, Iron Knight, Red Racer and more. Optiman was apparently killed by the Earth-45 monster Superdoomsday.
In Earth 36’s Universe, the Guardians of the Universe equivalents are the Custodians of the Cosmos. One known custodian is Custodian Dextra.
The Kreepitrons are a known enemy of Flashlight.
Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s The Green Lantern issue 10 cracked open the Multiverse and introduced as to the “Guardians of the Multiverse.” This team is a collection of Green Lanterns from different Earths (perhaps more correctly Universes because they aren’t all from the Earth in their Universe). Thanks to the solicitation for issue 10 we know Morrison plans for 12 Lanterns to join the team.
Twelve parallel worlds! Twelve Green Lanterns! And one unstoppable menace! Hal Jordan joins the Green Lanterns of the Multiverse—including Bat-Lantern, Tangent Green Lantern and more—to save a dying Multiverse, defeat the relentless Anti-Man and embark upon their “Quest for the Cosmic Grail”! It’s another Morrison/Sharp science fantasy epic!
Thanks to the cover for the issue we have a decent guess as to who seven of those Lanterns joining Earth Prime’s Hal Jordan will be. Three more appear in issue 10 bringing the total of known Lanterns to 10. Two, including the mysterious black, fin-headed Lantern on the cover, will likely be revealed in issue 11. I’ve pulled together an explainer for these ten light slingers starting with the seven from the cover. They’re listed below from left to right in the above image.Continue Reading →