The Green Lantern Corps Hides the Most Heartwarming Secret in DC History

6/18/2022 9:30:00 PM

The tribute hidden in the Green Lantern Corps.

The Green Lantern Corps has been honoring some of the greatest comic book figures in a way that's gone unnoticed even by the most hardcore DC fans.

The tribute hidden in the Green Lantern Corps.

Fans know the Green Lantern Corps is DC's number one peacekeeping force. With over 3600 sectors of space to patrol, the Corps recruits beings from the furthest reaches of space to help keep the universe safe from a number of alien threats. While some of the most notable ring-slingers come from Earth, DC has plenty of bizarre Green Lanterns that are equally worthy of wielding a Power Ring. From chipmunks, to zombies and literal planets, Green Lanterns come in all stripes. Anyone capable of overcoming great fear and have a spark of imagination are more than worthy of joining the Corps.

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There's a secret among the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps, and it's one of the best things the DC Universe has hiding in plain sight.Neponset River Greenway , where you can cross into Boston from Milton.2022 Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, is changing the structure of the fest’s original vision.Follow Us.

It turns out the interstellar police force has an interesting way of honoring some iconic figures in the comic book industry. Fans know the Green Lantern Corps is DC's number one peacekeeping force. With my idea of the trail map in place, it was time to hike. With over 3600 sectors of space to patrol, the Corps recruits beings from the furthest reaches of space to help keep the universe safe from a number of alien threats. We chatted with Green Box executive director Scott Levy to learn more about Green Box’s history and events, the logistics of commissioning a Turrell Skyspace and what you experience inside the new Green Mountain Falls Skyspace. While some of the most notable ring-slingers come from Earth, DC has plenty of bizarre Green Lanterns that are equally worthy of wielding a Power Ring. I wanted to guide people through the urban green spaces that are lush and wild enough to make you forget that you’re in the middle of a city. From chipmunks, to zombies and literal planets, Green Lanterns come in all stripes.

Anyone capable of overcoming great fear and have a spark of imagination are more than worthy of joining the Corps. I looked for staircases, railroad overpasses, tunnels and other passages that could break up the familiarity of dirt trails and sidewalks. Green Box started because the Kirkpatrick family has owned a cabin in since the turn of the last century and are engaged in the Green Mountain Falls community. SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY Related: Green Lantern's Powers: Exactly How Strong Ring Constructs Actually Are And hidden among the many members of the Green Lanterns is a touching little secret sure to warm the heart of any fan. It turns out that many notable Corps members are actually named after some pretty iconic names in comics and science fiction. Wherever possible, I took note of trailside restaurants, bathrooms, and public transit stops where hikers could board a bus or train to return to their point of origin. For example, may fans know that about Green Lantern Guy Gardner's egotistical streak, but how many know that he was actually named after Gardner Fox, one of, if not the, most prolific writer in DC's history? And Guy isn't the only one. The fest officially launched in 2009. The Thanagarian Lantern Isamot Kol is named after DC editor and Green Lantern Corps writer Peter Tomasi (Isamot being"Tomasi" backwards). One of the most compelling perks of urban hiking is the ease of access.

Speaking of backwards, the ambitious young Arisia Rrab's name was taken from sci-fi writer Mike W. Barr (Rrab is Barr backwards). But to hike the Walking City Trail, all you need to do is walk out your door, jump on the nearest Boston-bound bus or train, and pick up the trail from whatever entry point you choose. The Skyspace is located in the new , and is accessed by two hiking trails. Though Barr co-created the character, her surname was revealed later in Blackest Night: Tales from the Corps #3 in a story written by Tomasi. This is quite the touching tribute indeed.org — are the only navigational tools required to complete the hike. DC may have named Batman after historical figures, but the namesakes of the Corps are a bit more relevant to the company's own history. What makes the Green Mountain Falls Skyspace unique? For one thing, it’s the first one in Colorado.

After all, Gardner Fox helped create a number of Golden Age heroes and wrote the landmark story"The Flash of Two Worlds. On the right, a mural by Sharif Muhammad in the Southwest Corridor greenway." Tomasi and Barr have also had sizeable contributions to the comic book industry. Their names being used for Green Lantern characters is the perfect way of honoring their legacies. (Courtesy Miles Howard) What I hope that people who hike the Walking City Trail will take away from their journey is the notion that hiking can happen anywhere. Believe it or not, the sky here has a deeper blue quality that increases its intensity. No matter the impact a comic creator has on their field, they remain mortal all the same. Unlike those bound to the mortal coil, the rank and file of the Green Lantern Corps has existed for nearly seven decades with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. When we approach hiking and trail design with the right balance of abstract thinking and sensitivity to barriers of access that have historically prevented many hikers from hitting the trails, hiking can evolve and grow.

With thousands of Lanterns in the organization, there's the potential to give any one of them a name that acknowledges a creator who has left a lasting mark on the comic book history. We can still activate the space even if we need to close the roof. In addition to the work they leave behind, a Green Lantern namesake honors writers and artists by attaching their name to a hero, the perfect tribute for any comic creator. People who use these trails will cross paths, and from there, who knows what else might take root? Jerry Garcia sang decades ago: “what a long strange trip it’s been. Who knows what comic book figure will be lucky enough to have their name added to the Green Lantern Corps' and DC's greatest legacy. Next: Green Lanterns Get Their Perfect Dog Matches in Adorable Fan Art Share Share Tweet Email 0 Comment Harley Quinn Finally Looks Like the Hero She Is In Jaw-Dropping Redesign Related Topics About The Author Justin Epps (430 Articles Published) Justin Epps is either a professional amateur or an amateurish professional depending on who you ask. It’s something to be poked around, savored, and shared with others. The seats are even heated. Wanting to break into entertainment journalism, as well as capitalize on his lifelong hobbies, he's begun taking up writing jobs starting here at Screen Rant.

He's currently based in South Carolina and wondering if it's humanly possible to type up 600 articles a month. Hike the Walking City Trail. More From Justin Epps . Seating around the walls in the chamber, which have colored LED lights, accommodate 25 people.