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History of the Green Lantern and His Ring

The Green Lantern is one of DC Comics’ first super heroes characters. His first appearance was in 1940 in the All-American Comics #16 as engineer. Alan Scott who was created and drawn by Martin Nodell with writer Bill Finger. The Green Lantern was a contemporary Aladdin who wore a magical ring which could conjure up anything the GL could think of. He was dressed in green and red and known as the Golden Age. He quickly became one of All-American Publications most popular and admired super heroes earning his own series, publishing numerous times a year beginning in 1941 and ending in 1949.

The first super hero team to welcome the Green Lantern was the Justice Society of America. Because Alan Scott earned his own series, something Flash did as well, he became an honorary member. Alan Scott as the Green Lantern appeared on several covers as well as Flash and Wonder Woman who were among fellow Justice Society members and the most popular of the gang from the publishers. The All-American Comics soon merged with another company, National Comics who published the likes of Batman and Superman.

Alan Scott was re-imagined as test pilot Hal Jordan in 1959 and was part of the Corps – a space based police association under the direction of the Guardians of the Universe. The Guardians were little blue men wearing red robes that held vast mental knowledge and powers who were placed in charge of protecting the enormous Corps on their planet, Oa.

Hal Jordan joined up with the premier Justice League of America and became one of the most popular characters the company had. In addition, Green Lantern had one of the most complex set of secondary characters and villains the company created. By introducing more members in the Corps, the DC Comics were able to interchange and come up with new and additional GL Corps and more villains for them to battle, such as John Stewart and Kyle Rayner who each battle their own demon or villain for the sake of good verses evil.

Every time a member needs to ‘recharge’ himself, he must go back to the main lantern to get more power for his ring which helps him fight the bad guys. It is no longer a ‘wishing’ type ring. It helps the Lantern fight evil and danger to protect the citizens of wherever he might be, and the source of the giant green lantern is on the planet Oa.

DC Comics have made the Corps somewhat of an enigma and therefore more people know of the actual lantern Corps that they carry with them or the rings than what they do and why. Their world is very complicated and sometimes hard to explain but true fans of the GL character have stuck with the characters and know which ones are which and who is the most popular among the top three Corps – John Stewart, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner, each battling a different demon within themselves and a different evil within the world.

Justice League Party Trivia and Facts

Little kids love the Justice League cartoons, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. The team has also included the Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, Captain Marval, and Plastic Man. Little kids often ask for a party with a Justice League theme. You may be able to find lots of party supplies and decorations with this theme but you might have trouble coming up with party games ideas related to the theme. A good trivia game is always fun and will get the kids involved, because this is one fact game that hardcore Justice League fans will know the answers too.

The Justice League started life as a DC comic book group of super heroes in 1960. As a natural evolution of its writing and the television cartoon the fictional past of the Justice League continues to change. Superheroes are added and removed as the founding members of the Justice League and cartoon history itself is altered. There are some basic trivia questions that can be included in a trivia game for a kid’s party though. Such as who has been a member of the Justice League or even simpler you can ask the kids if individual superheroes were seen in the Justice League comics or cartoons.

You can also ask the kids what other names the Justice League is known as. The Justice League has been referred to as Justice League of America, Justice League Europe, Justice League International, Justice League Task Force, and Justice Leagues Elite. Each of the different Justice League incarnations featured new and interesting Superheroes. For instance the Justice League International featured a slew of superheroes from other parallel earths that all came together when the earths merged.

The kids will be able to help you out in tracking down interesting trivia facts and information on the Justice League. Just be sure to keep them from seeing the answers.