Since my previous post was about favorite Green Lantern Villains, I decided to do another one about everyone’s favorite Lantern, whatever that might be. In the Green Lantern comic books; there have been several corps that have been mentioned namely - the Star Sapphires, Sinestro Corps, the Black Lantern Corps, Red Lantern Corps, Blue Lantern Corps, Indigo Tribe, White Lantern Corps, Ultraviolet Lantern Corps, and chiefly the Green Lantern Corps. There are many obscure aliens each with their own unique skill set, traits, and abilities that makes them perfect for their respective corps. There are thousands of sectors and so there are many lanterns that protect and watch over their assigned sector, although, some corps are a bit limited because of the nature of their corps- that being the blues, and the whites, etc.
What is your favorite lantern? You can name a common lantern that everyone knows like the main ones (Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, etc.) or it can be a more obscure lantern since there are thousands of these. you can tell us why you made the choice you made, and you can even give us a story about them or an interesting fact about them that caught your eye when reading through the comics. There are no right or wrong answers here; just has to be a lantern, any of your choice. And yes you can also mention the Golden Age Lantern or the various multiverse incarnations of the original lantern.
Since I have already explained in other posts why Hal is one of my top lanterns and have also explained that Indigo-1 and Saint Walker are among my top tier, here are some others that are also part of that list, and please feel free to share or contribute yours to this post as well.
Some of my favorite lanterns:
- Raker Qarrigat - Green Lantern Corps - Sector 38:
I like the concept of this lantern greatly. The fourth world of Apokolips is a threat that shouldn’t be taken lightly- especially since there are events like the Darkseid War, his invasion and almost complete subjugation of the Earth in some of the Justice League issues, and his constant battle with the forces of the good, and war on New Genesis. It shows that the Guardians were aware of this threat and had implemented policies to ensure that a watchful eye was kept on Darkseid, not just for the safety of the universe but the stability and safety of the corps as well, and they sent in Raker as part of those policies. However, the Lantern failed and suffered a great defeat at hands of Darkseid, and crushed his power ring. After suffering defeat, he retreated back to the corps which had then expanded outward, and was prepared to attack him again. However, Darkseid was even more prepared because he had his aide Desaad to study the destroyed ring and he learned of the yellow impurity, which was the main weakness of the Green Lanterns at this time. He had his parademon armada equipped with yellow coatings to limit the efficiency of the Green Lantern rings, and so many lanterns had died, were tortured or taken into Darkseid’s custody, and the Green Lanterns second attempt at the disposing of Darkseid had failed. The remaining members of the corps that stood as the resistance resorted to using parademon weapons against Darkseid, since their rings proved ineffective or lost their charge. Raker led that charge, and refused to back down even when all the odds were stacked against him. The Guardians intervened and staged a coupe with Darkseid that as long as the Corps was not against his rule, he would leave their sectors alone, the stipulation was that Darkseid was to take Raker as his prisoner. However, even though Raker was taken prisoner he was secretly given his battery and ring by his trainee and continued to secretly plot and rebel against Darkseid, he became part of the resistance on Apokolips, even helped Rayner and Orion escape Apokolips.
- Glomulus - Orange Lantern Corps - Sector 2826:
Glomulus has always been an interesting lantern to me, not only as comedic relief, but also that he seems to be one of Larfleeze’s most favored lantern. He was a cleaner slug, and known for his voracious appetite. His duty was to clean the scraps off the floor in a tavern on Okaara, however, he suffered some abuse by his captors who threatened to eat him if he did not do as they asked, so one day he got lose and ate everyone in the whole tavern, he then fled to the Forest of the Weeds, where Larfleeze took careful measures to hide his orange power. Glomulus entered Larfleeze’s quarters, because he smelled his rotted meal however, he could not escape and was consumed by Orange Lantern Blume, his identity stolen, and inducted into the Orange Lantern Corps. His greedy insatiable appetite for food and constantly wanting to stuff his own gullet led him to be inducted into the corps.
- Zilius Zox - Red Lantern Corps -
I like this lantern’s one-liners and his funny remarks, he was the character that grew on me the most in the Red Lantern series, and I thought his sacrifice in that series was noble and he met a good end. I like his design as a character, and I thought that his shipbuilding or tech activities made him stand out a bit more as a character, and as an equal contributor to the team.
- Star Sapphire - Carol Ferris - sector 2814 -
I like her character, not only because she gives some resolve and more character to Hal Jordan, but also her willingness to defend true love, and accept a responsibility that she could have easily declined, and that she understands that true love is not one’s selfish desires, wants, or needs, that it is not manipulating love, rather it is an equal partnership between two people that is 50/50 and both have reached an agreement.
She is most known for her constant on-off relationships with Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and being in charge of Ferris Aircraft and also the manager of Hal Jordan’s career, but she is also a crucial member to the Star Sapphire corps, initially she was forced into the corps, however, she then grew to understand, comprehend, and the necessity of love’s power. That true love has the ability to save lives. She grew to accept her new position within the corps. To protect love for others as well as her love Hal Jordan. She would even become the Queen of the Zamarons and the sole leader of the Star Sapphire Corps.