My Favorite Green Lanterns
With Green Lantern opening in the US today, I thought it’d be appropriate to highlight one of the film’s main characters in this week’s Know Your DCU. So why not discuss one of my favorite Lanterns: Kilowog. A Green Lantern from the planet Bolovax Vik, which is located in the space sector 674, Kilowog is the Lantern in charge of training all new recruits. Kilowog refers to the young recruits he trains as “Poozers”, a phrase he learned from the Lantern drill sergeant who trained him. Kilowog is very close with all of the Earth born Lanterns, butting heads with Hal Jordan and (not surprisingly) Guy Gardner from time to time. He is also one of the most respected by the guardians, and by far the most trusted.
I’m very excited to see Kilowog come to life in the Gren Lantern film, and I hope he is a huge hit with kids. It would be great to have a whole generation of Kilowog fans on our hands…