Essential Seven Weirdest Green Lantern Corps

The Green Lantern film is finally here, and the question on every geeks mind is it good? According to Rotten Tomatoes is sucks. I’m curious what the public response will be to the film. The Green Lantern world can be very confusing, and may not play well to all audiences. With Ryan Reynolds as the star, I’m not holding my breath that it is any good.

I was a casual Green Lantern reader. I didn’t collect the books, but I was familiar with the basic story. What I didn’t know is how weird the stories got. In doing some research into the Lantern Corps, I discovered that the ring doesn’t really examine the weirdness of its bearer. With that in mind, we take a look at the Essential Seven Weirdest Green Lanterns:

7) Mogo

Mogo is a big giant sentient planet. He (does a planet have a gender?) is capable of transforming his topography to form a giant Lantern symbol. My biggest question is how does Mogo wear a ring? Apparently Mogo is pretty popular, but its just weird that Mogo is a planet. I then discovered Mogo was created by Alan Moore. ‘Nuff Said!

6) Leezle Pon

If Mogo is the largest Green Lantern then Leezle Pon is the smallest. Leezle Pon is a sentient smallpox virus. In the story “Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” Leezle Pon was injected into Guy Gardener’s bloodstream to destroy the sentient biovirus. Wow a microscopic battle how exciting! Again, created by Alan Moore. ‘Nuff Said!

5) Ch’p

Ch’p comes from a planet inhabited by a race of intelligent beings that resemble “cartoon” earth animals. He wasn’t a very successful Green Lantern and was that he was killed by a yellow truck. Nope that isn’t a joke. Ch’p was run over by a “yellow” truck.

4) Gpaak

Gpaak is a big blob of liquid that has the ability to control his own body with his liquid brain. He is known for his ability to escape danger. Probably because he is liquid and can just seep through cracks. Can you really trap a blog of liquid? Also, since he is liquid, can he be evaporated?

3) Rot Lop Fan

Another Alan Moore Lantern is Rot Lop Fan who is color blind, actually completely blind, so it makes sense that he would wield the green lantern color.

2) Flodo Span

Flodo is a big collection of gas who is held together by the power of the ring. So lets let the fart jokes commence! Does he have an odar? Is he SBD (Silent But Deadly)?


Easily the weirdest Lantern is Dkrtzy, a living mathematical equation. He is a math problem! I imagine its one of those problems where you have to figure out if one train is going 6o miles an hour type. Dkrtzy has the ability to erase people’s minds.

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