Aza’s 2 Line Review – Green Lantern: Emerald Knights – An Omnibus Green Lantern Cartoon From WB Premiere. A Worthy Entry Into The Green Lantern Canon

I’ve noticed I love that word – canon – anyways. I love animation too and I’ve spent the better part of the last year getting more and more familiar with WB, DC and MARVEL animations in preparation for the onslaught of franchised characters over the next couple of years. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS goes a long way to showing the scope of its universe and mythology with a lot of class and style.

Essentially this cartoon is a collection of five famous GREEN LANTERN comics packaged together and linked via an encompassing storyline of a new GREEN LANTERN, Arisia, unsure of why she was chosen. In her discussions with our hero LANTERN Hal Jordan, she is told the origin stories of:

THE FIRST LANTERN

KILOWOG

LAIRA

MOGO (MOGO DOESN’T SOCIALIZE)

ABIN SUR

After learning of these, Arisia joins the fight against Krona, an exiled scientist, whose come back in gigantic proportions by investing himself in a star and calling on legions of anti matter demons to destroy the GREEN LANTERN.

This is a spectacular crash course in GREEN LANTERN mythology and anyone who wants to get a quick rundown of the story you can’t go wrong here. It’s pacy, action packed, beautifully animated and there are some really dynamic stories on show – LAIRA really stood out for me. This is a great little cartoon and one to while away 80 minutes on.

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS is available now on BLU RAY, DVD and DOWNLOAD in AUSTRALIA