View Poll Results: Who was the first Earth-based "Green Lantern" you ever read in comic books?

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  • Golden Age Alan Scott (Green Lantern introduced in 1940; later went by "Sentinal")

    3 2.70%
  • Hal Jordan (Silver Age Green Lantern first introduced in 1959)

    63 56.76%
  • Guy Gardner (1st "backup" GL, introduced 1968; later "Warrior"/later a Red Lantern)

    3 2.70%
  • John Stewart (backup Green Lantern introduced in 1971; also was a Darkstar)

    8 7.21%
  • Kyle Rayner (introduced in 1994 when the GLC was destroyed; later went by "Ion")

    31 27.93%
  • Simon Baz (introduced in 2012 during the New 52)

    0 0%
  • Jessica Cruz (introduced in 2013; originally known as "Power Ring")

    1 0.90%
  • Jennifer-Lynn Hayden (initially Jade, daughter of Alan Scott; given GL ring by Kyle Rayner in 1998)

    0 0%
  • animated Hal Jordan (seen in comic book based on the animated series published in 2011-2013)

    0 0%
  • New 52 version of Alan Scott (reimagined Alan from the series Earth 2; introduced 2012)

    0 0%
  • other (please specify who/when in a separate post)

    2 1.80%
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    Default Who was the first Earth-based "Green Lantern" you ever read in comic books?

    Okay, a potentially confusing one, but I've tried to keep it to the more familiar current-and-former DC Green Lanterns from Earth.
    So the question is, which is the first one you read about in a comic book? Any other candidates (from Earth or from other parts of space) can be included under "other", but please specify who in a separate post.

    Choices listed here are:
    * Golden Age Alan Scott (Green Lantern introduced in 1940; later went by "Sentinal")
    * Hal Jordan (Silver Age Green Lantern first introduced in 1959)
    * Guy Gardner (first "backup" Green Lantern, introduced 1968; later went by "Warrior" and was a Red Lantern)
    * John Stewart (backup Green Lantern introduced in 1971; also was a Darkstar)
    * Kyle Rayner (introduced in 1994 when the GLC was destroyed; later went by "Ion")
    * Simon Baz (introduced in 2012 during the New 52)
    * Jessica Cruz (introduced in 2013; originally known as "Power Ring")
    * Jennifer-Lynn Hayden (initially Jade, daughter of Alan Scott; given GL ring by Kyle Rayner in 1998)
    * animated Hal Jordan (seen in comic book based on the animated series published in 2011-2013)
    * New 52 version of Alan Scott (reimagined Alan from the series Earth 2; introduced 2012)
    * other (please specify who/when in a separate post)

    NOTE: There are two "Hal Jordan" listings; one is for the Silver Age+ version first introduced in Showcase #22 (1959), while the other is for the version of Hal Jordan from "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" which had a comic book based on that show from 2011-2013.

    ALSO NOTE: there are two "Alan Scott" listings; one is for the more traditional Golden Age Green Lantern from 1940-2011, while the other is a more modern version introduced in the New 52 series Earth 2.

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    The first Lantern I read in any comic EVER is Kyle Rayner.

    The first LanternS that I read a solo/duo book of are Jessica and Simon.

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    It was a long time ago, lol, but I think it was Hal but quickly followed by Alan. So close in time, that I was confused as to why the two distinct looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    It was a long time ago, lol, but I think it was Hal but quickly followed by Alan. So close in time, that I was confused as to why the two distinct looks.
    Y'know, come to think of it, while I'm pretty sure it was Hal for me, there's always a slight chance it was actually Golden Age Alan Scott in Justice League of America #101.







    (But Hal was on pg. 01, and Alan didn't show up until pg. 02.)

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    Hal Jordan! My favorite GL and my 2nd favorite DC character.

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    Hal for me. Blackest Night was the first DC book I ever read.

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    Technically both Hal and Kyle. It was the story where Parallax brought the younger Hal from the past. It was kind of confusing to me because I knew about Hal since I remember seeing him in some Super Friends reruns before, I knew about John from the DCAU and I vaguely remembered seeing Kyle in that one Superman TAS episode, but I had no clue about Parallax. So the very first GL issue I read had good Hal, bad Hal and Kyle. I was confused from the start, little did I know how convoluted everything was or was about to get.
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    Probably Kyle, in a mexican edition (VID) which had two stories of the JLA by Waid. One was a tie in to No Man’s Land and the other a story where the group chases Bruce Wayne who turns out to be a White Martian
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    Technically it was Guy Gardener since he was the main star of this issue along with Hal.


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    Hal Jordan. Although I was aware of the Earth Two Alan Scott. Started reading in the late 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Y'know, come to think of it, while I'm pretty sure it was Hal for me, there's always a slight chance it was actually Golden Age Alan Scott in Justice League of America #101.







    (But Hal was on pg. 01, and Alan didn't show up until pg. 02.)
    I am not familiar with the issues you posted but yeah, it was a Justice League issue with both of them ( I think, lol). Glad to know you had similar experience, friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    I am not familiar with the issues you posted but yeah, it was a Justice League issue with both of them ( I think, lol). Glad to know you had similar experience, friend!
    Well, while I had bought/"read" occasional DC comic books in the past (starting with ones featuring Batman or Superman, back before I really had any reading comprehension skills), the summer of 1972 was when we bought some comic books for my older sister while she was away working at a summer camp, and that issue of Justice League of America was one that truly made an impression on me.
    (A few months later I started regularly buying and collecting comic books for myself, back when there weren't really "comic book shops" around and you could buy them off of spinner racks at local drug/stationary/convenience stores.)

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    Kyle Rayner.

    I love Hal Jordan and he is my favorite GL, but what can I say? I'm a 90's kid.

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    Hal Jordan, sadly.

    Loved the concept, hated the character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Well, while I had bought/"read" occasional DC comic books in the past (starting with ones featuring Batman or Superman, back before I really had any reading comprehension skills), the summer of 1972 was when we bought some comic books for my older sister while she was away working at a summer camp, and that issue of Justice League of America was one that truly made an impression on me.
    (A few months later I started regularly buying and collecting comic books for myself, back when there weren't really "comic book shops" around and you could buy them off of spinner racks at local drug/stationary/convenience stores.)
    It was just slightly later for me, reading some books of friends before I started getting some of my own.

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