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Green Lantern is the name of multiple superheroes from the DC Comics universe, all of whom are characterized by a power ring


Green Lantern with lantern and power ring.

and the ability to create solid constructs with the ring.

The first Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell in "All-American Comics" #16 (July 1940).

Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring and power lantern that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe and can be very dangerous. While the ring of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) is magically powered, the rings worn by all subsequent Lanterns are technological creations of the Guardians of the Universe, who granted such rings to worthy candidates. These individuals made up the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.

After World War II, when sales of superhero comic books generally declined, DC ceased publishing new adventures of Alan Scott as the Green Lantern. In 1959, at the beginning of the Silver Age of Comic Books, DC editor Julius Schwartz assigned writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane to revive the Green Lantern character, this time as test pilot Hal Jordan who became a founding member of the Justice League of America. In 1970, writer Denny O'Neil and artist Neal Adams teamed Green Lantern with archer Green Arrow in groundbreaking, Social consciousness|socially conscious, and award-winning stories that pitted the sensibilities of the Law and order (politics)|law-and-order-oriented Green Lantern with the populist Green Arrow. Several cosmically themed series followed, as did occasional different individuals in the role of Earth's Green Lantern. Most prominent of these are Hal Jordan, John Stewart (comics)|John Stewart, Guy Gardner (comics)|Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner (comics)|Kyle Rayner.


Leonard as Green Lantern.


Sheldon is often seen wearing t-shirts with the Green Lantern symbol on them throughout the series and sometimes the color of the shirt reflects his psychological state. Sheldon has also complained about the live action Green Lantern movie on several occasions, expressing his disgust of it.

  • "The Big Bran Hypothesis" (S01E02), Sheldon is asked if he had any ideas about moving a large box and he replies yes, but they all involved a power ring and a Green Lantern lantern from the comic book.
  • "The Psychic Vortex" (S03E12), Rajesh Koothrappali and Sheldon are going to a university mixer and attract a couple of graduate students, Abby and Martha, because one of them likes the Green Lantern replica lantern Sheldon brought. Later, when Martha comesto Sheldon's room hoping to sleep with him, he greets her at his door carrying his Green Lantern lantern.
  • "The Precious Fragmentation" (S03E17), Sheldon's Green Lantern shirt is red when he is angry about not getting The Lord of the Rings ring prop.
  • "The Justice League Recombination" (S04E11), Leonard wears the Green Lantern costume and Penny mistakes him for Green Arrow.
  • "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" (S05E12), Sheldon stated that he believed that Nathan Fillion was a better choice to play Green Lantern, in the Green Lantern movie, rather than Ryan Reynolds.
  • "The Countdown Reflection" (S05E24), Sheldon complained about the live-action Green Lantern movie.
  • "The Cooper Extraction" (S7E11), Sheldon mentioned that he almost didn't make it through his sister's delivery of her son, but told himself that if he could make it through the Green Lantern movie, he could make it through anything.

Green Lantern shirts (in order of 1st appearance)[]

Green lantern logo

Green Lantern logo

Green Lantern logo #1 (two sided)

The Dumpling Paradox [S01E07]

The authentic shirt is two sided and has "Green Lantern" in comic title writing across the top back of the shirt. This version will be licensed by DC Comics, so make sure you research BEFORE buying.

GL Jersey

Green Lantern jersey

Green Lantern jersey

The Loobenfeld Decay [S01E10]

GL Logo White

Green Lantern logo on white

Green Lantern lolo on white

The Peanut Reaction [S01E16]

Sheldon has several of these. One is "regular", and one is more worn looking. If you want the worn out looking one, purchase one labeled as "distressed".

Sapphire lantern2

Sapphire Lantern

Violet Lantern Corps

Season 3

Red Lantern

Red Lantern Corps

Red Lantern Corps

Season 3


Green Lantern Cross

Green Lantern X Cross

Season 3

Lantern and Arrow

Green Lantern & Green Arrow

Green Lantern & Green Arrow

Season 5

Lantern equation

Green Lantern equation

Green Lantern Equation

Season 5