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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

First Female Green Lantern of Earth?


With Geoff Johns‘ finale for The Green Lantern foreshadowing the possibility of a ring finding its way into the hands of a human woman from Earth, DC is teasing the debut of the newest Green Lantern. They released the above portrait and even mentioned the name of the lady in question (Jessica Cruz) and the fact that she is a “controversial figure” in possession of a controversial Lantern ring. Check that out behind the jump.

Why is she controversial? What is her backstory? When will we see Jessica Cruz next?

DC is making us ask an awful lot of questions.

(via DC Women Kicking Ass)

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  • Anonymous

    Not just a woman, but a woman of color as well. Please don’t screw this up DC.

  • BaldBombshell

    Well, first after Nu52, anyways. Jade was GL previously.

  • TKS

    If I have faith that DC can do one thing…

  • Anonymous

    I’m rather assuming that she’s controversial because she’s female.

  • Ryan Colson

    Ugh, DC. In 5.. well, 6 years… of the far dumber continuity brought on by that awful Barry Allen (and Geoff Johns, who used to be so cool, but not anymore) guy (who should be arrested by now by some time tribunal), they’ve (well, mostly Geoff) given Earth not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FREAKIN’ FIVE!!! Green Lanterns!!!???
    No wonder their respect is dropping like flies :-/

  • Jamie Jeans

    Completely fuck up minority characters? Yeah, that’s DC’s stock in trade.

    It would be nice to have some faith, but I just can’t. Not in how they’ve been treating Wonder Woman, let alone women of colour or anyone else who isn’t a straight, white, able-bodied male.

  • Erin Treat

    Uh, huh. I would be SO much more enthusiastic if the teaser poster didn’t have her posed with her butt towards us and her hand in her hair like she’s mid seduction. WTF?

  • TKS

    How else would we know that she is a woman?

    (Please don’t take this comment seriously.)

  • Erin Treat

    So far they have left Batwoman alone but I live in constant fear that they’ll mess her up.

  • Fisty

    I’ll start reading Lantern comics if they switch it up like this for a long run. Y’know, if they do it right.

  • Craig Moore

    With rumors that a new Crime Syndicate appears during Forever Evil, maybe she is controversial because her ring used to belong to Power Ring (Crime Syndicate’s Green Lantern).

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    With rumors that a new Crime
    Syndicate appears during Forever Evil, maybe she is controversial
    because her ring used to belong to Power Ring (Crime Syndicate’s Green
    Lantern).

  • Alan Traylor

    About time. Can we retire Hal Jordan now (or, better yet, Guy Gardner)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuuni.nuunani Nuuni Nuunani

    Umm, the article title is a tad misleading, while it was a bit brief, Jade was a green lantern of earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_%28comics%29 Daughter of Alan Scott the first earth lantern, she was born with green lantern powers and later was handed a ring and given the title.
    Quite an awesome character too.

  • Robert Vary

    I wouldn’t blame the author of the article, though. The preview artwork specifically says “first FEMALE ring bearer of Earth.” Also, that makes me wonder – since in the New 52 Alan Scott is young and separated off into Earth-2, I assume Jade is not part of the current continuity?

  • Anonymous

    For once could DC not make a point of using their gender, orientation, race, or religion as part of promotion. I’m still saddened by when they revealed a new 52 character would be gay and made a big deal about it, instead of just letting it come out in the comics.

  • Kenien Spann

    way to keep up.

  • Anonymous

    Jade did indeed have a ring. However, unlike the male Green Lanterns who the ring found, her ring came from Kyle Rayner. There’s a link to a post on in it the link above.

  • Lady Viridis

    On the one hand: finally! If the whole point is that a GL is meant to represent their entire planet, it’s ridiculous that all, what, four or five Earth GL’s have been dudes. Most of them white. On the other hand… I can only really trust DC to do one thing, and that’s fail, especially on issues of diversity. :/

  • Anonymous

    Boobs-and-butt pose, woo hoo! Maybe it doesn’t count because the title is slapped over her behind? Actually, it’s quite similar to the pose of the Mary Sue logo :)

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    A bit more on that here: http://www.themarysue.com/geoff-johns-gl-finale/

    But basically, Jade was never chosen by the ring.

  • LifeLessons

    Yet another comic to buy. :)

  • Laura Truxillo

    Her butt is evil. Says so right on the cover.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuuni.nuunani Nuuni Nuunani

    Oh my, I hope not. That would mean that only the ‘Ame-comi girls’ AU adaption of Jade still exists http://www.dccomics.com/comics/ame-comi-girls-2013/ame-comi-girls-3 Though the whole ‘fearless blind mountain climber who uses her ring as sonar’ concept is pretty awesome…..

  • Jamie Jeans

    It’s honestly why I rarely buy anything from DC Comics these days, or Marvel either… but DC is horrendously bad at messing up the characters who are not straight, white, and male…

    … and able bodied…