Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 1

Beware My Power (1)

4
Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 11, 2011 on Cartoon Network
8.6
out of 10
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When Hal Jordan, Earth's resident Green Lantern, learns of alleged Green Lantern killers, he journeys with Kilowog to the deepest regions of space in order to help fellow Lantern Shyir Rev. Upon their arrival, they discover the existence of two Red Lanterns, rage-filled beings bent on destroying the entire Green Lantern Corps.

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  • Good opening

    10
    Okay its about time that DC finally made a Green Lantern series. I am really hopping we get to explore more members of the Green lantern Core than in other DC Animated shows. To be honest i am actually quit surprised that Cartoon Network actually allowed for people to be killed or even mentioning the word "Death or getting Killed" instead of defeated like they always do. But awesome opening i have some high expectations for this show even though Young Justice is a pretty amazing show since DC keeps on having the same heroes for almost every show just in a different universe. i hope we get to explore more of the DC Universe planets and aliens with this show. i hope we get to see John Stewart from the Justice League appear in this series.moreless
  • Animations a bit dull and I am sooooo bored with Hal Jordan, I cant believe noone else is at this point, but the show looks promising, I just wonder how long they are going to push this lost in space storyline.moreless

    6.0
    It is weird that the Lanterns need a flying machine since they can get around just fine by themselves, It makes me wonder if BatImp was right on the recently aired finale of Batman the brave and the bold, where he said that uneeded vehicles and costumes are just ploys by the toy companies to get kids in the stores, but hurts the show simultaniousely. I LIKED the Red Lantern story and hope to see more of them, I just hope they show the origions of the other Earth Lanterns like Jon Stewart. I would definately tune in for that. All in all though decent premiere I will give the show half a season beforemaking my final judgement of it. My final thought is that the animation is nowhere on par w/ the clone wars CGI animation.moreless
  • this show seems promising from the look of it

    9.5
    I'm not gonna review part 2 of this episode since it was along with part 1 so im just gonna review this episode on here as a whole. I thought the show looked stupid when i saw the trailer just cuz the animation looked really crappy but after actually watching it it seems like its gonna be really good. The fights were really cool and it was just how green lantern should be, i like the voice actor for hal jordan since he just fits the part. The show actually seemed intense to me and yeah hopes the show continues being awesomemoreless
  • I admit it, I was sceptical, but it's been years since I've been this ecstatic about a series premiere, I loved it.

    9.5
    When it comes to television, DC knows what they're doing, Batman: The Brave and the Bold was fantastic fun, Young Justice is still good and now we have a new outstanding DC show in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. This makes up for the live action disappointment, which was okay when it should've been mind-blowing. I'll just say it, this is probably the best first episode of any DC show since "On Leather Wings". It really caught me by surprise, because frankly, I wasn't very interested in it, I thought the CG looked way to simplistic and stiff, and Young Justice looks amazing with traditional animation, so I questioned this choice to go CG. Sam Register said this series needed to be CG because Ninja Turtles and some other shows are or is going CG, that's a dumb argument, but after watching this, I loved it. Sure, the CG isn't very detailed, but it grew on me, this is definitely a Bruce Timm series, the characters look clean and slick, it has that unmistakable look, and it doesn't need to be super detailed, because the action scenes are amazing, we get some awesome fighting between Hal Jordan and Killowog against Zillius Zox and Razer, or Razor like in Swat Kats, I'm not entirely sure how it's spelled. Voice acting was phenomenal as well, Josh Keaton is an excellent Hal, the always magnificent Kevin Michael Richardson is superb as Killowog and Tom Kenny is funny and creepy as the slimy Zillius Zox. The first part has excellent pacing, great action, some witty dialogue, I can't say that I laughed, I did a couple of times in part 2 though, a feat Young Justice has yet to accomplish. This is an excellent start to a new series that has tremendous amounts of potential. I didn't expect to like it that much, but I ended up loving it.moreless
Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Ganthet

Guest Star

Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith

Shyir Rev

Guest Star

Brian George

Brian George

M'ten

Guest Star

Brian George

Brian George

Appa Ali Apsa

Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Zilius Zox

Recurring Role

Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Sayd

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (12)

    • Hal: Yes! (laughs) Yes! Woo!
      Carol: Let's keep the commentary to vehicle-specific, shall we, Jordan?
      Hal: I was, boss. That was me expressing my professional opinion of the prototype's acceleration.
      Carol: Someone at the FAA is going to read this transcript, Hal, so words might help.
      Hal: Of course, Carol. My apologies. Plane go fast. Very fast. Plane good.

    • Hal: And Kilowog! Hey, buddy! What's going on?
      Kilowog: You'll find out soon enough Jordan. Just keep it professional. And definitely don't go looking for me to bail you out this time.
      Hal: Did I leave the toilet seat up or something?

    • Appa Ali Apsa: Let me remind the Green Lantern of Earth that the Guardians are not on trial here. He is.
      Ganthet: Appa Ali Apsa, it has been an eventful session. Perhaps a period of refreshment is required. Or as our earthman would say... a coffee break.

    • Hal: Good call, Ganthet. Another minute and I might've said something...
      Kilowog: Incredibly stupid? Yeah, I think that ship sailed a long time ago, Jordan.

    • Kilowog: Kinda figured you'd turn up here, hotshot. Just your style. You borrow the ship. Rush into danger. Catch the killer. Save the day. Big hero.
      Hal: You forgot get the girl. There's probably a girl somewhere in this.

    • Kilowog: That must be the AI nav-computer.
      Hal: Hello... Aya. We're your new best friends, Hal and Kilowog. We want to learn how to fly you.
      Kilowog: AI does not spell Aya, it spells Ayee.
      Hal: But Aya is a pretty name. A pretty name for a pretty girl.
      Kilowog: Don't you ever stop?

    • Kilowog: Wow. Frontier space.
      Hal: I wonder what the odds are for me making my dinner with Carol.
      Kilowog: A billion light years from home and that's what you're thinkin'? You must've really lost it for this girl.
      Hal: Uh, no.

    • Hal: I'll draw their fire while you get the comedian back to the interceptor.
      Kilowog: Yeah, I had a feelin' that was comin'. What do you want written on your tombstone?
      Hal: "Spent the rest of his long life making sure his ring was charged."

    • Salaak: Hal Jordan of Earth.
      Hal: Salaak of... some planet whose name escapes me at the moment.

    • Hal Jordan: (About Zilius Zox and Razer) Where are our friends, ball and chain?
      Kilowog: Your fireworks display sent 'em on a little trip. I got a bad feeling we'll be seeing them again soon. But in the meantime, who knows? Maybe we'll be back in time for your date with Carol after all.
      Hal Jordan: Dinner will have to wait. We're here now, we fight them. We stop them. Whatever it takes, however long it takes. We stop them.

    • Appa Ali Apsa: Hal Jordan of Earth, Green Lantern of Sector 2814. The viceroy of Demrak-7 claims that when we assigned you to police crucial peace negotiations you punched him in the face. Is this true?
      Hal Jordan: No sir. I punched the viceroy in the stomach, then I head-butted him in the face... sir.

    • Hal Jordan: Be it ever so humble, there's no place like Oa.

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