Exclusive first look: 'Green Lantern' #2
October 10th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Will 'Green Lantern' rise to the top of the superhero heap?

Spoiler alert: We're going to talk about the new "Green Lantern" now. Don't want to know? We have plenty of other stories about the comics industry; check out our "Comic Longbox" section!

I have always been a fan of "Green Lantern." I loved the idea that someone could be able to create anything they wanted with just their mind and a ring. I also liked the idea of the Green Lantern Corps, who are the police force of the entire universe. They look out for the good of all kind.

I thought the character of Green Lantern was one that - even though he was considered a second-tier superhero, below the likes of Superman and Batman - was lots of fun to read about.

When DC's Geoff Johns took charge of the book and blew everyone away with the 2009 "Blackest Night" story arc, he succeeded in doing what I had always hoped: turning the title around and making a good case that Green Lantern should be a top-level superhero. (DC, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.)

With the relaunch of the New 52, and a new "Green Lantern" book, I thought this was Johns' chance to follow through on that pitch. FULL POST

NYCC preview: At long last, an 'Avengers' Comic-Con panel!
October 10th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

NYCC preview: At long last, an 'Avengers' Comic-Con panel!

It may not be the same Comic-Con that some fans were anticipating would host it, but New York Comic-Con will be host to a "special event" for "Marvel's The Avengers" on Saturday, including stars Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders (and possibly more).

More importantly to many fans, it will be their first glimpse of never-before-seen footage from the Joss Whedon-directed film.

As one of the most anticipated superhero films of all time, it's hard to estimate how long the line will be to attend this panel, especially since this Comic-Con will have a fraction of the Hollywood presence that attends the San Diego Comic-Con held in July

CNN Geek Out spoke with Steve Weintraub, editor-in-chief of the sci-fi/fantasy/comic book genre film and television site Collider.com, about the upcoming panel:

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