September 1967 - September 1968, CBS
was one of several DC Comics based superhero cartoons that formed part of the 60-minute compilation
Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. Only three, seven-minute
episodes of Green Lantern were produced.
planet Earth in the guise of test pilot Hal Jordan, Green
Lantern was entrusted by the Guardians of the Universe (an
immortal race of aliens from the planet Oa in the center of the
universe) with the task of defending Earth and its space sector
from the power-hungry villains of the universe.
Lantern's special abilities came from his power ring, a powerful
device given to him by the Guardians that created green bands of
energy that could be formed into any shape and were capable of
doing almost anything. The power of the ring was limited only by
its user's imagination and by its inability to affect anything
colored yellow (although the cartoon chose to ignore this
restriction). The ring also had to be charged every 24 hours by
a portable, green Power Lantern (thus the moniker "Green
Green Lantern was his Venusian friend and mechanic/sidekick
Kairo, a human-looking alien with blue skin and pointy ears.