In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night, no Funko shall escape my sight...
This is the Green Lantern Pop for the Comic Book version of Hal Jordan, my favorite and preferred Green Lantern.
I know, the most popular GL from my generation is John Stewart, mainly because of him being featured as the Green Lantern for all the Justice League shows and movies when we were kids, but when I was in college, I discovered "Green Lantern: Rebirth" and saw the return and glorious re-ascension to prominence of Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern Corps officer (not to be confused with Alan Scott, the Original Green Lantern, who is not a part of the Corps).
From 2004 to 2014, Geoff Johns took me on a literal emotional thrill ride, as writer for "Green Lantern". It is my favorite series and I own every trade collection, and thus every issue of Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, and Green Lantern - New Guardians from that time period.
So, of course, I had to have this Pop. Let's take a closer look.
There is very little wrong with this Pop. The suit is classic, the same design that Hal Jordan has had since he first put on the ring. It's so iconic, they hardly altered it at all when the New 52 redesign hit, while other characters, even Superman himself, underwent a major costume overhaul.
This Pop features perfect hair, a beautiful mask, those bright white gloves, and of course, dat ring.
The Green Lantern symbol on my Pop is a little scratched, but beyond that, it's not the best version of the logo. However, it is the classic version, on a classic looking Pop, so I guess it fits.
There's just not much else to say.
There are several variants of this Pop, including a metallic version, a bobble-head version, a metallic bobble-head version, and one of the most sought after SDCC exclusives in all of Funko Funaticism - the Glow-in-the-Dark Green Lantern (which actually features a "fully charged" green skin with black suit highlights). That exclusive - my only "Holy Grail" Pop that I will never own - is currently valued at upwards of $800! The other variants aren't cheap either. The metallic is selling for around $200 and the metallic bobble-head is $350! The only one of these you can find for a decent price is the regular bobble-head, which was a Target exclusive, which is currently valued at $25.
Pros: Classic suit swagger. Crisp & clean. Bright white gloves that make Mickey Mouse jealous.
Cons: Not the best looking Green Lantern logo, but that's hardly a complaint.
Estimated Value: $20 (According to the Pop Price Guide)