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Help Save 'Green Lantern: The Animated Series'

Hal Jordan's animated show is coming to an end far too soon. Here's how you can help potentially save it.

As you've probably heard by now, Cartoon Network has decided to not renew Green Lantern: The Animated Series. There has been no official reason provided, but it's safe to assume it's due to what the network would consider disappointing merchandise sales. It's sad we don't live in a world where quality alone can overcome profit, and if you're watching, you know the latest episodes have been stellar.

Since then, various petitions have popped up and people are regularly sending Cartoon Network messages on various social media platforms; but let's be honest here, it feels incredibly unlikely that'll make a difference. But you know what might? Buying the merchandise they want us to buy (CN totally has an Orange Power Ring..).

Naturally, I can't say for certain if this will help, but part of me honestly believes a boost (however slight in may be) in product purchases is the only real way to let 'em know we want this show to stick around. We might not get the show back immediately, but it could help make the show return one day.

In brightest day, in blackest night... this show shall not escape my sight!

Okay, I want to help... so what do I do?

So, if you love the show as much as I do, go ahead and support it by purchasing Green Lantern merchandise. Products directly from the show would be best -- these range from individual episodes to DVDs to statues. Obviously, buy these products from official sources -- big retailers, iTunes, Amazon, etc --- not sources like eBay and such. Also, buying Green Lantern merch in general will help prove to CN this is a brand we care about and want to see more of. Your purchase can be less than $10, or you could even buy one of those awesome statues that come in at just around $100. If I was a wealthier man, I'd definitely purchase the Atrocitus one.

"Hey Katzman, why aren't you doing this for Young Justice? Why are you hating on it, man?"

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy that show a good deal, too... but truth be told, I'm still playing catch up and not as passionate about it. That said, I understand many of you are. So, take everything I just said but replace "Green Lantern" with "Young Justice" and bam! There ya go.

Complaining on the internet really isn't going to get us anywhere with this one. If you really want to try to save these shows, then it's worth shelling out a bit of cash to potentially keep them going, don't you think?

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Posted by The Stegman

I'd rather help save Young Justice, but this too, is a worthy cause. 

Posted by mightypug78

dang, wish i had money. i would totally buy an orange lantern ring. larfleeze is awesome.

Posted by torzone

@The Stegman said:

I'd rather help save Young Justice, but this too, is a worthy cause.

I couldn't agree more!!

Posted by RalfvdH

At the moment I'm liking the storyline of green lantern more than young justice. But both are at the top of the animation shows at the moment. And both are in need of saving...

Posted by Oscars94

It's final days, it's final nights, Our beloved Green Lantern show, cancellation's in sight. Let those who love this show unite, Beware us fanboys TOGETHER WE FIGHT!

Edited by comicace3

@k4tzm4n: Where is the love for YJ? and if we have to keep this show going I'm in.

edit: Sorry man I forgot to read the bottom.

Posted by Stormbox

@comicace3 said:

@k4tzm4n: Where is the love for YJ?

Did you even read the article?

Posted by thenexusrebound

It's a shame more or less they already have chosen to kill this show and Young Justice. Maybe with this cartoon network/netflix deal they will see there is a following. Then again Netflix could pick it up they seem to be scooping up shows.

Posted by comicace3

@Stormbox: HAHA my editing is so fast no one notices. Seriously I edited a few seconds after I finished reading the article. LOL

Posted by KRYPTON

Wish DIsney would renew Tron Uprising, that show was epic. Okay, I'm in, I want this show to be renewed!

Posted by Chaos Burn

Huh, where was this article when Avengers: EMH was cancelled? Where was this article when Spectacular Spider-man fell too?!

I'm not going to buy anything unless it's a good show, even if Comicvine wants me to, which is kinda pushy =/

Posted by Yung ANcient One

I'd rather help save Young Justice

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Edited by k4tzm4n

@The Stegman said:

I'd rather help save Young Justice, but this too, is a worthy cause.

@Yung ANcient One said:

I'd rather help save Young Justice

(+)

So try to save it! Everything I said above applies to that show, too. Here's the YJ product results on Amazon.

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Posted by briyen

I literally just saw teh first episode last night and now on episode 10

THIS SHOW IS Ridiculously accurate and epic, i cant believe they pulled it off so well and made it so digestible for kids at the same time

it is just a rare treasure up there with batman TAS and superman TAS

Posted by comicace3

@Chaos Burn: WAIT. AVENGERS WAS CANCELLED? AND SPIDERMAN!! Oh people just want to ruin other people's childhood.

Posted by Chaos Burn

@comicace3 said:

@Chaos Burn: WAIT. AVENGERS WAS CANCELLED? AND SPIDERMAN!! Oh people just want to ruin other people's childhood.

yeah, Avengers got cancelled last year and I think spectacular spider-man was cancelled maybe in 2010? They were being replaced by the ridiculed 'Ultimate Spider-man' and yet to be released 'Ultimate Avengers' tv show (which apparently is a continuation of Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes)

Posted by Decoy Elite

Pleasantly surprised about the lack of sell out comments.

Hope your show stays on the air.

Posted by comicace3

@Chaos Burn: So basically Avengers is gonna stay the same but they are gonna have a different title. WEAK! In other words ( unnecessary)

Edited by k4tzm4n

@Chaos Burn said:

Huh, where was this article when Avengers: EMH was cancelled? Where was this article when Spectacular Spider-man fell too?!

I'm not going to buy anything unless it's a good show, even if Comicvine wants me to, which is kinda pushy =/

I wasn't staff when SSM (a show I miss dearly and absolutely would have wrote about at the time) was cancelled and I'm not a fan of Avengers: EMH (I've watched an episode or two and haven't really bothered to check back since).

I'm not pushing anyone to spend money if they don't want to.

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Posted by Trevel8182

Don't let Ultimate Spider-Man win!!

Posted by dondave

@comicace3:It's the cast from the avengers movie that will be in the show IIRC

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Posted by comicace3

@dondave: What? WEAK! Did anyone else believe Robert Downey Jr was Iron Man in the Avengers: EMH?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

seriously, I don't see anything about Young Justice on CV. SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE GOD DAMMIT!!

Edited by k4tzm4n

@MadeinBangladesh said:

seriously, I don't see anything about Young Justice on CV. SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE GOD DAMMIT!!

You don't? Maybe that's because you didn't read the whole thing ;)

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Posted by Trevel8182

@comicace3: Jeph Loeb's lying to fan's of Earth's Mightiest Heroes to get them to watch the new show by saying it's continuation which It can't be a continuation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and a Continuation of the movie and be in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-Man.

Posted by Master_Thief

SAVE: 
 GREEN LANTERN 
YOUNG JUSTICE 
AND THE BEST TRANSFORMERS PRIME

Posted by SuperJedi17

@k4tzm4n said:

@Chaos Burn said:

Huh, where was this article when Avengers: EMH was cancelled? Where was this article when Spectacular Spider-man fell too?!

I'm not going to buy anything unless it's a good show, even if Comicvine wants me to, which is kinda pushy =/

I wasn't staff when SSM (a show I miss dearly and absolutely would have wrote about at the time) was cancelled and I'm not a fan of Avengers: EMH.

I'm not pushing anyone to spend money if they don't want to.

Wait,are really not caught up? Or have you still just not seen the older episodes? I know you love green lantern( i dig this show too) but could you at least try to get a review here and there for YJ? There's only a few episodes left,it would be really nice.Then maybe you could give GL and YJ(once you've got to see all...or most of the episodes) a series review? Just an overall review of how you thought the series were.That'd be really cool.Also,i don't think i had cable when Spectacular Spider man was airing.How exactly was the show?Lighthearted/Dark(ish)?Action packed/more slow paced?

Posted by danhimself

@Trevel8182 said:

@comicace3: Jeph Loeb's lying to fan's of Earth's Mightiest Heroes to get them to watch the new show by saying it's continuation which It can't be a continuation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and a Continuation of the movie and be in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-Man.

I agree that Loeb is lying but no one has ever said that the new show is to be a continuation of the movie...just that it has the same team roster....the reasons I don't believe that it's a continuation of EMH is because it's got completely new character designs and voice actors and won't carry over any of the dropped plot lines from EMH.....Justice League Unlimited was a continuation of Justice League because it kept the same designs, voice actors, and carried over plot points....Jeph Loeb is a horrible liar

Posted by comicace3

@Trevel8182 said:

@comicace3: Jeph Loeb's lying to fan's of Earth's Mightiest Heroes to get them to watch the new show by saying it's continuation which It can't be a continuation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and a Continuation of the movie and be in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-Man.

*SIGH* Some people just want to watch the world burn.

Posted by Stormbox

@MadeinBangladesh said:

seriously, I don't see anything about Young Justice on CV. SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE GOD DAMMIT!!

Yea thats true... except for the fact they constantly post new pics and clips...

And the multiple threads theres here, discussing each episode and other topics related to the show...

And that k4tz did mention the show...

Yep, totally ignored, poor young justice

Edited by MuyJingo

It must be nice to be able to use a big site like Comic Vine to help push for renewal of a show that you happen to like personally. I wish there was a site like this back when Firefly needed saving.

Posted by animehunter

I wouldn't mind saving Green Lantern, I do enjoy it.

But the one I would really like saved is Young Justice. Also I would like to see Thundercats 2011 make a return

Posted by Death Certificate

@MuyJingo said:

It must be nice to be able to use a big site like Comicvine to help push for renewal of a show that you happen to like personally.

He did the same thing with Young Justice

Edited by MuyJingo

@Death Certificate said:

@MuyJingo said:

It must be nice to be able to use a big site like Comicvine to help push for renewal of a show that you happen to like personally.

He did the same thing with Young Justice

Well, no, not really. YJ got a passing mention in an article about saving GL.

Edited by modunhanul

You mean if I buy Green Lantern The Animated series DVD from offline stores like Future Shop, CN might reconsider about cancelling the show?

Or should I purchase it from online store like Amazon?

I'm asking this because I don't use online stores...

Posted by Webjaker

@torzone said:

@The Stegman said:

I'd rather help save Young Justice, but this too, is a worthy cause.

I couldn't agree more!!

I could care less about GL - I want YOUNG JUSTICE!!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Green Lantern, Shreen Shantern. I WANT YOUNG JUSTICE AND THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES TO HAVE MORE SEASONS!!!

Posted by Danial79

I never liked the style and animation of this show. I was hoping it would grow on me, but it never did. I also don't like Young Justice, but only because I don't like the characters.

Posted by deadpool25mm

@Oscars94 said:

It's final days, it's final nights, Our beloved Green Lantern show, cancellation's in sight. Let those who love this show unite, Beware us fanboys TOGETHER WE FIGHT!

THIS!

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@Oscars94 said:

It's final days, it's final nights, Our beloved Green Lantern show, cancellation's in sight. Let those who love this show unite, Beware us fanboys TOGETHER WE FIGHT!

Nice

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@SuperJedi17 said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Chaos Burn said:

Huh, where was this article when Avengers: EMH was cancelled? Where was this article when Spectacular Spider-man fell too?!

I'm not going to buy anything unless it's a good show, even if Comicvine wants me to, which is kinda pushy =/

I wasn't staff when SSM (a show I miss dearly and absolutely would have wrote about at the time) was cancelled and I'm not a fan of Avengers: EMH.

I'm not pushing anyone to spend money if they don't want to.

Wait,are really not caught up? Or have you still just not seen the older episodes? I know you love green lantern( i dig this show too) but could you at least try to get a review here and there for YJ? There's only a few episodes left,it would be really nice.Then maybe you could give GL and YJ(once you've got to see all...or most of the episodes) a series review? Just an overall review of how you thought the series were.That'd be really cool.Also,i don't think i had cable when Spectacular Spider man was airing.How exactly was the show?Lighthearted/Dark(ish)?Action packed/more slow paced?

Spectacular Spider-Man was all of this.
Posted by halovsmarvel

Where is the petition to save Young Justice

Posted by SuperJedi17

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@SuperJedi17 said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Chaos Burn said:

Huh, where was this article when Avengers: EMH was cancelled? Where was this article when Spectacular Spider-man fell too?!

I'm not going to buy anything unless it's a good show, even if Comicvine wants me to, which is kinda pushy =/

I wasn't staff when SSM (a show I miss dearly and absolutely would have wrote about at the time) was cancelled and I'm not a fan of Avengers: EMH.

I'm not pushing anyone to spend money if they don't want to.

Wait,are really not caught up? Or have you still just not seen the older episodes? I know you love green lantern( i dig this show too) but could you at least try to get a review here and there for YJ? There's only a few episodes left,it would be really nice.Then maybe you could give GL and YJ(once you've got to see all...or most of the episodes) a series review? Just an overall review of how you thought the series were.That'd be really cool.Also,i don't think i had cable when Spectacular Spider man was airing.How exactly was the show?Lighthearted/Dark(ish)?Action packed/more slow paced?

Spectacular Spider-Man was all of this.

Well actually i was asking if it was either with the > / But that's pretty cool to hear a show can be more than just dark,dark,dark,or happy happy,joy joy,happy happy,joy joy..So that sounds cool also both action packed and slow paced( cerebral is what i meant to say) that is also cool.But damn i do love YJ which has had bits of all of those in the show's runtime.

Posted by frozenedge

@animehunter: Man I thought I was only one who wanted Thundercats 2011 to come back. It went off at such a terribly good cliffhanger.

Posted by mcbean

SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE

Posted by Stormbox

@halovsmarvel said:

Where is the petition to save Young Justice

Everywhere else in the internet

Posted by kriminal

well you are at it bring back wolverine and the x-men. how do shows like that and green lantern get cancled and not ultimate spiderman?

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

I might sign a petition, but if I'm spending my money on anything GL related, it's going to be the comics. This show doesn't mean enough to me

Edited by Mokey

@Chaos Burn:

Spectacular Spider-Man had NO chance of survival. Not with the Disney purchase of Marvel. Not when the show itself belongs to Sony.

@MuyJingo:

What? A comic book related website is trying to save a quality comic book related cartoon? What is the world coming to?

Posted by k4tzm4n

@mcbean said:

SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE

@halovsmarvel said:

Where is the petition to save Young Justice

Read the last few paragraphs.

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