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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 NightFang

@The Stegman said:

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

Can't we have both?

Posted by Loki2u

Buy these crappy toys so that the little kids in the China sweatshops will still have a job, and our kids and manchildren can sit in luxury and continue to watch Green Lantern cartoons on their 50 inch plasma.

Posted by Lanternrag

I would love to help support Green Lantern and Young Justice if they would just release bluray sets. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to watch in full hd rather than sd dvds. Come on CN, get on it!

Posted by War Killer

Why doesn't DC just find another channel. Surely someone would pick the show up is CN's dumb enough to drop it, same with Young Justice as well.

Posted by TheTruthNerds

I like Young Justice better. Help them!

Posted by iancoderre3

Cartoon Network is stupid for letting these great shows slip just because of profits.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@Chaos Burn said:

@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)

I thought it was Avengers : Assembled, and was linked to the 2012 Avengers film?

@War Killer said:

Why doesn't DC just find another channel. Surely someone would pick the show up is CN's dumb enough to drop it, same with Young Justice as well.

To be honest I don't think any other channel will pick it up. Disney XD is strictly Marvel content only, and won't accept anything DC (especially when Cartoon Network is strictly DC Nation).

Also I don't see Nickelodeon picking it up either. I don't even think they could if they wanted to due to copyright/contract with Cartoon Network issues.

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Posted by KnightRise

@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!

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

*battle noise*

Posted by JamesKM716

I don't care about Green Lantern; but I absolutely LOVE Young Justice.

Posted by charlieboy

They are both great cartoons as was Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Posted by EvanTheMexiJew

I saw this and I bought Life and Death rings! I hope both shows get saved!

Posted by sinsear912

maybe this is their new master plan. give us great shows than cancel them unless we buy merchandise.

Posted by FlyingGrayson22

I never even see merchandise for these two shows. Maybe if they actually put out some good toys and stuff people might buy them.

Posted by lifeboy

Thanks k4tzm4n! Your a smart guy. I will by something from them.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Meh, the show was just ok. Now Young Justice, THAT'S worth saving.

Posted by CitizenJP

D':

Posted by lifeboy

K4tzm4n, stay away from my orange power ring's! Theyre MINE!! You cant have them! D-:<

Lol bubby, just messin. Hey how about that hunched over posture hal took when he was hoarding the orange lantern when he thought kilowogg and razor were going to try to takeit from him. Halarious

Posted by wmwadeii

The fact that Young Justice wasn't renewed falls along the lines of most animated series. They hire cheap labor for x number episode run (3 seasons seems to be common) and then when it becomes successful of course the animation company wants more money. They can't take the series to another company either due to licensing reasons. Now GL only being in its 2nd is either due to ratings/merchandise/profits, or maybe the contracts for computer animated is shorter because of the complexity/production differences.

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@k4tzm4n said:

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?

Just to sum everything up pretty much. I mean that's the whole reason of being "fans", to be the audience that keeps the franchise going; however it's the editors and producers responsibility to further promote the title or series to uphold their duties in public relations and increasing the exposure for the specific character(s), series and/or movie(s). That is probably the main reason why I write my reviews to actually further acknowledge the characters that I've always loved through my whole life and hopefully get 1-2 other comic fans to read or pick up on the franchise, themselves.

Posted by weaponx

@modunhanul: I think you have to use Amazon.

Posted by Perfect 10

don't get why they would make a show simply to make money from toys. so silly to me. just make a great show (which they did) and spend money on advertising it and making it better instead of on toys. then if there is a demand for it then make the toys. better yet just make a video game. so sad im never going to get that young justice game that was in development

Edited by weaponx

1.) Where can I buy merchandise besides $100 statues?

2.) Young Justice was great the first season, but really, the second season has sucked in comparison. Season 1 is about as good as Green Lantern, but I hear a lot of people saying how much better YJ is then GL and I really don't see it. Season 2 of YJ ruined the show unfortunately, and GL has a much much better story line imo.

Everyone go here and play the fun flash Green Lantern Game!!!

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/green-lantern/crimson-clash/index.html

Posted by monitor_earthprime

Buying merchandise is great, but how is CN going to know. You send them your receipt and circle your purchase. Send them a note saying you like and watch the show and want to know why they are taking off the air.

Posted by SmoothJammin

@FlyingGrayson22 said:

I never even see merchandise for these two shows. Maybe if they actually put out some good toys and stuff people might buy them.

Really? Stop by your local Toy's R Us and even some Walmart stores. I'm pretty sure Mcdonalds sold YJ action figures a little while back :)

Posted by naylor11

SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE TOO!!!

Posted by thebluedragon07

Save both show, wee need these works of art that hasn't been seen since Batman the Animated Series.

Posted by RavenVice01

I'm sorry but Green Lantern was too campy for my taste. It should have been a lot darker (story wise). As for Young Justice, that should be the show worth saving because with the new Teen Titan Go series coming up. I have feeling it will be another flop like Green Lantern.

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Posted by DMXN

Ok bit lets get 1 thing clear Young Justice is still better and they better save it than Green Lantern(it is awsome but not as awsome)

Posted by Lvenger

I know this post may make me sound like a party pooper and I really love Young Justice(Lost interest in Green Lantern) but I can say with brutal honesty that doing this won't save the shows from the hand of the executives who cancel good things just to introduce shiny new shows with bells and whistles but no heart to them. Case in point, I reference you to the spin machine's response to the Save Young Justice and Green Lantern petitions which I signed

“Thank you to all our fans for expressing just how much they love DC Nation on Cartoon Network. There’s still more new Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series to enjoy in the coming weeks. And DC Nation isn’t going anywhere; there will be plenty of new adventures coming your way later this year.”

Which translated means, "We can see fans are not pleased by our boneheaded decision. However, please enjoy what's left of the shows we haven't aired yet for both series because we're going to replace them anyways in favor of shows we can sell toys for." Do you see? This won't make a difference. The new Batman and Teen Titans shows are meant to act as the next big thing that WB can get money for. It's harrowingly unfair but that's buisnes execs for you.

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@DMXN said:

Ok bit lets get 1 thing clear Young Justice is still better and they better save it than Green Lantern(it is awsome but not as awsome)

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Meh, the show was just ok. Now Young Justice, THAT'S worth saving.

It would be so unfair...If they had another season of GL and cancelled Young Justice.

Posted by ravisher

i just started to like it too

Posted by Edimasta

So I should buy stuff and waste money just to save a childish TV show that can't generate enough interst and is failing... ? I don't know from where this is all coming from, no matter in which field of interest, but it seems like that if something fails people feel a responsibility to safe it... for however unneccessary and unimportant for human life this thing may be. Instead of rescuing mother nature, helping other people, doing something against the corruptness in politics etc... NO we need to safe a stupid TV show *lol*

I could go on and talk about this even more since in the last few weeks such bullshit popped up more often. Oh no this is going down we need to buy everything and rescue it... and all of this are completely unimportant, stupid things no one really needs. But no on cares about economy, politics, human rights... no, it is more important to safe a TV show, or some stupid icecream or whatever the hell it is.

People seem to set their priorities completely wrong :(

Posted by sethysquare

@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 =/

Marvel superhero cartoons are generally horrible. Except maybe SSM.

Posted by Chaos Burn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Yes, I believe you are correct, the title is Avengers Assemble, but It it in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-man, so I remember them saying

@SuperJedi17: Spectacular Spider-man was the best Spider-man series ever, and IMO, better than any of the films. The jokes were actually funny, the dark parts (e.g. Venom) were dramatic, and there was great character development (Gwen Stacy/Liz Allan and Peter love triangle)

@sethysquare: I'd still recommend Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes to anyone who is slightly into Marvel, but each to their own

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Edimasta: The show isn't "failing." It generates a decent amount of viewership, the Network is apparently just disappointed with how they can market the product. Listen, no one is demanding for you to spend money. I'm saying if you love the show and do indeed want it to stick around, then that's the only plausible option we've got.

As for the rest of your post... come on, dude... this is a comic book website, so we're obviously going to talk about comic book related issues. This show -- it's a comic book related show that people love and want to see it stick around. If you want articles on the economy, international affairs, and energy, then you're really not in the right spot for that discussion (although, you can technically find discussion on those subjects over the in the Off-Topic forum).

Posted by xtremekidx

awesome article ,i think this is the best thing we can do,sadly my country doesn't have alot of merchandise exposure but ill be keeping my eyes out for it...

Posted by sethysquare

@Chaos Burn said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Yes, I believe you are correct, the title is Avengers Assemble, but It it in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-man, so I remember them saying

@SuperJedi17: Spectacular Spider-man was the best Spider-man series ever, and IMO, better than any of the films. The jokes were actually funny, the dark parts (e.g. Venom) were dramatic, and there was great character development (Gwen Stacy/Liz Allan and Peter love triangle)

@sethysquare: I'd still recommend Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes to anyone who is slightly into Marvel, but each to their own

I tried watching emh for about 10-20 episodes, but compared to other superhero cartoons, its a far cry. Last time i really enjoyed it was watching xmen evolution as a kid and the 90s xmen.

Posted by Chaos Burn

@sethysquare: X-Men evolution was great, shame they haven't done a continuation series for them as adults

Posted by JV

@RavenVice01: I think one thing to remember is that this is a Weekend morning cartoon. Kids are watching at that time, so I found it perfect as a family program to watch with my kids.

Posted by SylentEcho

I bought two action figures of this show around a couple of months ago. That still counts right?

Posted by JV

I am not sure how the deal works with CN, but b/c of the cartoon. My 7 year old son reads the Green Lantern Animated Comic, he also put up a poster on the back of his door for GL, he wears GL underwear lol and he was GL for this past Halloween. These types of shows geared toward young kids are good for DC. While DC does have better cartoons, in general they are geared towards adults. However Marvel has better kid shows that are PC appropriate at that level. Marvel is able to hook the kids at a young age. Just my opinion. I am a DC adult reader b/c of Super Friends in the 70's.

But if you are going to turn on the TV and without GL now. What is on for them Superhero Squad.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Edimasta said:

So I should buy stuff and waste money just to save a childish TV show that can't generate enough interst and is failing... ? I don't know from where this is all coming from, no matter in which field of interest, but it seems like that if something fails people feel a responsibility to safe it... for however unneccessary and unimportant for human life this thing may be. Instead of rescuing mother nature, helping other people, doing something against the corruptness in politics etc... NO we need to safe a stupid TV show *lol*

I could go on and talk about this even more since in the last few weeks such bullshit popped up more often. Oh no this is going down we need to buy everything and rescue it... and all of this are completely unimportant, stupid things no one really needs. But no on cares about economy, politics, human rights... no, it is more important to safe a TV show, or some stupid icecream or whatever the hell it is.

People seem to set their priorities completely wrong :(

well seeing as this is a COMIC BOOK SITE, defending COMIC BOOK RELATED THINGS is kind of a given. there are a billion other sites to preach about the human condition. cant we have just one little escape from reality? is that too much to freakin ask

Posted by herrweis

ok so who cares about the gl animated show..its all about young justice.lets save that.thats the best toon on tv right now

Edited by AWeekInGeekdom

Did ever make smaller figures to collect? I'd buy some though i'd rather see both shows get saved. Or at least DC/WB and CN should be smart about it and leave them on a hiatus. Maybe you could do sequel series set in the same universe. I'd definitely would like to see a new Justice League series in the YJ world.

But yeah I am definitely wanting to buy some merchandise if it helps. :P

Edited by SylentEcho

@Trevel8182 said:

Don't let Ultimate Spider-Man win!!

Sometimes it's pretty good to watch. Check it out:

Posted by k4tzm4n

@herrweis said:

ok so who cares about the gl animated show..its all about young justice.lets save that.thats the best toon on tv right now

A lot of people, actually. And if you read the article, you'll see this applies to Young Justice, too.

Posted by Mr_Weil

Just went to the Shop CN website, they don't even have merchandise from Green Lantern or Young Justice for sale. I would have bought plushies for my son to help keep the series going. Very sad.

Posted by jorgeareizaga

I suppot GL and YJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Moby

I'm clinging to the hope that there taking off these shows so that they will have time to create more episodes for this shows or make DC nation 2 hours long with the addition of 2 new shows. I'm hoping but maybe I'm giving cartoon network too much credit.

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