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In Brightest Day...

Episode #50 - In Brightest Day...
Original Airdate - February 6th, 1999.

Origin story about Kyle Rayner, who is given the Green Lantern ring and teams up with Superman once Earth is attacked by Sinestro, the Green Lantern's most dangerous enemy.

Media by Bird Boy
Review by The Flash
Written by Hilary J. Bader
Directed by Butch Lukic
Music by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang

Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
Michael P. Greco as Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern
Ted Levine as Sinestro
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
George Dzundza as Perry White
Peter Mark Richman as Guardian #1
Pat Musick as Guardian #2
Mark Davis as Dude
Tress MacNeille as Pilot
John Rubano as Houston Control

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First of all it was great seeing Green Lantern in a Superman: The Animated Series Episode. Over all, I thought the way this was presented was excellent. It was definitely one of Bader's best stories, in my opinion. The plot was fast moving and the way they had the characters act around each other was fun to watch. It was also very humorous to see Kyle Rayner working at the Daily Planet as an artist.

The way the Green Lantern ring went searching for a new person to control it was very good and funny. It makes you wonder what it would have done if it had found Superman. The part where if flew off of a woman's bottom and then watching her turning around and hit the man behind with her purse, was great. I thought Kyle got used to the ring a bit too quickly. He went from having the ring hit him in the head in the men's bathroom, at the Daily Planet, to fighting Sinestro a bit too quickly, but I suppose they did this for TV purposes.
I do wish they had chosen Hal Jordan to be the Green Lantern instead of Kyle, but Kyle worked out nicely. It was also very amusing to see Jordan's name on the side of a parked plane that Sinestro threw Kyle into.

The action in this episode was awesome! I don't know how they could have done it any better. It was great action that helped tell the story. It didn't seem like they threw it in there just cause it was action.

I do have to admit this is one of my favorite episodes. I just wish Kyle made another appearance in another episode!

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