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Green Lantern
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Real name Benjamin "Ben" Grimm
Alias Benji, Lantern
Species Human
Production details
First appearance "Fantastic Four #23"

Ben Grimm is the Green Lantern of Earth. He was friends with Hal Jordan and Reed Richards in college, but when they graduated he joined the Air Force.

The Dying Alien[]

During his first test flight, an alien ship crashed into his and they both barely survived. Ben found the dying alien. He told him his name was Abin Sur and he was a Green Lantern. His ring floated off and went onto Ben's finger. It took him to a planet called Oa, where he was informed that he was now the Green Lantern of Sector 2814.

Fantastic Four[]

Ben returned to Earth and visited Reed and Hal. He told them his story and they suggested he become a superhero, like them. They offered for him to join the FF, but he refused saying he wanted to make a name for himself. The Green Lantern became a superhero and was greatly appreciated for his heroics. When Human Torch left the team to pursue his relationship with Supergirl, Lantern took his spot on the team. He did the same for Invisible Woman when she joined the Justice Alliance later.

Leaving Earth[]

Ben was assigned a new sector by the Guardians, so he had to leave Earth and join his fellow Green Lanterns in a quest to find the ultimate prize: The Ion Entity.