Voiced by Dennis Haysbert
Leaving the telepathic unity of his native Bolovax Vik, Kilowog went on to become one of the best recruiters and trainers of the Green Lantern Corps. In addition, he is a skilled geneticist and mechanic with extensive knowledge of advanced technologies.
debuting in Green Lantern #201 (June 1986), Kilowog was later retconned
into Green Lantern history, where it was revealed that he was Hal
history, Kilowog’s appearances in Justice League should have been no surprise.
His trial scene in In Blackest Night was funny, but it was Hearts
and Minds were he was really given a chance to shine—building a Carbon
Bomb one minute, eating a videotape the next.
This is in tone with his comic book appearances, as the stories featuring
him in the Justice League titles tended towards a more humorous slant.
In addition, his appearance in Minds provided a wonderful character for
the Flash—another character distinguished by his humor—to play off of (this
friendship could be a homage to Kilowog’s friendship with fellow Lantern Guy
Gardner in the comics).
be noted that Kilowog’s skills as a trainer were downplayed in Hearts and
Minds in favor of his technical knowledge.
This is understandable: the
creative team probably wanted to differentiate him from Katma Tui, who was
presented as a trainer in Minds—two Green Lantern trainers would have
been too complicated for the episode.)
Images courtesy of The World's Finest, Cartoon Network, and Bat13 from DCU Animated.
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