The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is 71 years old today. Or this is the 71st anniversary of his first appearance, if you want to put it that way.
Alan has it fairly good this year. If Green Lantern does well, people will say, "Green Lantern is awesome," and he can bask in the warm glow of popular media buzz. If Green Lantern sucks, he can say, "it was that darn young whippersnapper Hal Jordan that ruined it all," and then the rest of us can say, "I know, right?"