Green Lantern heating up…in unexpected ways

201105031844 Green Lantern heating up...in unexpected ways

201105031846 Green Lantern heating up...in unexpected ways
We all know Green Lantern is HOT. The comic, the movie, Ryan Reynolds. Blackest Night set the DCU on a whole new course, and the GL family of books under the guidance of Geoff Johns, has continued to lead the sales charts.

But in Green Lantern hot enough to start a small electrical fire?

Yes.

It seems that the “Green Lantern Animated Light-Up Displays” which were recently shipped to retailers have a wiring problem which has caused at least one fire in a comics shop. The fire was quickly put out, but after a retailer on the CBIA Retailer Forum advised of the problem other retailers began reporting suspicious smells and hot spots.

This led to a note from DC VP Bob Wayne of unparalleled urgency:

URGENT RETAILER ADVISORY: GREEN LANTERN ANIMATED LIGHT-UP DISPLAY

Retailers, please be advised that DC Comics has received reports of electrical problems with the GREEN LANTERN ANIMATED LIGHT-UP DISPLAY (OCT100366).

DC urges retailers to unplug the signs immediately.

Watch for further information in the next few days, including what steps DC will take in rectifying the situation.


The fire is coming from inside your store!

The display, designed by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, retails for $150 and was intended as a cheerful, flashing beacon to indicate that Green Lantern fans were welcome. It was not intended to plunge them into a fiery inferno. And thanks to the quick actions of Wayne and retailers…hopefully it won’t.

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Comments

  1. I know an eletrical fire would be a god sent to some struggling retailers.

  2. I know an eletrical fire would be a god sent to some struggling retailers.

  3. I know an eletrical fire would be a god sent to some struggling retailers.

  4. The sign was a net priced item and meant for in-store display only. It was not intended for retail sale. It looks great but not so nice that I am willing to let the store catch fire.

  5. The sign was a net priced item and meant for in-store display only. It was not intended for retail sale. It looks great but not so nice that I am willing to let the store catch fire.

  6. The sign was a net priced item and meant for in-store display only. It was not intended for retail sale. It looks great but not so nice that I am willing to let the store catch fire.

  7. We are either gonna sell ours to a collector or use it as a prize for something. We will certainly warn people of the hazards

  8. We are either gonna sell ours to a collector or use it as a prize for something. We will certainly warn people of the hazards

  9. We are either gonna sell ours to a collector or use it as a prize for something. We will certainly warn people of the hazards

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