Kilowog the Geneticist?
Wed, 05/18/2011 - 4:00pm
REAL NAME: Kilowog
OCCUPATION: Green Lantern/Galactic Protector/Drill Instructor/Geneticist
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 674
HOMEWORLD: Bolovax Vik
WEIGHT: 720 lbs
FIRST APPEARANCE: Green Lantern Corps vol. 1 #201 (June, 1986)
AKA: Green Lantern
BACKGROUND from the comic books:
Approximately sixteen billion creatures known as Bolovax existed on the planet Bolovax Vik. They were all strong, bulky creatures with incredibly hard skin and possessed the unique ability to meld their brains into a collective called the Mass Mind. This communal psyche allowed the natives of Bolovax Vik to become a highly advanced society with one central government.
For eons a Bolovax has held the role of Green Lantern of sector 674. The most recent in the long succession is a geneticist named Kilowog. He was honored to be chosen as an Emerald Warrior and quickly rose through the ranks.
Kilowog is now the drill sergeant for the entire Green Lantern Corps. This towering creature utilizes his intimidating presence as he trains new recruits and never hesitates to scream and call rookie lanterns the demeaning name, "Poozer!" Though Kilowog may seem unsympathetic, he continually pushes his Lanterns hard knowing they face many obstacles ahead as he's seen far too many perish. To ensure all Corpsmen can use their power rings to the best of their ability, he puts them through challenging trials intended to build their confidence and skill. Hal Jordan is one such rookie that is currently experiencing Kilowog's tough regime.
During the event dubbed the "Crisis," Bolovax Vik was hit by waves of antimatter. Kilowog attempted to save the entire population of his planet but it was impossible even for a power ring as his civilization was destroyed. Kilowog was devastated and with the Mass Mind eliminated, truly alone. Since the "Crisis," he has found a new home and family with the Corps.