Clearly, the reason that Warner Bros. selected Green Lantern as their first DC Entertainment movie was because of the oath. By the time this movie comes out, everyone who’s seen the trailer will know the words “In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night,” it seems, and now Warners is offering fans the chance to perform them for the internet with the spectacular Green Lantern: Infinite Oath website. Yes, you too can upload video of yourself pledging that evil shall not, in fact, escape your sight, and warning those that worship evil’s might to beware your power.
Now that the words are becoming so famous, maybe we’ll find out who is responsible for them. I’ve always thought that they were invented Alfred Bester, but according to Wikipedia, Bester claims that the oath was in place before he wrote the strip. So who came up with the oath as we know it today? Anyone have any ideas?