Fans of the Green Lantern franchise who can’t wait until Ryan Reynolds powers up in theaters might want to check out DC’s latest animated film, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Not only is Emerald Knights up to the same quality as previous animated DC releases, it embraces the mythos of Green Lantern to tell far more than a mere origin story. Emerald Knights possesses six stories all told: five tales from Green Lantern lore that are bookended by an over-arcing frame story. The main tale revolves around the Green Lantern Corps preparing for battle against Krona, an ancient enemy of the Corps’ progenitors, the Guardians of Oa. The five additional stories come across as fables that various Lanterns tell new recruit, Arisia, while they wait for Krona to make his move.