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GREEN LANTERN: The Super Satiric Video of the Day

For spoofing the making and marketing of The Superhero Summer Film, the cheekiest new video comes courtesy of a green Onion.

As the parade of mondo comics-sprung movies continues with tonight’s launch of “Green Lantern,” the Onion News Network mocks the lockstep precision of the process — right down to the whipping up of fanboy fervor.

The clip kicks off its comic tone with the headline: “Green Lantern” to Fulfill America’s Wish to See Lantern-Based Characters On Big Screen.” The Onion’s “Star Fix” not only tweaks the degree to which the Green Lantern is a lesser-known character to the moviegoing masses, but also — as always — parodies the vapidity of an entertainment show’s drive-by coverage.

Who makes for better fodder: Blake Lively or the knee-jerk nerd? Roll clip:

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.


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