This has been out a few days, but it's never too late to enjoy a cool piece of animation, especially if it stars a square-jawed man like Hal Jordan. While his live action incarnation seems to be treading water (and it's never too late to give your two cents on that topic), you can look forward to Green Lantern: First Flight, which hits DVD shelves on July 28. So while fools like me are trying to survive a frantic ComicCon on no food or sleep, you can be watching this in the air conditioned comfort of your own home.

You know it'll be good, because it was directed by Lauren Montgomery, who was part of the team behind Marvel's brilliant Hulk Vs DVD, and the director of DC's recent animated Wonder Woman. It has a nice vocal cast too: Christopher Meloni is the man behind Hal Jordan, and he's joined by the talents of Tricia Helfer as Boodikka, Michael Madsen as Kilowog, and Victor Garber as Sinestro. The story traces Jordan receiving the ring and being mentored by Sinestro, who he discovers isn't exactly the kindly teacher he pretends to be. (With a name like Sinestro? No!) Jordan must perfect his powers, and combat the treason within the ranks of the Lanterns.

While the animated version looks like a lot of fun, you can't help but think what a good summer blockbuster this might have made. Check out the trailer below.