Earlier this week the comic industry was shaken by the announcement that DC Comics would be “relaunching” 52 of their most popular titles this September. This move, which will leave some plot lines and characters nonexistent, some situations reversed, and fans everywhere in a predictably month long stupor before they can regain their collective sanity, has left the entire industry polarized on the subject (Stay tuned later this week for our thoughts here at Graphic Content). However, besides the initial announcement, very little detail has been given on how this will affect some of the publisher’s key franchises. At least some of those fears can be quelled/fueled today as DC has released solicits for all of their “GREEN LANTERN” relaunches, which can be found below…
GREEN LANTERN #1
“Geoff Johns has been charting the adventures of Hal Jordan and the GREEN LANTERN Corps since GREEN LANTERN: Rebirth, collaborating with such major artists as Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray.
This fall, Johns reunites with artists Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, as the series begins anew with GREEN LANTERN #1 with cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Together they will continue to thrill readers and expand the Green Lantern mythos.
Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.”
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
“When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna. The cover to #1 is by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.”
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1
“Who are The New Guardians?
The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner. Beware their power . . . and their volatility!
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 will be written by Tony Bedard and illustrated with cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.”
RED LANTERNS #1
“Going solo. Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!
RED LANTERNS #1 will be written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.”
The DC Universe Relaunch Begins This September!