DC is gearing up for a new Green Lantern event, the first since the departure of Geoff Johns. This will be a real test for Lantern Family titles, as fans are undoubtedly curious to see how an event can hold up without Johns behind the wheel. “Lights Out” will attempt to answer the big question in the Lantern Universe right now, why are all the rings going haywire? The event will be helmed by current “Green Lantern” writer Robert Venditti.
Below, check out Billy Tan’s interior art for “Green Lantern” #24, which will kick off “Lights Out” when it lands in stores on October 2nd.
From the press release:
This October, “Lights Out” will span across all of the GREEN LANTERN family titles. And earlier this week, Relic’s Villains Month one-shot hit stores and set the stage for this epic crossover event that will change the Green Lantern universe forever.
“There are seven different colors of the emotional spectrum, each of them represented by their own corps. Green Lanterns wear rings powered by will, Red Lanterns rage, Yellow Lanterns fear, and so on,” GREEN LANTERN writer Robert Venditti explained. “For reasons none of the Lanterns are sure of, the rings have been malfunctioning lately. Enter Relic, a remnant of the universe before ours, who thinks he knows what’s wrong with the rings and has a solution. Unfortunately, ridding the universe of every last Lantern is part of that solution.”
“The way I describe the story is, it’ll tie together every Lantern of every Corps who has ever appeared in any comic book – ever,” Venditti also said about the crossover. “It’s an ambitious story, and our editors have been great about letting us take substantial risks with these characters. We’re holding nothing back.”