Last week we reported that DC was making full on creator changes to their Green Lantern lineup. While some of you speculated as to who you wanted behind Hal and the gang, it seems like I got my wish as Joshua Hale Fialkov (“I, Vampire) will be writing “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns”. For the full list of titles and new creative teams, just hit the jump. READ MORE
Geoff Johns’ run on Green Lantern began with the “Rebirth” series back in 2004. I hold that book in high regard because it’s the series that really got me into comic books. Geoff Johns has brought passion, novelty, and love to the Green Lantern universe from day one, and it’s strange that he will no longer be the one behind Hal Jordan and the gang.
I know that I’m a bit late on the review front for Green Lantern and I’m sure most of you reading this have already read several reviews declaring how abysmal the Green Lantern film is. Now, I’m not here to tell you it’s a great film that truly captures the essence of Oa and the character of Hal Jordan, most simply because that would be a lie. Although the storyline is riddled with problems, Blake Lively’s acting is absolutely brutal, and many characters are underused, the film still manages to entertain despite the obvious problems. It’s clear that we are now living in the age of 3D and CGI films, and it’s even clearer that those were the focal point of this film. Green Lantern may not be a masterfully written screenplay, but it sure as hell is enjoyable to watch. Read on for the skinny…
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! READ MORE