In accordance with what has become standard synergistic practice for comic book movies, DC Comics announced Thursday plans to publish a series of comic books tying-in to Green Lantern, the live-action feature film based on the legendary superhero. The five one-shot comics will come ahead of the movie's release in June and spotlight a different member of the Green Lantern Corps -- Sinestro, Kilowog, Abin Sur, Tomar-Re, and Hal Jordan -- in an adventure that takes place prior to the events of the film. Each book's cover will feature imagery from the film, with scripts provided by Green Lantern screenwriters, producers, and longtime comics writers including Geoff Johns. Finally, the Green Lantern "prequel" one-shots will be available day-and-date digitally for $2.99.

Additionally, DC Direct has released images of new Green Lantern products that will go on sale around the film's release in June, including statues, busts, and a deluxe replica of the Green Lantern power battery.Directed by Martin Campbell, Green Lantern features the script contributions of Greg Berlanti, March Guggenheim, Michael Green and Michael Goldenberg, all of whom chip in stories for DC's series of "prequel" one-shots. Producer Donald De Line will co-write one of the books, as will longtime Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps scribes Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi. Artists include Jerry Ordway, Karl Kerschel, Joe Bennett, Cliff Richards and Fernando Dagnino.

(It should be noted that a "prequel" is very specifically a sequel that depicts events that take place prior to an existing work. As such, these Green Lantern tie-in comics and those of virtually every major genre film, television series or video game to be released in the last ten years are not actually prequels at all, but rather preludes or prologues. They should be identified as such, and anyone who defies this and continues to use prequel erroneously is not only wrong but also just a bad person.)

The title and creative team breakdowns are below.

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: SINESTRO #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and MICHAEL GOLDENBERG

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Movie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: KILOWOG #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI and ADAM SCHLAGMAN

Art by JOE BENNETT and FABRIZIO FIORENTINO

Movie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: ABIN SUR #1

Written by MICHAEL GREEN

Art by KARL KERSCHL

Movie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: TOMAR-RE #1

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by CLIFF RICHARDS

Movie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: HAL JORDAN #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GREG BERLANTI and DONALD DE LINE

Art by JERRY ORDWAY

Movie art cover

Each issue is 32 pages / Color / $2.99 US / RATED T

DC Direct's Green Lantern products, on sale in June.


GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): HAL JORDAN MAQUETTE

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue of Hal Jordan and his lantern measures approximately 14.5" high x 8" wide x 9" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): SINESTRO BUST

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of Sinestro measures approximately 6.3" high x 2.6" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): TOMAR RE BUST

SCULPTED BY OLUF HARTVIGSON

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of Green Lantern alien Tomar Re measures approximately 6.65" high x 3" wide x 4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): KILOWOG BUST

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of Green Lantern alien Kilowog measures approximately 6.6" high x 7.25" wide x 4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): HAL JORDAN BUST

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of test pilot Hal Jordan measures approximately 6" high x 4" wide x 4.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): GUARDIAN BUST (Not Shown)

SCULPTED BY JOE MENNA

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of one of the creators of the Green Lantern Corps measures approximately 5.25" high x 2.25" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): GREEN LANTERN POWER BATTERY PROP REPLICA

This full-sized, light-up power battery prop replica was created from a cast of the actual prop used in the movie! The power battery also comes with a Green Lantern ring that lights up the lantern when the ring is pressed against the face of the lantern. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain prop measures approximately 15" high x 7.5" wide x 5" deep, with the ring a men's size 14.

Packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): GREEN LANTERN POWER RING PROP REPLICA

This prop replica of the Green Lantern Power Ring was created from a cast of the actual ring used in the movie! Featuring a distressed metal band and a translucent green faux crystal, the ring comes packaged in a two-part box foil-stamped with the Green Lantern movie logo and with protective foam inside. Available in a men's ring size 13, although the ring is a prop replica ONLY and is not meant to be worn.


GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): 1:4 SCALE HAL JORDAN DELUXE BUST

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This 1:4 scale bust of Hal Jordan emerging from a swirl of emerald energy is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 7.5" high x 4.75" wide x 3.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): 1:4 SCALE SINESTRO DELUXE BUST

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This 1:4 scale bust of Sinestro emerging from a swirl of emerald energy is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 7.75" high x 5" wide x 3.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE): HAL JORDAN EMERALD ENERGY STATUE

SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue of Hal Jordan forming a giant fist of emerald energy measures approximately 9.34" high x 6.5" wide x 13" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.