Thanks in no small part to innovative ideas, engaging personalities, and a character dynamic that plays on the two main characters' personality flaws, addressing them and showing the two Green Lanterns working to overcome them, Green Lanterns has been one of my favorite titles of DC's Rebirth era so far. Now, in this week's issue, we get to see those two new characters take on a classic Green Lantern foe: the malevolently magnetic Dr. Polaris. Check out a preview!
Q: What should differentiate the Green Lanterns as Green Lanterns? — @jtlevy
A: How legacy works, and how different iterations of the same idea have to be made distinct and interesting on their own, is a fascinating topic in the context of the DC Universe. But when it comes to building in distinct traits that differentiate legacy heroes, the Green Lantern franchise has been doing that job from the start.
Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, gained his powers from a magic lamp and wielded the energy with a ring forged from its metal. As one of the first superheroes in what would become the DC Universe, Alan Scott was a founding member of the Justice Society of America and paved the way for generations more heroes, and though his successors come from a very different lineage, the name Green Lantern has always represented indomitable will.
This week sees the first wave of DC's new Rebirth line of books, and one of the most eagerly anticipated is the brand new Green Lanterns series, which follows the rookie GLs Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz as they try to get along and work together to protect the Earth.
Ahead of the first issue, ComicsAlliance chatted to series writer Sam Humphries about his DC debut, working alongside Green Lantern veterans Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, and the buddy cop aspects of the new book. Also, DC provided us with a look inside Green Lanterns #1, out this week!
After eight years of helming DC Comics' Green Lantern stories, once freelance comic book writer and now DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns announced today that he will be turning his attention fully toward the Justice League titles and Aquaman following the conclusion of Green Lantern #20, which will be his last issue...
It's apparently official: DC Comics' newest Green Lantern, known as Baz, will be an Arab-American. The confirmation of both rumors came via a Detroit Free Press report about Green Lantern writer (and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer) Geoff Johns' planned visit to Detroit's Arab American National Museum to promote the character's debut in next month's Green Lantern #0...