We've seen Geoff Johns' Green Lantern Universe transition from Rebirth to The Sinestro Corps Wars to Blackest Night and now to --- The War of the Green Lanterns?
A little drama within the Green Lantern Corps is only to be expected given what they have been through since Geoff Johns took over the Green Lantern Universe. But will the fall of the Guardians be the event that triggers this war? That's our best guess at this point.
There have been all sorts of clues weaved recently through the various Green Lantern books to suggest that the Guardians may be on their way out as leaders of the Green Lantern Corps. Just this week we saw Sodam Yat form an army to supposedly take out the Guardians.
Will a leadership vacuum be the catalyst that forces the Green Lanterns to turn on each other? We'll find out in March of 2011 in WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS #1 and throughout the Green Lantern titles in March, April and May.
In typical Johns' fashion, we don't know much about the title, but he has dropped a few hints in various interviews and panel appearances over the last month:
- He has said that every Green Lantern will be tested — and tested against one another.
- Johns has said that the main characters of this story will be Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and John Stewart. By the way it's nice to finally see John back in action. He's been very much a second tier character for much of John's run.
- Johns said that after Brightest Day ends, there will be a "huge fight" between Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner. This only makes sense given Guy's mission he's currently on with Ganthet and Atrocitus. While we don't know the true nature of that mission yet, many get the feeling that the Green Lanterns and the Guardians won't the like the end result of it.
- GREEN LANTERN #63 and GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #7 will serve as preludes to the crossover.
We can't wait for the War to begin given Johns' track record with Green Lantern. But more importantly, we can't wait for the broken Green Lantern rings that we hope DC Comics will give away with each copy. Make it happen DC!
Source: DC Comics