Yesterday DC Comics released their solicitations for the month of September and there are some very interesting things there. Especially for us lantern fans. From new Green Lanterns to new origins to new teams and even new costumes. It’s a month where DC Comics wants to look back with their Zero issues but still progress the stories they are currently telling. September also happens to be the month where Geoff Johns and the rest of the lantern creators start to ramp up to the THIRD ARMY event. Below, I’ll take a look at the most interesting things about this month’s solicitations and what it could mean for the future of Green Lantern.
In light of recent “news“, it has somehow just now dawned on me that the planning of the New52 simply can not be described as a plan but a string of ideas laid out without any thought on the aftermath. Let’s see, how can I put this? Kyle Rayner’s past has taken a construct arrow in the knee.
So if recent rumors and reports are to be believed, DC Comics will soon publish Zero Issues during the month of September. Supposedly covering “stuff that happened before issue #1. Year Ones, flashbacks, origins.” We all know that the lantern titles were generally unchanged from the Flashpoint effect on continuity also known as The New52. So with that in mind, the four lantern books have an opportunity that most series don’t, a chance to run wild with a brand new story that adds depth to what is currently happening. Below, you’ll find loose ideas for what I’d love for Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Tony Bedard and Peter Milligan to accomplish with each Zero issue.