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Old 03-06-2015, 10:32 PM   #51
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GREEN LANTERN Writer On HAL's New, Ring-Free Direction for June - SPOILERS
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Nrama: OK, that's understandable. How much can you say about how this affects the book in June. Is Hal still the star of Green Lantern?

Venditti: Hal is going to continue to be the lead of Green Lantern. It's just going to be a new direction for the book. And like I say, this is something we've been planning for quite awhile, even before I personally knew anything about Convergence or a two-month break, or the new look DC, where books would take a pause at #40 and come back at #41 before any of that, this was always the direction the book was going to go.

It just worked out really well, in the sense that when all those developments happened, this already fit in really well with that.

It's been a very long-form plan with Green Lantern, from the day I took it on. I knew there was going to be "Lights Out." I knew that there was going to be a confrontation with the New Gods in "Godhead." So we've been planning what the direction would be.

So yeah, Hal's still going to be the main guy in the Green Lantern book. We'll be looking at the Green Lantern mythology and looking at him as a character from a very different angle.

And as we found out in #40, he still has the ability even though he's no longer in the Corps, and he doesn't have a ring anymore, because he left that behind, he took Krona's gauntlet, which was a very early prototype weapon developed before the rings. It has its own backpack battery, and it's sort of its own enclosed system.

So he still has the ability to wield constructs and do all these things that make him Green Lantern.

He just doesn't have the ring.

We are going to be doing some different things. There's going to be a lot of surprises, and a lot of things that I think are going to be unexpected when we come back with #41 not just for Green Lantern specifically, but even in the other titles in the Green Lantern line.

But it's all part of a much larger plan that connects in ways that I think are going to catch people off guard.

Nrama: That was something I was wondering about, was how much you're working with Cullen Bunn, who's now doing the two other Green Lantern titles. Right? There's just two other ones?

Venditti: Sure, yeah. And you know, It is a thing where we are coordinating. But it's not going to be as intertwined as it has been.

When I was brought on to write Green Lantern, it was with the idea that the books would be very linked and there would be a very tight continuity between them. And the annuals would be capstones on events, where all the characters from all the books would have roles to play.

The new direction coming out of Convergence is going to be for these books to be much more self-contained.

Hopefully, it's going to be the best of both worlds. If you're reading all three, you pick up on these threads and see how they're tied together, but if you read them individually, they stand completely alone in that regard. It's something we worked really hard on.

But yeah, Cullen and I are working with each other, and we do know where we're going with our respective titles.

And it is all building on stuff that has come before, so if you're been a reader, you'll pick up on a lot of those threads that go back years. But it's also going to be very new and very self-contained so that new readers can pick it up and immediately come into it.

That's kind of what I mean about this new direction for Hal. It's something that was going to be the endpoint of this first long-form story arc, of him being a leader. And now he's going off on a new long-form story arc. And it just happened to fall around the same time that these breaks were going to be happening, with a new direction in June. So it all ended up being pretty fortuitous, in the way it came together.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:23 PM   #53
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:32 PM   #54
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:32 PM   #55
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Green Lantern June 2015 Solicitations


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GREEN LANTERN #41
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by BILLY TAN and MARK IRWIN
Cover by BILLY TAN
THE JOKER Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

“Renegade!” Beginning a new chapter in Hal Jordan’s life as he becomes the universe’s most wanted outlaw!

And wait till you meet Hal’s new partner, Darlene. She’s definitely not what you’re expecting!
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GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY #1
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
1:25 Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Imagine waking up in a strange place where you didn’t recognize anything, and everyone you knew and loved was nowhere to be found. Now imagine that you are a Green Lantern. The rest of the Corps is missing, you don’t know where you are and there’s not a Power Battery to be found for as far as your ring can scan. Where are you? How did you get here? Those are just two of the many questions facing our heroes.
Starring John Stewart, Two-Six, Kilowog and Arisia, and featuring a surprise guest-star we promise you’ll never predict, LOST ARMY is an incredible journey of discovery, survival, morality and heartbreak. Never has the Corps been challenged in this way – and not everyone is going to make it home!
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SINESTRO #12
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Cover by MARTIN COCCOLO
THE JOKER Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

There’s a traitor in the Sinestro Corps who has set New Korugar on a path to certain destruction! The smart move would be to evacuate the Korugarian refugees from the planet, but Sinestro knows finding the identity of the traitor is more crucial, which leads to an unexpected betrayal from someone you would never expect, and a punishment from Sinestro that will alter someone’s life irrevocably!
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GL: The Lost Army...starring John Stewart! Thank God! I really don't want him in limbo at all. And the book also has Killowog and Arisia which is cool. And the premise does sound like ST Voyager. Cullen Bunn has been doing a decent job on Sinestro, which IMO is the best written of the 5 current GL titles. Sounds like a good move putting him on this. And Jesus Saiz? His art in Swamp Thing is AMAZING.

But where does Guy fit into the books now?
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GL: The Lost Army...starring John Stewart! Thank God! I really don't want him in limbo at all. And the book also has Killowog and Arisia which is cool. And the premise does sound like ST Voyager.

But where does Guy fit into the books now?
Depends on if he reverts to being a Green Lantern or not. If he does I assume he'll pop up in Lost Army but won't be part of the core cast. If not then he's tabled for now. Same applies to Kyle.
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Depends on if he reverts to being a Green Lantern or not. If he does I assume he'll pop up in Lost Army but won't be part of the core cast. If not then he's tabled for now. Same applies to Kyle.
I really think it'd be a mistake to shelf either Guy or Kyle. Both of them should go back to being Green Lanterns where they belong. Not this shitty foo-foo white lantern or cheesy red lantern crap.
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Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok talked to a few differnt comic websites today and we got some new info on the Darksed War. Nothing too exciting but Johns did clarify that Bryan Hitch's Justice League of America book is "just out of continuity adventures that kind of stand on their own" so that clears up that question. The solicitation for Justice League #41 was also released and the amazing cover has Hal front in center, which is nice to see.



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JUSTICE LEAGUE #41
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
Blank variant cover
On sale JUNE 17 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of “DARKSEID WAR”! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the frontlines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC Event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!
GEOFF JOHNS: June's JUSTICE LEAGUE #41 'Major Shift In Status Quo'
Johns, Fabok Promise a "Very Personal" Event-Sized Justice League Story in "Darkseid War"
Interview: Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok Prepare for The Darkseid War with the Justice League
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Updated my post with the GL solicit.
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GL: The Lost Army...starring John Stewart! Thank God! I really don't want him in limbo at all.
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OK, so JLA isn't in present day, so that's how Hal has his ring there, but how does Hal have his ring during Darkseid War if it is supposed to be in present day?
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OK, so JLA isn't in present day, so that's how Hal has his ring there, but how does Hal have his ring during Darkseid War if it is supposed to be in present day?
the focus of the books in june are loose continuity and more story driven per didio and lee.
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the focus of the books in june are loose continuity and more story driven per didio and lee.
I thought that was the JLA title. I thought Darkseid War was supposed to be continuing the present storyline.

Is "loose continuity" just a buzzword that means "no continuity"?
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that's all titles, there's an interview that explains it.
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I'm all for not worrying about continuity between separate titles in the DCU, but only if it means they stop doing massive crossover events. To my mind you can't have it both ways. Either they are each their own thing and you don't have to worry about cross title continuity, or they are all part of a massive shared universe that can crossover, and then they DO have to worry about cross title continuity. Trying to have their cake and eat it too just makes them look stupid, IMHO.
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well if you look at the darkseid war, it should be a massive event imo since it's anti monitor vs darkseid. but it's contain to just JL, so they may be getting away from that. just wait and see.
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well if you look at the darkseid war, it should be a massive event imo since it's anti monitor vs darkseid. but it's contain to just JL, so they may be getting away from that. just wait and see.
I wasn't referring to Darkseid War, specifically. If that's only in JL, yeah, that could fit the "loose continuity" model just fine. I'm just saying that, if that is really how they are going to play it, I don't want to be seeing some massive crossover event 6 months down the road.
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Depends on if he reverts to being a Green Lantern or not. If he does I assume he'll pop up in Lost Army but won't be part of the core cast. If not then he's tabled for now. Same applies to Kyle.
Look at the "Omega Men" solit on what might be in store for Kyle...
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I wasn't referring to Darkseid War, specifically. If that's only in JL, yeah, that could fit the "loose continuity" model just fine. I'm just saying that, if that is really how they are going to play it, I don't want to be seeing some massive crossover event 6 months down the road.
i know you werent i was using that as an example.
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I thought that was the JLA title. I thought Darkseid War was supposed to be continuing the present storyline.

Is "loose continuity" just a buzzword that means "no continuity"?
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I'm all for not worrying about continuity between separate titles in the DCU, but only if it means they stop doing massive crossover events. To my mind you can't have it both ways. . .
This has been a sidewise denial for a while. Really, the events in Wonder Woman, Superman: Doomed, and Batman Eternal don't really allow for any of the Trinity to have spare JL time.
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This has been a sidewise denial for a while. Really, the events in Wonder Woman, Superman: Doomed, and Batman Eternal don't really allow for any of the Trinity to have spare JL time.
Well, in my mind it is one thing if you can't pin down the exact timeline. It is another if, say, Superman is Electric Superman in his title, but regular in the JLA. Or if Hal is a backpack-toting, gauntleted renegade in HIS title, but a ring-wielding GL in Justice League...
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Bernard Chang to Give Away GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 Interior Art

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Look at the "Omega Men" solit on what might be in store for Kyle...
The general consensus is that the solicit isn't 100% accurate.
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OK, so JLA isn't in present day, so that's how Hal has his ring there, but how does Hal have his ring during Darkseid War if it is supposed to be in present day?
I don't think we're supposed to think on it too much, but if you absolutely have to, then you can fit it in after Green Lantern #38 when Hal Jordan went back to Earth. He also guest starred in Green Arrow around that time.

Also, I wonder if the inspiration for this Darlene character is Dorine Clay, who hung around Hal Jordan while he was exiled from Earth way back forever ago.

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