The Green Lanterns face a new galactic status quo as the United Planets begin to wield their power, suggesting that the days of the Corps may be numbered.
Warning: Contains a preview of Green Lantern # 1!
In a preview of the DC Comics remake Green Lantern series, the time of the Green Lantern Corps may be over, and for good reason. The new series will begin with a significant status quo change in the DC Universe, as many of the major alien races seek to negotiate peace by forming the United Planets. Instigated by Superman’s son Jon Kent, The United Planets are the galactic equivalent of Earth’s United Nations, seeing entire worlds come together to support each other and bring about lasting peace, a process that the recent Future state The suggested event would be a huge success, surviving into the distant future. As such, there may be no need for the Green Lanterns in this new era.
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Green Lantern # 1 comes from writer Geoffrey Thorne along with artists Dexter Soy, Marco Santucci and Alex Sinclair, forming an entirely new creative team for this new and uncertain era for the Green Lantern Corps. Time Future state saw the Central Power Battery on Oa dead, leaving the Green Lanterns powerless, that future is not set in stone. However, the end of the Lanterns could still come to the DC Universe anyway, though it would simply come from the desire for peace to prevail with this new coalition of United Planets.
However, it looks like the road to galactic peace without the Lanterns is going to be a long one, as DC Comics sneak peek of Green Lanterns # 1 reveals Oa in chaos, as her United Planets summit organization quickly went awry. Furthermore, the Thai captain of the powerful United Planets Brigade blames Corps Leader John Stewart for the resulting violence. But even before the battle, Captain Ameyra Khalan suggests that the new galactic status quo means the Green Lanterns may no longer be needed. Enjoy the preview pages and synopsis for the next issue of DC Comics:
As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With most of the Green Lanterns returned to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose mighty gauntlet might be one of the most powerful and unstable weapons in the universe. With the entire landscape of the universe in flux, is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps … or a new beginning?
Not only is John worried about so many rivals and former enemies in one place (and perhaps rightly so, as the ensuing chaos shows), he also has to deal with the vigilance of Keli Quintela, the new Teenage Lantern, and the immense powerful glove that you are more than happy to wear. But while the cover shows Keli laying on top of one of the Guardians, fans of Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp Green Lantern: Season 2 Know that the Corps leaders have big plans for Teen Lantern, seeing her as a crucial figure in renewing the group for a new era.
It’s unclear if the chaos on Oa will further convince skeptics that the Corps is unfit for the new status quo or if it will give them a chance to prove themselves, but change is definitely coming. Where once the Green Lanterns kept the peace in a galaxy at war, they will now have to function alongside a legitimate power base that may not approve of their previous tactics or mandate. How that will look is uncertain, but Green Lantern # 1 will begin to reveal the answer when it hits retailers on April 6.
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