Thursday, February 17, 2011

War of the Green Lanterns

Green Lantern has become one of the flagship properties at DC Comics since Geoff Johns decided to bring back Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Rebirth. Since 2004 he has crafted a trilogy of Green Lantern tales that have reshaped the lantern mythology as well as expanded the universe to include multiple lantern corps based within an emotional spectrum. The summer blockbuster event of 2007 introduced us to the Yellow Lanterns, the Sinestro Corps, named for their leader who was the first to wield a yellow ring. Then last year Johns outdid himself with Blackest Night, a DC Universe engulfing tale that showed both the expansion of the emotional spectrum but the return of dead DC characters as zombie-like Black Lanterns. In the end, the monsters were defeated and a select group of heroes and villains saw their lives returned to them; is has been covered in comics under the banner of Brightest Day.

But things are not exactly bright and shiny in the the lantern corps. A fragile truce between the seven lantern corps is strained by conflict both on earth and the anit-matter universe as something is stirring across the universe. Eventually it is revealed that a believed-lost Guardian of the Universe, Krona, has returned and has been taking emotional avatars to help him in his quest to find an answer to how life began. To stop him fragile alliances have been made between enemies. And as these secrets come into the light there has been infighting between lanterns. This is where we are currently in the pages of Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors. 
Coming in the next few weeks will be War of the Green Lanterns, the next big story from writer Geoff Johns. Ideals and friendships will be put to test as the Green Lanterns try to stop whatever Krona has planned for the emotional entities, and life itself. Who will be victorious, will the friendship between earth's four Green Lanterns hold?

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