first Green Lantern was Alan Scott but since then we have seen Hal Jordan, Kyle
Rayner, John Stewart, Guy Gardener, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz wield the ring.
But for most the one true Lantern is Jordan since he never really went anywhere
and has been Green Lantern, Parallax, Spectre and is once again Green Lantern.
Geoff Johns brought him back in 2004’s Green Lantern: Rebirth and he has been
around ever since. Now Jordan is the premiere Lantern but it a certain amount of
fans find him boring as hell. Hal has never been given a clear personality which
will change when Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp team on their The Green Lantern
limited series. Morrison’s version of Hal is confident and powerful when he is
Green Lantern but when he’s just Hal he will be seen as disconnected to the
world. Hal was a test pilot when he debuted then a drifter which made him look
like a right wing cop then as Morrison points out, “At that point, it goes from
being a test pilot to suddenly he’s an insurance investigator. But then he gets
tired of that and becomes a toy salesman. None of these things seem to relate to
each other at all. I love that sense of disconnection, of dislocation. Some of
the American astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and people have talked about having coming
back from space and finding it really difficult to deal with the life on Earth
after seeing this giant perspective. And that’s only from the moon. He’s
embraced a kind of diversity beyond anything we even have on the planet Earth.
When he comes back, he thinks we’re all just one species, and he doesn’t see the
differences. He doesn’t know how to talk about that. He doesn’t know how to talk
about the things that are important to earth because he’s so far in another
place, even with other living creatures; intelligent creatures. And I think
that’s an important aspect.” Morrison says that in the first four issues fans
will think he has no understanding of Hal but will see what he is trying to do.
Now when it was announced that Morrison and Sharpe were doing the book we heard
there was just going to be one limited series but Morrison says he has ideas for
season two already.
It all begins with GREEN LANTERN #1 which is currently scheduled to ship
on New Comic Wednesday-110718 with a $4.99 cover price and two standard variant
covers. As always it will be "1st Day Sale" priced at 25% OFF ($3.75!) on
the 12th and 15% OFF for the rest of its first week of release ($4.24!)-while