Johns' Exit First Salvo In Complete Green Lantern Creative Exodus

Mon, February 11th, 2013 at 2:57pm PST | Updated: February 11th, 2013 at 2:59pm

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

While today's news was largely dominated by the surprising revelation that Geoff Johns plans to step down as "Green Lantern" writer after nine years, Johns may not be the only creator ending his tenure in the "Green Lantern" line later this year. According to DC Comics' May solicitations for the "Green Lantern" family of ongoing series, every creator associated with a "Green Lantern" book will end their run in May with the conclusion of "Wrath of the First Lantern," including Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin on "Green Lantern Corps," Tony Bedard on "Green Lantern: New Guardians" and Peter Milligan on "Red Lanterns."

DC has not given any indication of who will replace Johns on the main "Green Lantern" title, nor the manner of creative shifts that will occur following "Wrath of the First Lantern" in what will likely be a massive change-up in the creative talent behind the "Green Lantern" family of books.

Check out the solicitations and covers for "Green Lantern" #20, "Green Lantern Corps" #20, "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #20 and "Red Lanterns" #20 below.

GREEN LANTERN #20
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Wraparound cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:25 B&W Variant wraparound cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale MAY 1 • 64 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $8.99 US
It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title! Plus, don’t miss a special retrospective on Geoff’s run on GL!
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! In the aftermath of their battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and the other survivors to try to put the Corps back together, or decide if there should even BE a Corps anymore. Join Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin for the epic conclusion of their run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #20
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover by AARON KUDER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by AARON KUDER
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! As a White Lantern, Kyle played a crucial role in the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians. But a loss they suffered in the battle has left Kyle devastated, throwing off the control he had over the entire emotional spectrum. Has his time as a White Lantern ended before it’s truly begun? Find out in the conclusion of Tony Bedard’s run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

RED LANTERNS #20
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! Following the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, for the first time in centuries Atrocitus feels peace. What could possibly calm his legendary rage? And more importantly, what does that mean for the Red Lanterns? A surprising turning point for Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns in this, the conclusion of Peter Milligan’s run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

TAGS:  dc comics, green lantern, green lantern corps, green lantern new guardians, red lanterns, geoff johns, tony bedard, peter tomasi, peter milligan

 
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