All good things must come to an end. Geoff Johns has been working on nine years of a pretty good thing with Green Lantern, but this week Johns will step away from the book he turned into a power house with the release of Green Lantern #20. Johns basically reinvented the wheel when it comes to GL. He introduced new characters,the emotional color spectrum, different Lantern Corps, and even put Hal Jordan back in the spotlight. USA Today got a few words from the writer and unveiled a preview of the 64-page final issue. The super-sized issue comes with a larger price tag. When you pick up the finale this Wednesday, you’ll be shelling out $7.99. You can read the full interview by clicking the source link, but here’s what Johns said about his departure:
I never had really planned being on this book this long. I feel extremely fortunate that I work with so many great artists and writers on building the Green Lantern universe in the way we did this time around. We’re leaving it in a good place for people to come on and play with concepts that were there before us, concepts we introduced and introducing their own stuff. Building on a foundation is always much more fun than destroying a foundation.
I love Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner and all the Green Lanterns. They’ve been great characters for a long time and hopefully we helped them grow a little bit more, but I find Sinestro probably took the biggest leap in terms of where he was before we started and where he ended up.
Nine years worth of stories and plot will be resolved in this one issue. It will be interesting to see just how much Johns brings to an end while also doing a well deserved victory lap. What do you think of the preview? Are you ready for the new GL era to start with Robert Venditti at the helm?
Source : USA Today
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