Unlettered Preview Pages For Green Lantern Corps #21
The Green Lantern Corps will be getting some new recruits with issue #21 in the form of writers Robert Vinditti and Van Jensen along with artist Bernard Chang. The new creative team will take the title in an all-new direction after the conclusion of the Wrath of the First Lantern story.
The new direction involves a shift in the book’s tone. Jensen teased that they will try to go back to a “high adventure feel.” The Green Lantern books have been a little dark and heavy lately, but the writer said they’re going to try and go back more to the 60s and 70s era Green Lantern. The writer went on to talk about the book’s main character, John Stewart, and what’s in store for him:
He’s a pretty fascinating character just in how much stuff has happened to him. As the central character of this book, the first issue is all about setting a new starting point for him … It’s more about figuring out where he is. He’s gone through these things that have affected all of the Corps, but he’s also gone through some changes on an individual level.
One of the most interesting things is that he has this military background, and there is some history in his military experience with him questioning the leadership and what his place is in the Marines. That’s a great analogy for what’s been going on with the Corps and the Guardians. Things there have changed to a significant degree. But John has always been the good solider – which is funny because soldiers and Marines are different things – but what happens to the good soldier when he realizes that the higher ups are not reputable? John is taking a moment here to be introspective and wonder what he wants out of his future and whether that will include the Corps.
You can check out two teaser pages from the new issue courtesy of DC Entertainment below. What do you think? Are you read for a new take on the GL Corps and John Stewart?