SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read EARTH 2 #5 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoiler alerts ahead!).
Earlier this week, we showed you an exclusive preview of EARTH 2 #5. In this preview, we teased that Alan Scott, a.k.a The Green Lantern, is faced with a heart-wrenching choice that will affect the entire Earth. But what is it?
In order to defeat Grundy, Alan Scott figures out that he must infiltrate the greater power to which Grundy is a servant: The Grey. The same way he can connect to the Earth’s energy, Alan must connect to the Grey in order to take down Grundy and put a stop to him once and for all. In order to do so, he’ll have to leave his physical body behind to connect with the internal matrix within the world where The Grey resides. Thus, his body is left vulnerable to attack and in need of protection by Hawkgirl, The Flash and The Atom.
Yet when Alan begins his journey, he quickly learns that Grundy’s mission of destruction cannot be derailed. His quest also informs him that The Grey sent Grundy to destroy the planet so that it has a chance to be reborn and punish the life forms that have abused it. As if that’s not enough, The Grey has decided to recruit a new soldier: The Green Lantern himself.
While Alan rejects their initial offer, it doesn’t take long for The Grey to figure out how to lure the Jade Warrior onto their side – his heart. EARTH 2 fans remember the tragic fate that befell Alan’s lover, Sam, at the end of issue #2. And as Alan goes deeper and deeper into The Grey, he is reunited with Sam for the first time since his death.
Below, see Alan and Sam together in The Grey, while Hawkgirl, The Flash and The Atom attempt to protect his physical body from an attack by the resurrected Grundy. Share your predictions in the comments section below about what Alan will do next! Will he give into his heart’s desires or will this new hero be able to say goodbye to the love of his life in order to save the planet?
EARTH 2 #5, in stores now, is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott.