This Just Happened: Geoff Johns Bids Farewell to GREEN LANTERN
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read GREEN LANTERN #20 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
GREEN LANTERN #20 hit stores this past week, and not only does this oversized issue contain the epic final chapter of the “Wrath of the First Lantern” saga, but it also marks the end of legendary scribe Geoff Johns’ time writing the series. Spanning more than 100 story issues over almost ten years, Johns has breathed new life into one of DC’s most iconic characters and truly created a universe truly worthy of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.
“The most emotional process was writing it, especially the last ten pages,” Johns recently told PASTE MAGAZINE. “The last ten pages are absolutely beautiful. I have the book in my hands now. It turned out really nicely and there’s some nice stuff in it looking back at Green Lantern, which is cool. It feels good though. I’m proud of the final issue. I’m proud of the work we did and I’m excited for what we did to be built on by the next crew. Just like we came in and built off a foundation, I think the next crew will too.”
For more from Geoff Johns about his historic run on GREEN LANTERN and the various other titles he’s working on, check out some recent interviews with the writer than ran in USA TODAY, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX, MSN’s PARALLEL UNIVERSE, MTV GEEK, PASTE MAGAZINE, COLLIDER, and COMIC BOOK RESOURCES.
Above, take a look at the incredible final four-page fold-out spread from GREEN LANTERN #20, which features the most distinguished Lanterns from across the emotional spectrum all together. Sound off in the comments section below and let us know which are your favorites and what Johns’ take on GREEN LANTERN has meant to you over the years!
GREEN LANTERN #20 is written by Geoff Johns and features incredible art by Doug Mahnke, as well as Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Mark Irwin, Wade von Grawbadger, Tom Nguyen, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Aaron Kuder, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado, Ethan Van Sciver, Alex Sinclair and Tony Avina! Pick up your copy in stores now.