First the Black Lantern Corps rose from the Crypt on Oa decimating the planet and many Lanterns in their horrific path.
Then Kyle Rayner's brush with death and a Black Lantern ring resulted in Guy Gardner being blinded by great rage as he transformed into a Red Lantern killing machine.
All this tragedy and devastation led to the collapse of the Green Lantern Central Power Battery.
How could writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason make things any worse for our Emerald Warriors?
Not long ago, we showed off upcoming variant covers for GREEN LANTERN #51, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 and BLACKEST NIGHT: FLASH #3. We thought we'd give you a little bit to process those before we unveiled the main covers. So, ready?
GREEN LANTERN CORPS by Patrick Gleason:
What would drive a Lantern to abandon the ways of willpower for pure rage? We're not sure, but we're curious to find out. So, we asked GREEN LANTERN CORPS Editor Adam Schlagman to give us some info. And he was kind enough to throw in some art. So, take it away, Adam:
Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason pull out all the stops for GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40, as BLACKEST NIGHT continues and the battle on Oa rages on. The honored, fallen Corps members and the recently deceased Sciencell convicts are now bloodthirsty Black Lanterns -- and they won't rest until the bloody hearts and minds of the GLs are literally in their hands. Can John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner stop the Blackest Night from engulfing Sector Zero? We're not sure, honestly. But these three pages should get you stoked.