There doesn’t seem to be much of a learning curve for Green Lanterns these days. At least, if Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz’s experiences are any indication. It’s been a little less than a year since Hal Jordan fused their two power batteries together in a bid to force the rookie Lanterns to work together. So far, it seems to have worked.
Even on their most routine days, the Green Lantern Corps don’t exactly have a job anyone could classify as easy, but lately things have been pretty complicated, even by their standards. Between rogue governments, dying universes, parasitic rings from alternate earths and renegade agents of Apokolips, the recent history of the Corps and its members can seem a little tricky to navigate.
If you were to pick up the next issue of HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS, no one could blame you for expecting it to star…well, Hal Jordan. He’s right there in the title, after all. However, as anyone who’s read last week’s issue #7 could tell you, Hal’s going through some changes right now that have him nowhere to be found as the series’ new storyline, “Bottled Light,” begins in issue #8.
If you’re anything like us, we know what you’re thinking. It’s a Monday. You’re tired from the weekend and facing a long week at work or school. Well, John Constantine is here to help. No, he’s not going to cast a spell to shift time so that the weekend arrives sooner (though he probably can). Rather, he’s the subject of one of our newest Rebirth playlists.
For the past three years, Robert Venditti has taken Hal Jordan through a war with the New Gods, a self-imposed expulsion from the Green Lantern Corps and a mindbending battle with his former self, Parallax. But he’s about to take Hal somewhere that’s new for the veteran writer—the pages of a brand new Green Lantern comic.
Sam Humphries has made a name for himself in sci-fi comics, but he’s brand new to DC and the world of the Green Lanterns. But that’s okay, so are his two heroes.