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:
The title is pretty ominous on its own: ADVENTURE COMICS STARRING BLACK LANTERN SUPERBOY. But what more can we reveal about the issue, which is written by Tony Bedard, with art by Travis Moore? Well, we're not saying a ton, but ADVENTURE COMICS editor Brian Cunningham has a few choice words to share. Take it away, Brian:
Alex Segura: OK Dan, I got your call, I’m here. It’s pretty early, even for us. This is a first for THE SOURCE – a live interview with you on the blog. Very exciting. What’s got you so jazzed up?
Dan DiDio: I’ll just get right to the point, Alex – we’re ready to announce everything that’s coming up after BLACKEST NIGHT.
AS: Wow, really? I’m glad I brought my notebook.