Over his six years on the book, Geoff Johns has brought so many cool new elements to the Green Lantern mythos, one of my (and I'm sure many other fans' favorites) being the other colors of Lantern Corps -- from the Sinestro Corps War, to Rage of the Red Lanterns, Blackest Night and Brightest Day and everything in between, the introduction of the new Corps in the Green Lantern books have made for one heck of an epic story.
That said, we're excited to announce that one of those Corps is getting their own book: RED LANTERNS, launching as an ongoing comic book series written by Peter Milligan in 2011.Here's Peter Milligan's impetus for the new series:
"Everybody who has read Green Lantern and its associated books for any time probably knows why Atrocitus is angry. His entire race was almost wiped out by marauding Manhunters. "But after Geoff Johns asked if I was interested in writing The Red Lantern Corps I started thinking about Atrocitus and his anger. Because it’s not just anger. It is RAGE. A crimson red rage that still consumes him after all this time. And when you think about it, the Manhunter massacre happened an awful long time ago. Eons ago. Okay, you’d never get over something like that. But Atrocitus’ rageŠit hasn’t weakened. It is just as immense and awesome as it was all those centuries ago. I wanted to know why. I wanted to know how. "In the first storyline of THE RED LANTERN CORPS we look for an answer to these questions. And the answer lies in part on the far side of the prison planet Ysmault. It is here where we’ll see why and how the rage of Atrocitus is just as all-consuming as it ever was. We’ll also begin to learn what goes on in the boiling brains of his napalm-blooded corps. Can the proud Bleeze remain a loyal servant? How does the angry cat DEXTAR try to feed its beloved master? And what horrors lie at the bed of the ocean of blood?" -Peter Milligan