This week, “Lights Out” – this October’s epic crossover event that will change the Green Lantern universe forever – kicked off with a game-changing turn of events for the Green Lanterns. What will happen next? You’ve already seen sneak peeks at chapters one, two, three, and four of this event. Today, we’re giving you your first look at the final chapter of “Lights Out” in GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2!
Written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Sean Chen, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2 serves as the big finale of “Lights Out.” In this issue, the Green Lanterns and the Red Lanterns team up for a massive showdown with Relic. As the fate of the universe hangs on this battle, will this be the last time that all four Earth-born Lanterns will fight together?! And when the White Lantern will be called upon to finally fulfill his ultimate destiny, what will become of what’s left of the Lantern universe?
“Coming out of ‘Lights Out,’ we tried really hard to make this an event that wasn’t going to affect just one of the leads of the four books, or two of them, but each of them in very significant, very lasting ways,” Venditti explained to IGN earlier this week in a roundtable interview with all of the writers involved in this crossover. “There’s going to be a big legacy coming out of Lights Out for all of these four books that are involved. They are going to go in their own directions but still have a common thread that links them all together.”
In the gallery above, take a first look at the interior art for GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2, and be sure to pick up this extra-sized issue when it lands in stores on October 30. For more from Venditti about “Lights Out” and its status-quo changing impact, check out some more recent interviews with the writer than ran in USA TODAY, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, NEWSARAMA, COMIC VINE, and COMICOSITY.