If you’re one of the many comic fans who are still reeling from the conclusion of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, you’ve likely been on edge wondering what’s next for…oh, the entire universe.
If you had to pick one word to describe Hal Jordan, it would probably have something to do with willpower, right? After all, as the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps, a group of intergalactic superheroes who are literally founded on the harnessing of will as energy, willpower is something that sets him apart. That's what makes him able to be a hero, rather than just a test pilot with a reckless streak.
...Or is it?
Even if you're not a big Lantern fan, you probably know a thing or two about the rivalry between the Green and Yellow corps. Like galactic oil and water, the lights of willpower and fear have been butting heads across the cosmos for a long time. But there's more to the war between these two colors than just opposing ideologies—this bad blood is personal.
And no one understands just how personal it really is better than Soranik Natu.
Do you think they have apples on Korugar? Maybe not, but when it comes to its most famous resident and his daughter, the only thing we can say is that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Most of the time, when you talk about a specific Lantern Corps, you’re talking about...well, a bunch of people wielding the same color ring. That’s kind of implied in the name, and it’s true for all of the colors on the emotional spectrum.
...Except for one of them.
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.