The October solicitation for Green Lantern: Lost Army is out, and there are good and bad things to report about it, but I’ll let you take a look at it first.
GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY #5
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JESUS SAIZ
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 UgS • RATED T
John Stewart desperately tries to keep his small band of Lanterns alive. And if they’re going to make their way home, they will have to team up with some of their deadliest former foes!
Staring with the good, John Stewart is back to being featured prominently on the cover after being completely absent in the September solicitation. It’s very reassuring to see him again.
As for the bad, the most glaring thing is Guillem March’s art. Can he please not do covers for Lost Army, DC? His artwork is not that good, and I’d like the book to do well. Speaking of the book doing well, I’m very upset to see that, once again, Lost Army does not get a variant cover. I’m not privy to the reasons why DC is not giving Lost Army variants, but depriving the series of variants is a sure way to damage its sales. It is suspicious that it is the only Green Lantern book to not have one. I hope it gets more in the future.
The last thing I don’t like is the solicitation itself. Most of the Lost Army solicitations read the same. They usually boil down to telling of how John Stewart and the other Green Lanterns are trying to find their way home and teaming up with enemies. It’s getting kind of old by now and it would be good if whoever is writing these came up with something new and captivating. On the other hand, I understand Lost Army hinges a lot on mystery, and perhaps it’s difficult to write solicitations that actually tell readers something without giving an important detail of the story away.
In any case, more John, more variants, and no more Guillem March, please.
Moving on, the solicitation for Justice League: Gods and Men – Green Lantern (long title) is also out. I really haven’t much to say about this, so I’ll cut the commentary short and let the solicitation speak for itself.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – GREEN LANTERN #1
Written by TOM KING
Art by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
ADVANCE SOLICIT • ONE-SHOT • On sale NOVEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
With the Green Lantern Corps threatened by a strange extinction-level event on Oa, only Hal Jordan and John Stewart remain to save the Corps-—and themselves—from joining Darkseid’s army forever!
The preview to Lost Army #2 is out and it looks incredible. Jesus Saiz continues to destroy it on the artwork. Have a gander for yourself at the link below, and be sure to pick the issue up tomorrow!
Preview Monday: Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2