Can’t get enough of Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis? Never fear, there’s more on the way. In fact, the solicitation for Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis #2 is out. Click on the image below for a larger image of the cover.
GREEN LANTERN: STARLIT CRISIS #2
John Stewart and Arisia Rrab’s quest to find missing Lantern Ch’p takes them to the seedy underbelly of Space Sector 1014 – the Shadow Market! Are they ready for the perils within, and the surprising twists their adventure throws at them? Meanwhile, a New Genesis army under the command of Shadowfall engages Grayven’s forces in a critical battle that will rock the Multiverse.
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It’s been a while since there were any Green Lantern Corps movie rumors or news worth reporting on, but Latino Review has gotten the mill rolling again. They wanted to see what was up with Green Lantern in the cinematic world and dug up some interesting information from their sources.
“The Green Lantern Corps movie in 2020 won’t just feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart–the two most popular Green Lanterns–but also Kyle Rayner was name-dropped as a third Green Lantern from Earth to appear in the film. Another big takeaway is the age of these Lanterns, namely Hal Jordan. who the studio wants to be in the age range of, say, Matt Damon. The other two will be younger.”
As for an older Hal Jordan, if the character is going to appear in the films then that is how I’d prefer to see him. That, along with the supposed inclusion of Kyle Rayner, makes me wonder if the studio is going the “Emerald Twilight” route and will showcase Hal Jordan as Parallax. Though Jordan’s fans would no doubt blow a gasket if that happened, I think that would be the best course of action after the abysmal Ryan Reynold’s take on Hal Jordan in the 2011 Green Lantern film. While I wouldn’t want to see the demise of the Green Lantern Corps, which is what happened in the “Emerald Twilight” comics, because I think that’s needlessly throwing away one of the best concepts DC has, I think Parallax—as Hal Jordan, as Parallax was originally conceived—is arguably the best Green Lantern villain there is.
About Rayner, I’m worried about things being too cluttered with more Earth Lanterns, which is a pitfall the comic books have fallen into, but I’m open to see how things play out if the studio is going to include him. I like the idea of a younger John Stewart. I would certainly hate to see the character as an older mentor type.
These rumors are interesting. GreenLantern.Co will keep you up to date with all Green Lantern Corps movie happenings.
At last, Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is released!
But what is Starlit Crisis?
Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is the comic John Stewart has deserved since 2001, when he made his fateful animated debut on the hit show Justice League. When he became a hero to millions and millions of people. When he became the Green Lantern to an entire generation.
It is a comic by someone who loves John Stewart and appreciates what the character has accomplished, and recognizes what the character means to others. It is a story for them; those others who love John Stewart, or anyone looking for a great comic.
With Starlit Crisis, you are not getting face plates. You are not getting tokens. You are not getting wallpaper. You are not getting missing genitalia. You are not being ignored, marginalized, or downplayed.
Starlit Crisis is the work of one person, Neil Allen, also known as Desh. Rather than sit on the sidelines and complain about what I didn’t like in comics, I believed it was more productive for me, for the fans, and even for the professionals, if I set out to actually make the comic that I would like to read. It’s been a wonderful experience, and I’ve learned many new things along the way. I am delighted to have something to share with you.
Starlit Crisis is quite an undertaking, especially for one person… especially when that person has never made a comic prior to this. If you enjoy the project, I ask that you consider lending a hand toward keeping it going through its Patreon account, where you can pledge a certain amount of money each month that you’re comfortable with. It’s very easy to do, and though Starlit Crisis will always be totally free for anyone to read, your generosity would go a long way toward keeping the project afloat. If you’re already used to buying comics, you can think of this as another comic you’d like to support.
If you’re wondering exactly how Patreon works, the short video below will shed some light on it.
At WonderCon DC held a press event to unveil information about their “Rebirth” project, which is a line wide relaunch that will kick off on May 25th, which just happens to be my birthday. Unfortunately, there isn’t much (actually there isn’t anything) for us John Stewart fans to get excited about. It was revealed that John will be in a book titled Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps written by Robert Venditti and with art by Ethan Van Sciver. The story will be about HAL JORDAN…… and the Green Lantern Corps fighting the Sinestro Corps for stewardship of the universe.
I’m not looking forward to this at all. More than anything, I’m upset that John Stewart is put in a title called “Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.” The title and art displayed for the book (none of which showcased John Stewart) suggests he will be relegated behind Hal Jordan and hiding somewhere in his shadow. As a big fan of John Stewart, I don’t find this particularly compelling. I’m also not thrilled about yet another super redundant color war.
Then there is the creative team. I’m not a fan of either of the creators’ work, unfortunately. I’m actually surprised that DC kept Venditti writing Green Lantern books, considering how his Green Lantern run has been heavily criticized by fans and hasn’t necessarily been a big sales success.
I will not be supporting this upcoming book, so fans of GreenLantern.Co should not expect reviews for it at this site. On a related note, I’ve had some question me about why I don’t review the current title, Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion, and I will publicly explain that now.
First, I really don’t like the book, and I’m not one of those types of comic fans who will torture themselves and their wallets by continuing to read and support titles they don’t like. I spend quite a bit of time on the reviews for this site, and I can’t be bothered with dedicating that time to write about something I just don’t care at all about. The promotion for Edge of Oblivion led many fans to believe that John Stewart would be the central character, but upon reading, it’s clear that he is a supporting character and the main character is Guy Gardner. That doesn’t interest me, so I don’t buy it. It’s for this reason that I also won’t be supporting or writing about Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.
That said, there are a lot of exciting things in store for GreenLantern.Co. If you’re like me–and I think many of you are–and haven’t been satisfied with DC’s treatment of John Stewart, and are tired of the editorial driven events and gimmicks interrupting your Green Lantern stories, and are yearning for great John Stewart comics, never fear! Green Lantern.Co has you covered. Rather than simply complaining about the situation in blog posts, GreenLantern.Co has been producing its own full length Green Lantern comic series.
I have bad news for fans who were hoping to see John Stewart as soon as possible on the big screen. Apparently, Green Lantern won’t be appearing in the DC Cinematic Universe until perhaps the second Justice League movie. Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production, and producer Charles Roven addressed the character that has been the subject of much speculation and debate among comic book fans. Here is an excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly article:
“[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters,” Silverman says. “There’s real opportunity there. We didn’t do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie. This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence. I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they’ll be really happy.”
But how patient? Rovens says we may not see Hal Jordan, John Stewart, or any incarnation of Green Lantern until Justice League – Part Two. Maybe. “Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there’s the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League 2,” the producer says. “For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after.”
It seems the reason Green Lantern hasn’t been mentioned much by Warner Bros. is simply because it’s not a priority right now. No doubt this is due to the terrible financial and critical performance of the 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds, which is generally thought of as one of the worst superhero movies ever. After that weak effort, which Silverman acknowledges Warner Bros. did a bad job on, it seems WB is approaching that property with trepidation.
This is certainly disappointing for those hoping to see John Stewart before the announced Green Lantern Corps movie, which is scheduled for release quite a ways from now in 2020. However, it’s nice to see WB officials offer some clarity on the issue instead of leaving fans wondering for months, if not years.