25th April 2016

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis #2 Solicitation

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.

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.

If you want regular updates on the progress of Starlit Crisis and other extra information, keep a close eye on my Patreon page. I will be posting artwork and other goodies over there about the project when I don’t think they totally necessitate a whole website update. There’s lots of great stuff on the way!

See you soon!

22nd April 2016

Rumor: Older Hal Jordan in GLC Film, with Younger John Stewart and Kyle Rayner

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.

Latino Review

13th April 2016

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is Out!

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.

I hope you enjoy reading Starlit Crisis as much as I enjoy making it! You can find the first issue below:
Chapter 1: The Quest Begins! (Welcome to a Brand New Crisis)

There will be a whole lot of content surrounding Starlit Crisis coming very soon, including videos, music, and more. Stay on the look out!