Green Lantern: Lost Army #3 Solicitation

on May 20, 2015

The solicitation for Green Lantern: Lost Army #3 is out. Take a look at it and the cover below.

Written by CULLEN BUNN
1:25 Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Some very unlikely allies aid the lost Green Lanterns as John Stewart and Guy Gardner come into conflict over how to find their way home.

I’m rather disappointed with the inclusion of Guy Gardner. I don’t have any interest in reading about those other Lanterns from Earth. I’d much rather see John get closer to the alien Green Lanterns like Arisia and Kilowog.

My reasons for feeling this way are twofold. First, the addition of another human Lantern destroys the appeal of a single man from Earth interacting with a bunch of aliens in alien environments, especially when that man is primarily interacting with another human. This is one large reason why I’m not a huge fan of Peter Tomasi’s New 52 Green Lantern Corps run, which attempted a “buddy cop” dynamic between John and Guy. I think if they’re going to have this alien setting, then they (DC) should go full on alien and shouldn’t have the human lead primarily interacting with another human.

The other reason for my disinterest in Guy Gardner’s upcoming appearance is that, based on history, whenever John shares the spotlight with any other human Lantern, John is always shunted off to the background. I have no desire to see that practice EVER again.

All this said, writer Cullen Bunn could be preparing Guy Gardner for death. Lost Army has been described as “a story of heartbreak” in previous solicitations, and the recent eight page preview gave me the impression that there will be deaths among the characters. The death of John Stewart’s best friend certainly has the potential to be heartbreaking.

The Andy Kubert cover is nice, even if John looks a little old for my liking. It looks as if it’s based on a rather well circulated fan manipulated image of Idris Elba as Green Lantern.

The title of this series is still a mystery. It has been officially listed as Green Lantern: Lost Army, Green Lantern Corps: Lost Army, and Green Lantern: The Lost Army. I’m really curious to see what it will be called and what the logo will look like.