UPDATE! New Series “Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion” Announced with Tom Taylor and Ethan Van Sciver
on October 11, 2015
Writer Tom Taylor announced at New York ComiCon that he will be writing a six issue mini-series that follows directly after the events of Green Lantern: Lost Army, which will be titled Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion. Celebrated Green Lantern: Rebirth artist Ethan Van Sciver will be joining him to illustrate the series. This new mini will be available in 2016.
This is great news because now we know the Green Lantern Corps won’t be left hanging after Lost Army concludes and their story will be completed. However, we no longer have Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz to tell the story. I honestly don’t know how I feel about that. I was greatly enjoying what Bunn and Saiz were putting out, but Bunn’s writing did have its detractors. I have no idea whether I’ll prefer Taylor and Van Sciver’s work or not, so I can’t offer much comment on that. I will say that though I really like Van Sciver’s work, I think (THINK) I will miss Jesus Saiz. Note I’m saying this without having seen any of Van Sciver’s art for this new series. He may very well blow me away.
In any event, fans of John, Arisia, Kilowog, and Guy have something to look forward to. Keep an eye out for the January 2016 solicitations, because we’re likely to see information on the first issue of Edge of Oblivion there.
Check out the link below for an interview with Tom Taylor about this upcoming series:
NYCC 2015: Tom Taylor Reveals Info on GREEN LANTERN: EDGE OF OBLIVION & BATMAN/SUPERMAN
Tom Taylor has taken to his Twitter account and posted a beautiful Ivan Reis picture from the Edge of Oblivion series that I assume is a cover image. That image can now be seen as the header picture of this article. It depicts members of the Lantern Corps with John Stewart at the front. Of interest is the fact that Guy Gardner is in his old Green Lantern uniform and doesn’t seem to be sporting his red ring. It’s unclear as to whether that’s an error or something related to the plot. It looks like Simon Baz will be appearing as well. The image is incredible, and the inclusion of Ivan Reis and Ethan Van Sciver on this project leads me to believe that DC is trying to bring back some of the popularity of the Geoff Johns era of Green Lantern, as those are the two most prominent artists of that time.
The series is looking and sounding very interesting. Stay tuned for more!