The fall of the Green Lantern Corps leads to the rise of the Blackstars in new miniseries “Green Lantern: Blackstars” from DC Comics

The fall of the Green Lantern Corps leads to the rise of the Blackstars in new miniseries “Green Lantern: Blackstars” from DC Comics

Let it never be said that Grant Morrison doesn’t absolutely commit to his ambitious ideas. He and Liam Sharp have been killing it on The Green Lantern, which is all sorts of cuckoo-bananas insanity. So as they ride high on critical and commercial acclaim, they’re going to… stop.

Sort of.

After this fall’s The Green Lantern #12, the series proper will pause and make way for a three issue miniseries with a pretty ominous title: Green Lantern: Blackstars.

The suits and name are remarkably similar to the Darkstars, which were an offshoot of the Green Lantern Corps before things… kind of fell apart. Morrison will be joined by artist Xermanico on the miniseries, which takes place in an alternate reality that Hal Jordan probably caused and most certainly needs to fix.

You know, classic Jordan.

I’m loving everything Morrison’s been doing lately, so count me in and check out the details below.

Per DC:

Grant Morrison Rewrites Reality in Green Lantern: Blackstars

Across the DC universe, come November 2019, once-familiar faces wielding Lantern power rings now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead—long live the Blackstars in a new three-issue miniseries, Green Lantern: Blackstars, by Grant Morrison and Xermanico!

Who are the Blackstars? What are they? Answers will be revealed as the unstoppable Blackstars set their sights on the demons of Ysmault, Mongul…and a tiny, backwater planet called Earth in Green Lantern: Blackstars #1. Paving the way for more exciting Green Lantern adventures in 2020, a dangerous new chapter of the Green Lantern mythology starts on November 6th.

“Oa is the skeleton-paved haunt of vengeful demons,” teases Morrison on the new project, “And the Blackstars—a sinister cult of universal peace and harmony, involving surrender to the will of the insidious and/or possibly illuminated Controller Mu—are in the process of subjugating the universe to their creed.”

Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp, scheduled to hit shelves 
October 2nd, 2019, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...not a single power ring lights the darkness! What happens in the finale of Morrison and Sharp’s incredible year-long run is shrouded in mystery, but the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Scratch that—they never existed in the first place. What has Hal Jordan done?

“Jordan’s one of the Blackstars’ primary operatives,” continues Morrison. “He’s central, although the Cosmic Vampire Countess Belzebeth vies with him for control of the narrative in Blackstars. Hal Jordan is the kind of man who will excel in any situation, so naturally he’s an elite Blackstar in this altered-continuity.”

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1, written by Grant Morrison with art by Xermanico, debuts in comic book stores and online retailers 
on Wednesday, November 6th with the first of three triptych covers by Liam Sharp and a variant cover by Darick Robertson. For more news and updates on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel or follow @DCComics on social media.

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on November 6.

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