Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green Lantern: Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, and co. leave the GL Books come May

Come May 2013, the entire bookline of Green Lantern will see the end of not only the "Wrath of the First Lantern" arc, but also the departure of each and every creative member that's been a staple and figurehead for the series for years! Big name writers like Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi will take their leaves from Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps respectively, while Tony Bedard and Peter Milligan leave Green Lantern New Guardians and Red Lanterns. Artist Fernando Pasarin also leaves GL Corps, and suddenly the entire emotional spectrum is left null and void for new creative talent to take a stab at.

Thanks to Bleeding Cool's post and DC Comics' May 2013 solicitations, we truly see the end of an era with Green Lantern. Geoff Johns - arguably the man responsible for reigniting interest in the Green Lantern mythos and beyond, is finally putting his swan song on the map with Green Lantern #20. It's really a tearful goodbye to a book that has been one of DC's strongest points prior to and during the New 52 era, and it's gonna be hard to see a GL book the same way again after he leaves. Readers know that he's still a figurehead on Justice League and Aquaman, but Geoff's contributions to Green Lantern and the big crossover stories of the past few years like Blackest Night have been nothing short of spectacular and amazing. The same can be said of Peter J. Tomasi, who held his own with Green Lantern Corps, and is doing an amazing job at Batman and Robin. To them and the rest of the creative team leaving, here's a tip off the hat to you guys. May the next generation of writers and artists of Green Lantern and its family of books do the same amazing job you guys did!

For more on the story as well as information and pictures on the GL May 2013 solicitations, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool!

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