Looks like Hal Jordan messed up everything again. Following what are promised to be “catastrophic” events in October’s The Green Lantern #12, writer Grant Morrison and artist Xermanico present even more shocking doings in Green Lantern: Blackstars, a three-issue mini series.
Morrison and artist Liam Sharp have been having a blast in The Green Lantern for the last year or so, but things are about to get weirder for the space cops. It seems that there is no more Green Lantern Corps – in this new timeline, they never existed and have been replaced by the Blackstars, an unstoppable cult that promises peace and love…but only at the price of free will. With the Blackstars taking on the demons of Ysmault and Mongul and now headed for Earth, who will be left to stop them?
“Oa is the skeleton-paved haunt of vengeful demons,” said Morrison in a statement. “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.”
What does Hal Jordan have to do with this? And why is the hashtag #CosmicVampireCountessBelzebeth? The Blackstars have been the running plotline throughout Morrison’s TGL run and Belzebeth has been a supporting character.
“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.”
Artist Xermanico is best known for his covers for DC and Boom – but he’s taking a crack at interiors with this mini.
Green Lantern: Blackstars #1 debuts on November 6th and features the first of three triptych covers by Sharp and a variant cover by Darick Robertson.