Green Lantern John Stewart is headed back out for another tour of duty. DC has announced Green Lantern: War Journal, a new series from the creative team of writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos. The series will spin out of the John Stewart-led backup stories, from Johnson, Montos, Adriano Lucas, and Dave Sharpe, currently-running in the ongoing Green Lantern series.

Here’s how DC describes Green Lantern: War Journal:

John Stewart’s time as a Green Lantern has come to an end…or so he thinks. A family tragedy calls him back home, and as John begins to reclaim the brilliant career he once left behind, he tries to embrace a peaceful post-superhero life. But when a terrifying and contagious force with a mysterious connection to Oa appears on Earth, the last Green Lantern of another universe comes seeking the only warrior to face this threat and win: the immortal “Guardian and Builder,” John Stewart himself! Can this brilliant but brash young Lantern help John discover the qualities that made him one of the greatest Lanterns of the entire Multiverse?

Along with a main cover and 1:100 incentive variant by Taj TenfoldGreen Lantern: War Journal #1 will be available with variant covers by Mirko Colak (open-to-order), Dave Wilkins (open-to-order), John Giang (1:25 incentive), and Ken Lashley (1:50 incentive). A special glow-in-the-dark ‘dog tag’ variant will also be available.

In a statement announcing the series, Phillip Kennedy Johnson described what readers should expect when they pick up the book:

“The most epic ’80s sci-fi action movie you haven’t seen is coming, and it’s set in the DCU,” said Johnson. “That’s what Montos and I are giving readers. The prologue stories in the back of Green Lantern #1-3 have a clear sci-fi/fantasy feel, but when Green Lantern: War Journal #1 drops, it’s going to start feeling less like Dune and a lot more like Predator, The Terminator, and Aliens. Sometimes you just need ’80s James Cameron, and that’s what this is. By the end of this series, readers are going to know exactly who John Stewart is, and why he was born to be a Green Lantern.” 

Kennedy’s “By the end of this series” would indicate that War Journal is a miniseries, though the announcement isn’t clear on that. Even if it is a miniseries, DC has lately been in the habit of extending successful minis for more issues, as in the cases of Poison Ivy and Green Arrow, so time – and sales – will tell just how far away the end of War Journal actually is.

Check out the covers by Wilkins, Colak, and Lashley, as well as the ‘dog tag’ variant, below. Green Lantern: War Journal #1 is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Tuesday, September 19th.