Green Lantern: Earth One is getting a sequel — due out July 28 — and today publisher DC Comics shared some new artwork from the project, and that artwork gave us our first look at John Stewart — who in this story is a yellow lantern.
Yes, you read that right. Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 2 features John Stewart as a yellow lantern. The book, like its predecessor, is from the creative team of writer Corinna Bechko and artist Gabriel Hardman. It’s part of DC Comics ongoing line of Earth One graphic novels, which are essentially re-imaginings of classic DC Comics characters. So far, that line has included new takes on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Teen Titans, with projects discussed (but yet to be officially scheduled) related to Aquaman and The Flash as well. The first Green Lantern book from Bechko and Hardman hit stores in 2018, and it was well-received among critics.
But that’s not what you’re here for! You’re here for the newness, and you can find today’s press release about the comic from DC, along with the three new pieces of preview artwork…enjoy!
Green Lantern Earth One Vol. Two
Hal Jordan and John Stewart team up to save the last Green Lantern Guardian from an evil force!
Manhunters, alien races, rings of power—it’s a lot for the people of Earth to absorb. Especially when an interplanetary incident forces their protector, Hal Jordan, to leave on a rescue mission that results in the discovery that there’s a new player in the galaxy: Yellow Lanterns! In this sequel to Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman’s bestselling 2018 original graphic novel Green Lantern Earth One, Hal Jordan and John Stewart must team up to save the galaxy from an invading force!
Conscripted into service, the Yellow Lanterns are uniformly made up of inhabitants of the planet Qward, located in the parallel dimension where the Guardian “fled” to escape the Manhunters long ago. While they seem a benign force for peace, Jordan can’t get comfortable with how much power they wield, or their bizarre, lockstep behavior. When fellow Earthling John Stewart ends up with a yellow ring, he and Hal must work together to confront the being who destroyed the original Green Lantern Corps—the last surviving Guardian.
Jordan has re-assimilated into Earth culture on a lunar base, working as a consultant designing a privately funded spacecraft in hope of connecting Earth with the wider galaxy. In the last three years he has struggled with how he can help avert problems on Earth without falling prey to politics or creating unintended problems while still doing everything he can to protect his home planet and try to foster a brighter future.
An Earth physicist working on propulsion systems for spacecraft, he jumped at the opportunity to study an alien craft first-hand when a Llaran vessel visited the Sol system. Too bad he was on board when an intergalactic incident broke out. He’s relentlessly curious about his chosen discipline, with a deep understanding of the physics behind energy as it applies to space travel. This gives him the ability to recognize that the Yellow energy is not from our dimension. And meeting Arisia gives him a reason to use it as a force for good.
As the most accomplished of the Green Lanterns, her skills are unquestioned. It’s her management style that chaffs some of the Green Lanterns. Or is it just that a collection of individuals always has a hard time becoming a true community? Either way, it’s lonely trying to lead. Fortunately, she may have found a kindred spirit when she meets Stewart.
Green Lantern Earth One Vol. Two (978-1401293031), written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman with art and cover by Gabriel Hardman, hits shelves July 28, 2020.