Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, scheduled to hit shelves October 2nd, Grant Morrison is at it again with artist Xermanico, bringing us the first issue of a brand new three-issue miniseries Green Lantern: Blackstars on November 6th.
While we aren’t entirely sure how Morrison and Liam Sharp’s The Green Lantern will end, we do know that it results in a massive shift in the status quo of the galaxy. The Green Lantern Corps is no more! Scratch that—they never existed in the first place. What the hell has Hal Jordan done?
But who are the Blackstars? What are they? All will be revealed as these unstoppable newcomers set their sights on the demons of Ysmault, Mongul…and a tiny, backwater planet called Earth.
“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.”
“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.