Legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison is set to relaunch DC’s Green Lantern with artist Liam Sharp this November.
DC Comics is relaunching Green Lantern this November with Morrison and Sharp and the two revealed some details on the series while speaking with IGN. The series is going to be a smaller Hal Jordan story with Morrison likening the relaunch to a space cop dealing with day-to-day matters.
“Instead of the big, epic, 12-part stories, we’re focusing down on the everyday life of a space cop. Basically, it’s no more apocalypse-ending storylines,” says Morrison. “The basic concept is that [Hal Jordan] is like a space cop that patrols a sector of the universe where anything can happen. We’ve made it more like a police procedural.”
Morison also spoke about the Green Lantern Corps themselves and the rings of power they possess:
“It’s an intergalactic police force, but instead of guns they’ve got wishing rings that make their thoughts come true and turn into plasma.”
Sharp touched on Hal Jordan’s uncreative use of the ring:
“I love this idea that he’s an idiot savant. In a way, he’s a genius. He can just turn up and kind of assess the situation really quickly, and then just smack it with a giant fist, and it’s all fixed.”
The two creators also discussed the relaunch being focused on Jordan:
“He’s a loner and a drifter and he’s an unreconstructed man. It was nice to do that and to go a little bit old-fashioned with it. He doesn’t belong here at all, you know? He’s longing for the heavens, and to be back up as a Green Lantern,” Sharp said, with Morrison adding, “We’re doing Hal Jordan where, you know he’s a good cop, but is he really a good guy? And we’re looking into his relationships and how he deals with people. And also the fact that, if you’ve got a job as a space cop, it’s hard to be stuck on the planet Earth. He has other lives on other planets. We’re gonna be looking into a lot of things that I don’t think we’ve seen a lot with Hal Jordan before.”
DC’s The Green Lantern #1 arrive digitally and in comic book stores this November.
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