DC Changing Up Lantern Creative Teams


News broke yesterday that long time Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns was stepping down from corps this May to focus on his duties with the Justice League. This was pretty big news for DC fans, Johns has been writing the series since 2004 has covered the biggest story lines in those 9 years.

The thing that hasn’t made as much of an impact is that Johns departure has started a bit of a domino effect, with every Lantern Corp related book changing teams. May will see the release of the final issues for Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin on Green Lantern Corps, Tony Bedard on New Gardians, and Peter Milligan on Red Lanterns. DC has not yet released who will be taking over these books. This could just be the beginning of a Marvel NOW! type situation, with other series to follow with creative changes. Obviously that’s just speculation, but you never know. It’s fairly certain to say Johns will still be doing Justice League and at least for the time being he’s sticking with Aquaman too. As a Batman fan I just hope Tomasi doesn’t leave Batman and Robin too.

Here are the official Solicitations for the issues, all due out in May.

GREEN LANTERN #20
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Wraparound cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:25 B&W Variant wraparound cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale MAY 1 • 64 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $8.99 US
It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title! Plus, don’t miss a special retrospective on Geoff’s run on GL!
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! In the aftermath of their battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and the other survivors to try to put the Corps back together, or decide if there should even BE a Corps anymore. Join Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin for the epic conclusion of their run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #20
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover by AARON KUDER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by AARON KUDER
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! As a White Lantern, Kyle played a crucial role in the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians. But a loss they suffered in the battle has left Kyle devastated, throwing off the control he had over the entire emotional spectrum. Has his time as a White Lantern ended before it’s truly begun? Find out in the conclusion of Tony Bedard’s run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

RED LANTERNS #20
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” epilogue! Following the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, for the first time in centuries Atrocitus feels peace. What could possibly calm his legendary rage? And more importantly, what does that mean for the Red Lanterns? A surprising turning point for Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns in this, the conclusion of Peter Milligan’s run!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

So who do you think will take over these books? Let us know in the comments!

Oh and here are the covers to the final issues for these creators, but view with discretion there are some spoilers on the covers.

Green Lantern #20

Green Lantern New Guardians #20

Green Lantern Corps #20

Red Lantern #20

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