DC Comics Announces 100 Page ‘Green Lantern’ 80th Anniversary Issue

Green Lantern is officially getting old as DC Comics will soon be celebrating the franchise’s 80th birthday with a massive 100-page comic.

The history behind Green Lantern in DC Comics is, like many other long-running DC characters, convoluted and prone to many retcons. The first appearance of a Green Lantern was in All American Comics #16 back in 1940. The first character to wield the Green Lantern ring was Alan Scott and was far different from what the Green Lanterns we would see later on. The series would eventually be revamped in 1959 in Showcase #22 with the introduction of Hal Jordan, which started the more traditional Green Lantern mythology for DC comics before being further fleshed out by DC Comics writer Geoff Johns. Now, DC Comics is celebrating the long-running franchise’s birthday with a massive 100-page comic.

Details on the story for the DC Comics Green Lantern issue are currently unknown but it will, in some way, pay tribute to every character who has worn a Green Lantern ring, including Allan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, and Simon Baz. In addition, the upcoming DC Comics issue will be written and drawn by a number of writers and artists including Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, and James Tynion IV. The upcoming book will also have eight variant covers for every decade of Green Lantern’s history.

What do you all make of this upcoming Green Lantern issue from DC Comics? Will you be picking up the anniversary book when it is released? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

In addition to the upcoming comic, Warner Bros. is currently developing a Green Lantern Corps film with Geoff Johns on board as a writer and producer. Full details on Green Lantern Corps are currently under wraps, though the project will draw inspiration from Geoff Johns’ work on the New 52 Green Lantern comics with both Hal Jordan and John Stewart set to appear in the film. Arroverse veteran Greg Berlanti is also working on a Green Lantern television series for HBO Max.

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is currently scheduled to go on sale on May 20th for $9.99.

Source: CBR.com

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.

“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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