Hal Jordan Returns To Space Cop Duties In Grant Morrison And Liam Sharp's New Green Lantern Comic

Hal’s back on the beat. (Image: Liam Sharp, DC Comics)

The Green Lantern comics have gotten rather epic in scale recently, with Earth’s Lanterns and the corps at large dealing with cataclysmic threats to the DC cosmos on a regular basis. But the new relaunch of the series is bringing the scope down back to regular old space-cop business, and Hal Jordan is once again the focus.

First revealed by IGN today and confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con, Green Lantern will relaunch this November as The Green Lantern, under the auspices of new creative team Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp.

Hal Jordan, who’s played a more standoffish role in the comics lately while the focus remained on Earth’s current Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, will return as the primary focus of the series.

The full cover art for The Green Lantern #1. (Image: Liam Sharp, DC Comics)

The new book will open with Hal returning to Earth, finding a dying member of the Corps who has crash-landed on the planet, with three deadly prisoners in tow that Hal has to hunt down before they can wreak havoc.

At Comic-Con today, DC Comics chief creative officer Jim Lee also hinted that the series will highlight different approaches to justice as Hal gets back into the swing of being an intergalactic beat cop:

He basically pitched it as "cops in outer space", that he wanted to go back to those roots and kind of really touch upon this notion of justice. We just presume that they’re using the American system of justice out in outer space to provide peace and order to all the [sectors of space].… It’s something that people really haven’t explored before.

It goes to this notion that you have a human Green Lantern, but all these other aliens have different cultures, have different views of what justice looks like, and I think that’s something that hasn’t been really explored.

The Green Lantern launches this November.


Comments

    This is going to be amazing. Morrison does great beat-cop scenes.
    It’s about time the Lantern got a Grantin’!

    I got a question for any Green Lantern fans out there. How come every other planet has 1 lantern and Earth has had like what, six, seven of em over the years. Often with 2 operating at the same time. Is this ever explained? Just curious what makes Earth so special compared to other planets. Or do they have multiples too? Genuinely curious.

      Technically there is always only one Lantern assigned to earth, the others have roles within the corps for the most part.

      Earth Lanterns have a habit of vanishing, getting injured, being promoted or retiring meaning a replacement is usually found.

      For example from the last time I read the books:
      Hal and Guy werent assigned to any region so they could operate anywhere and support other corps, Kyle had become the White Lantern, John was corps leader and Baz and Jess were on earth. (Didn't keep up with their run though)

      Earthlings are definitely sold as special though.

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