News out at San Diego Comic Con that Grant Morrison’s going to be taking over/relaunching Green Lantern. The news item has a bunch of pages by artist Liam Sharp and while the art looks good, it raises a couple of questions.
This really looks like a new origin – that Green Lantern handing over his power battery to Hal sure isn’t the Abin Sur we’re all used to, and I wonder how that’s going to impact the story. DC is still (mostly) enjoying the success of the Rebirth initiative and this seems to fly in the face of it.
Morrison writing GL doesn’t particularly excite me – I’ve never been a massive fan of his stuff, nor have I hated it. I’ve said before now he’s great at the big ideas side of things but often doesn’t finish them well; Final Crisis is, to me, a good example of that, where it started out with a clear cut story about the death of a New God and the triumph of Darkseid and then spun out to include some evil Monitor vampire thing.
I’ll be giving this new title a go regardless as I’ll read pretty much anything in the GL family and will see what happens.