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Watch: Brad Walker Draw Sinestro

Check out video above of DC Comics artist Brad Walker drawing Sinestro as part of the “DC Comics Art Academy” tutorial video series.

Brad also drew the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy series that inspired the Marvel movie.

You can also check out an interview we did with Brad Walker back during his Guardians days (boy, do we miss him on that title!).

Welcome to the DC Comics Art Academy, a series of art tutorials recorded at Comic-Cons throughout 2015 and featuring many of the gifted and unique artists working for DC today. In today’s installment, we take to the stars for a sci-fi tinged session featuring Sinestro artist Brad Walker. Brad discusses setting panels in space, the difference between drawing heroes and villains in comics and reveals his least favorite part of drawing Sinestro (logos are hard!).

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New Details On Sinestro & Green Lantern Post-Convergence

DC Comics has released the covers and solicits for the two Green Lantern titles post-Convergence.

Cullen Bunn is writing Green Lantern: The Lost Army (art by Jesus Saiz and Javier Pina) and Sinestro (art by Brad Walker).

Bunn told Newsarama that 99% of the GLC goes missing in a different universe with Hal left behind, and now Sinestro thinks the time is right for the Sinestro Corps to shine.

Check out the solicits and covers:

GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY #1
Imagine waking up in a strange place where you didn’t recognize anything, and everyone you knew and loved was nowhere to be found. Now imagine that you are a Green Lantern. The rest of the Corps is missing, you don’t know where you are and there’s not a Power Battery to be found for as far as your ring can scan. Where are you? How did you get here? Those are just two of the many questions facing our heroes.

Starring John Stewart, Two-Six, Kilowog and Arisia, and featuring a surprise guest-star we promise you’ll never predict, LOST ARMY is an incredible journey of discovery, survival, morality and heartbreak. Never has the Corps been challenged in this way – and not everyone is going to make it home!”

SINESTRO #12
There’s a traitor in the Sinestro Corps who has set New Korugar on a path to certain destruction! The smart move would be to evacuate the Korugarian refugees from the planet, but Sinestro knows finding the identity of the traitor is more crucial, which leads to an unexpected betrayal from someone you would never expect, and a punishment from Sinestro that will alter someone’s life irrevocably!

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DnA’s Guardians of the Galaxy Featured On ABC’s Manhattan Love Story

With the Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy movie netting $750 million, someone at ABC has picked up on the fact that it was inspired by the 2008 Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Guardians of the Galaxy comic book as a trade has appeared on Manhattan Love Story.

Former Guardians of the Galaxy artist Brad Walker posted the following image on Instagram from an episode.

While Manhattan Love Story has been cancelled by ABC, the remaining episodes will be featured on Hulu.

Brad is currently doing art for the DC Comics Sinestro series.

 

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Brad Walker Now On Sinestro For DC Comics

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Superstar artist Brad Walker has departed Green Lantern: New Guardians with issue #35.

Walker announced on Facebook that he is going to be doing art on the Sinestro series for DC, with Cullen Bunn on as writer, starting with issue #9.

Brad Walker also let it be known that he intends to still collaborate with GL: NG writer Justin Jordan on other projects.

Look for Sinestro #9 in January.

Here is what Brad had to say:

Flattered by all the kind words I’ve seen about Green Lantern: New Guardians 35. I was about as happy with it as I get with my own work, so I’m glad it translated to others, as well. And it was a real push to get out, too.

With that said, in the sad news department, 35 was my last issue of New Guardians. The schedule on the book was always a beast, and at varying times, one of us in the chain was always saving the other, but this one just became the perfect storm. I’m sad to not finish the character arc we set about for Kyle, but I tried to draw this issue in a way that at least gave me (and fans of what I did on the book) some closure on at least one thread we’d started. So, those last few pages were something I was really happy with.

And never fear, Justin and I have already talked about what to work on next together. I’ve loved his writing, I’ve loved collaborating with him, and becoming friends with him, so I don’t have a mind to cap that partnership here. We were surprisingly in synch on this book, especially considering we didn’t know each other, previously. So, we’re going to talk about what we can do next together, and hopefully, before too long, it will be in front of your face!

BUT, in the meantime, I can say that my next gig isn’t far away. They told me I could start mentioning it at NYCC but they didn’t get back to me saying so until Sunday, so I’ll just write it here. As of issue 9, I’ll be on SINESTRO, with Cullen Bunn! Really excited about it! I love his issues so far, so hopefully, I won’t fuck up the momentum he’s got! I’m following a couple great artists that I’ve followed before (strange), and I’ve been beaten up for doing so, in the past. Hopefully, my time on New Guardians will allow me to hit the ground running on this, and the transition to little old me won’t seem so bad. Ha!

Anyway. Long winded, but I wanted to say all that before people noticed themselves, on GL:NG 36. Sad to leave, love the book, hate to not draw anymore New Gods, but I’ll be reading, and GL fans aren’t losing me, completely. Let me know how you like SINESTRO, when you get it!

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #30

Artist Brad Walker zooms us into Green Lantern: New Guardians #30 this month with his detailed cosmic figures and backgrounds that have made him a CBN fan fave since his days with Guardians of the Galaxy.

This month, Walker shares art duties with a rather non-meshing Diogenes Neves. The surprise? It ain’t bad a’tall!

This could, in fact, be one of Walker’s (and Neves’) strongest issues to date, since we are talking about cosmic beings under attack and the god that they worship also involved in the action. Walker’s panels are packed full of that goodness that writer Justin Jordan has been bringing to Kyle Rayner’s life since Day One.

It never ceases to amaze me how talented artists of diverse generations (Kirby, Buscema, Adams, Ellis, Walker etc etc) are able to gaggle out these beauteously populated cosmic landscapes with scads of characters and yet they do not look crowded at all. Richly detailed, but not crowded. (If there is a marker in art styles, Walker’s panels are more detailed than Neves’. But it works.)

As for Jordan, I am at a loss of words as he has taken Kyle, Carol and the Templar Guardians on an Enterprise-like exploration of the DCU/New 52 and I think it is about time one of the Big Two did it. Characters that were invented decades ago as “little green men” throwaways can be brought richly to life in this format. Just look at Marvel’s Annihilation, which was all alien-oriented. I was hoping we might see this with DC’s Threshold or StormWatch, but no soap.

Now, safe in the familiar of the Green Lantern franchise, Jordan is taking us where no man has gone before in a universe that is rich in cosmic characters (I mean, flarkin’ Superman on down) and amazingly unexplored and unexploited.

So in #30, Kyle is still caught between a rock and hard place on a cosmic level. It is now that the White Lantern goes to work, showing he is more like the Silver Surfer than we knew. He not only sweeps up the Godkillers on Kalosa but the ones killing god X’Hal’s disciples across the galaxy. Cool feat, but it kind of pulls the rug – at least for now – on the great culture and religious exploration Jordan was doing. I am sure we will be back!

Once again, the best of the Green Lantern books thus far this month. With art and writing like this, I am almost certain it will stay so. At least in my reviews. 

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #29

When the new Guardians started Kyle Rayner on his round of universal exploration, with we as readers learning about the known and unknown DCU as the Guardians learn of same (and Rayner, apparently), I knew the taste of the original Star Trek would rear its head (see my past reviews). And this adventure is nothing short of a thinly-covered-in-sci-fi morality story Trek writers loved in ’66!

Whether X’Hal is a “true god” or not, this exploration of a world with believers, non-believers and those suspect on BOTH sides reeks of some of the work Jim Starlin was doing with Warlock during its Universal Church of Truth days … and indeed, story threads carried on by DnA in their run on Guardians of the Galaxy. Just wonderful character work by writer Justin Jordan, who is swiftly becoming my favorite DC scribe.

Jordan also makes sure each and every character comes to life, and that is especially true of the new Guardians who flare into interesting, curious and rather likable aliens this issue; odd to feel that way about a Guardian, lol. And there are certainly stories left to be told of this civilization, one of the more interesting I have encountered in a DC book. Maybe looking at undiscovered worlds rather than trying to bring Krypton back to life for the umpteenth time will catch on?

Brad Walker’s sharp pencil work is a wonder to behold. The potential so clearly there during his Marvel days is finding a wonderful fruition here in the New 52, with the inks and colors of Hennessey, Quintana, Hi-Fi and Walker himself enhancing just a beautiful script from Jordan. Way to go, Brad!

I do not know where the Guardians are ultimately taking Rayner on this ride, but I am certainly enjoying the journey. Cosmic!  

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New Bowen Guardians of the Galaxy Busts Teased

Randy Bowen released the following image that reveals more Guardians of the Galaxy busts are in development.

We see parts for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax and Rocket Raccoon.

Bowen Designs previously released a mini-bust for Groot (pictured below).

These look to be based on the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book from DnA and Brad Walker.

Randy Bowen added with the following pic:

The Kucharek Brothers have been at it again..

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #28

This book is probably the most cosmic and the most fun we have in the entire Green Lantern franchise.

Since his arrival, writer Justin Jordan has made Green Lantern: New Guardians his own and separated it from the rest of the franchise so effectively that Kyle Rayner is a kind of Silver Surfer, wandering and exploring here in the DCU.

Along with Carol Ferris and the new Guardians, Kyle learns about the vast expanse of the rich New 52 universe. The Guardians teach him as they learn from him, with some subtext in the background indicating that something else is on the way. Something big!

But while the story is great — even though a little light in the loafers for a religious allegory — the real star this issue is the returning Brad Walker and his team of inkers and colorist.

I knew I missed Walker during his absence, but I did not know how much until this issue. The action and panels sequencing are superb, the pacing unbelievable and actually embellish the script, and the colors are bright, lively and bring every panel to life.

Kudos of a special nature to the cosmic palette of colorist Wil Quintana. Just gorgeous!

I often say that this book is the best of a lot for Green Lantern, but this is the issue that proves it!

Pick it up, new reader or old. You won’t be disappointed.

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #26

Even though I have written them myself, I am not a big fan of sci-fi stories utilizing time. Oh sure, Kang is a big fave and there are several others in the DC corridor, but on the whole they are just not my thing.

Justin Jordan uses time as a commodity in an interesting way in Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 as our man Kyle works with an alien population that is creating a paradise of sorts on their homeworld but at a terrible cost to their future.

Along the way, Kyle explores many of the questions we would if such a conundrum were possible for us, and the Guardians do what I expected them to do: teach Kyle in certain areas even as he himself teaches them.

It is all quite cosmic, and quite marvelous.

I am getting used to Carol’s role in this book, and I think I am liking it. Quite a surprise! I am also liking the Guardians, and after Geoff Johns had us despising their forbearers for years that is not quite the easy thing it used to be 20 years or so ago.

Brad Walker and Geraldo Borges continue to amaze with their beautiful art and, as much as I love Hal Jordan, I continue to maintain New Guardians is THE best of the current Green Lantern lot. And Kyle is becoming a cosmic entity as interesting as the Silver Surfer, IMHO. (Although it may be that I would love Walter the Warthog if Walker were drawing it.)

All in all, another fine work by Jordan & Crew as Kyle continues to explore the outer reaches of the DCU … and continues to explore himself. Great read! 

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Check Out The New 52 Martian Manhunter Ongoing That Almost Was

Check out a piece of art from a Martian Manhunter ongoing for the New 52 that almost was. Apparently DC was going to go with a Martian Manhunter ongoing with Brad Walker on art. For some reason the project was scrapped. No word who the writer was supposed to be. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:12421:]]

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #25

There is a Silver Age Fantastic Four quality to this month’s Green Lantern: New Guardians #25. Or maybe that of a Star Trek. Exploration is the name of the game, and as I have been saying since Justin Jordan came on this title, it is a role our White Lantern will fill well. Like the Silver Surfer, there is great power here, but also great humanity (although I am sure at least Norrin Radd would disagree).

But enough Marvel refs. This is the New 52 DCU and both Jordan and Kyle Rayner will be exploring it from tip to tip, with friends and foes new and old promised to make appearances. We will discover new races and revisit established ones, Jordan has said.

And that promise begins right away as Kyle comes to a world where perfection has apparently been achieved. Of course, as with all Xanadus, there is something brewing just under the surface and you know it will explode in Kyle’s face.

Also fascinating is the reverse role Kyle takes with the “New” Guardians. They remain as haughty as their predecessors, but in the current role Kyle is actually their teacher. They both will learn a lot in this ongoing, I think, and the discovery starts this issue in an enjoyable fashion.

Brad Walker’s pencils are off the hook again this issue, and Geraldo Borges carries on with his pencils in an almost seamless fashion. I believe the true art hero here, though, is colorist Wil Quintana who lays down a beautiful cosmic palette throughout.

I have high hopes for Jordan’s New Guardians. Thus far, he has not disappointed. Fun space romp!

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Exclusive: Justin Jordan shines his writing light on Kyle Rayner, White Lantern

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The universe thinks its White Lantern, Kyle Rayner, is dead, gone in the wake of our cosmic heroes’ battle with Relic. Now the neo-Guardians tell him he must remain “dead,” all the time just beginning to learn the extent of his powers as the White Lantern and how to use that power for the betterment of the universe.

As promised, DC’s “Lights Out” event changed everything for each book in the Green Lantern franchise, perhaps none more than Rayner, star of Green Lantern: New Guardians.

To find out the extent of that change, Cosmic Book News Managing Editor Byron Brewer spoke exclusively with series writer Justin Jordan to see where Kyle Rayner is headed next.

Cosmic Book News: I doubt if any Lantern was affected as profoundly by “Lights Out” as Kyle. Can you elaborate a bit?

Justin Jordan: Well, he learns a whole lot about what the White Lantern IS, and how big that role really is. It’s entirely possible that the White Lantern is the only thing standing between this universe and annihilation, and that’s the sort of thing that doesn’t play lightly on a guy’s mind.

So yeah, Kyle has some thinking to do about himself, the Guardians, and the concept of the Corps and whether they’re saving the universe or damning it. And maybe even worse, Paalko gets a glimpse of something Kyle saw on the other side that might be more dangerous than Relic.

CBN: So word is Kyle is blasting off on an exploration of the DC cosmos old and new. Tell us some of that already established he may see first.

Justin Jordan: None!

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Hah. While we certainly will see some old cosmic faces, we won’t be seeing them for a bit yet. The first three stories mostly deal with new places in the cosmos. Although 27 does feature the return of a new….well, friend might be overstating it…acquaintance? And 28 – 30 brings some back we’ve yet to see in the New 52.

CBN: And is he undergoing training with the emotional spectrum of powers he commands with the Guardians even as he teaches them about the DCU?

Justin Jordan: Nope.

Don’t get me wrong – Kyle IS being trained, but the emotional spectrum he’s already essentially got down. The question for Kyle going forward isn’t what he can do with his powers, it’s what he should do. He’s got a truly tremendous amount of power at his fingertips, but having power and doing the right thing with it are two different animals.

CBN: Will there be any familiar old DC cosmic characters/races being encountered by Kyle during this grand adventure, hopefully ones with no connections to the Lantern mythos or power rings?

Justin Jordan: Lots of cosmic. The character in 28 – 30 is connected to the Green Lantern mythos, and we’ve got some big cosmic hitters heading Kyle’s way, whether he likes it or not.

CBN: And what about new characters? What can you tell us?

Justin Jordan: Not a lot, except that you’re going to see a bunch of new ones coming up. Not book regulars, probably, but since I’m creating new worlds and new races, we’re going to be seeing lots of new characters.

CBN: Any new big bads of cosmic proportions, lesser than Relic but a challenge to Kyle?

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Justin Jordan: Well, we’ve got the people I’m calling The Godkillers, so….no, no threat at all there. Totally harmless.

CBN: Any new races coming along, maybe some with interesting connections to those existing?

Justin Jordan: New races abound – there are new races in 25, 27 and 28. The ones in 28 are indeed connected to races we are intimately familiar with. And actually, 27 shows us the race of a certain character.

Interesting? Well, I think so, but I may be slightly biased.

CBN: And the Guardians’ role as all this is going on?

Justin Jordan: The Guardians are figuring out what their role in the universe is. The events of “Lights Out” have pretty much cemented their belief that the previous Guardians went astray, and they are trying to figure how to make the universe a better place without them becoming part of the problem.

This is compounded by the fact that they’ve become aware of a potential threat on the horizon that they have no idea how to deal with, and the fact that they feel like they flat out don’t feel as if they know what they need to know to deal with it.

CBN: Talk about Brad Walker and what he brings to this book.

Justin Jordan: Everything.

I mean, Brad is just killing it on the book. You don’t know, as a writer, whether you’re going to click with an artist when you start working with them. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a couple of artists who I get into a good groove with pretty much right off the bat. Brad just gets what I’m going for with the scripts, and usually gives me something even better than I imagined in my head.

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We’ve been putting Brad through his paces, so it’s good we also have Drew Hennessy and Will Quintana doing inks and colors, respectively. I think we’ve got a good thing going here, and I hope readers agree.

CBN: Justin, any current or future projects you would care to discuss?

Justin Jordan: Well, I’ve got Dead Body Road coming out in December from Skybound, which is a crime book with art by Matteo Scalera. In 2014 I’ve got Redshift, a creator owned sci-fi book from Avatar. Beyond that, we’ll be doing the third (and final) Luther Strode mini-series, The Legacy of Luther Strode.

Plus New Guardians, obviously, which I am having a great time writing. I think we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what we can do with that book.

Cosmic Book News would like to thank Justin Jordan for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions. We also would like to thank DC’s own Alex Nagorski who helped make this interview possible.

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Green Lantern: New Guardians #24 Last Page Spoiler

DC Comics has released the last page to Green Lantern: New Guardians #24.

The Green Lantern Corps have suffered the worst blows imaginable. Their homeworld, Oa, was obliterated. The Central Power Battery was shattered. Ion, the Entity of Willpower and a source of power for the Green Lanterns, doesn’t seem interested in helping them. Their rings might not even have enough charge to keep them alive. And Relic is stronger than ever.

Now, the Entities are using Rayner as their vessel. And they’re on Relic’s side!? The Entities have never been tamed – at least not all at once. Does Kyle have any chance at maintaining control over them? If he joins up with Hal and the Red Lanterns, is it “Lights Out” for Relic?

Looks like Relic has an ally in Rayner, and all the powers in the universe are at his disposal. The White Lantern has gone rogue, and he’s an unstoppable force! 

Byron Brewer described the book as “the best of the chapters thus far in DC’s Lights Out event” in his review for Green Lantern: New Guardians #24.

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #24

I love the sense of urgency in this week’s episode of “Lights Out” in Green Lantern: New Guardians #24. It reminds me of that urgency, that need to just do something when I was a little kid and came upon a worn-out copy of the FF’s “Galactus Trilogy” in its ripped entirety. (Where IS that now??)

Writer Justin Jordan is fantastic at pacing, we have found out, and starts with the bleakness of Oa’s destruction and leads in with Kyle and the de facto leader of the Greens, Hal Jordan, going typically nuts, talking some suicide mission, much to the chagrin of Kyle and the ever-level headed John Stewart, who probably should have Hal’s job.

I know that the concentration will always be on the core title, but again I feel that Jordan and the fantastic art of CBN fave Brad Walker (more on him below) have made New Guardians THE GL book to watch in the post-Geoff Johns era.

I mean, look at the shifts of scenery and yet you never lose the continuity, you never lose the story, something also wonderfully done by Jonathan Hickman in the cosmic ongoing Infinity/Avengers sides over at Marvel. In GL:NG #24, you have scenes with the neo-Guardians (whom I am loving, for a change), John, Kyle, Hal, and back again, all without loss of understanding or emotion. Bleak is still bleak, nuts is still nuts.

Speaking of nuts, Walker’s layouts and panels are just that … in a good way. We are talking slices of classic cosmic comic art here, with detail galore and dripping with alien creepiness and dread and bleakness and joy and every other emotion. Our boy Brad is finally coming into his own!

The surprises this issue are endless, including one that is most unexpected and I will not spoil. Chances are this may be a book you do not pick up. Take it from this reviewer: pick it up.

This Chapter 3 is the best of the chapters thus far in DC’s GL-franchisewide event.

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NYCC Rocket Raccoon Plush Going For $300 On eBay

Happen to be at the NYCC this weekend? If you can, pick up the Rocket Raccoon plush that seems to be one of the hottest exclusives going! 

How hot?

Well, it’s actually listed for 300 bucks on eBay!

Of course, the Rocket Raccoon plush is not selling for that much, but they are getting close to $100 each.

If you happen to be at the NYCC, Guardians of the Galaxy artist Brad Walker is looking for one and is willing to trade a sketch/drawing.

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Rocket Raccoon Plush by Just Play, with limited-edition Skottie Young Lithograph (limited to 1,000 pieces). Price: $34.99 

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Of all the Green Lantern books under the hands of new creators, as a fan I am finding Justin Jordan’s handling of Green Lantern: New Guardians the most, well, “cosmic”. Imagine the adventure he has charted: exploring the entirety of the outer space DCU along with “fresh” Guardians with White Lantern Kyle Rayner playing the role of Jiminy Cricket. (Think about it a moment and it will click.)

That said, I am enthused that the exploration actually began the chain of events that will lead to October’s Lights Out event. Understanding Relic’s motives come easy when seen from his perspective, the side Kyle has let us see. There is a type of remorse and caring we already have for this leviathan, whose power is on display in GLNG #23.

Jordan certainly has all his ducks in a row here, and balances out the awesome and the emotional with equal precision. Tiny moments are as important as galactic ones, and we remember these “lightsmiths” are for the most part mortal humans and aliens with weapons of great power. And how tragic was it that Relic flexes his muscle first among the lowest populated and least harmful: Saint Walker’s Blue Lantern Corps, a group powered by and representing the emotion of hope.

I love the way Carol Ferris is being utilized on this journey thus far, a focal point for Kyle’s humanity and, unlike Hal Jordan, she is quick-thinking without being reckless. Not that I want to see her every issue, but she is doing great duty here as Kyle’s cosmic journey begins.

And what can I say about CBN fan fave artist Brad Walker’s pencil work on this issue. He captures Jordan’s pace, the emotions (or lack thereof) on the characters’ faces, and his Relic is just simply awesome in the real meaning of that word. Combined with the inking of Andrew Hennessey and the colors of Wil Quintana, this may be the best-looking book on the shelves this week.

All said, this look at Relic flows very well and some questions are raised here that I hope will be answered in the Villians Month Relic one-shot.

Great reading experience!

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Green Lantern 101 Comic-Con Clip With Charles Soule, Van Jensen, Robert Venditti & Bernard Chang

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DC Comics released video from Comic-Con featuring Charles Soule, Van Jensen, Robert Venditti and Bernard Chang discussing the goods on all things Green Lantern.

The next Green Lantern event begins in October with “Lights Out” where it’s been confirmed that one of the Corps gets decimated (no spoilers here!) at the hands of the new villain, Relic.

Relic will be featured as part of DC’s Villains Month with a special one shot.

We get a clue regarding Relic from the Green Lantern Comic-Con panel with Soule stating, “The Lanterns use light as their tool and weapon. Relic has a theory of why that’s happening and he has a plan to fix that.”

“He recognizes the Light Spectrum, so he starts experimenting and testing the universe he’s birthed into,” Brad Walker, artist on Green Lantern: New Guardians, added.

Here is the Green Lantern 101 video for a run down on all things GL:

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #22

Justin Jordan spins a star-spangled saga for Kyle Rayner that is as cosmic as you can get.

Relic has arrived in the New 52 and the White Lantern is the universe’s first offense against him. But can even the might of the Templar Guardians, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris and Kyle stop this survivor of another universe?

Jordan tells a great tale with hints of Relic’s past, and perhaps a nasty secret about “the lights” from before the Big Bang.

Through Kyle’s humanity, Relic discovers the many secrets of the power rings and the Green Lantern Corps, although he is shocked by the white light of Rayner.

Outside an artificial husk in which Relic has “trapped” Kyle, the Guardians rush to save aliens Relic has forced out of their ships and work with new ally Exeterto save Kyle’s life.

Fan favorite cosmic artist Brad Walker does absolutely fantastic work here, backed by his inker Andrew Hennessy and colorist Will Quintana. Even letterer Dave Sharpe adds his two cents in with Relic’s unique speech pattern.

Of all the new Green Lantern creator changes, this book has benefited the most. I love its cosmic scope and focus on alien worlds and what is beyond Oa. I hope “the quest” began in #21 does not wind down after Relic leaves.

If you’re looking for one book this month, cosmic fans, Green Lantern: New Guardians #22 is it!

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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

The changes continue in the Green Lantern franchise, and in this part of the cosmos that is a good thing!

“Cosmic” seems to be the name of the game as Kyle Rayner, AKA the White Lantern, acts as tour guide for the real “new” Guardians as they explore the vastness of DCU space. It seems, at least in Green Lantern: New Guardians, we may be away from other ring slingers for awhile as we learn about some of the other alien races, old and new, in this fantastic and largely unexplored universe.

This goal is what I had always held out for Threshold or Stormwatch, but largely no soap. But now Kyle and the Guardians Templar are taking the grand tour, and the first discovery they make is going to lead to T-R-O-U-B-L-E not only for Kyle and his Blue Men Group but also for Hal and those on Oa.

I really appreciate the energy new scribe Justin Jordan puts into this first issue. Of all the GL franchise books, Kyle’s has always had the most in outer space energy. But Jordan has ramped that up several times!

And what can I say about my boy Brad Walker? Former artist on Guardians of the Galaxy, all that space beauty and storytelling knowledge has already made him one to watch out for in this first issue. His “anomaly” splash is absolutely beautiful, and he is giving Kyle a personality he has not seen since days of old beside Ganthet.

All in all, #21 gets an A on my score card. The only thing holding it back from A+ is Exeter’s resemblance to Terrax and that drippy Earth scene with Carol Ferris (please!).

A definite need-read for the cosmically inclined! 

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First Look At Brad Walk’s Exeter In Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

DC Comics revealed a new character from next week’s issue of Green Lantern: New Guardians #21 that was designed by artist Brad Walker.

Below you can check out character designs for Exeter as well as a new preview page.

At the edge of the universe, there lays something called The Anomaly. Even before they were locked away for millennia, the Templar Guardians have feared that something terrible can be found there. And low and behold, they might have been right. As the self-appointed guardian of The Anomaly, it’ll be up to new character Exeter to make sure that whatever threats it contains won’t be released. So naturally, when Kyle Rayner comes to check out The Anomaly for himself, the tensions will be high between these two. 

Green Lantern: New Guardians #21 hits June 19th!

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