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Hal Jordan turns to a darker side in DC Comics three-part Green Lantern: Blackstars series

Green Lanterns are no more, but Hal Jordan and a sinister new force have risen to police and control the universe in this new mini-series

The Green Lanterns are no more. Come November, the ring slinging galactic law enforcement corps from Oa will be wiped from history leaving Hal Jordan and the vengeful new universal law force the Blackstars.

As announced by DC Comics, following the October release of The Green Lantern 12 a brand new three-part series titled Green Lantern: Blackstars will begin from current writer Hal Jordan who will be joined by artist Xermanico. Current The Green Lantern artist Liam Sharp will be aboard still to provide three triptych covers for the series, alongside Darrick Robertson providing variant covers.

While DC is keeping mum about what will happen in The Green Lantern #12, whatever it is leaves the universe in a place where every sector is not only without a Green Lantern but something has changed where the Green Lantern Corps has never existed at all.

“Oa is the skeleton-paved haunt of vengeful demons,” said Morrison. “And the Blackstars—a sinister cult of universal peace and harmony, involving surrender to the will of the insidious and/or possibly illuminated Controller Mu—are in the process of subjugating the universe to their creed.”

Some of those targets include the villainous Mongul, the demons of Ysmault and the planet of Earth, the homeworld of central Blackstar member Hal Jordan.

“Jordan’s one of the Blackstars’ primary operatives,” Morrison said. “He’s central, although the Cosmic Vampire Countess Belzebeth vies with him for control of the narrative in Blackstars. Hal Jordan is the kind of man who will excel in any situation, so naturally he’s an elite Blackstar in this altered-continuity.”

Beginning on November 6, Green Lantern: Blackstars is said to setup Jordan and the Green Lanterns for new adventures coming in 2020.

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