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Exclusive: GREEN LANTERN August 2013 Solicits

Find out what's happening in the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe this August!

Whether you like spoilers or not, the upcoming monthly solicits for comics can be hard to resist. The monthly solicits for August 2013 are being released and DC Comics has given us the exclusive first reveal for the GREEN LANTERN group titles. Take a look to see what's coming up.

GREEN LANTERN #23

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by BILLY TAN and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Hal struggles with his new role as leader of the Green Lantern Corps while he tries to solve the mystery of why the universe is atrophying! And an escaped prisoner has gotten hold of a power that makes her nearly unstoppable! The stage is set for the ultimate test against Relic!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

John Stewart is the new training officer for the Green Lantern Corps, but he’ll have to put his new job on hold when the Durlans attack! Meanwhile, Fatality’s on a mission of her own—one that could make John’s life even more difficult! And what is going wrong with the Corps’ rings?

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #23

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSY

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Relic deals a game-changing blow to the Corps as the final pieces are put in place for the ultimate battle to save the universe! Do not miss this issue!

RED LANTERNS #23

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by ALESSANDRO VITTI

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Guy Gardner is embedded deep within the Red Lantern Corps—but did he just lose his only way out? And what does Atrocitus intend to do with the terrible power of the embodiment of rage known as the Butcher?

LARFLEEZE #3

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Larfleeze and Stargrave find an unlikely ally when the Wanderer comes calling!

48 Comments
Edited by Captain13

I NEED TO READ GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN, AND RED LANTERN CORPS RIGHT NOW.

Sorry for the outburst, haha, but these look awesome!

I love, love, love the fact that John is the new training officer and main character of GLC. He should be a leader and mentor to others. I love how the Sapphire may become villains again instead of allies. I love Fatality. I love Guy has turned to the Red side, and I love the Red Lantern Corps.

It feels like I have a Star Sapphire Ring all of a sudden, haha.

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Edited by ULTRAstarkiller

really cool.

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Posted by Zeeguy91

I NEED TO READ GREEN LANTERN CORPS< GREEN LANTERN, AND RED LANTERN CORPS RIGHT NOW. Sorry for the outburst, haha, but these look awesome!

Yes. Same exact feelings. I honestly want to read ALL OF THEM!!

Edited by Captain13

Venditti is the man! Also, John Stewart rules. I can't wait until June!

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Posted by Radread

Love that the Star Sapphires are getting hugely involved here.

Edited by FlashDamn

Green Lantern=meh but +New Guardians=Green Lanten:New Guardians=Awesome

Posted by Zeeguy91

Relic looks to shaping up to be a great new villain. I'm excited!!

Posted by martyyy15

I hope carol stays good I really like her as a good guy. Love the relationship between her and hal

Edited by CBninja

This is what I get for not reading the other books for the first gaurdian crossover. I don't know what going on.

Posted by Superdork

Venditti is the man! Also, John Stewart rules. I can't wait until June!

^

Edited by Dernman

Green Lantern: Although Hal Jordan should always be the main Green Lantern I don't like that they are making him the leader of the GL corps. They should have either made it Salaak or have some kind of high council or Honor Guard of Green Lanterns. When I say Honor Guard I don't mean just the humans either. Also are they forgetting that like half of the corps hates Hal? It's good that it looks like Hal will be heading the book again. I wonder what they are going to do with Simon Baz now. Is that a Star Sapphire he is fighting?

Green Lantern Corps: Although my least favorite Lantern (never should take Hal's place EVER) it's good that he's getting more time. I think training officer is actually a good position for him. Although I hope that doesn't mean Kilowog wont be going back to the job because there is no better trainer then him. I find Johns relationship with Fatality disturbing. He destroyed her planet, she hated him so much, it realy felt it came out of nowhere when they started hinting at it, and this change in her came about because she was altered when she was encased in the sapphire.

New Guardians: My favorite Lantern Kyle Rayner. Not sure I like the fact they are making him a White Lantern full time. IMO it's something that is hard to pull off for short periods of times and only when he has no other choice. Not digging the costume either and I hope it's still going to have it's other cast.

Red Lanterns: This is one book I can't believe is still going on. Even if it's gotten better over time. I don't like the concept that they are Lanterns of Vengeance. I was a bit bothered that Guy Gardner was going to be a Red Lantern but seeing as how it suggests that he is working under cover that eases my mind.

Larfleeze: Why DC? I mean really? Come on.

Posted by RoastedRay

I remember a time when Larfleeze was actually someone to be feared in the GL universe now he is just a joke and I hate it.

Edited by Lvenger

@captain13: Although John isn't my favourite, it's nice to hear a die hard Stewart fan like yourself is finally getting what you want for your favourite character. Shame I'm dropping out of the GLC universe in the prior issue .

Edited by Lvenger

@dernman: Simon Baz will be in Justice League of America. He'll be on Earth as a member of the JLA when the Trinity War takes place. B'Dg is supposed to appear in JLA too as Baz's mentor.

Posted by Dernman

@lvenger: I like B'Dg and glad he's sticking around for awhile.

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

i'm a big gardner fan, so i think i'm gonna switch coprs for red lantern. for me, stewart isn't that interesting.

Posted by The Stegman

Does Larfleeze really need his own book? /really/??

Posted by Deranged Midget

Hmm, actually looks better than I thought! Guess Green Lantern is staying on my pull list after all!

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Posted by SmashBrawler

@the_stegman said:

Does Larfleeze really need his own book? /really/??

Well, if Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis are writing it...

Posted by dondave

Looks Cool

Posted by LordRequiem

Where's Kyle Rayner?

Posted by sagejonathan

I like what I see.

Edited by Lvenger

Where's Kyle Rayner?

He's in Green Lantern: New Guardians 23. He's even on the cover.

He's a White Lantern now

Posted by adamcrouch

I want to get Green Lantern but Im not really sure about it yet. if its not good Ill probably get New Guardians and then maybe Corps

Posted by blkson

Hal Jordan is the leader of the Green Lantern Corps? Like the entire corps? Clearly I have some catching up to do. Wasn't reading a single Lantern book but now that Stewart will be highlighting his own book, I'm going to pick that up. These all look pretty interesting to be honest, but I'm just here for Stewart.

Posted by modunhanul

Butcher is coming back? That's good news.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

Too many lanterns to keep up with. I don't like how each series isn't self contained and requires you to read all the other series to understand what is happening (at least for major events).

Maybe it's just me, but it's too confusing for me T.T

Posted by JamDamage

I don't like every GL title and they connect to much right now. I'm also sick of the cosmic thing. I want a GL to stay grounded on Earth. I WILL NOT be reading these titles anymore.

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@Dernman : said:

Green Lantern: Although Hal Jordan should always be the main Green Lantern I don't like that they are making him the leader of the GL corps. They should have either made it Salaak or have some kind of high council or Honor Guard of Green Lanterns. When I say Honor Guard I don't mean just the humans either. Also are they forgetting that like half of the corps hates Hal? It's good that it looks like Hal will be heading the book again. I wonder what they are going to do with Simon Baz now. Is that a Star Sapphire he is fighting?

Green Lantern Corps: Although my least favorite Lantern (never should take Hal's place EVER) it's good that he's getting more time. I think training officer is actually a good position for him. Although I hope that doesn't mean Kilowog wont be going back to the job because there is no better trainer then him. I find Johns relationship with Fatality disturbing. He destroyed her planet, she hated him so much, it realy felt it came out of nowhere when they started hinting at it, and this change in her came about because she was altered when she was encased in the sapphire.

New Guardians: My favorite Lantern Kyle Rayner. Not sure I like the fact they are making him a White Lantern full time. IMO it's something that is hard to pull off for short periods of times and only when he has no other choice. Not digging the costume either and I hope it's still going to have it's other cast.

Green Lantern: I agree that Salaak (or a high guard) should have been leader of the corps over Hal, but I think Hal being leader is going to be interesting. And yeah, I think that's a Star Sapphire. Maybe a super angry Super Carol?

Green Lantern Corps: Fatality and Johns together just seems like some kind of weird taboo to me. He destroyed her entire race and now he's her lover? That's some messed up stuff.

New Guardians: It seems to me like DC feels the need to make Kyle stand out from the other Lanterns, which is why he's a full time WL now. First he was the last torch bearer, then he was ion, I guess this is the next step for him. My only issue is that now that he's a White Lantern, he's not with the Green Corps anymore, so he's basically a solo act. He should've just gone back to Ion. But whatever, I'm excited for this. He's my favorite Lantern as well.

Posted by thejman251

- Exactly where is my boy Sinestro?

- Johns, i swear to god.....

Posted by AlForeigner

New Guardians is a definite must for me. Enough said.

Edited by Miss_Garrick

Hal struggles with his new role as leader of the Green Lantern Corps while he tries to solve the mystery of why the universe is atrophying!

You mean more than usual? I think the atrophy is supposed to be scientifically normal or somethin'.

Edited by kilowog52

Kilowog resigned his position as Corps trainer at the beginning of the Emerald Warriors ongoing, I believe and began exploring the unknown sectors with Guy Gardner, Arisia, and Bleez. Stel took his place. I'd like to see Kilowog in the honor guard. But what about Stel?

Because the solicit of this issue mentions Stewart dominantly, it doesn't necessarily mean he will be the sole star of the series for the forseeable future. As long as I've been reading GLC, we've always had different scenes in each issue showcasing Gardner, Stewart, Salaak, Kilowog, Soranik Natu, Vath Sarn and Isamot Kol, etc.

Posted by Catsnlynne

Where are the other solicits? Have they not come out yet?

Posted by Mezmero

If Hal doesn't actually become a Black Lantern after all that's happened I'm going to be very disappointed.

Posted by colonyofcells

Dc has been using more legion mythology in the 21st century such as the Durlans who are similar to the Skrulls. Marvel is now using a Council of Worlds so maybe it is time for dc to use the United Planets in the 21st century.

Posted by Perfect 10

like the two new female characters. hope they turn out to be interesting

Posted by colonyofcells

Wanderer reminds me of Tanga.

Posted by sinestro_GL

Odd to see that the GL books won't have Johns and Tomasi there :(

But still...in brightest day...

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

THE BUTCHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much win right now! All of these look great but I'm so psyched for The Butcher's return!!!!!

Posted by bladewolf

The more I hear about GLC, the less excited I get. Am I the only one who feels like John Stewart is a lame character?

Edited by Uncle_Yusuf

Robert Venditti is a great writer. I have no problem picking up GL & GLC once he's onboard. @bladewolf How do you figure John Stewart is a lame character? IMO, he's the best GL.

Edited by OutlawRenegade

Robert Venditti is a great writer. I have no problem picking up GL & GLC once he's onboard. @bladewolf How do you figure John Stewart is a lame character? IMO, he's the best GL.

Agreed

Posted by bladewolf

@uncle_yusuf said:

Robert Venditti is a great writer. I have no problem picking up GL & GLC once he's onboard. @bladewolf How do you figure John Stewart is a lame character? IMO, he's the best GL.

Agreed

A lot of his plotlines are exactly the same. "Oh no, I had to make a terrible sacrifice and lots of people died, I feel guilty," etc. I feel like he's the least interesting Earth lantern. His personality is a bit too rigid and generic for my tastes.

Posted by Skaddix

Ironic seeing a lot of people think Hal is as interesting as a cardboard cutout. Still to each his own. At least the 4 main humans are spread out now so everyone should get some focus.

Posted by blackkitty

OMG!! It's a Red Lantern kitty!!

Posted by celestial_man

too many green lantern books

Edited by kilowog52

OMG!! It's a Red Lantern kitty!!

Where have you been? Dex-Star has been one of the main Red Lanterns for a long time.