Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp: Bringing Green Lantern Back to Basics
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
When DC first announced Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp were taking over Green Lantern I could hardly contain my excitement. Morrison has always been one of my favorite writers and Sharp's art is phenomenal. These two are perfect for this book.
All it took to get me hooked was a quote from Morrison,
“The basic concept is that [Hal Jordan] is like a space cop that patrols a sector of the universe where anything can happen. We’ve made it more like a police procedural… It’s an intergalactic police force, but instead of guns they’ve got wishing rings that make their thoughts come true and turn into plasma… “We’re doing Hal Jordan where, you know he’s a good cop, but is he really a good guy? And we’re looking into his relationships and how he deals with people. And also the fact that, if you’ve got a job as a space cop, it’s hard to be stuck on the planet Earth. He has other lives on other planets. We’re gonna be looking into a lot of things that I don’t think we’ve seen a lot with Hal Jordan before.”
How could you be a Green Lantern fan and not
completely geek out about this? This has all the makings to be considered one of the greatest runs in Green Lantern history. I've been a longtime GL fan, but I
grew up with Kyle Rayner. I love Hal Jordan mostly because of Geoff Johns run and I think he's an awesome character, but I hope Kyle isn't forgotten. Morrison wrote Kyle in his JLA run so I hope he has plans for him in this book. It seems like Hal will get the spotlight, that's to be expected, but I really wanna see the other Earth GL's in the book. The ideas that Morrison is bringing in this book are a refreshing change from what's been going on in the GL titles and I think he was made for a book like this. He is one of the most cerebral writers in the industry and his books are always thought provoking. Pairing him with Liam Sharp was genius. Sharp's art is so detailed and all the promo art for this book has been insane. I can't wait to see his designs for all the different worlds and GL constructs were sure to see.
This is one of the DC titles I'm most looking forward to this year, outside of Batman: Damned and Heroes In Crisis. I'm definitely recommending this to any comic book fan I know, and you can expect a review up as soon as I read it. Here's hoping that these two stay on the book for a long time and bring this title back to the forefront of the DCU. If you're reading this Mr. Morrison, please take
care of Kyle Rayner and make him a big part of this book. He's always been a favorite of mine and I always loved the way you wrote him in JLA.