Ahead of the reveal of DC Comics's full October solicitations, Nerdist has unveiled the first details and cover art on Godhead, a story that "finds Green Lantern and the New Gods entangled in a struggle for intergalactic survival." Hit the jump for more!

Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, Cullen Bunn, Van Jensen & Justin Jordan (writers)
Pete Woods, Billy Tan, Rags Morales & more (artists) Francis Portela (cover)
ON SALE: 10/01/2014 PRICE: $4.99

“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 1: Highfather, leader of the New Gods, has long studied the infinite and infinitely mysterious Source Wall which surrounds the universe. Now, he has learned that during “Green Lantern: Lights Out,” the ring-wielders broke through the Wall and stole secrets of cosmic importance. Determined to breach the Source Wall himself, Highfather must gain one of each colored ring in the emotional spectrum. But even mighty Highfather doesn’t know all, and the forces he’s about to unleash will have transformative effects on the whole DC Universe! Cosmic mystery, overwhelming odds, familiar and brand-new New Gods – This one’s got it all! This issue also includes a special fold-out that will take you to the Source Wall like never before!  

Robert Venditti (writer) Billy Tan & Rob Hunter (art/cover)
ON SALE: 10/01/2014 PRICE: $2.99

“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 2: That shudder you felt was the New Gods declaring their intentions against all ring-wielders! Having staked their claim to the emotional spectrum, the New Gods set about redefining the universe in their image, starting with Metron, who’s determined to steal the secrets of the Corps’ Citadel. But Hal and the Corps have something to say about that. Good luck trying to make yourself heard when you’re talking to a god!  

Van Jensen (writer) Bernard Chang (art/cover)
ON SALE: 10/08/2014 PRICE: $2.99

“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 3: The New Gods are on the march, and the war against the ring-wielders has begun. John Stewart summons a strike team of Green Lanterns to go into battle against the fiercest of the New Gods, Uggha and his deadly warriors. But what good is the most powerful weapon in the universe when the Lanterns face the gods of the entire multiverse?!  

Justin Jordan (writer) Brad Walker & Andrew Hennessy (art/cover)
ON SALE: 10/15/2014 PRICE: $2.99

“GODHEAD,” Act 1 Part 4: Kyle Rayner’s experience beyond the Source Wall has left him slowly losing his grip on reality, and the Guardians are gravely concerned. When help arrives in the form of Highfather, the Guardians know the All-Father is not to be trusted, but desperation can lead to bad decisions. Kyle’s walking into a trap, and he has more to lose than he can imagine!  

Charles Soule (writer) J. Calafiore (artist) Scott Hepburn (cover)
ON SALE: 10/22/2014 PRICE: $2.99

“GODHEAD,” Act 1 Part 5: Guy Gardner’s at his lowest point in he horrific aftermath of “The Atrocitus War,” consumed with rage towards himself for the many lives lost, and he’s taking it out on whomever he can! His actions have caught the attention of Earth’s sole Green Lantern, Simon Baz! Unfortunately, Earth itself has caught the attention of the New God, Malhedron!? But unlike his green compatriot, Guy’s on a rage-filled suicide mission, and he’s just looking for a target!  

Cullen Bunn (writer) Dale Eaglesham (artist) Guillem March (cover)
ON SALE: 10/29/2014 PRICE: $2.99

“GODHEAD,” Act 1 Part 6: The Green Lantern Corps is on it’s last legs – which means it’s Sinestro and the Sinestro Corps to the rescue. But is bringing their sworn enemies to the heart of their stronghold a good move? Sinestro’s actions and motivations are often two different things, and not all is as it seems. Or, to put it more directly, pay close attention to a very… interesting conversation Sinestro has with his greatest nemesis, Hal Jordan!  

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BANEofExistence - 7/12/2014, 5:33 PM
Cool! Was curious about where the new gods and Darkseid have been
Doopie - 7/12/2014, 5:34 PM
there is a joke here about 'Godhead'....
Odin - 7/12/2014, 5:42 PM
Well this looks really promising.
MrBlackJack - 7/12/2014, 5:45 PM
Speaking of gods, I was wondering how offensive it would be to publish "The Bible by MrBlackjack" on here.
MrBlackJack - 7/12/2014, 5:47 PM
I already have my own 10 Commandments written out.
staypuffed - 7/12/2014, 5:54 PM
I would love that. Please post it.
TheActionAce - 7/12/2014, 6:10 PM
Hmm Highfather after the seven emotional corps
AlternateNo4 - 7/12/2014, 6:21 PM
dammit i had just decided to give up on the sinestro title. oh well one more month i guess.
QuestionDAnswer - 7/12/2014, 6:33 PM
BlackIceJoe - 7/12/2014, 6:36 PM
I know this isn't completely on topic. But it does deal with the New Gods. I really want to see WB get their act together. Because I could see a New Genesis vs Apokolips live action movie being really great.

As for this I really hope it shows more of the back story of Highfather. He isn't truly a nice person. His agenda he does what he believes is right. Even if it really isn't a nice thing. DC Comics could make so many great stories with the New Gods and Forever People. So it's great to see DC is planning this. I personally think DC & WB needs to start fleshing out their cosmic comic book characters. Because their sitting on a gold mine for potential film franchises. Be it in live action or cartoon form.

So I'm happy to see DC is doing this. I hope the comics sell well so more New God stories will be told. Because I'll be honest I could see them becoming more famous then some of the big famous superheroes. Maybe not the big three or the other big seven. But bigger then some of the other lesser known characters.
Doopie - 7/12/2014, 6:41 PM

do it! but every reference to 'God' needs to be replaced by the word 'Leo'
QuestionDAnswer - 7/12/2014, 6:58 PM

QuestionDAnswer - 7/12/2014, 7:20 PM

Desrow - 7/12/2014, 7:36 PM
Looks awesome!
DCGuy - 7/12/2014, 7:43 PM
AnthonyLantern - 7/12/2014, 8:22 PM
I find it hard to care about Green Lantern events when Geoff Johns isn't writing them.
superotherside - 7/12/2014, 11:12 PM
And everything will be changed!

Till a few months down the road. Then everything will be the same...

loki668 - 7/12/2014, 11:49 PM

That's usually a reward I get for "god-good-deed".
charlie2094 - 7/13/2014, 1:37 AM
Looks interesting. The Lantern comics took a bit of a hit without Geoff John's writing them, hopefully this is better than the likes of Lights Out
EhMaybeSays - 7/13/2014, 6:40 AM
Now this is an event worth looking into.
Jollem - 7/13/2014, 9:18 AM
seems to be the epic
Poozer1984 - 7/13/2014, 10:57 AM
I haven't bought single issues for GL since the Sinestro Corps war ended. Really hoping this is good.
Poozer1984 - 7/13/2014, 11:05 AM
As a matter of fact, this has potential to be one of the best stories told in a long time if done right. Fingers crossed.
TheFox - 7/13/2014, 1:00 PM
Ugh. The New Gods.

I've never, ever cared for the New Gods. I don't get the appeal of them. They're a pantheon of alien superbeings floating around in space who have no connection with any of the heroes on Earth. They're a positive opposite of Darkseid and Apokolips... and that's it. The most they ever contribute to the DCU is deus ex machina back-up in the middle of their huge cosmic battles-- Metron shows up here, Orion there. Other than that, they don't DO anything. They're boring.

I don't like the Asgardians in the Marvel Universe much either, but at least they're based on actual Nordic myths... and they're there as immediate supporting characters for Thor, one of the major characters in their storytelling universe. These guys are just a bunch of random @$$holes Jack Kirby dreamed up, who are, at best, a part of one of Superman's villain's mythologies.

The big problem, of course, is that the New Gods are a pantheon of "deities"... who exist in a world that ALREADY has a brilliant pantheon of modern mythological superbeings in it. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman... these characters are so rooted in myth and the collective unconscious that it makes the "New Gods" look generic by comparison. Worse, they're always written broadly-- because they're "Gods", not relatable people-- so they all come off as cartoon characters. There's nothing to distinguish them as special or interesting.

(The only one who has any kind of depth to him is Orion, due to his unusual parentage and the chip he has on his shoulder because of it, but even that only peeks its head out every once in a while-- usually he's just "that angry douchebag god who wants to blast everything to bits.")

So every time I see a crossover or event tailored around these flat, boring characters, I can't help but cringe. Final Crisis and its prelude, Countdown, were built around the whole New Gods mythology, and they were terrible (though, admittedly, Grant Morrison's descent into pretentious stupidity probably played a huge role in that). This doesn't look that much more promising.

I love Green Lantern, but man, am I glad I stopped reading after Geoff Johns left. Having to sit through a massive crossover like this to get back to the stories I WANT to read is always incredibly tedious.

JoshuaDBr - 7/13/2014, 1:19 PM
This looks pretty cool. But I don't like how all the titles sound completely powerless compare to the new gods. Maybe I'm wrong, but i think this war should go to the lanterns pretty easily.
JoshuaDBr - 7/13/2014, 1:21 PM
This looks pretty cool. But I don't like how all the titles make the lanterns sound completely powerless compared to the new gods. Maybe I'm wrong, but i think this war should go to the lanterns pretty easily.
Poozer1984 - 7/13/2014, 1:44 PM

You know what....I hadn't really thought of it that way. But you are right. At the same time they could POSSIBLY shift them into more relatable characters as they haven't been used in the DCU for a while.

I agree as well, I stopped buying single issues when the Sinestro Corps War ended. I'm just now catching up to the stuff after Brightest Day, but I'm glad I didn't buy the single issues. Right now I think the best reads, and suprised to admit it, is the New Guardians and the Red Lanterns series. But that is just my opinion.
Enki - 7/13/2014, 3:41 PM
Is it me or is this story kind of borrowing from the Infinity Gauntlet.
SAMURAI36 - 7/13/2014, 4:16 PM
The NG's have been peppered all thru-out the New 52. It's been clear practically from the start, with books like E2, WW, Forever Evil, Villains Month and other stories that the NG's were going to make a big come back.
SAMURAI36 - 7/13/2014, 4:17 PM
@ Fox:

Sounds like you are not familiar with the NG's then.

Besides Orion, there's Big Barda and Mr. Miracle, both of which are far more than just deus ex machina characters. All 3 have been members of the JL on past occasions.

However this is the New 52 now, and these characters are being re-invented.
SAMURAI36 - 7/13/2014, 4:21 PM
Also, the NG's of New Genesis and Apokalips are not just "floating around in the universe".

They exist outside of the multiverse, and are not bound by the laws of any of the 52 Universes.
case - 7/13/2014, 4:23 PM
I think it's a good idea. But new gods are rarely pulled off well.
case - 7/13/2014, 4:24 PM
Maybe that why it's called Godhead...
dnno1 - 7/13/2014, 5:31 PM
I guess when you put 6 rings in a prisim like that it becomes DC's answer to the Cosmic Cube/Infinity Gauntlet, the mother of all boxes (pun intended).
dethpillow - 7/13/2014, 5:46 PM
wow, this looks interesting. rad cover design.
i really dig that.
is the text almost trying to be a parody of DC tho?
almost like a parody of Hickman writing an event for DC.
i don't think so, i don't think they would allow that.

looks cool tho. and great covers.
dethpillow - 7/13/2014, 5:52 PM
Cullen Bunn is cool. i saw him recently advertised on some other DC thing.
he's doing Magneto right now for Marvel. that's been pretty fun so far, and is starting to get into it the last issue.
Mankzin2 - 7/13/2014, 9:01 PM
Agreed I don't want the rings to be similar/like the Gems, I hope they combine to gain access to something else not ultimate power like the Gems. The Gems story was awesome by the way.
TheFox - 7/14/2014, 10:50 AM
@SAMURAI36: Yes, I'm familiar with Barda and Mr. Miracle, who are admittedly more fleshed out than the rest of the New Gods, but neither of whom are terribly compelling (JLA membership notwithstanding). He's an escape artist, she smashes stuff. Their big thing is that they're married, and Barda is the tough one. It's an interesting dynamic, but not much of a hook-- and it's kind of all they've got.

"Also, the NG's of New Genesis and Apokalips are not just 'floating around in the universe'. They exist outside of the multiverse, and are not bound by the laws of any of the 52 Universes."

... So? You're basically saying they can go anywhere and do anything. That doesn't sound like a deus ex machina to you?

The fact is, though, it doesn't MATTER if they can go anywhere/do anything, because they usually DON'T. They have no real agenda of their own-- at least, not with respect to the larger universe. The characters exist in a bubble. They fight the forces of Apokolips a lot, but the battles always come to a stalemate. Really, the only purpose they serve in the modern DCU is to provide an excuse as to why Darkseid isn't constantly attacking planet Earth. (And, again, to provide convenient pinch-hitting back-up whenever superheroes end up in a cosmic bind.)


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