COMICS: Geoff Johns Teases The Significance Of The First Lantern In "Rise Of The Third Army"
In Green Lantern Annual #1, the Guardians of Oa freed 'The First Lantern' from his prison as a part of their nefarious plan to wipe out the Green Lantern Corps as they create a "Third Army" to police the DC Universe. [WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
In Green Lantern #0, a brand new Green Lantern ('Baz') will be introduced to the DC Universe before "Rise of The Third Army" kicks off in Green Lantern #13 and crosses over into Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Red Lanterns. Following the shocking events of Green Lantern Annual #1 - an issue which seemingly featured the death of Hal Jordan and Sinestro as well as a fair few other surprising revelations - The Source caught up with writer Geoff Johns to talk about the mysterious First Lantern.
"Who the First Lantern is and what his role will be in the upcoming Green Lantern universe will come into play very, very quickly," teased the writer. "The being inside has been imprisoned there for a long, long time. The Guardians consider him their greatest threat, but also their greatest source of power. Whether he's friend or foe will be up for debate, but regardless he is one of the potentially most dangerous beings in existence." Green Lantern editor Matt Idelson adds, "In GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1, readers got their first glimpse at the First Lantern, someone who’s been locked away for a very long time—for a VERY good reason! His presence in this story is the catalyst for something very bad, and yet his story is only going to grow from here."
So, nothing too revealing here, but it's pretty obvious that the First Lantern will play a major role in "Rise of The Third Army" this Fall. Be sure to sound off with your thoughts and theories on the latest Green Lantern crossover from Geoff Johns in the usual place, and check out a sneak peek at the First Lantern below.
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