The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

Road to Blackest Night: Tomasi on the GL Corps & Tales

Posted in blackest night,News by mrread7 on May 27, 2009

As the Green Lantern titles head toward this summer’s Blackest Night event, things are looking grim for the future of the GL Corps.

Not only is there that pesky little Blackest Night prophesy that predicts the end of the universe, but all hell has broken loose on Oa in the Green Lantern Corps title by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. There’s a prison riot tearing the place apart, Sinestro is psychologically torturing his just-revealed Green Lantern daughter, Sodam Yat had to sacrifice himself to save others, and the Guardian named Scar is sneaking around, prodding the Guardians of the Universe to act in desperation. And that’s just the last issue. Of course, readers should have known there were big things coming from a storyline called “Emerald Eclipse,” the title of the current arc. In the Green Lantern universe, titles like “Emerald Dawn” and “Emerald Twilight” still get loyal Lantern fans talking, so all the writing was on the wall. While it may not be surprising that Tomasi is saying “nothing will ever be the same” after this story, what is surprising is that it looks like, in this case, the oft-used phrase may be true.
Working in conjunction with Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns, Tomasi is also writing the three-issue mini-series Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, which begins in July after Blackest Night #1. Tomasi will also be writing Batman: Blackest Night, where the zombies populating the DCU this summer take a truly gruesome turn for DC’s new Batman, Dick Grayson, when he faces the “Black Lantern Flying Graysons.”
Newsarama talked to Tomasi about his upcoming work on the Blackest Night tie-ins, as well as what’s coming up for the characters in Green Lantern Corps.


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