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Old 07-23-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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GREEN LANTERNS #56
written by DAN JURGENS
art by MIKE PERKINS
enhanced foil cover art by MIKE PERKINS
variant cover by CHRIS STEVENS

With the Green Lantern Corps at its weakest, Cyborg Superman and the Ravagers dish out damage across the cosmos! Now John Stewart, the Corps’ last hope, can barely crawl out of his hospital bed!

ON SALE 10.03.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
#57 Final issue

This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.
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GREEN LANTERNS #57
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And after that, it’s Hal Jordan versus the Cyborg Superman for all the marbles in the heart of Coast City! You might recall that the last time Cyborg Superman visited that town, things did not turn out well…

ON SALE 10.17.18
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#57 Final issue

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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Well... there is definitely a certain interest in seeing Jurgens penning a Hal vs. Cyborg Superman story.

Did they ever fix Cyborg Superman after the New52?
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They have both the Henshaw version and the Jor-El version running around now.
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They have both the Henshaw version and the Jor-El version running around now.
What a mess...
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Wait, where are you seeing that it's been canceled?
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Wait, where are you seeing that it's been canceled?
Solicit says final issue.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:45 AM   #7
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Well you're right because people at CBR are talking about its being canceled. I thought they'd drag it out until they couldn't sell one more copy of it.

That's two big surprises for me, the first one being that Grant Morrison chose to write a solo maxi-series starring Hal.
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Waitaminute.... I thought DC would NEVER cancel GLs because reasons?!

Like I said before.... EVERYBODY should've seen this coming. Hopefully we get news soon about the fate of the rest of the GLC. I would love it if Morrison pulled a Bendis and wrote both the GL and GLC titles.

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Most of us DID see it coming.

I am happy as hell about this! Its been since volume 3 that I have craved wiping out the GL titles and starting fresh this much. Good riddance to these titles!
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Most of us DID see it coming.

I am happy as hell about this! Its been since volume 3 that I have craved wiping out the GL titles and starting fresh this much. Good riddance to these titles!
This is a departure for DC. As far as I know, it's the first time they've ever canceled a "diversity title" when it was selling well enough to continue.
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I dont think the diversity title meant enough to them. When its time for a relaunch, its time for a relaunch. Its more beneficial to DC to clear the board to make it as attractive to new and lost readers as possible.
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So do we call the new Green Lantern title volume 6 or volume 7?
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So do we call the new Green Lantern title volume 6 or volume 7?
I would say 6. "Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps" is, apart from being a horrible, horribly insulting title, about as odd duck of a title as say, "Emerald Knights." It's its own thing.
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I would say 6. "Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps" is, apart from being a horrible, horribly insulting title, about as odd duck of a title as say, "Emerald Knights." It's its own thing.
I would agree (actually, if anything, I felt GLs was supposed to be the successor). I guess we'll have to see what Comic Vine and Overstreet do with it, but I'd think this will be vol. 6.
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Thus ends Rebirth 2.0
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Sigh I’m going to miss JC

Not gonna enjoy there being only one Lantern book with HAL as the star :/
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Agreed with Space Cop. GLseses is close to Green Lantern singular so I'm curious to how that will play out with guides and fandom numbering them looking back. I'm not even sure what I would do. HJ&TGLC was a dumb name that doesn't roll off the tongue and I wouldn't use that as volume 6. It would be GLs or nothing I guess.
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There was no title called Green Lantern, so I would say the last volume of Green Lantern happened during the New 52.

It was very, very clear that Green Lanterns was going to be canceled. Just like it was obvious Morrison would not be writing a Kyle Rayner and/or Guy Gardner title, especially after sources said his book would be about Hal Jordan. Despite whatever Morrison did with Kyle Rayner in Justice League, like I said before, that was 20+ years ago and a very different DC Comics landscape.

Going back to Green Lanterns, I think the only person who wanted that title to happen was Geoff Johns, and I don't think Geoff Johns or anybody else had any good ideas for what to do with it. And Johns isn't in a position to really protect Jessica Cruz anymore. It will be interesting to see if she really has any organic staying power. I'm positive Baz doesn't.

I'm pretty sure I've said it before, but I don't think Green Lantern Corps will be relaunched. I mean, it's possible, but that doesn't seem in line with DC's direction with Green Lantern right now, which is to scale down.
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Despite whatever Morrison did with Kyle Rayner in Justice League, like I said before, that was 20+ years ago and a very different DC Comics landscape.
Sad but true. But definitely there was enough to cling to hope in that. For example, when far bigger characters didn't even get one bit of spotlight in it... Morrison made sure and give Kyle at least a little bit of love in "Final Crisis."
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... Morrison made sure and give Kyle at least a little bit of love in "Final Crisis."
What did Kyle do in FC? That story is such a blur to me.
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What did Kyle do in FC? That story is such a blur to me.
Thats what I would call mercy.
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What did Kyle do in FC? That story is such a blur to me.
It's hazy but I remember specifically Kyle being given a scene on the Watchtower in the middle of things.
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They do have all 6 human GLC members on the cover for the final issue of GLs. So we know they all survive that long. And honestly I don't see Jurgens being the trigger guy to off any of them. They will likely all live on, just mostly in the mothballs for a year or so.
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Look at it this way. DC was publishing four issues of Green Lantern a month that were making a profit, and now it's going to publish one issue? I assume that Morrison's comic will sell well, but it probably won't be more profitable than four issues a month with modest sales.

This looks like they simply did what it took to sign Morrison.

And re Morrison taking it in a new direction -- maybe not. There are reports that he wants Hal to again become a wanderer who is always between jobs. That is, the awful Dennis O'Neal version.

The only good thing Geoff Johns ever did in Green Lantern was to bury that version.

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Look at it this way. DC was publishing four issues of Green Lantern a month that were making a profit, and now it's going to publish one issue? I assume that Morrison's comic will sell well, but it probably won't be more profitable than four issues a month with modest sales.

This looks like they simply did what it took to sign Morrison.

And re Morrison taking it in a new direction -- maybe not. There are reports that he wants Hal to again become a wanderer who is always between jobs. That is, the awful Dennis O'Neal version.

The only good thing Geoff Johns ever did in Green Lantern was to bury that version.
You have to factor in that DC has to pay people to make the comics. So it is not like DC publishes two comics at no cost. They may have been making a profit, but was it substantial, all things considered?

Also, Hal Jordan was wandering from place to place and job to job before Denny O'Neil started writing him. That is how places like Evergreen City and characters like Eve Doreamus came about. I think Morrison is inspired more so by that period than the O'Neil era.

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