Green Lantern: The Lost Army cancelled

Conspicuously missing from the solicitations for DC's December Green Lantern books was Green Lantern: The Lost Army.  Reaching out to writer Cullen Bunn he confirmed to me that the series has been cancelled as of issue 6, essentially ending the series prematurely before Bunn can finish the story he had planned.  At this time he indicated that he does not know what plans DC has for the characters but hopes he can be involved in some way so that the story can be concluded in a way that is in keeping with his original story.

A spokesperson for DC Comics has responded to the news with the statement that Green Lantern: The Lost Army was meant to be a six issue limited series.  This does, however, seem in conflict with statements from Bunn in the past that his story has a definite conclusion and that he had a twelve to fourteen issue story in mind.  The lack of a "final issue" solicitation for the sixth issue, and the solicitation itself, implies that either the decision to end the series was unplanned at that time.



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About Myron Rumsey

Life long Green Lantern fan and co-host of the Podcast of Oa.  I'm a Barbecue snob and aficionado of blues music.  Hal Jordan is my co-pilot!

9 comments:

  1. I don´t get it. Was it selling so bad? I was not completely happy about how the story was evolving but overall it is a good comic. The larfleeze comic was given like 12 numbers before being cancelled. There is any actions we the fans can take so at least it is given the opportunity for the comic to end properly? or continue being?
    By the way, great work with the blog, Myron

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  2. I honestly didn't think it would last long, but I thought it would at least make it to 10 or 12 issues. The story was really enjoyable so far.

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  3. reading around I found on comic vine that lost army was planned to be a short story. It kind of make sense, but i wish it were longer.

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  4. Thanks for the kind words, Oscar. I looks like this was meant to be a limited series but that for some reason it was determined to be cut short. A DC rep said it was scheduled to be a six issue series, however that kind of contradicts the lack of a "Final Issue" solicitation for issue six and Cullen Bunn's comment that implies the story will not be concluded on the pages of the last issue.

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  5. Surprised by this. I am currently only following the main GL comic book since the start of DCYOU, now I'm interested in getting all the six issues. Any news on whether the GL Corps will have its own comic book again?

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  6. DC hasn't said anything yet, but it sounds like the story won't be concluded on the pages of Lost Army, so my assumption is we'll either get another limited series to finish it or the conclusion will get abbreviated and folded into another series somewhere.

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  7. OK, 1, can DC finally admit Vendetti killed the GL franchise, and 2, Guardian... Omega Men was uncancelled. Something had to go.

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  8. I gave up reading DC all together when Convergence hit. Really sad to see the franchise in decline. It was so good for so many years. Wish they would have gotten someone better to write GL and Flash.

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  9. There's a new comic coming out in January titled Geeen lantern edge of oblivion, that's supposed to pouch up where issue 6 ended

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