Today was Green Lantern panel day at the New York Comic Con and while Geoff Johns was at the show he mysteriously was absent from the panel itself. Instead writer Peter Tomasi was joined by DC VP Bob Wayne, New Guardians artist Aaron Kuder, editors Pat McCallum and Matt Idelson to talk about the Third Army story and answer fan questions.
“A lot of bad, bad mojo happens to guy in these next issues,” Tomasi said, adding that Baz would be looking for help from Guy in how to use his ring. “It’s just two guys kicking some serious Third Army ass.”
We’ll be learning more about Larfleeze in issue 15 of New Guardians and fans could look forward to seeing the more about the fate of Mogo as soon as the next issue of Green Lantern Corps.
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Regarding the five year timeline the panelists said that readers have to learn to let some of the previous history go and sit back and enjoy the ride.
Don’t expect to see Ion or Parallax anytime soon, and joked that they didn’t know when readers would see Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern again.
When a fan asked about more John Stewart Tomasi indicated that the character wasn’t going anywhere and that the Corps title was pretty Stewart centric for several months.
The panelists hinted at a Sinestro / Arkillo confrontation.
McCallum indicated that part of Kyle’s journey to master all the emotions was to become the White Lantern and facilitate Hal’s return.
|New Guardians #16 cover
Tomasi commented on re-working Guy Gardner’s history and cleaning it up due to it being so unruly.