While I was in Baltimore for their Comic Con I had a great conversation with Ethan Van Sciver and he confided in me that he had a six issue Green Lantern miniseries in the works among a couple of topics which I was asked to keep in confidence. Today, however, Tom Taylor went on record about the limited series with Comic Vine allowing me to discuss at least that part of the conversation I had in Baltimore.
Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion will debut in January of 2016 and will be the direct follow up to Green Lantern: Lost Army, telling the story of the Green Lantern Corps trapped in the universe before ours in the days leading up to its inevitable collapse. Tom Taylor is no stranger to the Green Lantern universe having written several Lantern centric issues of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Ethan Van Sciver, well, if you don’t know the name you’re likely here by accident.
Whether writer Cullen Bunn will have input on the new limited series or not remains to be seen and what seems strange is why DC Comics stopped Bunn’s story short. One has to wonder if the wave of creative changes DC has hinted at for 2016 is part of the behind the scenes story. The books in the Green Lantern universe have seen their sales plummet in some cases and it would be no surprise to see the creative teams change next year if DC wants to shine a light on what was once a franchise that rivaled the Batman family of books in terms of sales and notoriety. Ethan Vac Sciver has said a number of times that he’d like to do a monthly book and perhaps this is the first step towards that end.