The Dawn of DC was to include a Mariko Tamaki written Hal Jordan book, but today DC Comics announced that Jeremy Adams would now be the writer of the new series, which will debut on May 9th. Adams will be joined by Xermanico on art for the new series titled Green Lantern rather than the previously annoucned Green Lantern: Hal Jordan. Adams is no stranger to Green Lantern, having written the “Blue Hope” and “Scarred” episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Xermonico’s character design, and Hal’s image on the variant cover, imply that his Green Lantern uniform is getting a bit of redesign, restoring Gil Kane’s original shoulder-less design.
Osvaldo Montos has also been announced as the artist for a John Stewart story that will launch its first chapter inside Green Lantern #1. Writer Philip Kennedy Johnson has confirmed that the John Stewart story will initially start in Green Lantern as a prelude to the miniseries which will spin off on its own.
Here’s the official announcement from DC Comics with details on the new book –
The visionary team of Jeremy Adams and Xermánico (Flashpoint Beyond) present a tale of redemption, loss, and finding out that maybe you can go home again, in Green Lantern. Spinning out of the events of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Guardians of Oa at the heart of the Green Lantern Corps have quarantined Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth—and its champion along with it! A heartbreaking defeat has sent Hal reeling, returning home to rediscover his roots…and find the man responsible for ruining his life: Sinestro. At least if he’s willing to hot-wire a power ring to do it.
Green Lantern #1 is available at local comic shops on May 9 and also features part one of John Stewart: The Good Soldier from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and artist Osvaldo Montos (Entropy)—a war journal epic begins anew.
DC Comics also released a couple of variant covers images, one being by Lucio Parrillo and the other a 1:50 Ratio Variant by Ariel Colon. DC also included a Xermonico character design image, also shown below.