With DC’s September 2023 solicitations announcements coming soon, today the publisher released information about the upcoming John Stewart centric comic, Green Lantern: War Journal. The creative team on the new book carries over from the John Stewart back-up feature in the new Green Lantern series, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos.
Green Lantern: War Journal is set for a September 19th launch date with a number of variant covers, which you’ll see below. As for the tone and focus of the series, a lot that we covered in our own exclusive interview with Phillip Kennedy Johnson in episode 223 of The Podcast of Oa, which you can find on YouTube, iTunes, Audible, Amazon Music, and a multitude of other podcast platforms, and we’ve embedded the interview below as a convenience. Phillips has described the new series as Green Lantern through an ’80’s sci-fi action movie lens, like Predator, The Terminator, and Aliens.
As DC describes it:
John Stewart’s time as a Green Lantern has come to an end…or so he thinks. A family tragedy calls him back home, and as John begins to reclaim the brillian career he once left behind, he tries to embrace a peaceful post-superhero life. But when a terrifying and contagious force with a mysterious connection to Oa appears on Earth, the last Green Lantern of another universe comes seeking the only warrior to face this threat and win: the immortal “Guardian and Builder,” John Stewart himself! Can this brilliant but brash young Lantern help John discover the qualities that made him one of the greatest Lanterns of the entire Multiverse?
The main cover for the first issue is by Taj Tenfold with variant covers by Mirko Colak and Dave Wilkins, a 1-in-25 ratio variant cover by John Giang, a 1-in-50 ratio variant cover by Ken Lashley, and a 1-in-100 ratio variant by Tenfold, plus an awesome glow-in-the-dark dog tag variant cover.