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DC Cancels ‘Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps’

With comic book solicitations comes both good and bad news.  On the one hand you can find out about a new series or learn information about ones currently being read, and on the other hand you can learn if a series you love is being canceled.  According to DC Comics’ solicitations for the month of August, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps will end its rebirth era run with issue 50.

It seems that while many Rebirth titles achieve a great milestone with their fiftieth issue — Batman’s even getting married — Green Lantern Corps has reached it’s end.  This is one of DC’s two Green Lantern related titles that launched during the publisher’s Rebirth line of comics, the other being Green Lanterns.  That title starred new green lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, whereas the series being canceled was led by the most well-known member of the corps, Hal Jordan.

While this series is being canceled, Jordan is one of the most well-known of DC’s pantheon of heroes and will most likely return in some form to another ongoing series.  He and the green lantern corps are currently involved in Justice League: No Justice, which deals with the aftermath of the team destroying the source wall.  John Stewart, another character featured in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, will become a member of the Justice League when the new ongoing series from Scott Snyder debuts in June.

The solicitation information for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps can be read below.  The issue is written by Robert Venditti.  It’s drawn by Jodi Tarragona and Rafa Sandoval.

This. Is. It! It’s an extra-sized anniversary celebration, and one of the biggest battles the Green Lantern Corps has ever fought to mark the occasion. John Stewart issues a dramatic order: no lethal force! The Green Lanterns need to prove they can keep law and order in the universe without killing. Elsewhere, Hal Jordan faces down Tomar-Tu, and looks to use the Darkstars’ armor as a weapon against them—with some psychic help from Hector Hammond (who probably shouldn’t be trusted).

 

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