The Guardians of the Universe, it seems, are finally embracing to their emotions. And, beware, Lanterns: the Guardians don't appear to need you anymore.
Announced today via DC's The Source, a new Green Lantern event is happening at DC Comics, and it's spanning all power ring-based titles that have been relaunched with the New 52 - Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Red Lanterns.
Get ready for "Rise of the Third Army," starting this October with Green Lantern #13!
"The Third Army," it appears, is a reference to these new white, mouthless beasts with "a curious resistance to death" shown in the above art by Ivan Reis, being the third force the Guardians created to police the galaxy. (The Manhunters and the Green Lantern Corps are, of course, the first two.)
There are few things to take from this image: the center spot for the mysterious, new Green Lantern, the notable lack of Hal Jordan and Sinestro, and the Guardians' apparent rage. They were never ones for emotion, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out later this year.
Teasing "The Third Army," venerable DC scribe and DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said:
Absolute power corrupts absolutely--and the Guardians time is finally here. The Lantern titles spent the first year of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 re-establishing themselves, but it all comes back together with year 2 starting with GREEN LANTERN #0 and leading into October's #13's - which share an amazing cover by Ivan Reis. In October, the Guardians' Third Army rises to replace the Green Lantern Corps - but how is horrifying and why will change the Guardians and their ancient mission forever. As we discover what the Third Army actually means, our strongest Lanterns are targeted for absolute destruction. From Atrocitus to Guy Gardner to our newest Green Lantern from Earth - who may have been wrongly chosen - all their darkest secrets and failures will come to light.
Welp, consider me appropriately teased. More info of "Rise of the Third Army" will no doubt find its way to the public with a certain comic convention happening next week - we'll be sure to keep our ears to the ground and report with updates.