DC has announced Green Lantern: War Journal, a new series where a dangerous new villain puts John Stewart back on the front lines, starting on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
Another exciting series spinning out of “Dawn of DC,” writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos continue their collaboration from the current Green Lantern series, creating a new tour of duty for the Green Lantern Corps’ battle-hardened veteran.
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 most epic ’80s sci-fi action movie you haven’t seen is coming, and it’s set in the DCU,” said Johnson. “That’s what Montos and I are giving readers. The prologue stories in the back of Green Lantern #1-3 have a clear sci-fi/fantasy feel, but when Green Lantern: War Journal #1 drops, it’s going to start feeling less like Dune and a lot more like Predator, The Terminator, and Aliens. Sometimes you just need ’80s James Cameron, and that’s what this is. By the end of this series, readers are going to know exactly who John Stewart is, and why he was born to be a Green Lantern.”
This debut issue features a main cover by Taj Tenfold (DC Power: A Celebration) 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. Visit your local comic book store for details and preordering.