MORRISON & SHARP Relaunching GREEN LANTERN Ongoing

Green Lantern #1
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Writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp are heading up "a police procedural" relaunch of DC Comics' Green Lantern ongoing, according to IGN.

"Instead of the big, epic, 12-part stories, we’re focusing down on the everyday life of a space cop. Basically, it’s no more apocalypse-ending storylines,” Morrison said. "The basic concept is that [Hal Jordan] is like a space cop that patrols a sector of the universe where anything can happen. We’ve made it more like a police procedural."

Morrison and Sharp's Green Lantern begins when Hal is tasked to track down three fugitives who crashed on Earth while being transported to a prison by another Green Lantern. Although there's other Lanterns assigned to Earth, Morrison's run will focus on Hal.

"He’s a loner and a drifter and he’s an unreconstructed man. It was nice to do that and to go a little bit old-fashioned with it," said Sharp. "He doesn’t belong here at all, you know? He’s longing for the heavens, and to be back up as a Green Lantern."

"We’re doing Hal Jordan where, you know he’s a good cop, but is he really a good guy?" Morrison added. "And we’re looking into his relationships and how he deals with people. And also the fact that, if you’ve got a job as a space cop, it’s hard to be stuck on the planet Earth. He has other lives on other planets. We’re gonna be looking into a lot of things that I don’t think we’ve seen a lot with Hal Jordan before."

Morrison and Sharp's Green Lantern #1 is scheduled to launch in November.

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