Grant Morrison is launching a new Blackstars limited series for DC out of his current The Green Lantern run. Working with Wonder Woman artist Xermanico, the three-issue Green Lantern: Blackstars will replace Morrison and Liam Sharp's The Green Lantern, which is now confirmed to be ending with October's #12.
DC somewhat spoils the ending of The Green Lantern #12 in setting up Blackstars saying that as a result of that issue "no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...not a single power ring lights the darkness! What happens in the finale of Morrison and Sharp’s incredible year-long run is shrouded in mystery, but the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Scratch that—they never existed in the first place. What has Hal Jordan done?"
The publisher has confirmed Blackstars will be set outside of the primary DC continuity.
"Oa is the skeleton-paved haunt of vengeful demons, and the Blackstars - a sinister cult of universal peace and harmony, involving surrender to the will of the insidious and/or possibly illuminated Controller Mu - are in the process of subjugating the universe to their creed," said Morrison in a statement.
Hal Jordan will lead the Blackstars book as this cosmic cult challenges the demons of Ysmault, Mongul, and even Earth.
"Jordan’s one of the Blackstars’ primary operatives," continued Morrison. "He’s central, although the Cosmic Vampire Countess Belzebeth vies with him for control of the narrative in Blackstars. Hal Jordan is the kind of man who will excel in any situation, so naturally he’s an elite Blackstar in this altered-continuity."
Green Lantern: Blackstars #1 (of 3) is scheduled to hit stands November 6.