PLUS: Dig the decade-tribute variant covers…
Following Robin (click here), the Joker (click here) and Catwoman (click here), DC in May will be publishing the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular — featuring an all-star line-up of creators and the requisite series of decade-tribute variant covers by an array of artists — including Neal Adams.
Dig the official solicitation info, released Friday by the publisher:
GREEN LANTERN 8OTH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, MARIKO TAMAKI, PETER J. TOMASI, JEFF LEMIRE, ROBERT VENDITTI, DENNIS O’NEIL, SINA GRACE, CHARLOTTE FULLERTON, RON MARZ, JAMES TYNION IV, and others
Art by IVAN REIS, FERNANDO PASARIN, DARRYL BANKS, MIKE GRELL, RAFA SANDOVAL, and others
Cover by LIAM SHARP
In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe’s most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites! A legendary lineup of creators including Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, and others will be keeping the galaxy glowing bright!
ON SALE 05.20.20
$9.99 US | 96 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with 10 covers.
Now check out the decade-by-decade variant covers, sans trade dress:
1940s variant cover by NICOLA SCOTT
1950s variant cover by MATT TAYLOR
1960s variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1970s variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
1980s variant cover by DAVID FINCH
1990s variant cover by PHILIP TAN
2000s variant cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
A few thoughts:
— There will also be a 2010s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, and a blank variant cover.
— DC pioneered this particular anniversary format with Action Comics #1000 in 2018 (click here) and followed up with Detective Comics #1000 (click here), Wonder Woman #750 (click here) and the upcoming The Flash #750 (click here). I have no idea what Green Lantern’s legacy issue number would be and there have been so many GL titles over the years that it kind of makes sense to go the 80th Anniversary Super Spectacular route this time.
— Finally! Neal Adams does a decade-tribute variant cover! To this point, he’s only done retailer exclusives.
— I see Denny O’Neil and Mike Grell’s names in the credits. Mayhap they’re collaborating? After all, a hardcover collection of their ’70s stories is also coming in May. (It was originally set for January. Click here.)
— Aaaand, speaking of O’Neil and Adams, there will be a Green Lantern #76 Facsimile Edition coming in May, as well. Click here for the EXCLUSIVE lowdown.
— By the way, there will be more Green Lantern anniversary news, so check back at this post later Friday. (UPDATED: Here it is — DC in June will be publishing Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Knight, a 400-page commemorative hardcover featuring some of the best GL stories of all time. It lists for $29.99.)
— Naturally, Hal Jordan and the GL Corps members will dominate the Super Spectacular but the timing is down to the original Green Lantern’s May 1940 debut. Alan Scott first appeared in All-American Comics #16.
— EXCLUSIVE: Landmark GREEN LANTERN #76 to Get Facsimile Edition. Click here.
— The Stark Brilliance of O’Neil and Adams’ GREEN LANTERN #85. Click here.