DC Comics is expanding their line of Earth One graphic novels next year with Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 from Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman and Jordan Boyd.
The new book reimagines Hal Jordan as an astronaut and scientist for Ferris Galactic, with him discovering the Green Lantern ring by accident on an asteroid — launching him into an adventure beyond his wildest imagination.
"Approaching this as an Earth One story gives us the opportunity to go back to the core concept of Green Lantern and interpret it through the lens of a modern, grounded sci-fi story while still being true to the Silver Age roots of Hal Jordan," Hardman told IGN. "Having storyboarded Interstellar, this is an approach I’m comfortable with and have wanted to explore in comics. Realistic sci-fi is only the beginning of this story; we have something much more epic in store."
"Hal Jordan is a smart, capable person with a space and science background who has a lot of untapped potential even before he finds the ring," Bechko added. "That means he’s going to approach everything the ring does from the perspective of a scientist, but he’s going to employ it for action and adventure. The result for us as writers is the opportunity to fully embrace the science fiction aspects of the story in a way that would be impossible with a lot of other characters."
Launching in 2010 with Superman: Earth One, the series focuses on newly revised versions of classic DC superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and the Teen Titans.
Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 arrives in stores on March 20th, 2018.
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