DC Comics to Introduce Golden Lanterns:
The Green Lantern Corps are a group of inter-galactic military police that act as self-proclaimed peacekeepers of the entire universe. They are not the only one though. There are other Lantern Corps. The Green Lantern Corps harness energy from the willpower of the collective sentient life in all of creation. Similarly, the Red Lantern Corps, the Yellow Lanterns, the Indigo Tribe, the Blue Lanterns, the White Lanterns, the Orange Lanterns, the Star Sapphires and the Black Lanterns all harness power from one color in the universal emotional spectrum. Recently, DC Comics introduced another Lantern Corps – the Ultraviolet Corps, with Sinestro and Jon Stewart as founding members that harness the invisible spectrum of negativity. But wait, there’s more!! DC has just introduced another Lantern Corps member in the Legion of Superheroes and they too draw their power from another such as of yet undiscovered spectrum.
It will only be a few more weeks before Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Stock reveal the latest title for the re launch of the Legion of Superheroes issue. The much popular superhero team of the future will be taking the comic book world by storm when their first title issue is released a month later. This time, the Legionnaires are coming together with all new, all powerful characters that will be taking on pivotal roles in the DC Comic book Universe. Among the many newly created superheroes from the future that will become Legionnaires, the one that has caught our attention is the introduction of a Gold Lantern Corps Member.
A recent interview which saw Brian Michael Bendis hold the microphone revealed a bunch of answers to glaring questions regarding the future of the Legion of Superheroes in DC Comics. One such question asked about the Gold Lantern that will be a part of the Legionnaires. To that Brian Michael Bendis was heard saying and we quote:
“I don’t think any of them are oddball,” Brian Michael Bendis was heard saying about the Legionnaires. “I’m not bullshitting; they’re all awesome. I will say, I’ll plug our new ones. We have Monster Boy coming. We have Gold Lantern coming. We have a new Doctor Fate. So we’ll see the future of magic at DC. Also, I’m getting a lot of positive feedback on the design on Timber Wolf, so I’m very happy to hear that.”
The DC universe is actually reaching a limit of the intergalactic peacekeeping forces that police the cosmos. Apart from the Yellow, Green, Red, Indigo, Star Sapphire, Blue, Orange, Black, and White Lantern Corps, there is also the newly revealed Ultraviolet Corps. There are also other forces that have tried to take on the role of a peacekeeper like the Black Stars and the Man-hunters (who are now villains and prime enemies of the Green Lanterns). The decision of allowing a whole new Lantern into the fray may be the tipping point for DC. Let us hope that is not the case and the Legion of Superheroes actually manage to make something out of this new superhero instead of just pushing the character into a side role as most of their issues are infamous for when it comes to new characters.
The Legion of Superheroes, titled Legion of Superheroes: Millennium #1, will be released on the 18th of September this year. We will get to know the answer to the viability of another lantern Corps in the DC Comic Book Universe soon enough.
The Green Lantern Corps appeared last in the Justice League movie. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.