We know that DC is pushing a lot of Green Lantern product this year, what with the big movie coming out this summer and a new animated series in the Fall. Readers have three current ongoing series, a big event with War of the Green Lanterns coming in February, and coming soon, another ongoing series centered around The Red Lantern Corps. Red Lanterns will launch later this year and will be written by Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Greek Street) with an artist to be announced later. The series will shed some light on the most popular group to spill out of last year’s Blackest Night storyline.
On DC’s blog, The Source, Milligan says the series will examine the origins of the Red Lantern Corps and why the leader of the Corps has remained so mad for so long. The series will star not only the leader of the Red Lantern Corps, Atrocitus, but the rest of the Corp, including everyone’s favorite blood-spewing cat, Dex-Starr!
We know that the Green Lantern animated series coming this year will focus a lot on the Red Lanterns so it makes a lot of sense for DC to launch a comic book series focusing on the characters, but I wonder if readers will support the series, at least as an ongoing title. I have been reading all the Green Lantern series for the last few years, and I could see myself buying this series if it was a miniseries, but I’m not interested enough for this to be a must-buy. I might give it a shot if the artist attached to Red Lanterns is someone I like, but I just don’t know how this series will work. However, DC knows what’s selling, and it seems to be whatever is related to Green Lantern, so they may as well pump out the product while it’s selling.