It looks like the New 52 could be painting the town red in February… or green, depending on which side of the new flip book edition of Green Lantern #28 and Red Lanterns #28 you start to read. It has been a while since I have seen any of the big comic companies use this specific gimmick to draw readers, but I understand that this is one way to ensure that readers get both parts of the story and the creators leave nothing to chance. The basics are here:
GREEN LANTERN/RED LANTERNS #28
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and CHARLES SOULE
Art by BILLY TAN and ALESSANDRO VITTI
GREEN LANTERN Cover by BILLY TAN
RED LANTERNS Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Don’t miss this amazing flip-issue with two covers at a special price of just $2.99! This DOUBLE ISSUE contains both GREEN LANTERN #28 and RED LANTERNS #28! With dozens of sectors in open rebellion against the Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan is faced with a crisis in the sector most important to him: 2814, home of Earth…as well as Ysmault, home of the Red Lanterns. Hal made a dangerous bargain with Guy Gardner, and now it’s time to pay up! Plus: Guy and the Red Lanterns take over policing Sector 2814! And you’ll want to keep reading RED LANTERNS next month to see what happens to their newest member: SUPERGIRL!
That’s right, you read it here… Supergirl, in all her teenage angst-y glory, will become the newest member of the Red Lanterns. This should be an interesting addition to that lineup now lead by Guy Gardner. Rebert Venditti told Newsarama that this was a very important change, but no the only change, resulting from the events of the Lights Out storyline across the Lantern books. He stated that this would have effects that could be felt all across the New 52, not just localized as we have seen other recent events impact.
I liked the Wrath of the First Lantern storyline, but was disappointed by the ending. I will definitely pick up this book, the $2.99 price tag for two books makes it hard to pass up, and hope that the creative team has more in store than just a one issue cameo of Supergirl to boost sales.