Newsarama has a very good interview with Geoff Johns in which he discusses the upcoming developments in the Green Lantern storyline.
[Newsarama] The past has come back to bite Hal Jordan many times in his years as a Green Lantern, but perhaps not quite as hard as in the end of last weekâ€™s issue #16, when the benefactor of the bounty hunters whoâ€™ve been chasing Jordan revealed himself. The mysterious man looking for earthâ€™s Green Lantern? None other than Amon Sur, the son of Abin Sur â€“ i.e., the previous Green Lantern who, after crashing on earth gave his ring to Jordan.
...Amonâ€™s return is only the tip of the pain in the butt iceberg thatâ€™s just beginning to show itself in DCâ€™s Green Lantern series â€“ Sinestro, the red guy with the yellow ring with the mad-on for Green Lanterns, and Hal in particular, is forming up his own team, and the Star Sapphire is back on earth â€“ and hunting. Read the whole story.
The Sinestro Corp idea leaves me with mixed emotions. This sort of thing could be absolutely revitalizing to the Green Lantrern mythos. It has the makings of really, really superb storytelling. I mean a Sinestro Corp could be amazing.
Quoth Mr. Johns: ...Green Lantern #18-#20 will have six page back-ups by me and Dave Gibbons called â€œTales of the Sinestro Corps,â€? which will be in the style of the old â€œTales of the Green Lantern Corpsâ€? which will start to introduce new members being selected, and what they do.
...The relationship between the Sinestro ring and their bearers are a little different â€“ more like a host and parasite than the Green Lantern ring bearers and their rings. The Sinestro Corps members arenâ€™t controlled by their rings, but they are a little more parasitic. The rings feed on fear, and feeds off the fear that the individual it has chosen can create...They have all the positive qualities of a Green Lantern ring, except they instill great fear instead of conquering great fear. So theyâ€™re essentially terrorists in a way.
It seems as if my first Phable of the New Year has already irked a reader or two. For example, Brendan not only wrote me an e-mail, but linked to his blog as well:
Twice in the same â€œPhablesâ€? strip, Brad Guigar writes, â€œOnly a mom knows how sometimes the fear of oneâ€™s own death has nothing to do with oneâ€™s own life.â€?
Right, â€œonly a momâ€? has any sense of responsibility or devotion to the family. â€œOnly a momâ€? knows what itâ€™s like to have children who depend on you for everything from daily meals to moral guidance to help with homework. We fathers have nothing to do with our families: why, if you took away the paycheck we contribute, what else do we offer, other than nothing? We donâ€™t have any involvement with our kids, other than providing half their chromosomes. And since weâ€™re not moms, none of us dads have any idea of how â€œfear of oneâ€™s own death has nothing to do with oneâ€™s own life.â€? Read the whole post. (Warning: Very strong language.)