DC Confirms It's Grant Morrison on Green Lantern #1 with Liam Sharp

Bleeding Cool let you know this was coming a while ago. Now, DC PR and IGN have made it official. Green Lantern by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp. Another one off the rumour checklist.

Green Lantern #1 will launch in November, starring Hal Jordan.

Morrison is quoted as saying:

"The basic concept is that [Hal Jordan] is like a space cop that patrols a sector of the universe where anything can happen. We've made it more like a police procedural… It's an intergalactic police force, but instead of guns they've got wishing rings that make their thoughts come true and turn into plasma… "We're doing Hal Jordan where, you know he's a good cop, but is he really a good guy? And we're looking into his relationships and how he deals with people. And also the fact that, if you've got a job as a space cop, it's hard to be stuck on the planet Earth. He has other lives on other planets. We're gonna be looking into a lot of things that I don't think we've seen a lot with Hal Jordan before."

Sharp says:

"I love this idea that he's an idiot savant. In a way, he's a genius. He can just turn up and kind of assess the situation really quickly, and then just smack it with a giant fist, and it's all fixed… He's a loner and a drifter and he's an unreconstructed man. It was nice to do that and to go a little bit old-fashioned with it. He doesn't belong here at all, you know? He's longing for the heavens, and to be back up as a Green Lantern,"

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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