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Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Coolreported this morning that DC Comics will announce a new Sinestro Corps ongoing series at San Diego Comic Con. The series will join Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lantern, and Larfleeze as the sixth ongoing Green Lantern family title. In response to the news, elderly comics fans who grew up during the nineties were none too pleased.
Writer: Greg Rucka Art & Lettering: Michael Lark Color: Santi Arcas Cover: Michael Lark Image Comics
Lazarus is set in the near future and society has turned toward a nearly feudal system. Wealthy families control the world instead of politics and citizens are divided up into classes: Family, Surfs, and the Waste. Each family has a Lazarus - a “sword and shield” - given all the biological advantages the future can offer and tasked with protecting the Family. This is the story of the Lazarus: Forever Carlyle.
Over the last two years, DC has flung over 60 “number one” issues at readers, each of which were designed to hook readers into reading wave after wave of revamped series and superheroes. Unfortunately, most of these books were bland and uninspired, setting the tone for DC’s catalog of mediocre superhero fare. Even DC’s best comics, Batman, Aquaman and Wonder Woman, seemed to lack a spark in their debut issues, leaving readers satisfied but not exactly clamoring for more. That’s not the case with Superman/Batman, Greg Pak and Jae Lee’s new DC title. Superman/Batman #1 is a clinic on what a debut issue should be, fresh, exciting and fast-paced without losing focus on the characters or plot.
DC Comics earned themselves a lot of negative publicity last year when they attempted to fire Gail Simone from Batgirl via email message, quickly reinstating her after feeling the wrath of the internet. But don’t believe for a second that DC learned any lesson whatsoever from that. In response to a question of whether or not Batgirl would be a part of DC’s Batman super-mega-crossover event, Zero Year, Simone posted on her Tumblr:
Yes, but I was told on Friday that I’m not writing it.