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This is an absolute gut-punch for me and not the sort of news I wanted to wake up to this morning, particularly since I've found Johns' GL to be stronger than it's been in some time.
Whoever steps in has impossibly large boots to fill. Worse still, I really do fear for the worst given that DC's current talent pool just isn't that deep (which is why they've lately been hiring indie writers by the dozen, hoping that at least a couple will stick).
The only people I'd have any interest in seeing on Green Lantern after Johns are Snyder or Morrison...and Morrison's basically done with ongoing work at DC and Snyder's plate is full. I fear for the worst.
Well, time to drop GL (when GJ leaves in May) and start catching up on Aquaman.
It's unclear to me, will Johns finish the First Lantern arc before he goes?
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Last edited by bsmithy; 02-11-2013 at 01:02 PM.
Wait, is he leaving GL so that he'll have enough time to be the new pope?
Replacements I'd like to see:
Any of those would be quite wonderful. I'll not be surprised of it is Venditti, as someone else mentioned, who has something big in the works supposedly, but I will be disappointed as his sci-fi work on X-O hasn't wowed me in the least.
And, of course, if he's back healthy and capable of writing two books a month, Kurt Busiek.
None of them seem likely. Fialkov maybe. Lemire if he is leaving Animal Man.
Knowing DC, Tomasi or Bedard have a better shot than someone fresh like these guys.
This...I...Johns was the only reason I came to give a dang about Green Lantern. His run, and guiding of the mythos has made GL for me. This sucks. I'll be dropping GL when Johns leaves. It was a great run Geoff.
Last edited by Ziza9; 02-11-2013 at 01:35 PM.
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I absolutely loved Geoff's run on GL, almost as much as his run on the Flash. But I have to say...
Anyone concerned about the lack of Sinestro on that cover image?