Somewhat like jolly ol’ Saint Nick in a baseball cap, DC Comics CCO and “Green Lantern” writer Geoff Johns has got something special for his fans this holiday season. As announced this morning on the publisher’s official blog The Source, Johns will team with artist Brett Booth and cover artist Gene Ha this December for the “Larfleeze Christmas Special” featuring the avarice-inspired leader of the Orange Lanterns introduced as part of DC’s recent string of GL events.
The roots for the story stretch back across this year’s convention season, as Johns began talking about giving Larfleeze a Christmas one-shot at Emerald City ComiCon when he first revealed the greedy character would land on earth post-“Blackest Night” because “its people are just like him.” As the summer moved along, some readers thought the special was a joke, until at WonderCon the writer explained the premise of this new story. “He finds out there’s this being who gives people things, and goes to find him,” Johns said referring to Santa Claus. “Hal Jordan has to explain to him what stories are. He’s not happy.” While the story has been set up in the pages of DC’s “Brightest Day” it still remains unclear if this special will lead to the rumored “Red Lantern Valentine’s Day Special” in February.
Greedy dreams of Christmas comedy aren’t the only new Green Lantern tid bits on deck for December as The Source also revealed this morning that long-standing DC scribe Marv Wolfman would pen a one-shot featuring the test pilot hero and Plastic Man would team up in “Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapons of Mass Deception” with art from Brent Anderson. With Hal Jordan heading for the big screen next year, this may not be the last GL special project fans see on the shelves once 2011 roles around.
For more on these projects, check The Source, and be sure to stay tuned to CBR News for more info as it becomes available.