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DC Announces "Green Lantern" Comic Prequels

While in the DC Universe Earth may be known as the location where four individual Green Lanterns team up to protect space sector 2814, DC Comics is becoming the place where the creative staff of the incoming "Green Lantern" film are teaming up to tell a number of new sci fi stories.

The publisher announced today via its The Source blog that in May it will release five prequel one-shots to June's "Green Lantern" feature film. The comics will see a simultaneous day-and-date release in comic shops and through DC's digital comics app for $2.99, and each will be written by a confab of film producers, screenwriters and DC comics talent. The list of books is as follows.

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: SINESTRO #1Written by GEOFF JOHNS and MICHAEL GOLDENBERGArt by FERNANDO DAGNINOMovie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: KILOWOG #1Written by PETER J. TOMASI and ADAM SCHLAGMANArt by JOE BENNETT and FABRIZIO FIORENTINOMovie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: ABIN SUR #1Written by MICHAEL GREENArt by KARL KERSCHLMovie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: TOMAR-RE #1Written by MARC GUGGENHEIMArt by CLIFF RICHARDSMovie art cover

GREEN LANTERN PREQUEL SPECIAL: HAL JORDAN #1Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GREG BERLANTI and DONALD DE LINEArt by JERRY ORDWAYMovie art cover

As dedicated fans of the superhero may recall, Berlanti, Guggenheim and Green penned the initial draft of the "Green Lantern" screenplay while Goldenberg delivered the final version. De Line is one of the films producers, and, of course, Johns, Tomasi and Schlagman have all been heavily involved with the Green Lantern corner of the DCU for years.

For more info, check out The Source, and be sure to stay tuned to CBR for more on everything "Green Lantern" in the months ahead.

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