Brian Michael Bendis Teases the Return of a Fan-Favorite Green Lantern

Writer Brian Michael Bendis has teased the return of a longtime Green Lantern in an upcoming story he's writing for DC Comics while keeping the details of the character's return under wraps.

On his Twitter account, the prolific, Eisner Award-winning writer revealed that his spell check now includes Arisia Rrab, a fan-favorite Green Lantern character first created by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, and Joe Staton in the pages of 1981's Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #1.

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Arisia was initially introduced as a young addition to the Corps as they defeat Krona and Nekron before entering a relationship with Hal Jordan. The character was killed in 1996's Guy Gardner: Warrior #43 by Major Force before being discovered comatose but alive in 2006's Green Lantern #13 (vol. 4).

Since then, the character as been a visible member of the reinvigorated Corps including following the line-wide relaunch in 2011 with the New 52. However, the character has not played a particularly significant role during the DC Rebirth era as of yet, though Bendis indicates this may be about to change in a big way.

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It is unclear if Bendis' tweet means Arisia will surface in the pages of his current Superman/Action Comics run or play a role in his upcoming relaunch of Young Justice this January but given that the writer mentions he has added her name to his spell check, it's bound to be more than a tiny cameo appearance.

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