25 years after its initial destruction, Coast City's fate is once again at the mercy of Cyborg Superman.
In the final issue of Green Lanterns this October, Hal Jordan battles Hank Henshaw for the fate of his hometown. It's a rematch that is a long time coming and not only closes out the DC Rebirth series but serves as a coda for writer Dan Jurgens with both characters and the fictional city.
In 1993's Superman #80 (Vol. 2) also written and illustrated by Jurgens, Henshaw -- who was masquerading as a resurrected Superman with cybernetic parts -- revealed his villainous intentions by destroying Coast City with the help of the alien warlord Mongul. The duo were ultimately defeated by the true Superman along with Jordan, Supergirl, Steel, and Superboy but the damage had been done: The sudden loss of his hometown along with virtually everyone he ever knew made Jordan susceptible to Parallax who possessed the Green Lantern for its own sinister ends.
While Coast City was eventually rebuilt during the events of Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver's Green Lantern: Rebirth, this marks the first time Cyborg Superman as returned to the city that he once wiped off the map. With the reborn city as their battleground, Hal Jordan and Hank Henshaw's grudge match is about to get even more personal. The full solicitation information from DC for the upcoming issue reads below:
GREEN LANTERNS #57
- written by DAN JURGENS
- art by MIKE PERKINS
- cover by MIKE PERKINS
- variant cover by CHRIS STEVENS
- And after that, it’s Hal Jordan versus the Cyborg Superman for all the marbles in the heart of Coast City! You might recall that the last time Cyborg Superman visited that town, things did not turn out well…
- ON SALE 10.17.18
- $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
- FC | RATED T
- #57 Final issue
- This issue will ship with two covers.
While the October issue closes out Green Lanterns, it was announced this past weekend at Comic-Con International that the character would star in a new ongoing comic series The Green Lantern by writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharpe. In the meantime, Jordan's current series is slated for an explosive finish.
Green Lanterns #57 is written by Dan Jurgens with art by Mike Perkins. It is scheduled to be released on October 17 by DC Comics.