DC is poised to introduce another color to its spectrum of interstellar Lantern Corps, but it's not going to happen in one of the publisher's Green Lantern titles.
In Justice League #3, Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez will transform Green Lantern Corps stalwart John Stewart into an Ultraviolet Lantern. While it doesn't sound as though Stewart will be helming an entire Corps of beings wielding similar rings, it does add another light to the known Lantern colors.
The issue's official description reveals that the influence of the new ring will bring out some "ultraviolet" tendencies in the typically cool-headed Stewart, who will throw down with his Justice League teammates. It's less clear about the ring's origin, though it's probably a pretty safe bet that it has something to do with the breach left in the Source Wall at the end of Dark Nights: Metal.
Speaking to CBR in the wake of Metal's finale, Snyder may have teased Stewart's upcoming predicament. "[Breaking the Source Wall] means new sectors for the Green Lanterns, new rules of physics for magic, new cosmic wonder for characters like Starfire who are exploratory in space. It’s a shattering of limitations."
Speaking about Stewart specifically, Snyder promised the GLC member would get some time in the spotlight. And again, in hindsight, the writer may have offered some clues regarding his new ring. "John Stewart starts to realize that the Guardians have hidden things from him because of his skill set, what he’s supposed to do, he might have been a soldier for them in ways he didn’t realize."
Check out Jim Lee and Scott Williams cover for Justice League #3, featuring the first look at John Stewart, his new ring and the Ultraviolet Lantern logo, along with the issue's full solicitation text, below.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3
- Written by SCOTT SNYDER
- art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
- variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
- John Stewart: Ultraviolet Lantern? Believe it! Under the influence of the Ultraviolet Spectrum, John Stewart engages in some ultraviolence against his teammates Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Meanwhile, the rest of the League investigates the scene of the fallen Source Wall fragment, and encounters not only a horde of giant monsters, but a pair of longtime archenemies using stolen Atom technology to literally get under their skin. Best to stock up on Cortizone for that sort of itch! All this and…the Turtle? Yep.
- ON SALE 07.04.18
- $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
- FC | RATED T+
- This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.