Red Lanterns Ongoing Comic - I Think We'll Need More Red Ink

Friday, January 14, 2011

Red Lanterns Ongoing Comic Book

We haven't had much Comic Book news here as of late, maybe it's because I'm just trying to cut down on the reading and be lazier than usual. I've been having a hard time getting cool storylines to come out of the comic books I read or maybe I just read too much Deadpool and now it's starting to rot my brain. No matter how lazy I am, news about an ongoing Red Lantern Comic Book is really something I need to post. I don't think they'll crash with any of the Green Lanterns yet but just the thought of Atrocitus getting his rage groove on over and over again gives me the willies... whatever that means... Geoff Johns will be putting down his pen on this one and will let Peter Milligan do all the writing. To be honest I don't know who Peter is or the stuff he's written but I kind of like his plans for this book. Check out his thoughts after the break.

“Everybody who has read Green Lantern and its associated books for any time
probably knows why Atrocitus is angry. His entire race was almost wiped out
by marauding Manhunters.

“But after Geoff Johns asked if I was interested in writing The Red Lantern
Corps I started thinking about Atrocitus and his anger. Because it’s not
just anger. It is RAGE. A crimson red rage that still consumes him after all
this time. And when you think about it, the Manhunter massacre happened an
awful long time ago. Eons ago. Okay, you’d never get over something like
that. But Atrocitus’ rage҆it hasn’t weakened. It is just as immense and
awesome as it was all those centuries ago. I wanted to know why. I wanted
to know how.

“In the first storyline of THE RED LANTERN CORPS we look for an answer to
these questions. And the answer lies in part on the far side of the prison
planet Ysmault. It is here where we’ll see why and how the rage of Atrocitus
is just as all-consuming as it ever was. We’ll also begin to learn what goes
on in the boiling brains of his napalm-blooded corps. Can the proud Bleeze
remain a loyal servant? How does the angry cat DEXTAR try to feed its
beloved master? And what horrors lie at the bed of the ocean of blood?”

-Peter Milligan

Posted by Jab Escutin
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