What’s this? An email from DC! And it’s featuring alternate universe versions of your favorite characters. Who doesn’t love a good reimagining? In this world, Green Lantern is a geomancer, Superman is a corrupted agent of Apokolips, Wonder Woman and Batman are dead, and in the latter’s case, replaced, and half the planet has been killed. So you might say they’re playing for high stakes.
We’ve got a whole bunch of C-listers shacked up with Dr. Fate down where Superman can’t find them while they lick their wounds. Say…who licks wounds, anyway? That sounds like a fantastically bad way to treat an injury. It’s like “Here, bacteria, I brought you some food, and also more bacteria.”
Tom Taylor has experience at this kind of situation, having made the Injustice adaptation way better than it had any right to be. In that world, Superman was a benevolent-ish despot who had crushed the Earth into a grim dystopia. At least here the big red S has enough honesty to admit he’s here to conquer.
Nicola Scott makes the whole thing look really good, with help from inker Trevor Scott (no relation). So let’s see what the Australian writer/artist combo has in store for us.
Hoo boy! Mountains of bones, the planet shattered, and the few surviving resistance members in deep hiding. Grim stuff! Let’s let off that tension with a MAD variant cover:
For more Lanterny goodness, enjoy charming and delightful comments on last week’s Red Lanterns #29.