The "Third Army" story will span across Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Red Lanterns. DC released a teaser image by Aquaman artist Ivan Reis to mark the announcement.
The story will spin out of the events in Green Lantern Annual #1, which hits on August 29th. The comic has a mysterious "bleeding" cover that echoes the iconic image of Superman's symbol bleeding in the "Death of Superman" storyline. The issue, which reunites Green Lantern gurus Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, has solicitation copy that reads: "Everything changes here! EVERYTHING!"
The story will also center on the "First Lantern," who appears to be the focus of September's Green Lantern #0 issue and showed up on the cover of Superman Annual #1. (The character also appears on the splash image teasing 2013's "Trinity War" from DC's 2012 FCBD issue.) All of the Green Lantern comics in September are additionally promoted as "prologues" to "Third Army."