- Third Army Begins?: Green Lantern Annual #1, which hits on August 29th, 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!"
With that kind of talent and tagline, it's likely that this issue will kick-off of the "Third Army" event that DC executives reported to Newsarama last month and Johns teased in our interview soon after.
One convention report has the Green Lantern titles crossing over "around issue 12 or 13," which means the "Third Army" story should begin right after the Green Lantern Annual.
- Mystery Green Lantern?: Another August 29th comic, Superman Annual #1, is being written by Superman co-writer Keith Giffen and teases that a "mysterious new Green Lantern" shows up.
Yes, that says new.
According to DC's early publicity for the Superman Annual, he's a "deep-cover agent of the Green Lantern Corps.”
We've already pointed out here on Newsarama that this new Green Lantern could be the one that showed up in DC's Free Comic Book Day issue. After all, Superman did address him directly in the FCBD issue, and the two characters are also shown fighting against each other.With the DC Universe heading toward the Trinity War event and the Green Lantern titles racing toward a "Third Army" crossover, it's possible the Superman Annual is helping to line things up for September.