Reading down the list of issues that DC and ComiXology are selling for 99 cents as part of this weekend’s two-day Green Lantern 101 sale, something struck me: None of Gerard Jones’ 1990s GL run is available these days, is it?
For those who weren’t around at the time, Jones’ revival of the Green Lantern franchise in the early ’90s made him, in a weird way, the Geoff Johns of his day. At one point, such was his success that he was writing not only Green Lantern, but also Green Lantern: Mosaic (starring John Stewart, and still my favorite GL title), Guy Gardner and Justice League Europe/International – Like Johns’ earlier GL stories, Jones’ run dealt with the reconstruction of the Green Lantern Corps, the inscrutiability of the Guardians and what to do with multiple Green Lanterns from Earth. With the movie coming out in a few weeks and all manner of Lantern-esque promotions and reprints happening, it’s odd to see a complete lack of what had been a particularly bright point in the franchise’s history. Maybe they’re saving it up for Green Lantern 2.