GREEN LANTERN fans longing to see Hal Jordan wearing the ring again will get 112 pages worth in November.
That's when DC Comics is releasing GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY - THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HAL JORDAN, a hardcover graphic novel. The story is written by Joe Kelly, with art by Brent Anderson and a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.
As the title indicates, the story follows the life and times of the former GL and current Spectre.
"It takes the point of view of the Pie-Face character, Tom Kalmaku, and what his relationship was to Hal Jordan and how the changes in Hal Jordan's character affected him," Anderson says.
Anderson says the emotional aspect of Kelly's story is "right up my alley."
"It deals with the human side of what it is that makes comics interesting to me," Anderson said. "The reason I got into Marvel comics when I was a kid was because I liked to be caught up with the personal problems. The fact that Peter Parker was a high school student and then a college student, and he had to be Spider-Man, but he always had to take care of his Aunt May and he had to take care of his grades and make sure that he did his homework. I really liked that kind of stuff.
"Being more of an adult now, Joe Kelly's approach to exploring the personality of Tom Kalmaku just intrigued me. I said, 'Yeah, I've got to do this book.'"
Anderson recently showed early pages from the book, with obvious homages to such GREEN LANTERN artists as Gil Kane and Neal Adams.
In addition to the mammoth GREEN LANTERN project, Anderson has jumped aboard as artist of Top Cow's RISING STARS. "I've never worked so hard in my life," Anderson says. "Twenty-five years in the business, and this is the hardest I've ever worked."