Brian’s Comic Book Picks for May 22nd

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Green Lantern #20

It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title!

It’s all been building to this. The First Lantern has been messing with the reality of all the Lanterns. He’s been toying with them and showing them all the possible versions of themselves. It’s time for the them to fight back. Geoff Johns is finishing up his long run with the Green. We thank him for the work he has done and look forward to the next adventure for both he and the Green Lantern Corps.

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Clips from This Week’s Young Justice & Green Lantern: The Animated Series

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Here are two clips from Saturday’s episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern: the Animated Series on Cartoon Network. The Young Justice episode is titled ‘Intervention’ and focuses on the team trying to help and save Blue Beetle. Green Lantern’s episode is titled ‘Scarred’ and deals with the team trying to figure out what to do with Aya.

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Geoff Johns Responds to Leaving Green Lantern

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So here’s the sad news: Doug Mahnke and I are closing the GREEN LANTERN SAGA that began with GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 with this May’s 64-page GREEN LANTERN #20. As every storyline is coming to a head, it feels like the right time. The book is still doing great. The characters are as vibrant as ever. Let’s go out how we started – on a high note.

Counting up between the GREEN LANTERN monthly series, REBIRTH, BLACKEST NIGHT and the various one-shots and specials…that makes over 100 issues of GREEN LANTERN I’ve had the absolute privilege, pleasure and fortune to write.

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Young Justice and Green Lantern Cartoons Cancelled

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Cartoon Network announced today that both Young Justice and Green Lantern: the Animated Series will be cancelled after they finish their seasons in the next few months. I only caught a handful of Green Lantern episodes but liked it and I really enjoyed Young Justice. It seems like nothing really gets much of a chance nowadays.