DC Comics has a lot going on these days and their bringing it all to SDCC 2013. One of the biggest announcements might be the addition of the first female Green Lantern from Earth. There’s always been plenty of alien ladies sporting those powerful green pieces of jewelry, but after DC Comics next big “52” style event Forever Evil, we’ll get to see an Earthling slip on the ring and state the oath, and it only took 73 years to get there.
Forever Evil is described on DC’s web page as:
The first universe-wide event of the New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An Epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!
Here’s one of the teaser images floating around the Internet today:
There’s no doubt that’s a female Green Lantern, but is she from Earth? We got teased about the first Earth woman to wear a lantern ring in Geoff Johns‘ Green Lantern #20, pictured below. Just who is “Jessica Cruz” and what is so “controversial” about her powers? We’ll have to pick up the upcoming Forever Evil issues to find out.
OK, Green Lantern Fanboys, I know, I know. Donna Parker was given a power ring in The Green Lantern Corps #4, and offered membership in the GL Corps, but remember, she turned it down. This would mark the first official Earth woman to wear the ring. We don’t know much about Jessica Cruz yet, just that some people in the DC Universe might have some issues with her having the ring and all that power.
Now, the real question, will anyone give a crap? Will this draw readers and sell comics? Are we going to see her boyfriend or significant other stuffed in a fridge?