Grant Morrison will return to the DC Universe this fall with Liam Sharp, as they tackle hard-nosed space crime in a new series that features Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
“Instead of the big, epic, 12-part stories, we’re focusing down on the everyday life of a space cop. Basically, it’s no more apocalypse-ending storylines,” Morrison told IGN. “The basic concept is that [Hal Jordan] is like a space cop that patrols a sector of the universe where anything can happen. We’ve made it more like a police procedural.”
Hal Jordan has been starring in Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps, which has been more of a team book featuring Hal, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and the rest of the Corps, where they face down threats to the universe issue by issue. So it has been a while since he’s had his own solo title, and this sounds like it’s going back to basics with the character.
“We’re doing Hal Jordan where, you know he’s a good cop, but is he really a good guy?” Morrison said. “And we’re looking into his relationships and how he deals with people. And also the fact that, if you’ve got a job as a space cop, it’s hard to be stuck on the planet Earth. He has other lives on other planets. We’re gonna be looking into a lot of things that I don’t think we’ve seen a lot with Hal Jordan before.”
The new series launches in November.