There’s an awful lot of stuff going on in comic books this week, but it’s worth taking time to check out this one, I think. In this week’s issue of Green Lantern Corps, released on Wednesday, Green Lanterns John Stewart and Kyle Rayner are up against the possessed Green Lantern Mogo, an entire sentient planet, famously created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons in the Green Lantern story, Mogo Doesn’t Socialize. Sending out thousands of Green Lantern rings to create psychopathic Lanterns, Jon Stewart, channelling the Black Lantern ring energies is left with no option but to… kill a planet.
And they do so, blowing Mogo up, turning the tide of the battle, and watching as the debris of an entire planet falls onto Oa in Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors.
It’s quite an end to such a legendary character, created in a story that expanded what a Green Lantern was or could be. Not just Mogo but viruses or mathematical concepts.