John Stewart Ditches “Green/Willpower” to Become the First Ultraviolet Lantern
The “emotional electromagnetic spectrum” that is fueled by the emotions of all sentient beings across the multiverse has just discovered a new color. John Stewart (the notable neighborhood Green Lantern) is now poised to become the first Ultraviolent Lantern in the comic books.
According to a solicitation (via CBR) for the upcoming third issue in the relaunched Justice League series, the new ring will take over the wielder and force John Stewart in some “ultraviolence” against his comrades.
The different colors in the spectrum have allowed different corps to harness superhuman powers for decades, either for good or evil. Green represents willpower and can only be controlled by those (Green Lantern Corps) who can dominate great fear. On the other hand, Yellow represents fear and can only be controlled by those (Sinestro Corps) who can instill great fear in others.
There are other colors as well in similar fashion, such as White for life and Red for rage. It remains to be seen what powers the new emotion/color will grant the Ultraviolet Lantern and if John Stewart has completely turned to the dark side as a slave to the said power.
John Stewart: Ultraviolet Lantern? Believe it! Under the influence of the Ultraviolet Spectrum, John Stewart engages in some ultraviolence against his teammates Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Meanwhile, the rest of the League investigates the scene of the fallen Source Wall fragment, and encounters not only a horde of giant monsters, but a pair of longtime archenemies using stolen Atom technology to literally get under their skin. Best to stock up on Cortizone for that sort of itch! All this and…the Turtle? Yep.
The first issue in the new series — Justice League #1 — will arrive in stores on June 6, 2018. The second issue will follow closely behind on June 20, 2018. The third issue, featuring the Ultraviolet Lantern, will release on July 4, 2018. The relaunched run is from writer Scott Snyder (Dark Nights: Metal) and artist Jorge Jimenez (Super Sons).