Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Published: July 25, 208 Written by: Robert Venditti Art by: Jordi Tarragona, Rafa Sandoval Cover by: Fernando Pasarin After multiple issues and storylines pitting the Lanterns against the newly reformed Darkstars, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 brings us the start of their final fight. This has been a battle of two opposing mindsets — the justice of the Lanterns, and the brutal revenge of the Darkstars. Since the beginning, the Lanterns have struggled to hold onto their moral ground as the Darkstars have gained more and more support. There’s no final debate between these two to settle things now. Instead, we get a huge battle between the two forces and their allies, all hinging on one single plan. However, if you can’t wait until next week for the epic showdown, check out ComicVerse’s exclusive preview of the issue, and see just what you’re in for! Alliances Abound in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 What to Expect From HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 Issue #49 saw the Lantern fending off waves of Darkstars on Mogo. This issue picks right up from there, with John Stewart recording over the battle. There are some epic splash pages of the Guardians and Lanterns battling Darkstars on Mogo. Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Zod, Arkillo, and Orion battle Darkstars in space. John records over both fights, describing how the Lanterns are fighting to show the universe a better way. It emphasizes the weight of the battle, especially as John describes the slim chance they have against the Darkstar tech. John wishes he could be there, but he is coordinating an epic two-part plan on the Darkstars. The battles are meant mainly to distract, while the second part of the plan goes into effect. Not surprisingly, it involves Hal Jordan. The Second Wave Hal has brought Hector Hammond to the Darkstar nerve center, where the Controllers are hooked up to the machines. Hal needs Hammond to disrupt the network by taking control of the Darkstars. Hammond’s first impulse is to kill them, but Hal pulls him back in the lightest moment of the book. Hammond easily links and overrides the Darkstar’s mind, setting the stage for the next part of the plan… The creative team for HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 consists of writer Robert Venditti, pencilers Rafa Sandoval and Sergio Davila, inker Jordi Tarragona, colorist Tomeu Morey, and letterer David Sharpe. HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 hits shelves on July 25th. Until then, check out Comicverse’s exclusive preview below! HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 Preview Gallery Courtesy of DC Entertainment. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment. Courtesy of DC Entertainment. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment. Courtesy of DC Entertainment. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment. Courtesy of DC Entertainment.