Sam Humphries Leaving Green Lanterns

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Sam Humphries, who has been writing Green Lanterns since DC Rebirth, has announced he is leaving the title with issue #32.

Of all the titles that spun out of DC Rebirth, Green Lanterns is one that surprised me the most.

While there has never been a shortage of Green Lantern titles in the wake of Geoff Johns epic Green Lantern: Rebirth story, most have focused on a single Green Lantern of the Green Lantern Corps as a whole.

By contrast, Green Lanterns starred just two member of the Corps in the form of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. And it was evident from that Rebirth one-shot that these two did not want to work together but where instead forced to. It was an interesting dynamic and one that made for one of the most entertaining Green Lantern titles I had ever read.

Much of the credit for that must go to writer Sam Humphries, who has written the title since the beginning. He has made Cruz and Baz one the most interesting and enjoyable odd couples in comics and along with Titans, made Green Lanterns a book I really looked forward to.

Now comes word that things, they are a changing for our green duo.

Rumors had been swirling for a while now that Humphries might be leaving Green Lanterns soon. Those had only been exacerbated when Tim Seeley was listed as the writer for issue #33 and seemed to confirm he was the new writer on his Twitter feed back in July.

Well now Humpries has confirmed, via his own Twitter feed, that yes, he is leaving Green Lanters and his final issue will be #32.

Currently there is no confirmation if Seeley is indeed the new writer for Green Lanterns, but if I had to guess it would sure seem that way.

As for what the new mystery project that Humphries will be working on is, your guess is as good as ours. But considering he mentions it involves “one of the greatest DCU characters ever”, my guess would have to be one of the big three, most likely Superman.

Why Superman? Given Humphries style and how his Green Lanterns run was filled with humor and just a whole lot of fun, I don’t see him working on Batman or Wonder Woman. Superman just seems like a logical character for him to work on.

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We will all have to wait and see if I’m correct, or completely off base. But in the meantime, Green Lanterns #32, Humphries final issue, goes on sale October 4, so enjoy it while you can.

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David Goodman is a writer, proud Philadelphian, avid comic book reader and passionate Sixers fan. He can currently be found writing about comic books and pop culture for The Fanboy Review and running Shattered Backboard, a blog covering the world of women's basketball.

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