Green Lantern Writer’s Final Arc Challenges Law Enforcement Ethics

Comic book scribe Robert Venditti has been writing the flagship Green Lantern title since taking over the series in 2013. Over the past five years, he has remained on the title despite two line-wide relaunches and taken the Emerald Warriors to new heights, but as with all good things, it must now come to an end. Venditti spoke with IGN about how he intends to end his lengthy Green Lantern run with a story that brings back the Darkstars, an interstellar police force that challenges the rules of law enforcement and justice that the Green Lantern Corps is built on.

If you’ve been reading Venditti’s Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps series, then you already know that he’s been seeding this final story by re-introducing the conniving aliens known as the Controllers who, you guessed it, control the Darkstars. Not unlike the GLC, the Controllers enlist different beings from across the cosmos to wear the powerful Darkstar armor and use it to dish out their brutal brand of justice. This allows Venditti to explore themes about policing, law enforcement, crime, and how criminals and victims are treated.

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