With March the month for St. Patrick's Day and the first day of spring, it was only appropriate that DC Comics launched a new take on its Emerald Enforcers with Green Lantern: Earth One on March 20.
Written by Corrina Bechko and united with writer/artist Gabriel Hardman, Green Lantern: Earth One illuminated comic shops with an evergreen origin story for the Justice League hero and charismatic galactic guardian.
Bechko and Hardman (married in real life) reworked Hal Jordan into a hard-working scientist/astronaut employed by Ferris Galactic, sweating it out as an asteroid prospector who accidentally discovers one of the legendary Green Lantern Corps rings. Being ruthlessly hunted by homicidal machines called Manhunters, the Corps inducts Jordan into their storied ranks from which he must fortify their numbers and return the protectors to prominence.
Hardman is a veteran artist and illustrator whose work has graced the pages of Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm and Star Wars: Legacy (both with Bechko), and appeared on intricate storyboards for Hollywood feature films like Tropic Thunder, Superman Returns, X2: X-Men United, Inception, Interstellar, and Logan.
SYFY WIRE had the pleasure of watching this incredibly talented artist draw and ink the Hal Jordan Green Lantern and learn what techniques and tools he used to manifest this cosmic hero in the new Earth One graphic novel. Have a peek and watch a true master in his medium!