Back to top

DC Relaunch: Tyler Kirkham on 'Green Lantern: New Guardians'

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:42

Tyler Kirkham is fast becoming one of my favorite artists, with his work on DC's Green Lantern Corps simply jaw droppingly awesome!

Now with the DC Relaunch this September, Kirkham will be on the new GL book, Green Lantern: New Guardians with writer Tony Bedard.

Kirkham spoke with DC's The Source on the new project:


pic THE SOURCE: What about DC’s new 52 titles excites you the most?
TYLER KIRKHAM: There are still DC books I’m not familiar with so this will help me to start from scratch, and pick up books I’ve wanted to read for a while. I also plan on getting an iPad or tablet soon and want to start reading some of my books digitally. So with the books starting from # 1, I can have a whole series from the beginning. I’m extremely excited about it.
How and why are you shaking up the series’ status quo?
Well my series is one of the new ones. GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS. I’m glad Kyle will still be staring in my new book. I really love drawing him. This book will focus on all the ring color corps, so well will get to see a lot more of the Lantern universe than the other Lantern titles.
What new characters will debut in the series?
All I can say for now is Kyle Rayner. But there will be members from all the other color corps.
Will we see new character designs?
Most likely. As of now, we’re still in the development stage.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had working on this character/book?
As I’m just getting started, the whole series is a surprise to me. I think the whole story will surprise people, as we discover secrets from all the other corps.
What secret has been the hardest to keep?
Just the fact that I wasn’t staying on the GREEN LANTERN CORPS series. I wanted to tell some of my friends and fans but held off until it was announced.
What’s the unofficial tagline for this series, in your own words?
“What will happen when you put a member from all the Lantern corps in the same room?”