Recently, DC Comics announced Zoom and Ink, two imprints focused on putting out books for middle-school aged readers and young adult readers. Now, author Minh Lê of the upcoming DC Zoom book Green Lantern: Legacy has given a glimpse at an entirely new Green Lantern.
That new Lantern is Tai, a 13-year-old who finds himself in possession of his grandmother’s “jade ring” after she passes away. Only, of course, that’s no jade ring at all: It’s a Green Lantern Ring. Tai’s grandmother was a hero, and now he has to carry the mantle himself.
At this time, Lê, author of Let Me Finish! and Drawn Together for Disney Hyperion Books, said that he couldn’t presently reveal the artist responsible for the concept art shared above (presumably the artist of the book, as well). But he did share a delightful personal connection to the work: the premise is based on his own grandmother, who wore her own jade ring, and his other grandmother, who gave him a jade ring of his own twenty years ago.