Since returning to the world of mainstream comics, Liam Sharp has been pretty hard to miss. From his highly acclaimed relaunch of Wonder Woman alongside writer Greg Rucka and fellow artist, Nicola Scott to his revival of DC’s iconic THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD franchise, Sharp’s successfully reminded all of us why the realm of superhero comics had embraced his detailed, lush artistic style in the first place. It’s hard to imagine a comic project that’s more high profile than relaunching Wonder Woman during her 75th anniversary year, right before the premiere of her first live action movie. But if one exists, Sharp may very well have found it. At San Diego Comic-Con this summer, it was announced that he’ll be teaming up with none other than Grant Morrison—another acclaimed creator who’s returning to DC after a hiatus—for THE GREEN LANTERN, which will carry the emerald torch of the beloved character well into the new year.
Dan DiDio who is currently the co-publisher of DC Comics, along with Jim Lee asked Liam Sharp to do the art on Green Lantern with Grant Morrison. He commented,” We’d never worked together, but we’ve both been in the industry for a very long time and like each other’s work. So, when this came up, there was no way I was going to turn it down. The stars just seemed to align.”
More said, “I really enjoy his scripts. They’re so entertaining because he’ll go off on a tangent halfway through a description of a scene and start talking about his influences, stuff he read when he was a kid, and the sort of pulp stuff he did and didn’t like. You get all his insight. He obviously loves writing so much. There’s a glee to his scripts that’s palpable.” Interview excerpt from Tim Beedle on dccomics.com.
THE GREEN LANTERN #1 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp is in stores on November 7, 2018.