Warning: potential spoilers for DC's Omega Men comic follow!
DC has been teasing plenty of big changes and character shake-ups for their post-Convergence relaunch in June. And if their solicitation for Omega Men #1 is to be believed, the DCU could be short one Green Lantern this summer. This new series from writer Tom King and artist Alec Morgan will explore the consequences the team face for murdering Kyle Rayner.
The Omega Men are back in an all-new series! They’ve murdered White Lantern Kyle Rayner and now, the universe wants them to pay! Who are these intergalactic criminals – and is there more to their actions than meets the eye?
DC has already been building towards Kyle's potential death in recent months. His exposure to the mystical Life Equation may be the source of his current White Lantern powers, but it also threatens to physically destroy his brain if he can't find a cure. DC has teased that Kyle's fate will be revealed in the series finale of Green Lantern: The New Guardians.
This move comes as DC prepares to shrink the Green Lantern franchise in June. The core Green Lantern series and Sinestro will continue, while a new ongoing series called Green Lantern: The Lost Army will replace Green Lantern Corps and Green Lantern: New Guardians.
Things are looking pretty grim for Kyle at this point, but it's entirely possible the hero will find a way to cheat death at both the hands of the Omega Men and the Life Equation. It wouldn't be the first time in recent years DC pulled a fake-out with the character.