Superhero-types can be strange ducks. If they’re not swinging through the streets of New York in red and blue spandex, they’re living on emerald green farms a galaxy away all naked like they’re romping about an extraterrestrial nudist colony. The latter is where we find space cop and costumed adventure Hal Jordan, a member of the Green Lantern Corps, at the beginning of Dark Knight Universe Presents: Green Lantern #1, a mini-comic to be included in this month’s issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Check out these preview pages that DC Comics was kind enough to share!

Dark Knight Universe Presents: Green Lantern #1, written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello with John Romita, Jr. on art, will appear in Dark Knight III: The Master Race, out next Wednesday.

From the official issue description:

With the next chapter of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, readers will learn more about the plans of the newly-freed Kandorians in the main story, but this 12-page supplemental tale sees an alien-looking (for details, check out Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again) Hal Jordan’s otherwise idyllic life interrupted by a distress call from Earth. On his arrival, Hal is greeted by three strangers, looking for a God to worship…

This third mini-comic is co-written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, with art breakdowns by John Romita Jr. and finishes by Frank Miller. In addition to the Book 3 periodical version (scheduled for late February), the Collector’s Edition hardcover publishes both the main story and the mini-comic in a same-size “prestige” format approximately 2 weeks after the periodical hits retailer shelves.