The Darkstars are back and more destructive than ever in the tense new storyline taking place in the pages of HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS. Last issue, we saw the debut of the Controllers’ new and “improved” Darkstar mantles, which quickly seemed to turn on their creators before blasting across the galaxy in search of hosts. Their first recruit? Former Green Lantern Tomar-Tu, who was imprisoned in a sciencell after murdering a Yellow Lantern he was charged with bringing in. Feeling little remorse for his actions, even after his time in prison, Tomar-Tu represents the Darkstars’ philosophical ideal—a peacekeeper who believes that the only way to maintain order is to remove all lawbreakers permanently, along with anyone who stands in his way.

In issue #43, we learn that more Darkstars have joined the ranks, forming an intergalactic death squad that’s undermining the Green Lantern Corps at every turn and sowing fear on every planet it visits. As the situation gets out of hand, the Green Lanterns must take action in this exclusive first look.

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 by Robert Venditti, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona and Tomeu Morey is in stores this Wednesday.