GLC and R.E.B.E.L.S. writer Tony Bedard talked about an upcoming arc in the latter book that sets up Dox vs. the green police corps.
[Writer Tony Bedard noted that] the title’s next arc “To Be a R.E.B.E.L.” which features the Green Lantern Corps.
Lobo joins Dox and his crew full time with “R.E.B.E.L.S.” #20″This story arc will see the Vega Sector’s rookie lanterns either earn their badges or get drummed out of the corps,” said Bedard. “It also sets up a battle for the hearts and minds of the galaxy as Vril Dox puts out the viewpoint that the Green Lantern Corps are unwanted interlopers, imposing the laws of Oa upon the universe. It’s a sort of State’s Rights versus Big Government argument, but it proves persuasive to more people than the Guardians of the Universe would like.”
Although the two teams share certain similarities in that they both are law enforcement agencies, Bedard said there are certain fundamental differences between the ring-slinging Corps and Vril’s group that puts them in direct opposition, especially when the question of jurisdiction comes into play. “It makes sense that we should define the relationship between L.E.G.I.O.N. and the Green Lantern Corps, since they both carry out similar functions, but in completely different ways. L.E.G.I.O.N. is justice-for-profit. They’re the Blackwater of outer space, whereas the Green Lanterns are a more altruistic operation,” he explained. “Also, most of the action in ‘R.E.B.E.L.S.’ is centered on the Vega Sector, which was recently reopened to the Green Lantern Corps, so a confrontation between these two sides is sort of inevitable.”
“I think the Green Lantern view of L.E.G.I.O.N. is a pretty dim one, mostly because the guy leading L.E.G.I.O.N. is all but a villain himself,” Bedard added. “Dox’s crew, on the other hand, is composed of vastly different personalities, so they all have their own take. Adam Strange has a much more positive view of the Green Lanterns than does Amon Hakk, the Khund mercenary.”
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