Green Lantern: Willworld
Cover to Green Lantern: Will World. Art by Seth Fisher.
DateJuly 2001
Main charactersGreen Lantern
Page count94 pages
PublisherDC Comics
Creative team
WritersJ. M. DeMatteis
ArtistsSeth Fisher
LetterersTom Orzechowski
ColouristsChris Chuckry
EditorsJoey Cavalieri

Green Lantern: Willworld is an original graphic novel written by J. M. DeMatteis and illustrated by Seth Fisher released by DC Comics in hardcover in July 2001.

Publication history

The artist Seth Fisher notes that:

Willworld was conceived after I pitched a story idea with art samples to Joey Cavaleri at DC. We brainstormed and decided to use the art style as a starting point for a Hal Jordan story. I wanted a writer that would shrug off some of the spandex cliches that I was worried could limit my art, but still tackle the fantastic. I wanted it to be both surreal and yet grounded at the same time.[1]

Fisher has also said that "we wanted a book where I could squeeze my imagination for everything it was worth and 'Green Lantern' just seemed to have the most potential that way".[2]

Writer J. M. DeMatteis described the story as "Green Lantern meets Little Nemo in Quantum Wonderland. A playful, surreal, quantum physics fairytale".[3]

The book was released as a hardcover in July 2001 (ISBN 1563897822)[4] and softcover in December 2003 (ISBN 1563899930).[5]


This story tells how a young Hal Jordan mastered his power ring. The story is set on a world formed entirely by the imagination of other Green Lanterns.

Critical reception

Locus Magazine gave the book a positive review and noted that it was "stunning stuff, highly recommended".[6]


  1. ^ Jozic, Mike. "Seth Fisher: Head Case". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ A Beautiful Mind: talking with artist Seth Fisher, Comic Book Resources, April 22, 2002
  3. ^ Ellis, Jonathan (January 2001). "How Powerful The Imagination Is?". Archived from the original on 2003-03-11. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  4. ^ Willworld hardcover details Archived June 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine at DC
  5. ^ Willworld softcover details at DC
  6. ^ Shropshire, Philip (2002-02-15). "Red Hour Orgy". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2009-01-28.