Writer Geoff Johns recently ended his almost ten year journey with DC Comics’ Green Lantern and with the end of the series in Green Lantern #20 and closed the chapter beautifully along with adding certain possibilities to the mythos.
There have been 5 Green Lanterns from Earth but we never got a female one despite when The Green Lantern Corps is an institution that spans, gender, race, species, as well as the universe.
Jade, the daughter of non-Corps affiliated Green Lantern Alan Scott (in pre-reboot continuity), was given a spare power ring by Kyle at one point and served as a GL of Earth.But once her normal powers were returned to her she didn’t need a GL ring any longer. The ring didn’t choose her.
To show the GL legacy would live on, in the pages of Green Lantern #20, Johns went on to mark a few beats in the future of several Lanterns. We witness a scene between Simon and the arm of a Lantern named Jessica paired with a narrator saying, “He was ultimately responsible for training the first female ring bearer of Earth — Jessica Cruz — a controversial figure herself who came into possession of her ring in the wake of the Justice League’s death.”
Who is Jessica Cruz and what does a Justice League death entail? That remains to be seen but it looks like Jhons has planned something big with the future of DC comics, Green Lantern and Justice League mythos.