If you just can’t wait for Ryan Reynolds and his ridiculously cut abs to light up screens this summer in The Green Lantern, then DC Comics has a solution for you. Coming this May, DC will unleash five prequel comics detailing what some of the major characters in the movie were doing before the events of the film. Here is a list of the titles and creative team on each book:


Green Lantern Prequel Special: Sinestro #1

Written by Geoff Johns and Michael Goldenberg
Art by Fernando Dagnino


Green Lantern Prequel Special: Kilowag #1

Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Adam Schlagman
Art by Joe Bennett and Fabrizio Fiorentino


Green Lantern Prequel Special: Abin Sur #1

Written by Michael Green
Art by Karl Kerschl


Green Lantern Prequel Special: Tomar-Re #1

Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Cliff Richards


Green Lantern Prequel Special: Hal Jordan #1

Written by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Donald De Line
Art by Jerry Ordway 


The creative teams on each book have strong ties to the movie as Green, Guggenheim, Goldenberg, and Berlanti all have screenwriting credits on the film and De Line has a producer credit on it. And comic fans will instantly recognize that Johns, Tomasi and Schlagman have all been integral to the development of the Green Lantern comics in recent years.

The Green Lantern opens in theaters on June 17.