DC Comics Planned to kill Green Lantern John Stewart!

Green Lantern Corps #10
Death for Stewart!?!

News trickling in all day (I was at work thus why your just getting the news) claims that Fialkov who was the writer on the Green Lantern Corps book staring the uber popular on Stewart/Green Lantern has resigned because editorial wanted to kill said character and the writer refused.

Now bear with me here. Marvel’s most poplar black character is Storm but for DC clearly that title would have to be given to this John Stewart thanks to his long running stint as the sole GL in the Justice League cartoons. In a supposed “new state of affairs” where Static Shock, Mister Terrific, Voodoo and Batwing have had solo books launched in the new 52 why would DC think it was a good idea to kill their most popular Black Superhero?!

What do you guys think of that revelation? Racism? Good idea?

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0 thoughts on “DC Comics Planned to kill Green Lantern John Stewart!

  • March 22, 2013 at 2:21 am
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    Racism is exactly what it is. DC has always been far more racist than Marvel. DC has always been in your face blatantly racist.

    While Marvel has always been what I call “stereotypical racists”. Marvel is that White friend who has never even known any Blacks before and has all his info from the news and movies and is stunned you know bigger words than he does and that you don’t like rap music.

    The White friend who asks stupid questions and insults you not because he hates you but because he is ignorant and simply needs to be taught better. You have a discussion with him to set him straight and everything is cool.

    That’s Marvel.

    DC is not that White Friend. DC is that two faced White friend who pretends to like you but is all the while looking to undermine you. The White friend that makes inappropriate jokes that you KNOW aren’t really jokes.

    The White friend who’s favors somehow end up being not as favorable as you first thought.

    The White friend who is always listening and watching and when he has something good snitches on you, revealing his true colors.

    That’s DC for you 150% and I’m probably being conservative.

    I mean come on, this is the company that had all Black Kryptonians put on an island all by themselves. Apartheid anyone?

    That’s DC.

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  • March 22, 2013 at 3:04 am
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    Sad state of affairs.The new 52 was to be more diverse and reflective of how America is ethnically made up.I know they didn’t but still.Hope they don’t Static stunk,Mr. Terrific had bad art and was written even worse.DC needs to make sure that change the gender on Elemento & Atom are not the only changes made.

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  • March 22, 2013 at 3:28 am
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    Static Shock, Mr. Terrific, Voodoo, Icon, Batwing.. I am sure they are thinking the African Cast has reached its status quo, and its time to trim back the members before it is Milestonetized, and in turn reducing comic sales. Or more to the point, not wanting to see another playground of theirs dominated. Just a observation.

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  • March 22, 2013 at 4:49 am
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    Sadly I agree with Jason and Soulsamurai1 on both accounts, I don’t understand why they’d want to kill Stewart, perhaps for further shock value or becasue theyre afraid he’s not just a token anymore but a full character.

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  • March 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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    It doesn’t matter because no one stays dead in comic books anyway. Superman, Batman, Captain America have all “died”

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    • March 23, 2013 at 2:27 am
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      While Giant Man or Black Goliath or whatever he was calling himself when the Thor clone offed him remains dead. As do other Black heroes. The only way there will be another Black Giant Man will be if someone replaces him. But no resurrection: That’s too Christ/Godlike and reserved for White characters only.

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  • March 23, 2013 at 2:21 am
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    And there all WHITE!

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  • March 23, 2013 at 3:10 am
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    They know that John Stewart is not just a character now but moving in on being this generations green lantern. Kyle rayner never stuck, guy gardner is a 90’s joke, hal jordan is the silver age lantern that they are attempting to give forever status and they decided to reach for the gay demographic with alan scott another sign of Dcs lazy story telling. They think stewart is getting too big so they plan on taking him down. Don’t forget in the batman beyound world he has a child with hawkgirl i.e. warhawk.

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  • March 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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    Like I’ve always said there is racism in comics and cartoons. The only way we are ALLOWED to see the true greatness of blacks is in entertainment. In sports and music and you can see how they control the sports that black people dominate and dumb down the music that is put into heavy repetitive rotation.

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  • May 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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    Sometimes I think (as a Black Man) Blacks need to segregate from the whites and create things just for us. Because they will never get it right. NEVER!!!!!

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  • May 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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    Actually, if you read the curret green lantern corps books and are following the current storyline, you’ll see that the guardians have been hunting and killing off all of the human green lanterns. So, killing John Stewart wouldn’t be racist, it would just follow with te entire storyline. In fact, it’d actually be a bit weird if everyone else died EXCEPT for him.
    Let’s also think about the fact that almost every superhero has “died” at least once (whether in marvel or dc) and they never seem to stay dead. I mean, Hal Jordan, himself, has died and been resurrected. John honestly has to die eventually.

    I’m not saying that DC doesn’t have some notably racist incidences, but I’m saying that I don’t believe that this is one of them.

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  • December 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm
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    Racism? Really? A whole modern day organization guilty of racism, because the character they kill for a storyline is black?!?! Get over yourselves. Consider it may be more of a testament to how important the character is, that they would kill him off. Its about ratings/sales!! Everybody loves John Stewart, and people would have been on fire about his death and would have bought into it more than if they killed a more established character. Plus, he’s a lantern. Dying and being replaced is sort of their shtick!

    Done.

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    • December 29, 2013 at 3:13 am
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      You never know with these organizations. Are they actually creating a riveting storyline for their black character or are they just wanting to get rid of a popular black character? What you said is more insightful. However, we know of black characters being killed off or cancelled because of color. Sometimes yo just don’t know, you have to see how it all plays out.

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