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Sunday, July 15, 2007

It's about time!!!

Newsarama's got a few of the October solicits up already, and I'm absolutely delighted.

Check out this cover from the JLA issue!

Do you see who I see? :-) John Stewart's back on the team where he belongs!

Nothing against Hal of course, I love him to bits, but I really do think John's the better team player. He really shines in a team setting. He's stable, calm, dependable and good with the younger/less-experienced heroes. He's also scary-awesome when he gets mad! He's also terribly underappreciated, JLU aside.

And hey, Hal HAS a book. One he does quite well in! John more than deserves a book to shine in as well. It's long overdue!

Hee. GL for Hal. GLC for Guy. JLA for John. And Countdown for Kyle. This is an awesome time to be a Green Lantern fan!



  • At July 15, 2007 12:23 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Well...that IS nice. About time too. John has been tragically underused lately.

    Incidentally, that must be some terrible show that the bad guys are forcing on the League.

    The only thing that has be a teensy bit worried, is that there haven't been any covers with Guy on them in the previews.

  • At July 15, 2007 2:14 PM, Blogger Will said…

    Batman and Robin.

    With Beethoven's Ninth in the background.

  • At July 15, 2007 2:41 PM, Blogger notintheface said…

    Since Dwayne McDuffie, one of the main JLU writers, will be writing JLA from now on, I have only one concern about the use of John Stewart:

    PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE have him form more imaginative ring constructs than he has on the JLU cartoon. That was my big pet peeve with his otherwise-splendid use on the show. I'm not expecting him to be Kyle Rayner, but on JLU John generally showed all the imagination of a coffee table regarding his ring creations. It seemed like 99% of the time he used his ring it was to either: a. blast things, b. fly, or c. form a bubble shield. Contrast that to the comics' John, who once ringed up a duplicate of John Shaft to arrest Kyle.

  • At July 15, 2007 2:53 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    Funny that he's seated next to Vixen and Hawkgirl.

    Not that I'm a John/Kendra shipper- Kendra is very, VERY different from Shayera (in good ways and bad) and I like the whole Roy/Kendra thing.

  • At July 15, 2007 3:37 PM, Blogger Julio Oliveira said…

    If you ever read "Roomies/It's Walky!!!" you know that the villains are forcing them to watch the "The Sound of Music".

  • At July 15, 2007 6:26 PM, Blogger Mr. Allison Blaire said…

    I'm such a huge fan of the Pre Crisis/ Pre Detroit Justice League that theres just something I love about seeing Hal as the one in Justice League. Even though I probably love Kyle and Guy more theres just something about seeing the Iconic GL being the one running around all pretty with the big wigs. Especially with the new "League within the League" being Hal, Dinah, ROy and presumably Wally. I'd love for John to get some solo arcs in the GL book or the the Corps book once in a while but I hope hes not taking Hal completely out of the picture.

    Who knows , maybe I just have a bias against John. I don't really know him too well though outside of the few appearances I've read with him and the blandness I always thought he was in the cartoon.

  • At July 15, 2007 7:50 PM, Blogger notintheface said…

    Lex is making them watch the Halle Berry "Catwoman" movie.

  • At July 15, 2007 10:13 PM, Anonymous buttler said…

    Wait, has John ever been a member of the non-animated League? I think he went on an occasional mission when Hal was unavailable, but less than, say, the Phantom Stranger.

  • At July 15, 2007 10:18 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    John was a regular member of the JLA after the end of Joe Kelly's Obsidian Age storyarc pretty much until the end of the series.

    It's a bit more than the Phantom Stranger managed. :-)

  • At July 15, 2007 10:22 PM, Blogger Jon Hex said…

    John was a member of the Justice League right before IC, for like two or three years, while Kyle was 'lost' in spce.

    I couldn't stand that Vixen/John/Shayera plotline in JLU and have no desire to see it start in JLA. With Kendra being somewhere around ten years younger than John, it just wouldn't work.

  • At July 15, 2007 10:33 PM, Anonymous buttler said…

    Wow, I had no idea, as I'd given up on that run of JLA some time before that.

    I guess that was another little bit of the animated universe spilling over into the mainstream DCU, which is rarely a bad thing.

  • At July 16, 2007 2:14 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Isn't John married to another ex-Lantern/Darkstar? A purple alien? I vaguely recall that from when he was in the wheelchair...

  • At July 16, 2007 6:19 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Don't remember if they were married, but he was living with Merayn (the Darkstar), sadly she was feeling directionless and lost on Earth, and she left him around the same time Jade cheated on Kyle.

    Katma Tui she wasn't, shall we say...

  • At July 16, 2007 9:31 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said…

    Those chairs must have some helluva lumbar support. Sheesh!!

  • At July 16, 2007 7:20 PM, Blogger Willow said…

    Dear Kalinara,

    Please direct user:Buttler to something DC related that shows John Stewart of the Dini-toonverse Justice League was inspired by the comic book version who assumed Hal's place once Hal had retired from the League.

    And that he has an indepth backstory involving a fellow Lantern as a wife and relationships with all the JL.

    Pretty please?

    Cause I'm about to get ABW all over them, and that doesn't match your decor.

  • At July 17, 2007 8:50 AM, Blogger Anthony Strand said…

    And JSA for Alan!

    You know - Alan!

  • At July 17, 2007 6:33 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Alan's in a class all his own. :-) But yes. JSA for Alan. :-)


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