29th May 2017

Zatswan.Com Launched!

The new website Zatswan.Com has launched, along with my series Zatswan: Multiversal Guardian, a comic book of cosmic proportions. If you aren’t content with how DC Comics has handled Green Lantern John Stewart, this is the comic for you. See the promotional video below:

Seven pages of the first chapter are currently posted on the site, and there will be updates every Sunday and Wednesday with new pages.

To find out more about this new series, check out the About page:

“Looking back on my history with Green Lantern, I can describe it as frustrating. Reading the comics was often annoying, and I found the fandom instantly hostile. Many of the fans seemed to hate John Stewart and the fact that he was on the Justice League show, as they believed one of the numerous white incarnations of Green Lantern to be more worthy and fitting for the spot.”

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If you’re curious about some of the Zatswan characters, there is information about them on the Characters page.

“A.C. Cooper is at a crossroads in life, where he can choose to keep trying to make his current situation work, or surrender himself to an outrageous adventure by becoming Zatswan, a mighty cosmic warrior who keeps peace throughout various parallel universes.”

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If you don’t feel like waiting for pages of Zatswan to be posted, you can read the whole first chapter by going to the Store and purchasing a .pdf file of the complete chapter. There are also music tracks from Zatswan Perfect Selection (heard in Zatswan videos) there for download.

Have a look at the Illustrations page where I dump artwork:

Zatswan.Com has a neat segment called “Black Character Showcase” where I discuss and rate various black characters in science fiction and fantasy entertainment. We start things out with Harlan Band from the Nickelodeon show Space Cases. Click on the link below to read more.

Harlan Band from Space Cases

“I wouldn’t at all be surprised if Harlan was originally conceived as a white character, or just a race-less character. Not that anything is wrong with any of that. I just want to point out that I imagine this is a case of us (science fiction/fantasy fans who like seeing black characters in strong roles) getting enormously lucky rather than the production setting out to “make a difference,” as in the case of a show like Static Shock. Harlan’s “blackness” is never once mentioned and is always a non-issue, which, for me, is perfectly fine.”

Read more.

If you like what you see, you can find out more about supporting the Zatswan project by watching this video:

You may also visit the Support page.

“I created Zatswan largely because I was tired of that. Instead of just being frustrated and complaining, I decided to take control. After many years of being left out and let down, I realize the only sure path to fulfillment for people who want to see what I do, is for them to be involved in the production process with key decision making roles. That doesn’t just mean writers, but also the people who approve what is written and decide the direction of a project.”

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Keep visiting Zatswan.Com for new content. This isn’t just a place where comic book pages will be posted. There will be more articles about Zatswan and other things that may interest you.

I’ll see you soon!

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13th May 2017

Green Lantern Artist Ethan Van Sciver Tells Fan Suffering From Depression to “Go Kill Yourself”

I have added yet another video to my burgeoning collection, John Stewart fan. The topic of this one is the recent ridiculous behavior of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps artist, Ethan Van Sciver. Check out the video below:

In case you missed it, you can see a five page preview with a cover of my own comic book series, Zatswan: Multiversal Guardian here. If the messages in my videos connect with you, my comic likely will as well.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, like the video, and look forward to more content soon! Also, if you like what you see and hear, you can support me on Patreon and follow me on Twitter by clicking the buttons below, and help spread the word!

John Stewart Injustice 2 Skin and Gameplay Revealed

The premier skins for the fighting video game Injustice 2 have been revealed. John Stewart is included, along with Powergirl and Reverse Flash. These skins will be available as downloadable content to those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2. Have a look at them below:

John Stewart has a surprisingly excellent design and model, which is a large step up from his appearance in the original Injustice game, in my opinion. What’s more, he will have his own unique lines and interactions with characters instead of saying the same things Hal Jordan does. That said, aside from those features, John Stewart is just a different skin for Hal Jordan and controls the same. Likewise, Powergirl is a different skin for Supergirl. At this point, I am not sure whether these characters will have their own endings for the arcade mode.

While it is cool that John is present, looking awesome, and available to be played as from the get-go, it’s still a bummer that he is given secondary status. It isn’t surprising, however, as DC has made it very clear that’s the best we can hope for from this character. For the foreseeable future, scraps, slim pickings, second class status, and Hal Jordan’s leavings are all you’re going to get, John Stewart fan.

To ease that blow a bit, Phil LaMarr of Justice League fame return to voice John in this new game. Hearing him as John Stewart instantly took me back to better days for the character, giving me the urge to bust out my Justice League DVDs and remind myself why I ever bothered becoming a fan of Green Lantern. You can have a look at gameplay featuring John in the Youtube video below:

Injustice 2 will be released for Playstation 4 and Xbox one on May 16.

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