Essential Reading and Viewing

on July 8, 2013

Green Lantern John Stewart’s greatest adventures are chronicled on this page.

Green Lantern Volume 2 #182-200 + DC Retroactive: Green Lantern – the ’80s

John Stewart becomes the main Green Lantern of Earth. He gets a job at Ferris Air Craft Company, battles a number of classic Green Lantern villains, meets and falls in love with Katma Tui, tackles the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and battles Guy Gardner! Collected in Green Lantern: Sector 2814 Volumes 2 and 3.

Green Lantern Volume 3 #14 – 17 + Green Lantern: Mosaic #1 – 18

An insane Guardian of the Universe uproots many cities from across the cosmos and places them within close proximity of each other on planet Oa. John Stewart is tasked with keeping peace among the settlements while the Guardians gather the energy to send them home. It’s more than John bargained for, however, as he soon finds himself on a deep philosophical journey for the truth about this Mosaic World… and himself!

Justice League: The Animated Series

The groundbreaking action cartoon officially known as Justice League! The World’s Greatest Heroes unite to safeguard the Earth and beyond from cataclysmic threats. Green Lantern John Stewart returns to Earth and joins their ranks after an extended tour of duty in deep space. Adventures mystical, scientific, and everything in between await the Green Lantern… as does the love of his life. Justice League is collected in the DVD box set Justice League: The Complete Series, and is available for streaming on Netflicks.Com.

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10 responses to “Essential Reading and Viewing”

  1. SilverZeal says:

    Hey….wat abt Mosaic!!!!

  2. Hudson Faber says:

    Yeah, Mosaic and the current Jensen run are totally necessary!

  3. Aktivizz says:

    I may be in a minority, but personally I’m not a huge fan of how John was portrayed in the Sinestro corps war and the whole Blackest night runs. I believe that Geoff Johns only used John and the other Earth Lanterns because he was basically forced to. Clearly most of the focus on those stories were on Hal Jordan, and everyone else more or less played a supporting role.

    P.S. John Stewart had one of the most embarrassing lines in the Sinestro corp war: “All I have to do is STAY BLACK!”.
    Seriously? Like they could not think of anything else for him to say so let’s just remind everyone of how Black he is. Small little nitpick but that;’s just something that didn;t sit right with me.

    • Desh says:

      I don’t like the way John is portrayed in most of Geoff Johns’ work, to tell you the truth. I don’t think Johns likes/gets the character, which, I believe is why John Stewart was so terribly underutilized during Johns’ entire run.

      • Hudson Faber says:

        Truth. You won’t hear an argument from me. Johns wanted to play with every character other than John. In the single ones shot he wrote focusing on John, he made him get over Xanshi. Then he regressed the character with the Mogo incident. There was just no real care for the character or his history there.

        • Aktivizz says:

          That’s what gets me also. Whenever Hal messes up, they just retcon his history so it isn’t “Technically” his fault. I would have more respect for Hal Jordan if they kept him destroying the corps his fault because that gives him a more deep character, but no they retconned it so that none of it was his fault. John Stewart screws up and causes the destruction of a planet and they don’t ever seem to let him forget about it.It was constantly been referenced to and it made John this mopey, gloom character not the tough, stern, badass we know him as. John will never get the retcon treatment and you know what…..he’s better for it.

        • Desh says:

          What’s so upsetting about that is John was coming right off his totally successful cartoon run on JL/JLU.

          Instead of using that momentum to further build John up, I got the feeling that Geoff Johns worked so hard on Hal Jordan, while burying John Stewart, somewhat as a response to John breaking out so well in Justice League.

          The impression that gave me was kind of like Geoff Johns saying, “NO! That is NOT Green Lantern. That is NOT the way it should be. Here, let me show you the REAL Green Lantern. As for that guy on the cartoon. Screw him, I’m just going to pretend he doesn’t even exist. Ha ha!”

          That’s the feeling I got from the way he mishandled John, which was really upsetting to me at the time.

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