Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 Preview

on September 8, 2014

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ComicBookResources.Com has a preview of Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1, and it looks incredible! I feared this may be a throw away issue, especially since these events likely won’t come to pass, but the quality of Van Jensen’s script and the artwork is undeniable. Take a look for yourself in the link below, and be sure to pick this one up on September 10th.

Green Lantern Corps Futures End #1 Preview

Oa, by the way

Dennis Haysbert Green Lantern

You may know Dennis Haysbert as the President on the television series 24, the voice of Kilowog from Justice League, or as the All-State man, but he is also something else you may not have known; a Green Lantern John Stewart fan! ComicBookMovie.Com interviewed the acclaimed actor, and he gave his thoughts on the Emerald Crusader:

“Wow, I used to always keep up with John Stewart the black Green Lantern, love him. Would love to get into that universe. Cloak and Dagger. I used to enjoy. You know, all of them. All the DC favorites and the Marvel favorites. Loved the X-Men, loved The Avengers, You know, sheesh, you know, Superman, Batman, the classics are always great, but the ultimate super hero is Green Lantern. I love John Stewart as Green Lantern. The fact that using that power range, using your imagination, however strong your imagination is. You can make those constructs. I think the Green Lantern can beat Superman.”

Dennis Haysbert Interview

It’s always cool to see big celebrities like Dennis Haysbert and The Rock make their love of John Stewart known. And what else is cool is that he’s not just a hero that they like, but their favorite superhero! John Stewart’s showing on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited has left a huge impact on many people, even the famous.

19 responses to “Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 Preview”

  1. Hudson Faber says:

    John’s scar is pretty badass in that preview. I can’t wait to pick up the issue!

    And it’s great seeing so many celebs rallying behind our boy John!

  2. PadThai2 says:

    I had no intention of reading Future’s End but it looks like I’ll be getting this issue. I was a little worried by the dialog between the two noobs at the beginning but it makes sense. At lease Van Jensen is acknowledging that when he could have just swept it under the rug.

  3. Steve Rogers says:

    I wonder have any African american celebrities ever like Cyborg as their favorite character? LOL. It just shows John Stewart is a much better character than Vic Stone.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      Man, I really dislike Cyborg. He’s just… not cool AT ALL, in my opinion.

    • Corey A Lee says:

      I like both Cyborg and John Stewart. I just don’t like how DC made Cyborg their token and basically used him as a means to keep Hal Jordan as the main GL. I like the characters development and power boost the Cyborg has received but I don’t like what had to happen in order to get it.

      Don’t say one Black character is better than another because that implies that there only needs to be one. Instead ask how come they BOTH can’t be on the Main Roster?

      • Desh Derringer says:

        I don’t dislike Cyborg just because he’s on the main roster of the Justice League and that John Stewart is not, though that is definitely salt in the wound. There are a lot of characters I’d rather see there than Cyborg, regardless of John Stewart, like Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, and… MANY others.

        I just don’t care for the character and never really have. The fact that DC tries to push Cyborg as their preeminent Black character (and they do) just incenses me, because he’s a robot (I think there is something inherently wrong with him, regardless of John Stewart), he has no credibility, and John Stewart, who has a history of being DC’s preeminent Black character, would be much more appropriate if there must be a preeminent Black character. And DC knows that. Some higher ups just have a love affair with Hal Jordan, which often causes John Stewart to not get the shine everyone knows he rightly deserves.

        • anonsaga says:

          I actually don’t think there are such things as bad characters, only bad writers. For my own part, it wouldn’t matter to me if Cyborg was a robot, a gargoyle, a Klingon or a Namekian. The issue I have with Cyborg (aside from the fact that he’s NO substitute for John Stewart), is that he’s treated like a junior member of the league, and sometimes… like less. Compare that to John Stewart from the JL/JLU animated series, where he was written as an absolute equal to the other six Leaguers, in terms of importance, in terms of power, AND in terms of prominence. Cyborg’s inclusion and continued presence is written so awkwardly that the character feels out of place — so much so that the term ‘token’ applies. At least when Cyborg was a member of the Teen Titans, he felt natural.

          • Desh Derringer says:

            “I actually don’t think there are such things as bad characters, only bad writers. For my own part, it wouldn’t matter to me if Cyborg was a robot, a gargoyle, a Klingon or a Namekian.”

            I understand that viewpoint. Where things fall apart for me, though, is that Black people are actually supposed to identify with Cyborg. At least that’s the goal for DC. He is on the Justice League primarily for diversity (actually, primarily so they can use Hal Jordan, but…), and the main point of diversity is to try to reach varied demographics. I think we can all agree on this.

            I think there is something dreadfully wrong when the character Black people are supposed to relate to on some level is a castrated robot with half a face, who never does anything cool, and who no one would ever love for his looks, and who can’t even have… uh… traditional sex. Maybe it would be alright if he were surrounded by similar freaks and such, but he’s not. He’s surrounded by the most idealized and prestigious heroes in the world, and none of them suffer from the things Cyborg does, or anything remotely similar.

            That situation bothers me, frankly, and I think there is something very wrong with it.

            Conceptually, visually, and in characterization, Cyborg just never did anything for me.

          • anonsaga says:

            You make a good point and I agree with you. Truthfully, I’d prefer Static or Kaldur’ahm (Aqualad) to Cyborg.

          • Corey A Lee says:

            Basically you’re saying that Cyborg is desexualized and emasculated as a Black man. I can see that.

  4. anonsaga says:

    I haven’t seen A Dame to Kill For yet but Dennis Haysbert did a fantastic job as Presidential candidate/President David Palmer on 24. The show went through many presidents and he was by far the best and most memorable. Also glad that he’s a John Stewart fan. He’s really the best Black superhero in mainstream comics right now — even more than Storm, who has ‘regressively’ been moved away from the foreground since the mid-90’s.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      I agree. Storm is a cool character, but where John has her beat is that he has much better potential to succeed as a solo feature. She will likely always just be a team player. I know she has her own solo series now, but from what I’ve seen, the sales aren’t spectacular on it and it’s only into its second issue.

      • Steve Rogers says:

        People say Storm used to be an A-lister, but not anymore. Do you guys think John Stewart has the potential to be an A list hero in the comics?

        • Desh Derringer says:

          Certainly. DC Comics just needs to get more behind the character. John needs to play crucial roles in their high profile event comics. He also desperately needs to appear with a great role in film (I know that isn’t comics, but it will help).

          John Stewart, for better or worse, is pretty much the only Black superhero who has potential to be A list (that is, if you don’t count Al Simmons as Spawn). He’s already widely known and fondly thought of to the general public, even more so than his White counterpart, and he has a large contingent of comic fans (people like us). He even has a strong following among fangirl shippers who love his romance with Hawkgirl from Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. He succeeds on so many levels with so many different kinds of people. He has strong casual and hardcore fanbases.

          Really, John Stewart is the only Black superhero who has fully surpassed the “iconic” White version that preceded him, seeing as how the White one still struggles to find an audience with the general public.

          • anonsaga says:

            The Spawn animated series was awesome! Frightened me early on but I loved it. One of the things in that series I really appreciated was the depiction of a happy typical black nuclear family. Outside of a comedy, you almost never see that on television (or in movies) these days.

          • Corey A Lee says:

            True, just don’t tell Geoff Johns, Dan Didio, and millions of H.E.A.T fanboys that. They would rather destroy the franchise than admit that.

        • Corey A Lee says:

          At this point I would definitely consider Storm to be an A-lister. She is one most of the marketing, she LEADS Xavier’s school as Headmistress and she leads her own team. Her new look has been well received and she has her own title. I think that this is just right.

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