Green Lantern John Stewart in Injustice: Gods Among Us

on July 15, 2013

Gamers rejoice! Green Lantern John Stewart is appearing along with Martian Manhunter in “Injustice: Gods Among Us” as downloadable content. Apparently, he’s only a re-skin of Hal Jordan, so he doesn’t have a new moveset. However, a really cool aspect is that Phil Lamarr, his voice actor on “Justice League” and “Justice League Unlimited” has provided the VA work.

I’ll be honest, I don’t play “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” but it’s nice that John is getting more exposure outside of comic books. DC Entertainment has been vigorously pushing Hal Jordan lately, so it’s good to see they haven’t completely forgotten about John, because all his fans, both casual and hardcore have not. Things like this, and his appearances on the cartoon “Young Justice” are much appreciated. Hopefully, we see more of John in other forms of media soon.

The only thing I have a problem with is that this seems to be based on his “Justice League Unlimited” look, where he sports a goatee. I never really dug that style on him, and it always struck me as something brought on by his incredibly messy break up with Hawkgirl. Therefore, I never felt it represented the real John Stewart, so to speak. I’m really glad the comic book artists never picked up that design. That said, that move by the JLU developers is another sign of the incredibly deep character development John received.

Also, being a re-skin, it’s my understanding that he works just like Hal Jordan. It would have been nice if he operated completely different, but it’s no big deal.

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Oa, by The Way...

Oa, By the Way… is a feature in which I’ll post light musings, ramblings, or interesting things I find around the net pertaining to John Stewart. In the above text, I mentioned his messy break up with Hawkgirl, so I thought I’d post a video that is a somewhat chronological depiction of their relationship, done by someone I’ve admired for a while, 90scartoonman.

Yes, that is sappy, and yes, the track that plays along with the video -“You Got it All” by The Jets- is cheesy. Call me a big softie or whatever you want, but that whole thing is great! There is something quite special about this! For what it is, I couldn’t imagine it done much better. It captures the mood of their roller-coaster relationship very well and hits all the right emotional and nostalgic buttons.