June 2014 Solicitations
on March 18, 2014
The June solicitations are out. Let’s see what Green Lantern John Stewart is up to at the start of summer 2014.
First up is Green Lantern Corps #32, which continues the “UPRISING” storyline that will be happening in Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps. Writer Van Jensen has said that 2014 will be a huge year for John Stewart. I have a feeling that said hugeness is somehow very much linked to “UPRISING” and that the outcome of this arc will greatly affect John.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #32
Written by VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“UPRISING!” part 4! The casualties of the uprising against the Green Lantern Corps reach monumental proportions as the Durlans reveal their sinister endgame! John Stewart leads his ragtag team of Lanterns against an army of shape-shifters that can assume any form. Meanwhile, one Lantern must decide if he will make the ultimate sacrifice to give the Corps any hope in this war.
I’m very much looking forward to that.
Moving on, John Stewart will continue to show up in the digital first Injustice Year Two comic.
INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #6
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Superman, Shazam and Sinestro square off in space against the Green Lantern Corps for one final showdown. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Superman’s super-powered security force has begun its clampdown on Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon is not happy. Riots break out with deadly results. Even with enhanced powers from the stolen super pills, are the Birds of Prey ready to make their stand?
Another digital first that will prominently feature John is Smallville Season 11: Lantern #3. I think it’s great that John Stewart is the Green Lantern of the Smallville universe. It seems very fitting to me, perhaps because Justice League and Justice League Unlimited were airing new episodes at the same time period Smallville was. I think it’s kind of lame that Batman is featured on the cover instead of Superman and Green Lantern, but whatever.
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: LANTERN #3
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale JUNE 11 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T
A rain of yellow “stars” falls on Gotham City even as Superman and the Green Lantern John Stewart face a threat from Oa’s past that has reappeared on the moon. Batman, Nightwing, Green Arrow and the Wonder Woman from the DEO are doing their best, but they need help. When Clark returns to Earth, will John’s luck run out?
I’m also very excited about the upcoming trade paperback, Green Lantern Corps Vol. 4: Rebuild. This will collect the first part of Van Jensen and Bernard Chang’s run, and if you’re a John Stewart fan who has not been following the Emerald Crusader in the monthlies, then you ABSOLUTELY NEED this! Seriously, this is the best John Stewart has possibly ever been, and you shouldn’t miss it. I’ll definitely be picking it up!
GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 4: REBUILD TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, VAN JENSEN, CHARLES SOULE and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by BERNARD CHANG, BILLY TAN, VICTOR DRUJINIU, IVAN FERNANDEZ, ALLAN JEFFERSON, ALESSANDRO VITTI, BRAD WALKER and others
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JULY 2 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Guardians are dead, leaving the Corps to fend for itself. Now, it’s up to John Stewart to train a group of rookies with deadly foes hot on their tails and rings that aren’t functioning properly. And there’s an ancient evil lurking at the edge of the universe that threatens to extinguish their lives forever! This new title collects GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21-27 and ANNUAL #2.
Another book John Stewart fans may want to pick up is Batman Beyond Universe #11. It continues the Justice Lords arc, and Lord Green Lantern is likely to be around, even if he isn’t seen on the cover or mentioned in the solicits.
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #11
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS
and DEXTER SOY
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale JUNE 25 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
“Justice Lords Beyond” continues as the shocking truth behind Wonder Woman’s return is finally revealed! Plus: Lord Superman vs. Batman—oh yeah, it’s on now!!!
There’s a lot of cool stuff to look forward to on the horizon. A particular subject of interest for me is the Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver graphic novel project that is involving John Stewart. That is likely to be coming out this year, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for it.
12345678weeds has made a great video showing the best quotes and moments of Green Lantern John Stewart in animation. I think I’ll just let the video speak for itself. Take a look…