New 52 Green Lantern John Stewart Figure Unveiled
on November 9, 2014
DC Collectibles has images to display of an upcoming figure of the Green Lantern. This is the first New 52 figure the character has had. John’s character design remained virtually unchanged by the New 52 reboot, so he’s in his familiar uniform that he’s sported since the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated shows. The only real difference is that he almost always has the traditional Green Lantern logo on his chest (with rectangles and a circle), instead of some variant of it. It makes total sense to have it that way. The Lantern insignia should just be the Lantern insignia. Lanterns shouldn’t put their own spins to the sigil.
This is a really cool looking figure. It has a well-proportioned physique, with nothing exaggerated. I like how the black parts of the costume are flecked with green. The all green eyes are also a nice touch. It is always disappointing when comic art and figures fail to utilize one of John’s most striking attributes – his glowing green eyes.
From what I’m able to tell, the sculptor got the ring wrong, though. The top of it should be a Lantern logo in-cased within a circle. This figure seems to discard the circle and only have the Lantern logo, which would make it a ring design from ages past and not the current one. I also would have preferred if the green parts on the figure were more of a lime hue, like what we see Marcelo Maiolo using in current Green Lantern Corps comics, as opposed to the metallic jade that is seen in the images.
We have a pretty long wait before this figure hits stores. You can pick it up July 2015. Do try to get it if you can. It looks to be a great figure, and I can’t stress how important it is for John Stewart fans -and fans of minority characters in general- to show economic strength. Because if we don’t, we won’t get anything worthwhile with these characters. It’s really as simple as that.