New 52 Green Lantern John Stewart Figure Unveiled

on November 9, 2014

Green Lantern Figure

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.

Green Lantern Figure

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.

Read more about it on the DC Collectibles report.

9 responses to “New 52 Green Lantern John Stewart Figure Unveiled”

  1. Steve Rogers says:

    Desh, you forgot to mention that John got the action figure, because he won the most voters and even beat White Lantern Kyle Rayner (a character that had lots of fanbase, due to being the main lantern for decades) in the poll list. That’s very impressive. I’m sure Geoff Johns is actually surprised that John won the most votes in the polls, despite making him such an irrelevant character under his watch lol. After all of these attempts to bury John, he still wins by among voters. People need to realize that John has a huge fan base among comic fans and CASUAL FANS.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      I think Poison Ivy might have actually won that poll according to this line from the link in the article:

      “The New 52’s Poison Ivy, which is an action figure YOU voted on when we polled you on which New 52 figure you’d most like to see.”

      They may have decided to make John anyway.

  2. Clyde says:

    I’m digging the action figure and I’ll be sure to look out for it when it becomes available in 2015. On to DCCU Justice League related news. I find it interesting that while many speculators aren’t fully convinced that Hal Jordan WILL be the definitive Green Lantern, because it could just as easily be John Stewart; I find it very fascinating that many feel that Ezra Miller WILL be playing “Barry Allen” and not necessarily “Wally West”! Now while we all have noticed that DC/Warner has been sticking closely to the NEW 52 format, they also have to bare in mind that the NEW 52 isn’t exactly a popular marketing tool as the animated “Justice League” and “JL: Unlimited” have been. So I pray that Warner Bros. puts their own spin on who and what they seek in the live action movie universe and not become hostage to following 100% of the NEW 52 direction. I feel the “Suicide Squad” can be a really good movie if Amanda Waller is showcased in it, if Arkham Asylum is a playground for the disturbed, and if Ben Affleck could make a brief cameo whether it be as Bruce Wayne and/or Batman. I feel like “Aquaman” will make a huge splash in the box office. No pun intended. lol. “Cyborg” could be good if they make it like a typical “Terminator” movie trying to kill John Conner kind of a film. And lastly, If they go with a John Stewart reboot, they would have clearly made a statement that they have distanced themselves from the prior 2011 failure. They could sort of pick up where the last one left off while at the same time doing a partial John Stewart origin story. They could go with Sinestro as the lead villain. Perhaps they could have him try to recruit John into the Yellow Lantern corps. however John turns him down and accepts the Guardians gift of the power of the emerald ring.

    I have brainstormed a synopsis of a possible DCCU “Green Lantern Corps.” sequel to the reboot in which I have tied in some real life scenarios, along with Greek mythology and a Justice League 3 lead in. I will share it with all of you as soon as I type it up, because right now its all in my head.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      I don’t think the 2020 Green Lantern film will be an origin story. Green Lantern will likely already be established by that period by showing up in the Justice League films.

  3. Corey A Lee says:

    Didn;t know where else to post this bur Lego JL has a new movie coming out and while John is not the GL, look who they went with.

    I guess my point is that DC might be testing the waters with other GLs besides Hal. The fact that they would use Guy Gardner over Hal Jordan says something.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      I saw that, too, and am writing up an article with my thoughts about this development. I haven’t had the time to finish it and post it yet because of other responsibilities. But yes, that is VERY interesting, and I think it means something.

    • Steve Rogers says:

      It definitely says something. This is surprising. The only character that hasn’t really been pushed as much outside of comics is Kyle Rayner.

      It looks like the industry may not have much confidence with Hal Jordan. The GL movie may be different.

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