26th May 2016

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis #2 Pages 1-5

Welcome back to Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis! Take a look at pages one through five of issue #2, as well as the cover:
Title page
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5

I would like to give a huge thanks to those who have supported Starlit Crisis and GreenLantern.Co through the accompanying Patreon page. You are playing a big part in helping to keep the project going. To everyone else, if you enjoy Starlit Crisis and want to see more, please support it with an amount you’re comfortable with by clicking the big orange “Become a Patron” button on the Starlit Crisis Patreon page:
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I love making Starlit Crisis, I know and am flattered that others love it, and I’d like to keep on making it and I can with sufficient support. If this is the entertainment you’re looking for, then PLEASE SUPPORT THE BOOK! Also, spread the word by telling your friends or anyone you may think would be interested, and follow me on twitter by clicking the blue button at the end of this post to keep up with all Starlit Crisis updates!

If you’re totally new to Starlit Crisis, you can catch up by reading Chapter One at the link below:
Chapter 1 – The Quest Begins! (Welcome to a Brand New Crisis)

Be on the lookout for more Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis content. It will be coming very soon! Thank you for all your feedback and support, and for taking the time to check out the project.

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17th May 2016

DC Comics, Stop Trying to Rob John Stewart Fans

DC Comics has released their solicitations for August 2016, and I have something to say about one of the issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps that is listed among them. I want to make it clear that I am not reporting on this solicitation just for the sake of news, because I usually wouldn’t report on this book, but rather for another issue entirely.

I find it absolutely hilarious, and even pathetic, that DC Comics continues to try to fool John Stewart’s fans into buying their products by putting out covers like the one seen above, which make it seem like DC actually cares about the John Stewart character, when in reality, they don’t. DC puts these images out, which prominently feature John, and then, when the John fan buys the book, they discover that it’s absolutely nothing they want to read. In the stories, John is presented as a background afterthought while some other Green Lantern has a considerably more prominent role. In the end, the John fan is tricked and upset they spent their money on a story they would have skipped if DC hadn’t fooled them with a solicitation and/or cover.

We saw this with the “Darkseid War” storyline in Geoff Johns’ Justice League as well as the Green Lantern one shot tie in to “Darkseid War, we saw it with Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion, and we’re seeing it again. They just do not stop. You may think that I am jumping the gun with my sentiments, since the issue in question has yet to be released, but given all that DC has done, I don’t have any reason to believe otherwise. Indeed, let’s consider the solicitation text:

Variant covers by KEVIN NOWLAN
Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details.
“Sinestro’s Law” part two! As Sinestro’s grip around the universe grows tighter, Guy Gardner takes on the mission to bring the Green Lantern Corps back from the edge of oblivion to reclaim their role as protectors of the cosmos.
On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Why is John occupying such a prominent spot on the cover when, going by the solicitation, he doesn’t seem to play a major role in the story? Could it be because DC is trying to hoodwink John’s fans into buying something those fans won’t care about? Probably. As mentioned, DC has employed that tactic many times before. It’s also upsetting to hear that Guy Gardner is supposedly the one to save the Corps from peril, when I’m confident that spot was originally supposed to go to John Stewart in Green Lantern: Lost Army. Furthermore, DC ought to know better than to try to entice John’s fans with a comic titled Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. That title is a total turn off for a John Stewart fan, and yet another example of DC’s shamelessness.

Keep your consolation prizes, DC, because they’re insulting and I don’t want them. I’m not interested in the second and third class status you try to relegate John Stewart and his fans to just to conservatively guard your precious white male power fantasy, which you already have in abundance. And before you, or anyone else, tries to defend with those two characters no one cares about in the Green Lanterns title, I’m not falling for your front. You are as transparent as saran wrap, and my respect for your company and your methods just goes down and down and down.

I am offended and disgusted by this, because DC continues to shamelessly try to rob us, while putting up a front like they’re actually doing something for us. I know disingenuous diversity when I see it, and unfortunately, that is the main kind of diversity I see from DC Comics. DC does attempts at diversity just to say they have it, because they would look suspicious if they didn’t. What they clearly really care about is being old-timey comic conservatives, which is evident in their output, and is largely why Marvel continues to thrash them in every arena.

I want DC to do good if DC is smart and doing things that make sense, but as long as DC chooses to be old-timey, disingenuous, geriatric, and out of touch, and not even seeming to care, then I will continue to steer clear of their products.

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25th April 2016

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis #2 Solicitation

Can’t get enough of Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis? Never fear, there’s more on the way. In fact, the solicitation for Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis #2 is out. Click on the image below for a larger image of the cover.

John Stewart and Arisia Rrab’s quest to find missing Lantern Ch’p takes them to the seedy underbelly of Space Sector 1014 – the Shadow Market! Are they ready for the perils within, and the surprising twists their adventure throws at them? Meanwhile, a New Genesis army under the command of Shadowfall engages Grayven’s forces in a critical battle that will rock the Multiverse.

If you want regular updates on the progress of Starlit Crisis and other extra information, keep a close eye on my Patreon page. I will be posting artwork and other goodies over there about the project when I don’t think they totally necessitate a whole website update. There’s lots of great stuff on the way!

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22nd April 2016

Rumor: Older Hal Jordan in GLC Film, with Younger John Stewart and Kyle Rayner

It’s been a while since there were any Green Lantern Corps movie rumors or news worth reporting on, but Latino Review has gotten the mill rolling again. They wanted to see what was up with Green Lantern in the cinematic world and dug up some interesting information from their sources.

“The Green Lantern Corps movie in 2020 won’t just feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart–the two most popular Green Lanterns–but also Kyle Rayner was name-dropped as a third Green Lantern from Earth to appear in the film. Another big takeaway is the age of these Lanterns, namely Hal Jordan. who the studio wants to be in the age range of, say, Matt Damon. The other two will be younger.”

As for an older Hal Jordan, if the character is going to appear in the films then that is how I’d prefer to see him. That, along with the supposed inclusion of Kyle Rayner, makes me wonder if the studio is going the “Emerald Twilight” route and will showcase Hal Jordan as Parallax. Though Jordan’s fans would no doubt blow a gasket if that happened, I think that would be the best course of action after the abysmal Ryan Reynold’s take on Hal Jordan in the 2011 Green Lantern film. While I wouldn’t want to see the demise of the Green Lantern Corps, which is what happened in the “Emerald Twilight” comics, because I think that’s needlessly throwing away one of the best concepts DC has, I think Parallax—as Hal Jordan, as Parallax was originally conceived—is arguably the best Green Lantern villain there is.

About Rayner, I’m worried about things being too cluttered with more Earth Lanterns, which is a pitfall the comic books have fallen into, but I’m open to see how things play out if the studio is going to include him. I like the idea of a younger John Stewart. I would certainly hate to see the character as an older mentor type.

These rumors are interesting. GreenLantern.Co will keep you up to date with all Green Lantern Corps movie happenings.

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13th April 2016

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is Out!

At last, Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is released!

But what is Starlit Crisis?

Green Lantern: Starlit Crisis is the comic John Stewart has deserved since 2001, when he made his fateful animated debut on the hit show Justice League. When he became a hero to millions and millions of people. When he became the Green Lantern to an entire generation.

It is a comic by someone who loves John Stewart and appreciates what the character has accomplished, and recognizes what the character means to others. It is a story for them; those others who love John Stewart, or anyone looking for a great comic.

With Starlit Crisis, you are not getting face plates. You are not getting tokens. You are not getting wallpaper. You are not getting missing genitalia. You are not being ignored, marginalized, or downplayed.

Starlit Crisis is the work of one person, Neil Allen, also known as Desh. Rather than sit on the sidelines and complain about what I didn’t like in comics, I believed it was more productive for me, for the fans, and even for the professionals, if I set out to actually make the comic that I would like to read. It’s been a wonderful experience, and I’ve learned many new things along the way. I am delighted to have something to share with you.

Starlit Crisis is quite an undertaking, especially for one person… especially when that person has never made a comic prior to this. If you enjoy the project, I ask that you consider lending a hand toward keeping it going through its Patreon account, where you can pledge a certain amount of money each month that you’re comfortable with. It’s very easy to do, and though Starlit Crisis will always be totally free for anyone to read, your generosity would go a long way toward keeping the project afloat. If you’re already used to buying comics, you can think of this as another comic you’d like to support.

If you’re wondering exactly how Patreon works, the short video below will shed some light on it.

I hope you enjoy reading Starlit Crisis as much as I enjoy making it! You can find the first issue below:
Chapter 1: The Quest Begins! (Welcome to a Brand New Crisis)

There will be a whole lot of content surrounding Starlit Crisis coming very soon, including videos, music, and more. Stay on the look out!

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