News broke earlier this week that Joshua Hale Fialkov would be leaving “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns” but the writer has spoken and it has led to speculation by some on the Internet on the nature of his departure.
Or – “It Takes A Real Man To Be A Superhero AND Host The Daily Show!”
In a way, it’s kind of astonishing that in an industry that started in the mid-1930s, there were virtually no superheroes of color until the 1970s. Though today’s Hero History entrant wasn’t the first black superhero (that place is held by The Black Panther, circa 1966) nor the first African-American character to headline his own book (that honor goes to Dell Comics’ Lobo, a cowboy type who will probably make for a fine Retro Review soon enough), but John Stewart predates either Luke Cage or Black Lightning, and his backstory is considerably less embarrassing than that of The Falcon. Chosen for his strength of will, his fearlessness, his honesty and character, he also brought a new attitude to the role of Earth’s protector, and never failed to do the right thing, regardless of what anyone thought of his methods. Indeed, his heroic example eventually led the immortal Guardians of the Universe (not known for changing their minds) to alter their “one Lantern per sector” rule for the first time in eons, and overcame one of the greatest tragedies that any superhero has ever had to bear. This, then, is your Major Spoilers Hero History of John Stewart of Earth, the third man from his world to patrol sector 2814 as Earth’s Green Lantern!
John Stewart killed a fellow Lantern to save Oa and the Corps. These actions may have repercussions. Take the jump for a Major Spoilers look at Green Lantern Corps #10.
With four Green Lanterns coming from our planet, and 7200 GL’s across the universe, there are plenty of stories to be told. So, who gets to take center stage for this run? Find out after the jump…
Time for everyone to take sides
If the Sinestro Corps War was the sleeper hit for DC last year, then Superman: New Krypton should be the hit for 2009 (although I think we all know that title will fall to Blackest Night).Â Here Superman must decide what is best for is adopted home; stand with his fellow Kryptonians, or fight for what is right.Â It seemed like Kal-El would stand with his fellow Kryptonians early in the series, but a single act of aggression has Kal firmly on the side of Earth.Â Too bad there are 100,000 Kryptonians ready to fight against Earthâ€™s mightiest heroes.
I’m surprised this comic wasn’t done sooner as Andrew Cosby is a co-creator of the Eureka television series on the Sci-Fi Channel, and co-founder of Boom! Studios.
EUREKA #1 ships December 2008 with 2 covers in a 50/50 split with a 1 in 10 variant. The comic is written by EUREKA co-creator Andrew Cosby and Brendan Hay, who is best known for his work on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JOHN STEWART, THE SIMPSONS and FRANK TV. Interior art is by Diego Barreto with cover art by J.K. Woodward. EUREKA# 1 has a Diamond Order Code: OCT083922.
Take the jump for a peak at the two covers.
And here’s part two.
Dan Johnson – GL John Stewart
Lex Randleman – Mister Terrific
Chris Cowan – Cyborg
Lauren Parkinson – Donna Troy
Brittany Jones – Raven
For some reason those fellows on the Major Spoilers Podcast can’t stop talking about Green Lantern.