Project is coming along. So far, it's looking like this. The first image I already posted, but it makes the second one make more sense. Fortunately, I think it's easy enough to follow what is going on even without words.
There are other pages and images, but probably best not to post those
I incorporated John's love of coffee from Mosaic.
Last edited by Desh; 12-29-2015 at 03:01 AM.
I think editorial should force the writers who they should write about and focus on in these books (if they aren't), because, as seen, it's very easy for the 35+ year old white writers to bury John Stewart under some other Lantern they like/identify with more. Johns, Bedard, and Tomasi have all done this, and the jury is still out on Taylor, but I've gotten bad vibes from Edge of Oblivion so far. I bring out the age and race because there is a large audience that grew up with John from television, but the writers DC uses usually were likely not a part of that group, therefore, they don't really take that group (i.e. us) into consideration enough, and they don't seem to know what makes that group tick and how to deliver what they're looking for. This is a large reason why I believe John Stewart's fanbase is perpetually unsatisfied, and those fans who came from the cartoons to the comics--as some brought out they did earlier--were mostly all disappointed.
Meh its been clear DC has no problem forcing or trying to force writers to do what they want so I think there is a clear double standard when it comes to John...they always try to push him into boring background role where he is just there in a vaguely leadership role but doesnt really get to shine feat wise. Which is something they never done with the White GLs.
Polished up that second image I posted. There were a lot of things wrong with it, so I repaired them. I've discovered that when I draw at such a small scale, I tend to get pretty lazy. I'll have to look out for that. The problem that I really couldn't tolerate was John's head in the second panel, and his arm in the fourth was bothering me, too. I did other things and added some additional details here and there. Thank goodness for white ink. New image:
A bit of trivia. The book John has been reading is The Dissassembly of Reason. It was written by Ba'alzamon:
It is peculiar how DC is not forcing anyone to write John Stewart in a dynamic light, given how editor-driven DC is notorious for being.
Still, it is funny how the other GL's have yet to break-out post Geoff Johns.
Given how much effort they put in making him a wall-flower compared to the other Earth GL's during the Geoff Johns' golden era, they probably hoped no one would have noticed, or cared if Stewart was removed permanently.
From what you're saying, it does seem like racial bias or at least some form of it. Why attempt to promote with other DC minorities, but refuse to push the most popular black superhero as much as the other POC characters that DC is pushing? Why can't a black character be just as great? After Geoff Johns left the title, John did some notable achievements, which I hope writers would acknowledge it. If they don't and are aware of John Stewart's achievements, then it would mean to me that they don't want John to be too great.
BvS is three months away, but I may be done with DC for good. Rumor from someone who went to an advanced screening is that Dan Amboyer is Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and that the Justice League is fully formed by the end of the movie. The rumor comes with this confirmation:
You can read more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinemati...in_la/#spoiler
If this isn't an elaborate ruse, I'm done. I won't even go watch the movie now until someone I know debunks it after seeing it him/herself.
I really have no interest in Hal Jordan, and I have even less interest in John becoming the Danny Glover to his Mel Gibson. John sets the DC Universe for me; if he isn't treated like he was in the DCAU, then I'm done with DC in all forms.
If this is true, Marvel will be destroying DC in terms of diversity and positive representation.
Agreed. That doesn't sound appealing to me at all. If WB is so insistent on using Hal Jordan for everything, then I think it's time for me to jump ship as well. Like I alluded to with the posts about Star Wars, I can go concentrate on and do other things. If this is true, then at least it's good to finally know.
This was John Stewart's one chance to actually get out from underneath Hal Jordan's shadow. If he didn't here, he likely never will. Or at least not for years and years and years and years to come. I think that's something for his fans to consider.
I wouldn't be down and out just yet. Because on Dan Amboyers official site, it says on resume that he's playing a character called "Lt. Christie" in Batman vs Superman. Not Hal Jordan.