DC Comics celebrates 50 years of John Stewart

(John Stewart is looking good at 50)

From characters such as Cyborg, Nubia, Bumblebee, Mister Miracle Shilo Norman, Vixen, Steel and Black Lightning, to Milestone characters such as Static, Icon & Rocket and Hardware, to new heroes such as Tim Fox, The Next Batman and Naomi, DC boasts a proud tradition of Black Super Heroes populating its colorful universe. But none come close to the coolness of Green Lantern John Stewart, DC’s first Black Super Hero.

Since his first appearance on the cover and in the pages of Green Lantern #87 on October 28, 1971, John Stewart has worn the ring of the Green Lantern Corps with honor, dignity, and unparalleled courage. On June 22, 2021, DC recognizes this trailblazer with a hardcover collection of his greatest adventures!

Green Lantern: John Stewart – A Celebration of 50 Years is a 368-page collection of the ring-bearer’s most memorable adventures, both earthbound and spacefaring.

From his first appearance in the legendary Denny O’Neil/Neal Adams Green Lantern run, to taking over from Hal Jordan as Earth’s GL, to calling the shots in the latest incarnation of the Justice League, some of the greatest John Stewart stories in DC history are in this collection.

Storytellers include Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams, Len Wein, Geoff Johns, Judd Winick, Dale Eaglesham, Ed Benes, and many others.

Featuring a stunning cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, this $39.99 hardcover collects Green Lantern Vol. 2 #87, #182, and #185Green Lantern Vol. 3 #74 and #156Green Lantern Vol. 4 #49, Justice League Vol. 4 #40, and Justice League of America #110.

This collection also contains brand-new essays from John Stewart co-creator Neal Adams, acclaimed screenwriters John Ridley and Geoff Johns, and the voice of John Stewart from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated TV shows, actor Phil LaMarr!

Animated Green Lantern, John Stewart

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The book arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

We are also hoping to see John Stewart make an appearance in the Arrowverse (looking at you John Diggle) or in the upcoming Green Lantern Corp series on HBO Max.

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For more information on John Stewart, the GL Corps and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dccomics.com and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.