Fans of Green Lantern and the long history of DC comics will have the chance to explore the legacy of John Stewart, DC’s first Black super hero, on June 22, 2021 in an anniversary edition hardcover graphic novel of Stewart’s greatest moments.
John Stewart rocketed onto the scene in Green Lantern #87 (in the middle of Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ seminal run on the title) on October 28, 1971, and he hasn’t looked back since, making it a difficult task to pick what appearances eventually made the cut.
Green Lantern: John Stewart – A Celebration of 50 Years is a 368-page collection including his previously mentioned debut issue, and stories from Green Lantern Vol. 2 #182 and #185, Green Lantern Vol. 3 #74 and #156, Green Lantern Vol. 4 #49, Justice League Vol. 4 #40, and Justice League of America #110. In addition to O’Neil and Adams, other industry legends such as Len Wein, Geoff Johns, Judd Winick, Dale Eaglesham, Ed Benes, and many others are represented in the collection.
A number of brand-new essays are also included in Green Lantern: John Stewart – A Celebration of 50 Years from John Stewart co-creator Adams, Johns, John Ridley, the animated voice of John Stewart from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated TV shows, actor Phil LaMarr.
Green Lantern: John Stewart – A Celebration of 50 Years retails for $39.99 and includes a new cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams that you can take a look at below!