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This article is about the fourth Green Lantern. For the others, see Green Lantern.

John Stewart is a Green Lantern, and a member of the Justice League.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

John Stewart is an African American male with a slender build and short black hair. Unlike Hal Jordan, he does not wear a mask to conceal his identity. His costume is mostly black, except for green parts on his wrists and on his shoulders and upper chest. He also wears the Green Lantern Corps symbol on his chest.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

John Stewart was in the U.S. Marine Corps,[5] and later became an architect.[6] He became a Green Lantern in 2007,[7] and was inducted in the Justice League in 2008.[8]

2010[edit | edit source]

Washington, D.C.
July 5, 00:39:16 EDT

Following Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Superboy's battle with Blockbuster, John Stewart arrived at the destroyed Cadmus facility carrying Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Aquaman. He later carried the unconscious Blockbuster away from the scene along with fellow Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.[4]

Mount Justice
September 23, 06:34 EDT

In the aftermath of Red Inferno and Red Torpedo's attack on the Cave, and Red Tornado's apparent betrayal, John helped restoring the Cave's systems.[9]

October 1, 08:00-18:00 EDT

After mutated plant creatures sprouted up all over the world, John analyzed a sample for Batman, finding traces of Kobra-Venom within the plants.[10] John later helped fight the plants in Metropolis.[11]

The Watchtower
November 25, 06:54 EST

Both Green Lanterns attended a Justice League mission concerning admission of new members. Both of them were adamant that Guy Gardner should not even be considered for membership.[12]

Washington, D.C.
December 30, 09:16 EST

John Stewart was present at the press conference about the induction of Atom, Doctor Fate, Icon, Plastic Man and Red Arrow into the League.[13]

The Watchtower
December 30, 23:46 EST

After being made a slave of the Light's mind control, John Stewart welcomed Vandal Savage aboard the Watchtower with a silent kneel of obedience.[13] In the time he was enthralled, the Light used him and five other Leaguers to attack Rimbor. For sixteen hours, they went on a rampage, and told all present to beware the Justice League, and Earth.[14]

The Watchtower
December 31, post-23:16 EST

John Stewart was one of the six Leaguers on an away mission who was recalled to the Watchtower. This was Vandal Savage's response when the Team successfully disconnected Plastic Man, the Atom, Captain Atom, and Hawkman from Klarion's control. Upon his arrival, the Green Lantern incapacitated the vaccinated Red Tornado, allowing for the enthralled Superman and Wonder Woman to tear off the android's limbs and remove him from the fight.

When the Team arrived, Stewart was taken out by Sphere. Robin placed a cure-tech patch on him.[15]

2013[edit | edit source]

After the Genomorphs were liberated from Cadmus, Green Lantern used his Power ring to build an ark to take the Genomorths to a new land to begin their new lives.[16]

2015[edit | edit source]

February 17, post-08:41 EET

Green Lantern was dispatched to the Museum of Natural History to back up Artemis's Alpha Squad. Seismic activity had made the roof collapse, and several hostages still needed to be escorted to safety. Stewart created a dome around them and they slowly made their way to the exit. Alpha Squad made short work of several groups of Shadows that ambushed them in the museum's halls.[17]

2016[edit | edit source]

The Watchtower
January 3, 17:08 EST

In the wake of an alien attack on the United Nations, Stewart briefed the League and the Team on their visitors. Lobo was dangerous, but not likely to return. The other was a Krolotean, and he would not be alone. Adam Strange informed them about technology theft on Rann, which John connected to the Krolotean way of life of stealing everything. Strange also told them that the League couldn't go to Rann, because six Leaguers—including Stewart—were wanted criminals. Nightwing made the connection to them being mind controlled, five years earlier, and John Stewart admitted that, though they investigated it, they never considered that their unaccounted actions would have taken place off-planet. It was decided that the Team would send a Squad to Rann, and the others would split up to deal with Krolotean presence on Earth.[18]

New Orleans
January 4, post-21:59 CST

After Gamma Squad (Robin, Blue Beetle, and Lagoon Boy) encountered the main Krolotean base, they requested back-up. Mal sent them everyone—though the base was destroyed when the League got there.[18]

January 6, 09:58 MST

John waited for Zeta Squad to return from Rann, and listened to their report. He was not aware that he, or any of the other Leaguers, were wanted criminals on Rann or Rimbor, because neither planet was in his sector. After discussing with Wonder Woman and Captain Atom, he decided to consult the Guardians of the Universe.

The Guardians thought it wisest if the six Leaguers journeyed to Rimbor to defend themselves for the High Court. Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner would travel ahead to make sure they received a fair trial.[14]

Mount Justice
January 26, 00:10 EST

John and the others prepared for departure. He discussed it one last time with Captain Atom, and then created a spaceship with his ring to carry the others, plus Hawkman and Icon, to Rimbor.[14]

April 2, 20:04 UTC

John Stewart watched as Superman pleaded his case to the Tribune. When the trial was interrupted by a message that the Reach was on Earth, John explained their history to Martian Manhunter.[19]

June 20, 00:16 UTC

After Icon rejected the chance to offer something "more" to the tribunal, John Stewart and the other Leaguers were found guilty on all counts and taken away. Not until Miss Martian, Superboy and Adam Strange presented new evidence and pleaded their case was the Tribune swayed to reconsider and declare that the charges were dropped and the Leaguers were to be released.[20]

June 20, post-00:16 UTC

As the six Leaguers walked the streets of Rimbor, ready to return to Earth, Vandal Savage broadcast a message through holographic monitors to the citizens of Rimbor, declaring Earth off limits to incursion or invasion and threatened retribution against those who breached Earth's security. The Leaguers then noticed the Warworld, a giant satellite, passing through Rimbor.[20]

Mount Justice
June 20, 23:16 EDT

John Stewart and the other Leaguers on Rimbor returned to Earth. Superman wondered if they were too late but then the Team arrived, with Aqualad informing them that the Earth had been saved but at a cost.[20]

New York
July 4, 21:15 EDT

John Stewart joined Guy Gardner, Hal Jordan, Superman, and Captain Marvel in escorting the Reach flagship away from the United Nations building and into space. Upon leaving the Earth's atmosphere, the Green Lanterns accompanied the Reach fleet remnants towards Oa, where they would stand trial before the Guardians of the Universe.[20]

2019[edit | edit source]

The Orphanage
January 25, 22:25 UTC
The Orphanage
January 26, post-01:17 UTC

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Like all Green Lanterns, John Stewart derives his powers from his power ring.

  • Power ring: The power ring is capable of creating whatever the user thinks through pure will. All Green Lanterns cover themselves in a green aura which gives them the ability of flight.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Background information[edit | edit source]

  • John Stewart was the second replacement for Hal Jordan (after Guy Gardner), but the first permanent. Unlike Hal Jordan, he chose to reveal his secret identity, and lived on Earth with his wife, Katma Tui, and several other Lanterns. After Katma's death, the destruction of Xanshi due to his arrogance, and the destruction of the Corps, he joined the Darkstars, another interstellar police force. With the rebirth of the Corps, John has become Hal Jordan's sector partner.
  • Stewart's prominence in the DCAU as the Green Lantern in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited has led to a rise in popularity. The costume he wore in Justice League was adopted by the mainstream version (and the Young Justice version), and his background as a marine was added to his biography. He was also added to the roster of the Justice League of America.
  • John Stewart was designed by character designer Jerome Moore. Moore also redesigned the Green Lantern logo, to give the character more individuality, but was told by legal guardians at DC Comics that the iconic Green Lantern symbol could not be altered. The final design uses the iconic symbol.[21]
  • This is the third animated appearance of John Stewart, who debuted in 2001 on Justice League and had a background cameo in the Duck Dodgers episode "The Green Loontern".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Weisman, Greg (2012-08-30). Question #15576. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-12). Interview with Greg Weisman. World's Finest. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Liu, Sam (director) (November 26, 2010). "Fireworks". (Part 2) Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 2. Cartoon Network.
  5. Scott, Sharon, Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman (writers), Young Justice: Legacy (November 19, 2013): Green Lantern biography. Santa Ana, CA: Little Orbit
  6. Weisman, Greg (2012-01-09). Question #13924. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  7. Weisman, Greg (2012-12-18). Question #17729. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  8. Weisman, Greg (2012-10-29). Question #16434. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  9. Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (October 7, 2011). "Alpha Male". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
  10. Weisman, Greg (2012-03-05). Question #14513. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  11. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  12. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 24, 2012). "Agendas". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 22. Cartoon Network.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (May 12, 2012). "Alienated". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
  15. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael, Montgomery, Lauren (directors) (April 21, 2012). "Auld Acquaintance". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
  16. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (August 27, 2019). "Overwhelmed". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 25. DC Universe.
  17. Scott, Sharon, Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman (writers), Young Justice: Legacy (November 19, 2013): Greece. Santa Ana, CA: Little Orbit
  18. 18.0 18.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (April 28, 2012). "Happy New Year". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  19. Weisman, Jon (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (February 9, 2013). "War". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 15. Cartoon Network.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
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