When did the Green Lantern, [comic book] become an African American? What happened to the original?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Bronze Age Green Lantern: John Stewart

    first appeared in Green Lantern (2nd series) #87 (December 1971/January 1972

    Stewart is a recurring character in the Green Lantern mythos, usually serving as Earth's most prominent Green Lantern during the times when other notable Earth Green Lanterns, such as Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner are absent, on leave, or retired. While initially not as popular as other human Green Lanterns in comic books, he has gained prominence in the past few years due to being featured prominently in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited television series.

    Hal Jordan Resigns:

    After Jordan gave up being Green Lantern in the 1980s, the Guardians selected Stewart for full time duty.

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  • C-Man
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    1 decade ago

    The African American Green Lantern (John Stewart) was introduced way back in the 1970's as the previous posters have given you the links. The Guardians of the Universe wanted to have backups for their primary ring wielders, and Guy Gardner was seriously injured, so John Stewart was selected.

    Over the years the original GL (Hal Jordan) often disagreed with the Guardians and their policies which were kind of similar to Star Trek's prime directive- he even quit for awhile, during which times Guy and John kind of alternated as Green Lantern for the Earth sector. At this point, all three of them are active members of the Green Lantern Corps (in the comics).

    During the death of Superman saga, Hal Jordan's home of Coast City was destroyed and Hal went psycho, succumbing to the dark side. He became a villian known as Parallax for a few years and defeated the entire GL corps before coming back around to being one of the good guys.

    When the Justice League animated series was created, the producers decided to go with ex-marine John Stewart as their Green Lantern instead of Hal, whose straight-arrow personality was too much like Superman, or Kyle whose rash, youthful personality was too similar to the Flash.

    But long story short- he's not a new character, he's been around for some time...

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  • 1 decade ago

    John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. He was created by writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams, and first appeared in Green Lantern (2nd series) #87 (December 1971/January 1972). Stewart is a recurring character in the Green Lantern mythos, usually serving as Earth's most prominent Green Lantern during the times when other notable Earth Green Lanterns, such as Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner are absent, on leave, or retired. While initially not as popular as other human Green Lanterns in comic books, he has gained prominence in the past few years due to being featured prominently in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited television series. This has also increased his presence in comics including the fact that he is now on equal footing with Hal Jordan as one of the two regular duty Lanterns in their sector.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are many Green Lanterns as many as 7200 and growing. but let's go back to the beginning, During the golden age Alan Scott was the "Original Green Lantern" while during the sliver age the Green Lantern was revamped for a more modern audience. this Green Lantern was test pilot Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern you are probably referring to is John Stewart who started off as an alternate GL of sector 2814, and during the rebuilding of the corps also is Green lantern of sector 2814 in conjunction with Hal

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you mean Hal Jordan he retired and there was another anglo GL before this one i think the original will come back at some point they can all be apart of the Green alntern Corps at the same time I think

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    it happened in the last few years. you see, GL is mortal, and therefore, has to pass the ring and the responsibilities to the next candidate. in truth, there are thousands of members of the GL corps... most of which aren't even human!!

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