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  • #31
    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post

    Funny, that retcon has never clicked in my head. When I think of Kyle's origin, I definitely think "you will have to do."
    Zing!!!!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Star-Lantern View Post
      Furthermore, in the trailer, the Guardian was specifically looking for John Stewart.
      I'm guessing that Altbacker and Semper used Secret Origins Vol. 3 #9 for inspiration. John was not only an former Marine in that version, but the GotU watched him & offered him the ring without John being a back-up.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Emerald Enthusiast View Post

        I'm guessing that Altbacker and Semper used Secret Origins Vol. 3 #9 for inspiration. John was not only an former Marine in that version, but the GotU watched him & offered him the ring without John being a back-up.
        It's possible, but I'm not sure about that.

        Anyone making a John Stewart origin these days would likely incorporate his being a Marine. Likewise, anyone doing a John Stewart origin these days would likely not make him a reserve because they would probably want to go right into using him as a regularly active Lantern.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Star-Lantern View Post

          It's possible, but I'm not sure about that.

          Anyone making a John Stewart origin these days would likely incorporate his being a Marine. Likewise, anyone doing a John Stewart origin these days would likely not make him a reserve because they would probably want to go right into using him as a regularly active Lantern.
          I'm so old I remember when John was an Architect and had his own company.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by JohnMc View Post

            I'm so old I remember when John was an Architect and had his own company.
            Haha, yeah, and he had that blue girlfriend Merayn from the Darkstars.
            John actually has some stuff of his own that could be mined if creators cared to look and make something of it, and if they were talented enough to expand on it in creative ways (spoiler: they're usually not). His past as a Darkstar, including his relationship with Merayn. HIs rivalry with Grayven, the New God who broke his back. His experience fighting Sector 3600, and his connection to Appa Ali Apsa.

            It's funny because it isn't even that hard to research this. You can find his publication history on Comicvine, and these days, you can basically track all of the issues down and read them for free on the internet without looking too hard.

            If someone paid me to make John Stewart a more worthwhile character in his own right, that's exactly what I would do (though I wouldn't need to because I'm already familiar with all the material). I would take a look at what is already there and expand upon it. There really isn't even a need to take Hal, Kyle, or whoever else's material.

            In publishing, a frequently used tactic is that the front list is supposed to sell the back list. That basically means new stuff is supposed to sell old stuff. You make it so you keep your work accessible while making people want to go back and research the history of what they're reading about. That's how you build more passionate fans and deeper mythology.

            I guess the problem with John is that, outside the Justice League toons, none of his stories are famous enough for many people to give them the time of day...so they don't.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Star-Lantern View Post
              I guess the problem with John is that, outside the Justice League toons, none of his stories are famous enough for many people to give them the time of day...so they don't.
              I feel like Mosaic DESERVED to be, but even I have to acknowledge that it isn't.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Star-Lantern View Post

                Haha, yeah, and he had that blue girlfriend Merayn from the Darkstars.
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                I miss that character a lot. I'd be overjoyed to see her reappear.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mister Ed View Post

                  I feel like Mosaic DESERVED to be, but even I have to acknowledge that it isn't.
                  The last two years would have been the perfect opportunity for DC to collect and reprint Mosaic. That was something that I hoped would happen for years, but I fully understand why DC can't promote it in any way now.

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