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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

John Stewart is Amazing

<John Stewart

John doesn't have a huge role...(as usual)...but by God, he has an amazing one. Plus, I'm just happy to see John again.

I rather liked the scene in the cafeteria, with all of the various Lanterns. Ke'haan and Laira and some of the other "lost" lanterns are being on the dickish side to Hal, shoving him, and being rude. Hal tries to be noncommittal about it, but John is getting pissed...as well he should. This is a rather nice bit of characterization, hearkening back to the very first time that we ever saw John, when he tells off a couple of rude cops. John doesn't start punching people, but he IS indignant, and surprised that the Guardians aren't putting a stop to it. Which just reinforces my belief that the Guardians are acting like idiots.

Then when Kyle is kidnapped right from under their noses, and all hell breaks loose, John is definitely the one who keeps his cool. Bedovian is the sniper and picking off rookie and veteran Lanterns right and left. John is calm, cool and focused. He assembles his rifle, which is depicted so beautifully by Van Sciver and Moose Bauman, and unhurredly takes his shot. And draws first blood FOR the Lanterns, who up to that point were pretty much getting creamed.

Then of course, things go from bad to worse, and the sciencells blow up, and all the dead Lantern's rings are flying overhead. That final scene of John, Hal and Guy all standing staring at the Parallax symbol where Superboy Prime's holding cell used to be just sends shivers down my spine.

John may not be the most flamboyant Lantern, but he is certainly handy to have around.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

Did he draw first blood? That's my one gripe with the "War," Green Lantern's aren't allowed to kill. Sinestro Corps. members are encouraged to kill. Are the Siencells big enough to hold 7200 former S-Corps members? Or did Jon say screw the rules and really take Bedovian out for good?

At 7:13 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I've always thought that if your willpower is strong enough, and the need is dire enough, you can override the "don't kill" rule. Afterall, in Infinity Crisis #7, Guy approved violence with EXTREME prejudice for Superboy Prime, with the full approbation of the Guardians.

I think that John did what he had to do.

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

"The Guardians are acting like idiots."

Are you sure they're ACTING? :)

At 4:45 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Heh heh. Well, there is that.


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