DC Bloodlines Podcast

The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Green Lantern

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The Guardians of the Universe chose Hal Jordan to be their Emerald Gladiator for Space Sector 2814, wielder of a Power Ring that could create jade energy constructs limited only by the bearer’s willpower and a necessary impurity that rendered it ineffective against anything colored yellow. However, the day would come when Hal Jordan would falter, and on that day his successor would rise to command the energies derived from the Master Power Battery on Oa, and that man’s name was John Stewart…

This episode, we look at the 1970s adventures of Neil Adams’ & Denny O’Neil’s Green Lantern John Stewart, DC Comics’s first African-American super-hero (unless you count Vykin the Black or Black Racer, which virtually nobody does, despite Jack Kirby publishing them nearly a year earlier.) Also, an obligatory history of that jerk Jordan, mostly cribbed from Will Jacobs and Gerard Jones. You can follow along with our reading at Scans_Daily. Also, check out the Neal Adams interview at Robin Hood: Bold Outlaw of Barnsdale and Sherwood.

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2 thoughts on “The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Green Lantern”

  1. Will listen to this episode tonight on my international flight. I’ll be very interested to compare thoughts on John Stewart, as I discuss the character and his second appearance in Justice League of America #110 on the next Power of Fishnets episode due out Friday, December 23rd.


  2. Green Lantern as Everything Wrong with the Baby Boomer Generation is FUCKING BRILLIANT, MAN! Blew my FREAKING MIND!

    I too count John Stewart as my favorite Lantern, and I think I fell for him in Mosaic as my GL reading was pretty spotty before Emerald Dawn. You echo a lot of my thoughts on his ups, downs, snubs and needless changes.


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