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In 1971, comic book illustrators Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams released DC comic books with the country’s first black super-character named John Stewart. JOHN STEWART BECAME THE NEW “green lantern” in the “Green Lantern: Mosaic” episodes, debuting with 18 issues in 1992. Stewart’s character was first selected by the “Guardians of the Universe” as the backup for white superhero, Hal Jordan, the original “Green Lantern.”


In his first assignment, Stewart was asked to protect a racist politician from a Black assassin. His character soon moved TV and became a part of the “Justice League” cartoon for 5 years. John Stewart’s version of the “Green Lantern” character was ranked as the 55th greatest comic book hero of all time by the Imagine Games Network.