DC Collectibles recently released the “DC Comics Green Lantern John Stewart” action figure. The figure is part of the continuing “Justice League” wave of figures, along with other new additions “Green Lantern Simon Baz” and “Shazam!” The figure is sculpted by Robert Lynders.
John Stewart is one of several Green Lanterns from Earth, charged with the protection of Space Sector 2814. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Stewart is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. Some of his notable nemeses include Fatality, Star Sapphire and Grayven. He recently co-starred in the “GLC” comic book series and, currently, co-stars in the recently launched “Green Lantern: The Lost Army” series from DC Comics.
Lynders has sculpted an impeccable representation of the Green Lantern John Stewart character. John’s current costume is accurately depicted here, including the all green eyes. The Green Lantern Corps “badge” on Stewart’s chest stands out, so does not appear as simply part of the fabric of his costume. The figure itself features 19 points of articulation. They are the standard ones one would find on a basic DC Collectibles figure: ankles, knees, elbows, etc. The figure is well suited for display, with tight joints and able to remain standing for extended periods of time in multiple poses.
Aside from the neat look of light reflecting off of Stewart’s eyes, there is nothing that sets this figure apart from any other, as well as it is executed. Despite many DC Collectibles action figures coming with accessories, Green Lantern John Stewart comes with none. Not even his power battery, previously, a staple of Green Lantern action figures. The same seems to apply for the “Green Lantern Simon Baz” action figure. While one does not expect a full fighter jet armor construct like that of the upcoming “DC Icons Green Lantern” deluxe action figure, something on a smaller scale could have been included here. An “in-flight” base for the figure, like that shown with the recently announced “Static Shock” action figure, would be great here. As is, one is paying for a premium action figure and not necessarily walking out with the same value as other similarly priced DC Collectibles action figures.
If one is looking for a quality representation of John Stewart, without any frills, then the “DC Comics Green Lantern John Stewart” action figure from DC Collectibles will more than satisfy expectations. The figure is available now at comic shops everywhere, as well as the DC Entertainment Shop.