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DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart Death

Postby LOLtron » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 am

DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart Death

THe writer allegedly left due to editorial wanting to kill John Stewart.



Source: BleedingCool

RIch Johnston is earning his Christmas bonus this year.  The Bleeding Cool ne'er-do-well is reporting that Josh Fialkov left DC due to the company wanting to kill off Green Lantern John Stewart.  Stewart, one of DC's most prominent black superheroes, has been shunted off into a secondary role as of late with the resurgence of Hal Jordan, but the character has enjoyed popularity from mainstream fans due to the character's appearance in Green Lantern Corps.

"After seeing all the press from the Orson Scott Card debacle, we decided we wanted to do something even more boneheaded," said one unnamed DC editor.  "And then we realized we hadn't killed a minority character in like three months!"

DC has a long and proud history of killing off minority superheroes.  In fact, back in 2010, a list was distributed around the blogosphere of 22 minority legacy superheroes that have been killed or otherwised screwed by DC.  DC is all about history, it seems, even when that history is an uncomfortable whitewashing of their heroes. 

Anyways, I'm sure this will go over well with fans.  In fact, I see a bunch of them now, all of them wielding pitchforks and torches. 



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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Johnny Smith » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:36 am

noooooo .... Don't do it, DC :cry:

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby e_galston » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:39 am

It's always a good idea to kill one of the most well known black characters in comics today.
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Herald » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:41 pm

And people have always wondered why I'm so sure that Dan and the Gang are THE ABSOLUTE most piss-poor stewards of the DC stable possible. DiDio-era DC simply DOES NOT get these characters, DOES NOT understand how to utilize them to any positive effect. :roll:
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby HNutz » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:45 pm

I'm not going to say that any character should be untouchable or anything and that this couldn't make for a good story...

... but when this comes from the top down like this, it's a lot harder.

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Lord Simian » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:13 pm

Ok, i'll be the one to say it: we don't know this is true. All we know is Rich Johnston says this.

And frankly, it doesn't fit Rich's usual style. If it WERE true, Rich's story would have been "I know a juicy bit of info from inside DC, but I can't tell you. But believe you me, it's a roost, and it's SUPER SERIAL, YOU GUYS."

Then, months later, after Stewart's death, a second BC article linking back to the first, saying "Remember? I told you months ago. Well, I hinted. Well, I told you I knew something, and how can you possibly say I'm making this up?"

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby GLX » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:15 pm

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Zechs » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 pm



I repeat what I posted.

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Lord Ice » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:27 pm

And the real reason why the animated series was cancelled becomes clear. If the choice was to have John show up (which was hinted that he might in season 2) or pull the plug on the show, the choice was obvious. :x
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:31 pm

So can we finally pin down the definition of "toxic character" now? It means strong black or female character?
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:31 pm

CBR has independently confirmed .... When approached by CBR News for this story, DC Comics had no comment


So is that another way to say that Fialkov confirmed it to CBR or ... :smt017
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Zechs » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:36 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:So can we finally pin down the definition of "toxic character" now? It means strong black or female character?


Pretty much any character who dare challenge DC's beloved nostalgia kicks i.e. Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, and Barbara Gordon.

IvCNuB4 wrote:
So is that another way to say that Fialkov confirmed it to CBR or ... :smt017


More than likely yes. Fialkov can't outright confirm given DC has clamped down on creators publicly airing their grievances with the Gail Simone fiasco in December.
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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Mr. Log » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:59 pm

Did nobody else see this coming? John's days were numbered as soon as GL Simon Baz Luhrmann showed up. You can't have two black GLs, you just can't.

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Re: DC Shocker: Fialkov Left GLC Due to Planned John Stewart

Postby Draco x » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:05 pm

Herald wrote:And people have always wondered why I'm so sure that Dan and the Gang are THE ABSOLUTE most piss-poor stewards of the DC stable possible. DiDio-era DC simply DOES NOT get these characters, DOES NOT understand how to utilize them to any positive effect. :roll:


I also heard awhile back that Didio wanted to kill Nightwing off but was talked out of it.

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