DC claims that there never was any truth to the rumors of killing John Stewart. Venditti has tweeted
Lots of rumors out there. Here's the truth: Van and I have never even contemplated killing John Stewart.
We have plenty of plans for John. Plans that probably wouldn't work as well if he was, you know, dead.
Alex Segura, DC Comics Executive Director of Publicity posted on his personal twitter account
: "Seeing a lot of unverified reports on this. To clarify: John Stewart is not going anywhere."
Fialkov originally only said
: "editorial decisions about the direction of the book that conflicted with the story I was hired to tell, and I felt that it was better to let DC tell their story the way they want."
After Uncle Rich at BC stated he had received this hot tip from " a number of high profile industry sources", CBR jumped on the pile and claimed that they had "independently confirmed" this. However now they are politely back-peddling