Living Legends – Anime Kon 2013: Brightest Day, Blackest Night…

Here's Nick Fury, uh, no that was last year... This is John Stewart, totally unlike Freundel - willing to make a decision and makes plenty of appearances to the public at large!

Here’s Nick Fury, uh, no that was last year… This is John Stewart, totally unlike Freundel – willing to make a decision and makes plenty of appearances to the public at large!

John Stewart was an architect who was selected by the Guardians of the Universe as Hal Jordan‘s backup after Guy Gardner was seriously injured in a disaster. Although, Jordan objected after seeing that Stewart had a belligerent attitude to authority figures, the Guardians stood by their selection. Jordan complied and recruited and equipped Stewart with the standard uniform and power ring.

To Jordan, Stewart’s first mission began badly with the assignment of protecting a racist politician and Stewart took advantage of averting an accident to embarrass him in the process. However, Stewart soon proved his worth when an apparent African American assassin shot at the politician, but Stewart refused to intervene with Jordan to move in response to the attack. However, Stewart had good reasons for this apparent dereliction of duty when he stopped a gunman from killing a police officer in the outside parking lot at the event while Jordan was pursuing a decoy. When Jordan confronted Stewart for his actions, Stewart effectively explained the situation of the ruse and the fact the politician staged it for political advantage. With that adventure, Jordan concluded that Stewart was an excellent recruit after all…

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