Robert Venditti, the incoming writer of Green Lantern, tweeted late Friday afternoon that there are no plans to kill the Green Lantern named John Stewart, one of their oldest and most prominent black heroes. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet">Lots of rumors out there. Here's the truth: Van and I have never even contemplated killing John Stewart.— Robert Venditti (@robertvenditti) <a href="https://twitter.com/robertvenditti/status/315224396476321792">March 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet">We have plenty of plans for John. Plans that probably wouldn't work as well if he was, you know, dead.— Robert Venditti (@robertvenditti) <a href="https://twitter.com/robertvenditti/status/315224450536726528">March 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>Alex Segura, DC Comics Executive Director of Publicity followed up on his personal twitter account. "Seeing a lot of unverified reports on this. To clarify: John Stewart is not going anywhere." It was rumored and reported across the comic book media that his editorially mandated death was the reason for writer Joshua Hale Fialkov's departure from both Green Lantern Corps, where Stewart is currently heavily featured, and Red Lanterns. Fialkov officially said only that it was "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." Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!