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The first promo image released, by ...
www.newsarama.com, 20 Feb 2013 [cached]
The first promo image released, by new GL artist Billy Tan, notably does not include Simon Baz, the newest Green Lantern from Earth who is taking a big role in the new Justice League of America title by Johns.
For the first time ever, an ...
www.christianpost.com, 1 June 2012 [cached]
For the first time ever, an Arab-Muslim character, Simon Baz, has been added to the ranks of DC Comics "Green Lantern" series.
Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Comics, created Simon Baz after drawing from his own experiences as an Arab-American.
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Johns revealed that Baz will join the Justice League of America- one of DC Comics most prominent issues- and that the character will fight alongside well-known superheroes including Green Arrow, Catwoman, and Hawkman.
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"One of the things I really wanted to show was its effect on Simon and his family in a very negative way."
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He's made some mistakes in his life, but that makes him more compelling and relatable," added Johns of Simon Baz.
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"So Cool," wrote Abdulla, while Callum posted, "Expecting s--- to hit the fan when Fox News finds out the new Green Lantern, Baz, is a Muslim."
SIMON BAZ To ...
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SIMON BAZ
To most people, Dearborn, MI's Simon Baz isn't anyone special -- but what he's gone through this year speak to a lot of Americans' experience.
A Lebanese-American raised in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and hit hard by the current financial climate, Baz was forced to turn to crime to make ends meet and provide for his family, revealing the dark underside of the American dream. Reports have linked Baz to terrorist activities, perhaps explaining his recent disappearance, but we hope that he's made of more fearless stuff than that would suggest -- perhaps the new Green Lantern seen in Dearborn in the last few months can shed some light over this blackest of nights.
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