Michigan Native Pics Dearborn, Arab American, for New Green Lantern

September 10th, 2012

Comic book writer and Michigan-native Geoff Johns was in Dearborn this weekend to usher in a new member of the DC Comics universe. Johns held a book signing at Green Brain Comics and a presentation at the Arab American National Museum.

The newest Green Lantern, Simon Baz, is an Arab American from Dearborn. Johns, who grew up in Grosse Pointe and Clarkston and is of Lebanese heritage himself, says the new Green Lantern reflects a larger understanding of culture diversity at DC Comics. He spoke to WDET's Rob St. Mary about the character, his Michigan roots and the recent reboot of the DC Comics universe with "the new 52".

(click the audio link above to hear the interview)

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