John Stewart was the fourth Green Lantern of Earth, formerly a sniper for the U.S. Marines (Prime Earth) and an architect (New Earth). In his origin story, when Hal Jordan presents Stewart with the Green Lantern ring and explains about the Corps, John Stewart immediately rejects the mask to conceal his identity by saying:
This black man lets it all hang out! I've got nothing to hide.
Although this has been the case in every depiction of John Stewart's Green Lantern, I definitely remember seeing him wearing a mask (like Hal Jordan's) one time.
Some details that could help narrow down the search. The issue:
- is definitely Silver Age era and the art is definitely old
- is prior to the New-52 and Rebirth times
- has John Stewart drawn with hair (as in the image above) and not bald/shaved head as he's depicted now.
- This may be helpful too: there was a female Green Lantern character with him (I don't remember who but it was definitely another GL and was a female)
Can anyone help me find this issue/storyline where Stewart wore a mask?