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An amazing five more years of the original Green Lantern/Hal Jordan stories. The three big DC Silver Age hits--and fan favorite series--in the early sixties were The Flash, Adam Strange in Mystery in Space...and GL. These are the tales that established Hal Jordan as the greatest member of the Green Lantern Corps and offered fans brilliant storytelling. This was the thinking fan's series. Cross-overs with the Golden Age Green Lantern, plus first appearances of Sinestro, Evil Star, Black Hand, Dr. Polaris, Star Sapphire and more.
Since GL's ring could create just about anything, instead of having punch-outs with the bad guys, he simply out-thought them, using his ring to create defensive and offensive stuff of all sorts. The ring could create dams to stop runaway rivers, giant hammers to swat threats out of the sky, an invulnerable shield, blinding light, a giant bow-and-arrow...anything except mechanized equipment.
Later on in the series, including in several of these issues, Gil Kane wanted to flex his artistic muscles. He created brilliant one-on-one battles, many high in the sky, offering anatomy in movement the likes of which had not been seen since Burne Hogarth was doing Tarzan. Or a polished Jack Kirby, honed to perfection of movement. Kane began inking his own pencils, which he'd wanted to do for many years, and that gave the stories an edge many fans loved.
But that's getting ahead of ourselves...in these issues he's still got inkers on his work, and oh, what inkers they were. Sid Greene worked on most of the issues here and they were a perfect combo. Jack Sparling inks two issues, Mike Sekowsky, Joe Giella does seven, we have a surprise appearance with Wally Wood on one issue, and Murphy Anderson is another treat on the last three issues here.
Anderson helped out on many of the covers, and they are gems of the era. Marvel was doing their brilliant thing, and the lesser editors at DC were still cranking out mediocre stories of Superman, Lois, and others, but in the pages of Green Lantern, the limits of super hero imagination were being pushed into new realms. Nearly all the stories were complete in one issue. For the finest from the Silver Age, this is one of the high points.
Four-page Introduction by Michael Eury, former DC editor and editor-in-chief of the Eisner-Award nominated Back Issue.
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Item Code GRL02H Publisher DC Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781401278021 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 1000pg Color Full Color
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