(September-October 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1959-07-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

first Silver Age Green Lantern
On sale date from stamp on cover (image from Brian Bolland's personal collection, http://brianbolland.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-comic-collection_08.html)


Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

SOS Green Lantern (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (introduction, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Silver Age Green Lantern.

Green Oddities (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
facts about several things associated with the color green
Reprints:

Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris (introduction); Willard Ferris (introduction); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (pilot)
Synopsis:
Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.
Reprints:

Pioneer Guided Missiles! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information about the developments in missile technology.
Reprints:

Test Pilot! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Text feature containing many facts about test pilots through history.
Reprints:

Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Dr. Parris (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern stops a missile launched by Dr. Parris at a government Hydrogen Power facility.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. SOS Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Green Oddities
  4. 3. Secret of the Flaming Spear!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. Pioneer Guided Missiles!
  6. 5. Test Pilot!
  7. 6. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
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