(June 1964)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane; Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Black Hand [William Hand]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, list Gil Kane as penciler and as inker. However art experts believe the inker is Murphy Anderson, a credit corroborated by Bob Bailey via e-mail on 5/16/2008.

Subsequent research reveals that Bob Rozakis credited Gil Kane as the sole artist of this cover in Green Lantern #100 (January 1978). The exclusive Kane credit was repeated in Showcase Presents Green Lantern vol. 2 (2007). Bob Bailey, on Aug. 21, 2011, gave an account of a conversation with Anderson, in which Anderson recalled working on this cover, but recalled that he was finishing or re-inking a cover inked first by Kane.

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Joe Hand (first appearance); David Hand (first appearance); Peter Hand (first appearance); Black Hand [William Hand] (first appearance; villain; origin)
Synopsis:
Black Hand has created a device to store Green Lantern's ring energy and tries to use that energy to imprison Green Lantern in another dimension.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gil Kane makes an appearance, breaking the fourth wall and informing the reader about the origin of Black Hand.

["During a nine-hour period on the night of November 13, 1833, 200,000 "shooting stars" were observed in the sky--"] (Table of Contents)

It's Hard to Believe But-- / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! Part II (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern's Mail Chute / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Leonard J. Tirado, Bob Butts, Barry Yonenson

This World Is Mine! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]
Synopsis:
A sentient Protonic Force which Green Lantern fought before comes to Earth to conquer the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tie-in to story in Green Lantern #24.
The Justice League only observes Green Lantern's actions from a distance and does not take an active role in the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. ["During a nine-hour period on the night of November 13, 1833, 200,000 "shooting stars" were observed in the sky--"]
    It's Hard to Believe But--
  5. 4. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! Part II
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  7. 6. This World Is Mine!
    Green Lantern
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Chris Boyko
  • David B
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer