(January 1972)

Paperback Library, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paperback Library, Inc.
Brand:
Paperback Library
ISBN:
?
Editing:
Carmine Infantino? (reprint editor); Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Format:
Standard mass market paperback size 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches (height 17.3 cm; width 10.9 cm). Squarebound. Cardstock cover. Full color cover. B&W interior. Newsprint interior paper

Issue Notes

Black & white paperback book of reprints with pages and panels cut up to fit smaller size.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern & Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil (text balloons); ? (blurb copy)
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Title page, indicia, etc.] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

[Dedication] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino
Letters:
typeset

Green Lantern #1 Contents (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern & Green Arrow / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Samuel R. Delany
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

SOS Green Lantern! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Abin Sur]
Reprints:

No Evil Shall Escape My Sight (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Co-Starring Green Arrow / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Jubal Slade; Guardians of the Universe; Jeremy Tine; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Robert Kennedy; Old Timer
Synopsis:
Green Arrow shows Green Lantern the plight of the people living in the tenements of slumlord Jubal Slade. But when the Guardians of the Universe observe GL roughing up Slade, they bring him to Oa and reprimand him. Against their orders GL returns to Earth and collects evidence to put Slade away. In response, the Guardians contact Green Lantern, but Green Arrow argues that there are serious problems across America that have escaped the attention of Green Lantern. The Guardians confer, and decide to send a representative to accompany the two heroes as they go on a journey of discovery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Guardian who is assigned to accompany Hal Jordan is generally called "The Old Timer" in this series, though he is later given the name Appa Ali Apsa.

Journey to Desolation! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Co-Starring Green Arrow / comic story / 76 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Guardians of the Universe; Old-Timer; Jacob; Slapper Soames; Johnny Walden
Synopsis:
Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and the Old-Timer come across the company town of Desolation, where the boss Slapper Soames plans to execute Johnny Walden to silence the songs he sings which have inspired the people of Desolation to think about a better way of life. As Green Lantern joins the townspeople in attacking Soames' stronghold, the Guardians inform him that since he is on a leave of absence they have reduced the power of his ring. But even weakened, Green Lantern and Green Arrow are able to free Johnny and turn Soames and his men over to the authorities.
Reprints:

This is It! The Most Daring Dialogue That Ever Appeared in Any Comic! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martin Luthor King; Robert Kennedy

Indexer Notes

Promo text and collage of two panels on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern & Green Arrow
  2. 1. [Title page, indicia, etc.]
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. [Dedication]
  4. 3. Green Lantern #1 Contents
  5. 4. Introduction
    Green Lantern & Green Arrow
  6. 5. SOS Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. No Evil Shall Escape My Sight
    Green Lantern Co-Starring Green Arrow
  8. 7. Journey to Desolation!
    Green Lantern Co-Starring Green Arrow
  9. 8. This is It! The Most Daring Dialogue That Ever Appeared in Any Comic!
    Green Lantern
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Michael Rhode
  • Ramon Schenk