Green Lantern #169 [Direct-Sales]
(October 1983)

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Volume:
21
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-06-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Ernie Colon (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Job Number:
C-476

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Lysandra]; Green Lantern [Symon]
Synopsis:
The three Green Lanterns are each featured in their own separate battles.

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

It's Not Easy Being Q*Bert, But It's Fun. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Q*Bert / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Off on a Tanjent! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Joey Cavalieri (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Pencils:
Howard Simpson (credited); Jose Delbo (framing sequence, credited)
Inks:
Gary Martin (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Letters:
S. Ball (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Job Number:
J-8972 (framing); J-8428

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Guardians of the Universe; Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Kaylark]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Eddore of Tront]; Green Lantern [Galius-Zed]; Green Lantern [Krista]; Green Lantern [Droxelle]; Green Lantern [Meadlux]; Green Lantern [Symon]]; Symon's father; Symon's mother; Symon clone; Tanjentan exiles
Synopsis:
The framing sequence involves completion of a psychodrama performed by other Green lanterns for Hal Jordan and appears to be continued from the previous issue: it is continued in the next issue.
In the main story, a boy on a planet of mental giants is exiled for his inadequacies, granted a Green Lantern's ring, and saves other exiles who are being attacked after returning to Tanjent in captured alien spaceships.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No script, inks, colors, or letters credits are provided for the framing sequence. The 3-page framing sequence clearly has a different letterer and colorist from the main story.
References Green Lantern #164 in the framing sequence.

Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Build This Star Wars Squadron. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

TSR Hobbies, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters by Lantern Light / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ernie Colon [as Colon] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-1393

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ryan Brown, Richard Rotmistrovsky, and Raymond Ellis, and excerpts of letters from Ed Sample, David Mercury, Steve Reischman, Charlie Gage, J. Bisceglia, Gary Frazier, George Williams, Tony Hartgrove, Richard Hopkins, and Joe Burton.
Also a thank you from editor Ernie Colon as he prepares to leave to write an Amethyst graphic novel, and a hello to friend Jon Glickstein.

At $4.95 a Game You Can't Miss. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Columbia Video Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cross Swords with Champions! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Remco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sun-Fall! Part Two of "The Lysandra Saga" (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris (credited)
Pencils:
Jerome Moore (credited)
Inks:
Sal Trapani (credited)
Colors:
Jeanine Casey (credited)
Letters:
Philip Felix (credited)
Job Number:
J-8439

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Lysandra]; Green Lantern [Spol of Cyc]; Thar
Synopsis:
Lysandra and Spol are both new Green Lanterns and battle with different understandings of the situation to save Lysandra's planet from a cosmic danger.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Green Lantern #168.

E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

DC Coming Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Giordano [as Dick] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information on upcoming convention appearances by DC staff.
On second page between pages 4-5 of Sun-Fall story.

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Burger Time (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. It's Not Easy Being Q*Bert, But It's Fun.
    Q*Bert
  3. 2. Off on a Tanjent!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free!
    Mattel
  5. 4. Build This Star Wars Squadron.
    MPC
  6. 5. Star Frontiers
    TSR Hobbies, Inc.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters by Lantern Light
  8. 7. At $4.95 a Game You Can't Miss.
    Columbia Video Game Club
  9. 8. Cross Swords with Champions!
    Remco
  10. 9. Sun-Fall! Part Two of "The Lysandra Saga"
    Tales of the Green Lantern Corps
  11. 10. E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money!
    Grit
  12. 11. DC Coming Comics
    DC Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  14. 13. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  15. 14. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge
    Mattel
  16. 15. Burger Time
    Mattel
This issue was most recently modified by:
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