(March 14, 1989)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mark Waid; Brian Augustyn
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Who Will Be the New Green Lantern?] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Nightwing; Deadman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Eric Shanower (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Deadman; Nightwing; Green Lantern (costume, ring and lantern only)

Where There Is a Will... Chapter I - The Decision (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Abin Sur; Clark Kent; Hal Jordan (an image); Robin [Dick Grayson] (an image); John Stewart (an image)
Synopsis:
As Abin Sur is dying, he summons a successor without fear-- Clark Kent. Since Clark is not a native of the planet per Guardian law, he cannot assume the responsibilities of a Green Lantern. Abin then shows Clark images of other worthy successors and Clark suggests Hal Jordan as a potential candidate.

Indexer Notes

pages 1-4. Although not shown, Boston Brand is also considered for the role of Green Lantern.

Chapter II - The Decline (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Art Thibert
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Major William Easterly
Synopsis:
Deciding to fight the bad guys instead of dealing with his personal problems, Green Lantern investigates reports of someone stealing fissionable nuclear material. For some reason, his ring is acting erratically. After he breaks into a military compound, he is fatally shot by the Major and left for dead. He then sends out green energy -- to find a successor.

Indexer Notes

pages 5-12

Chapter III: The Summoning (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan (pgs. 13, 17, 18, 20); Jim Aparo (pgs. 14-16, 21); Jim Mooney (pg. 19; 22-27)
Inks:
Ty Templeton (pgs. 13, 17, 18, 20); John Nyberg (pgs 14-16, 21); Ian Akin (pg.19, pgs. 22-27); Brian Garvey (pg.19, pgs. 22-27)
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The First Officer; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; a priest; Deadman [Boston Brand]; a terrorist (possessed by Deadman); Rufus (a Dakotah Indian); Clark Kent; a hostage negotiator; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (spirit only); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (spirit only); John Stewart (as an image only)
Synopsis:
At a tense moment in their lives, Hal's successors are all brought to his dying spot, outside of time and space. Hal then begins to choose his replacement. But Abin Sur's spirit, Clark Kent and Deadman convince Hal that his time is not up yet. Convinced, Hal's spirit rejoins his body and Green Lantern lives again!

Indexer Notes

pages 13-27. Although not named, several characters in this sequence are based on real people including Terry Waite (the hostage negotiator), Desmond Tutu (the priest) and Lech Walesa (the First Officer)

Chapter IV: The Restoration (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan (top half of pages 28 and 29; bottom half of pages 33 and 37; page 38); Carmine Infantino (bottom half of pages 28, 29, 30, and 32; top half of pages 33, 34, 36, and 37; page 35); Jim Aparo (page 31; top half of page 32; bottom half of page 36); Jim Mooney (bottom half of page 34)
Inks:
Ty Templeton (top half of pages 28 and 29; bottom half of pages 33 and 37; page 38); Kevin Nowlan (bottom of pages 28, 29, 30, and 32; top half of pages 33, 34, 36, and 37; page 35); John Nyberg (page 31; top half of page 32; bottom half of page 36); Ian Akin (bottom half of page 34); Brian Garvey (bottom half of page 34)
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Deadman; a terrorist (possessed by Deadman); the First Officer; the hostage negotiator; Nightwing; the priest; Rufus; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Clark Kent
Synopsis:
All of the successors are returned to their proper place and time, but each finds that they are charged with a small amount of Green Lantern energy, which solves the problems they were facing at the moment of their summoning. Hal captures the corrupt Major and his flunkies, and Clark and Deadman continue their discussion on existance.

Indexer Notes

pages 28-38.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Who Will Be the New Green Lantern?]
    Superman; Nightwing; Deadman
  2. 1. Where There Is a Will... Chapter I - The Decision
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Chapter II - The Decline
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Chapter III: The Summoning
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. Chapter IV: The Restoration
    Green Lantern
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