Showcase #22
(September-October 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-07-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

The issue is the first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Copies exist with the date July 30, 1959 stamped on the cover (see 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 [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

SOS Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 2)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Green Oddities (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 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: 6)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sling-a-Shot / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pioneer Guided Missiles! (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 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: 11)

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: 12)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Flying Jet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. SOS Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  6. 5. Green Oddities
  7. 6. Secret of the Flaming Spear!
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sling-a-Shot
  11. 10. Pioneer Guided Missiles!
  12. 11. Test Pilot!
  13. 12. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthias Hofmann
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