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 (editor)

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 (signed as GK [circle])
Inks
Gil Kane (signed as GK [circle])
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (sourced) (letters, logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints
Keywords
Green Lantern Ring

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 Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

SOS Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome (sourced)
Pencils
Gil Kane (sourced)
Inks
Joe Giella (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This pilot trainer wasn't meant to fly--it has no wings!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (introduction, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.
Reprints
Keywords
California; Ferris Aircraft Company; Green Lantern power battery; Green Lantern ring

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the ages the color green has been regarded with superstitious awe as possessing both lucky and unlucky powers...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about several things associated with the color green.
Reprints
Keywords
peridot

Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (sourced)
Pencils
Gil Kane (sourced)
Inks
Joe Giella (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The highly-secret experimental space-plane--called the Flaming Spear--was the pride and joy of the Ferris Aircraft Company!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Carol Ferris (introduction); Willard Ferris (introduction); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (pilot)
Synopsis
Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.
Reprints
Keywords
Coast City; Ferris Aircraft Company; Green Lantern power battery; Green Lantern ring; radiation sender

[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 Admission / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first guided missile ever developed was the American "Bug."
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about the developments in missile technology.
Reprints
Keywords
V-2; vergeltungswaffe eins

Test Pilot! (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Without those intrepid adventurers who were willing to take to the air in the...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Oliver; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Ellehammer; Henry Farman; Leon Delagrange; Glen H. Curtiss
Synopsis
Text feature containing many facts about test pilots through history.
Reprints
Keywords
Red Wing

Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Table of Contents: 12)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (sourced)
Pencils
Gil Kane (sourced)
Inks
Joe Giella (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Incredible! I'm bombarding that deadly missile with bolts from my power ring--but it won't blow up!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Carol Ferris; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dr. Parris (villain)
Synopsis
Green Lantern stops a missile launched by Dr. Parris at a government Hydrogen Power facility.
Reprints
Keywords
Coast City; Ferris Aircraft Company; Green Lantern Power Battery; Green Lantern Ring

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Littleton Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Giant Flying Plastic 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. ["Don't spend your life on the sidelines"]
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  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. ["Outdoor camping is really the thing, seeing wildlife and birds on the wing."]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  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. ["On a boat heading out for high seas with full sail and a cool spanking breeze."]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamps
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Giant Flying Plastic Jet
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • John Censullo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Alton Clarke
  • Peter Croome
  • Del Gruber
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • R. S. Martin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore