Green Lantern #139 [Newsstand]
(April 1981)

DC, 1960 Series
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Volume
19
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-01-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893051504
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor, credited); Jack C. Harris (editor, credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #139 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #187.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
C-559
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've defeated your own evil counterpart...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
Green Lantern is attacked by negative people, as his own negative version lies at his feet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Now Your Comfortable Old Sneakers Can Last Forever! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sneaker Seal / advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

Are You Too Short? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Height Report, Inc. / advertisement / 0.7 page (report information)

Slay On, Silvery Moon! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (plot, credited); Roy Thomas (script, credited)
Pencils
Joe Staton (credited)
Inks
Joe Staton (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin [as Tony Tollin] (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
J-7178
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Thomas Kalmaku; Carol Ferris; Superman (flashback); Firestorm (flashback)
Synopsis
Eclipso reveals that he has secretly had Bruce Gordon construct his Murder Moon, which he intends to use to kill his Bruce Gordon persona and then go on to conquer the universe. Green Lantern stops him after a little help from Tom Kalmaku, and meanwhile, Carol Ferris is trying to destroy her own company's facilities while working under threats of an unknown kidnapper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Green Lantern #138; story continues in Green Lantern #140.

Hal quotes Walt Kelly in one panel: "People who live in tin houses shouldn't throw can-openers!"

Now the Number Yum Taste Is Even Yummier. (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

You Made Us Do It! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Superman Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Old Gold (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

$ave Money: Subscribe Now! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

For a World of Fun...Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mer-Queen of Rann (Table of Contents: 10)

Adam Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Laurie Sutton [as Laurie S. Sutton] (credited)
Pencils
Rodin Rodriguez (credited)
Inks
Dennis Jensen (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-7157
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Sardath; Aeriela
Synopsis
Adam cannot find Alana at their appointed meeting place, but meets the Mer-Queen Aeriela, who enlists him to help her fight an undersea menace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Green Lantern #138; story continues in Green Lantern #140.

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Rings & Rockets / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-704

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Kent Phenis, John Murphy, John Zuber, Marty Nordeen, and Jim Nichols. Also includes "This Month from the J.C.H. Cubicle" with info on DC Comics now on sale.

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Truckin' (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You've defeated your own evil counterpart..."]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Now Your Comfortable Old Sneakers Can Last Forever!
    Sneaker Seal
  3. 2. Are You Too Short?
    The Height Report, Inc.
  4. 3. Slay On, Silvery Moon!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. Now the Number Yum Taste Is Even Yummier.
    Bubble Yum
  6. 5. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  7. 6. You Made Us Do It!
    The Superman Club
  8. 7. Old Gold
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  9. 8. $ave Money: Subscribe Now!
    DC Comics
  10. 9. For a World of Fun...Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  11. 10. The Mer-Queen of Rann
    Adam Strange
  12. 11. Write Right Now!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Rings & Rockets
  14. 13. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  15. 14. Truckin'
    Monogram Models, Inc.
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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