(October 1963)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug. and Nov.
On-sale Date
1963-08-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Strange World Named Green Lantern! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Shark That Hunted Human Prey! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Bill Bowery; The Shark (introduction; origin; villain)
Synopsis
A nuclear accident causes a common shark to evolve into The Shark, who battles Green Lantern until defeated and diminshes back into a shark.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 8.67 pages and 5.67 pages.

Try a Tongue Teaser! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

It's Hard to Believe, But / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Astronomers now believe that the Sun's corona...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Science information on: the sun's corona, venus fly-trap, radar, and gamma rays, accompanied by illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Writing credit provided by Bob Hughes.
Between pages 9-10 of main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Giant Flash Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Green Lantern's Mail Chute / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes the information that Green Lantern #21 was written by John Broome, and illustrated by Gil Kane and Joe Giella.
A letter from Phil Cetrone notes that the story "The Man Who Mastered Magnetism" in Green Lantern 21, was drawn by Gil Kane, and inked by Joe Giella: the editor does not refute this. A letter from Bob Beck notes that the same story was written by John Broome: the editor does not refute this either. Another letter from Jack Harris notes that he sent in the idea for the cover of that same issue, and the editor states that for providing the idea, he sent Mr. Harris the original art for the cover.
Other letters from Karen Kantor, Dennis Knuth, and Randy Sarti.

102 Ships of All Nations (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

102 Ships of All Nations / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Strange World Named Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Terga Kalmaku; Green Lantern (entire planet); Sinestro (imitation); Dr. Polaris (imitation); Sonar (imitation); The Shark (imitation)
Synopsis
A sentient planet summons Green Lantern and appears to attack him while attempting to "talk" to him. Green Lantern then removes an apparently sentient fireball and places it in orbit to cure the planet of both indigestion and loneliness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The planet "Green Lantern" has NO Green Lantern powers, it takes the name in honor of Hal Jordan. The "imitation" characters are constructed by the planet.
Bob Rozakis, in Green Lantern #100 (January 1978), credited Joe Giella (and not Frank Giacoia) with this story’s inks. In Green Lantern Annual #1 (1998), Giacoia and Giella were both credited with inks. The Giacoia and Giella credits were repeated in Showcase Presents Green Lantern #2 (2007).

For Party Fun! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

132 Roman Soldiers (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

147 Famous Automobiles (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange World Named Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. The Shark That Hunted Human Prey!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Astronomers now believe that the Sun's corona..."]
    It's Hard to Believe, But
  6. 5. ["The flashiest news of the year... a giant Flash Annual!"]
    Giant Flash Annual
  7. 6. ["This coupon entitles you to free admission plus 2 free rides..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  8. 7. ["Your eyes may play tricks... but not your taste!"]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  10. 9. 102 Ships of All Nations
    102 Ships of All Nations
  11. 10. ["Free! These... and more new issue stamps... just released"]
    Garcelon Stamps
  12. 11. The Strange World Named Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  13. 12. For Party Fun!
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  14. 13. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
    DC Comics
  15. 14. 132 Roman Soldiers
    Roman War Soldiers
  16. 15. 147 Famous Automobiles
    147 Famous Automobiles
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. ["How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. ["Boys, girls, men, women..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • David B
  • Alan Barnard
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Chris Boyko
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Fawzy Partridge
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore