(June 1964)

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
1964-04-09
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Our Fighting Forces #84 and copyright registration.


Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane; Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Black Hand [William Hand]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, list Gil Kane as penciler and as inker. Bob Rozakis credited Gil Kane as the sole artist of this cover in Green Lantern #100 (January 1978). The exclusive Kane credit was repeated in Showcase Presents Green Lantern vol. 2 (2007). However art experts believe the inker is Murphy Anderson, a credit corroborated by Bob Bailey who had a conversation with Anderson, in which Anderson recalled working on this cover, but that he was finishing or re-inking a cover inked first by Kane.

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Joe Hand (first appearance); David Hand (first appearance); Peter Hand (first appearance); Black Hand [William Hand] (first appearance, villain, origin)
Synopsis
Black Hand has created a device to store Green Lantern's ring energy and tries to use that energy to imprison Green Lantern in another dimension.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gil Kane makes an appearance, breaking the fourth wall and informing the reader about the origin of Black Hand.

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

Showcase; I-Spy! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the First Superboy Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Giant Superboy Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During a nine-hour period on the night of November 13, 1833, 200,000 "shooting stars" were observed in the sky--
Genre
non-fiction

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

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

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Leonard J. Tirado, Bob Butts, Barry Yonenson.

This World Is Mine! (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Lantern / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]
Synopsis
A sentient Protonic Force which Green Lantern fought before comes to Earth to conquer the planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tie-in to story in Green Lantern #24.
The Justice League only observes Green Lantern's actions from a distance and does not take an active role in the story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Flash; Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; I-Spy!
  5. 4. Watch for the First Superboy Annual!
    Giant Superboy Annual
  6. 5. ["During a nine-hour period on the night of November 13, 1833, 200,000 "shooting stars" were observed in the sky--"]
    It's Hard to Believe But--
  7. 6. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! Part II
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics
  9. 8. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  11. 10. This World Is Mine!
    Green Lantern
  12. 11. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Hawkman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
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