On-sale date from ad in Our Fighting Forces #84.
Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, list Gil Kane as penciler and as inker. However art experts believe the inker is Murphy Anderson, a credit corroborated by Bob Bailey via e-mail on 5/16/2008.
Subsequent research reveals that 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). Bob Bailey, on Aug. 21, 2011, gave an account of a conversation with Anderson, in which Anderson recalled working on this cover, but recalled that he was finishing or re-inking a cover inked first by Kane.
Gil Kane makes an appearance, breaking the fourth wall and informing the reader about the origin of Black Hand.
Letters from Leonard J. Tirado, Bob Butts, Barry Yonenson
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.