(December 1981)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-08-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Laurie Sutton
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern

Indexer Notes

Figure taken from page 11 of "Ulysses Star Is Still Alive" in Green Lantern #79.

Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Laurie Sutton ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Death Be My Destiny! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Old-Timer; Guardians of the Universe; Mother Juna
Synopsis
Green Lantern and Green Arrow, now joined by Black Canary, travel to Oa and find that Old-Timer has been found guilty by the Tribune. The Guardians strip him of his immortality and sentence him to live out his days on the planet Maltus. The heroes go with him into his exile and discover a planet wildly over-populated due to the efforts of Mother Juna. After they put a stop to her work, the Old-Timer vows to restore balance to Maltus.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

How Do You Fight a Nightmare? (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano; Bernie Wrightson (p. 13)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Witch Queen; Sinestro; Medusa
Synopsis
When Green Arrow and Black Canary are confronted by harpies, GA calls Green Lantern for help. GL follows the harpies into a trap laid by The Witch Queen on behalf of her brother Sinestro. Following a lead, GA and BC meet a group of Amazons, who, impressed by Black Canary's fighting skills, explain how in the distant past they were banished to another plane by a wizard, but have been allowed to return by The Witch Queen to make all men pay. With this information, the duo follows the trail to The Witch Queen and rescue Green Lantern from banishment and the grasp of the legendary Medusa.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script and pencils confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Though Wrightson is credited in an editor's note on p. 13, Schwartz' records mention only Giordano as inker.

Peril in Plastic (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Carol Ferris; Black Hand [Wilbur Palm]; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]
Synopsis
While Carol Ferris is in Piper's Dell, the sea wall protecting the town begins to give way, so Hal responds as Green Lantern. After saving the town, GL is given a tour of the plastic factory. Weakened by gas emitted by the plastic pins produced there, he is unable to fight back, so he sends his ring to Green Arrow. When he revives, he finds that his old enemy Black Hand uses the pins to keep the community under his control. He sends GL and Carol out into the streets to face the wrath of the townspeople, but Green Arrow arrives in time with GL’s ring, and GL traps Black Hand in his own plastic.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The plastic pin, the "kaluta," is named after artist Mike Kaluta.

The Killing of an Archer (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]
Synopsis
During an attack, Green Arrow accidentally kills one of his assailants. After he calls Dinah to say good-bye forever, Dinah summons Green Lantern, who finds the same thugs who attacked GA have now planted a bomb in his building.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Labeled "Chapter 1" on the title page, though the following installments of the series are not labeled chapters.

Green Arrow Is Dead! (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Sister Joshua
Synopsis
As Green Lantern struggles to minimize the damage the bomb placed in Green Arrow's building does, Black Canary joins him. Elsewhere, Green Arrow abandons his old life and enters a monastery. Back home, while looking for traces of GA, Black Canary stumbles across the remnants of the racist cult of which she was once a member, now led by Sister Joshua. She is attacked by the cult members and thrown off a roof, but saved by the last minute appearance of Green Lantern.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Fate of an Archer (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Lantern; Green Arrow / comic story / 9.33 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]
Synopsis
When Black Canary is hit by a car and desperately needs a transfusion, Green Lantern's search for Green Arrow becomes even more urgent. A report on the wreckage of the Arrow-Plane leads Green Lantern to Green Arrow, but also to a scavenger, who nearly kills Green Lantern before Green Arrow can grab his bow and remember who he really is.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Actually bannered as a "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" feature on the splash page.

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Green Lantern / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams; Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Green Lantern and Green Arrow starring in...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Four headshots of Green Lantern from Green Lantern #89 (top left), #83 (top right and bottom left), and #86 (bottom right), and the titles of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Green Lantern
  3. 2. Death Be My Destiny!
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  4. 3. How Do You Fight a Nightmare?
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  5. 4. Peril in Plastic
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  6. 5. The Killing of an Archer
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  7. 6. Green Arrow Is Dead!
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  8. 7. The Fate of an Archer
    Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  9. 8. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. ["Green Lantern and Green Arrow starring in..."]
    Green Lantern
This issue was most recently modified by:
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