Green Lantern #169 [Direct]
(October 1983)

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Volume
21
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-06-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Ernie Colón (editor, credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Job Number
C-476
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Lysandra]; Green Lantern [Symon]
Synopsis
The three Green Lanterns are each featured in their own separate battles.

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

It's Not Easy Being Q*Bert, But It's Fun. (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Q*Bert / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Off on a Tanjent! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Joey Cavalieri (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Pencils
Howard Simpson (credited); Jose Delbo (framing sequence, credited)
Inks
Gary Martin (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Letters
S. Ball (credited); ? (framing sequence)
Editing
Ernie Colón (editor, main story, credited); ? (framing sequence)

Job Number
J-8972 (framing); J-8428
Genre
superhero
Characters
Guardians of the Universe; Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Kaylark]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Eddore of Tront]; Green Lantern [Galius-Zed]; Green Lantern [Krista]; Green Lantern [Droxelle]; Green Lantern [Meadlux]; Green Lantern [Symon]]; Symon's father; Symon's mother; Symon clone; Tanjentan exiles
Synopsis
The framing sequence involves completion of a psychodrama performed by other Green lanterns for Hal Jordan and appears to be continued from the previous issue: it is continued in the next issue.
In the main story, a boy on a planet of mental giants is exiled for his inadequacies, granted a Green Lantern's ring, and saves other exiles who are being attacked after returning to Tanjent in captured alien spaceships.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No script, inks, colors, or letters credits are provided for the framing sequence. The 3-page framing sequence clearly has a different letterer and colorist from the main story.
References Green Lantern #164 in the framing sequence.

Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Build This Star Wars Squadron. (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

TSR Hobbies, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Letters by Lantern Light / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ernie Colón [as Colon] (credited)
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1393

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ryan Brown, Richard Rotmistrovsky, and Raymond Ellis, and excerpts of letters from Ed Sample, David Mercury, Steve Reischman, Charlie Gage, J. Bisceglia, Gary Frazier, George Williams, Tony Hartgrove, Richard Hopkins, and Joe Burton.
Also a thank you from editor Ernie Colon as he prepares to leave to write an Amethyst graphic novel, and a hello to friend Jon Glickstein.

At $4.95 a Game You Can't Miss. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Columbia Video Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cross Swords with Champions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Remco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sun-Fall! Part Two of "The Lysandra Saga" (Table of Contents: 9)

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris (credited)
Pencils
Jerome Moore (credited)
Inks
Sal Trapani (credited)
Colors
Jeanine Casey (credited)
Letters
Philip Felix (credited)

Job Number
J-8439
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Lysandra]; Green Lantern [Spol of Cyc]; Thar
Synopsis
Lysandra and Spol are both new Green Lanterns and battle with different understandings of the situation to save Lysandra's planet from a cosmic danger.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Green Lantern #168.

E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

DC Coming Comics (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Burger Time (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. It's Not Easy Being Q*Bert, But It's Fun.
    Q*Bert
  3. 2. Off on a Tanjent!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free!
    Mattel
  5. 4. Build This Star Wars Squadron.
    MPC
  6. 5. Star Frontiers
    TSR Hobbies, Inc.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters by Lantern Light
  8. 7. At $4.95 a Game You Can't Miss.
    Columbia Video Game Club
  9. 8. Cross Swords with Champions!
    Remco
  10. 9. Sun-Fall! Part Two of "The Lysandra Saga"
    Tales of the Green Lantern Corps
  11. 10. E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money!
    Grit
  12. 11. DC Coming Comics
    DC Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  14. 13. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  15. 14. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge
    Mattel
  16. 15. Burger Time
    Mattel
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