(March 14, 1989)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
weekly with the exception of the last week of the year
On-sale Date
1989-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid; Brian Augustyn
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
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
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Eric Shanower (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Hal Jordan dies... Who will be the new Green Lantern?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern (costume, ring and lantern only)

Where There Is a Will... Chapter I: The Decision (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Lantern / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-4510
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; Clark Kent; Hal Jordan (an image); Robin [Dick Grayson] (an image); John Stewart (an image)
Synopsis
As Abin Sur is dying, he summons a successor without fear-- Clark Kent. Since Clark is not a native of the planet per Guardian law, he cannot assume the responsibilities of a Green Lantern. Abin then shows Clark images of other worthy successors and Clark suggests Hal Jordan as a potential candidate.

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-4. Although not shown, Boston Brand is also considered for the role of Green Lantern.

Chapter II: The Decline (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Art Thibert
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Major William Easterly
Synopsis
Deciding to fight the bad guys instead of dealing with his personal problems, Green Lantern investigates reports of someone stealing fissionable nuclear material. For some reason, his ring is acting erratically. After he breaks into a military compound, he is fatally shot by the Major and left for dead. He then sends out green energy -- to find a successor.

Indexer Notes

Pages 5-12.

Chapter III: The Summoning (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan (pages 13, 17, 18, 20); Jim Aparo (pages 14-16, 21); Jim Mooney (pages 19, 22-27)
Inks
Ty Templeton (pages 13, 17, 18, 20); John Nyberg (pages 14-16, 21); Ian Akin (pages19, 22-27); Brian Garvey (pages19, 22-27)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
The First Officer; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; a priest; Deadman [Boston Brand]; a terrorist (possessed by Deadman); Rufus (a Dakotah Indian); Clark Kent; a hostage negotiator; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (spirit only); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (spirit only); John Stewart (as an image only)
Synopsis
At a tense moment in their lives, Hal's successors are all brought to his dying spot, outside of time and space. Hal then begins to choose his replacement. But Abin Sur's spirit, Clark Kent and Deadman convince Hal that his time is not up yet. Convinced, Hal's spirit rejoins his body and Green Lantern lives again!

Indexer Notes

Pages 13-27. Although not named, several characters in this sequence are based on real people including Terry Waite (the hostage negotiator), Desmond Tutu (the priest) and Lech Walesa (the First Officer).

Chapter IV: The Restoration (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Lantern / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan (top half of pages 28 and 29; bottom half of pages 33 and 37; page 38); Carmine Infantino (bottom half of pages 28, 29, 30, and 32; top half of pages 33, 34, 36, and 37; page 35); Jim Aparo (page 31; top half of page 32; bottom half of page 36); Jim Mooney (bottom half of page 34)
Inks
Ty Templeton (top half of pages 28 and 29; bottom half of pages 33 and 37; page 38); Kevin Nowlan (bottom of pages 28, 29, 30, and 32; top half of pages 33, 34, 36, and 37; page 35); John Nyberg (page 31; top half of page 32; bottom half of page 36); Ian Akin (bottom half of page 34); Brian Garvey (bottom half of page 34)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; a terrorist (possessed by Deadman); the First Officer; the hostage negotiator; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; the priest; Rufus; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Clark Kent
Synopsis
All of the successors are returned to their proper place and time, but each finds that they are charged with a small amount of Green Lantern energy, which solves the problems they were facing at the moment of their summoning. Hal captures the corrupt Major and his flunkies, and Clark and Deadman continue their discussion on existence.

Indexer Notes

Pages 28-38.

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

Action Comics Weekly / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-3578
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If Hal Jordan dies... Who will be the new Green Lantern?"]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Where There Is a Will... Chapter I: The Decision
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Chapter II: The Decline
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Chapter III: The Summoning
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. Chapter IV: The Restoration
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
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