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Grade: G: 2.0
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 7:03 PM EST
Thursday 12/12/2019
Comments: Taped spine, extra staples
origin & 1st app. Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan); movie reboot soon
G: 2.0
After the runaway success of the revamped Flash in Showcase #4, DC editors scrambled through the archives looking for Golden Age heroes to rework and repackage for the Atomic Era. Unsurprisingly, the next big hit of the DC Silver Age was a refurbished Green Lantern, who was upgraded to a devil-may-care hero with a science-fiction themed secret identity and origin tale perfectly suited to the Sputnik-era. Crack DC draftsman Gil Kane turned in an extraordinary and timeless costume, and indefatigable scribe John Broome worked with DC editor Julius Schwartz to concoct a mystical, yet futuristic, and surprisingly moving debut. If the Flash was the hint of a Silver Age of heroes, this book affirmed its existence and assured everything that followed. Its importance to comic history cannot be understated.
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