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Event AuctionSHOWCASE #22
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Grade: CGC FN: 6.0
Publisher: DC
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End Time: 9:17 PM EDT
Thursday 6/13/2019
Comments: off white pgs
origin & 1st app. Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan); movie reboot soon
CGC FN: 6.0
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.

The enticing cover shows the Emerald Knight attempting to destroy a yellow rocket, which unbeknownst to him, is the color that represents his one weakness. How will he survive? How will the city survive? This key issue was a must-buy at the newsstand and is a must-have for investment collectors.

Overstreet Guide 2018 FN (6.0) value = $4,400.