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Event AuctionGREEN LANTERN (1960-86) #16
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Grade: CGC NM+: 9.6
Publisher: DC
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Comments: white pgs; tied for highest! QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + deep color strike (green & light blue) + flawless interior (white)
Gil Kane cvr/art; origin & 1st app. of SA Star Sapphire
Don/Maggie Thompson Collection
Highest Graded
GREEN LANTERN (1960-86) #16
CGC NM+: 9.6
Star Sapphire is a character with roots in the Golden Age of comics, first appearing in All-Flash Comics #32, the villainess arrives from the 7th Dimension and attempts to eradicate human life by destroying all the plants on Earth. Reborn in the Silver Age as Carol Ferris, the love interest of Hal Jordan, Sapphire makes her return in Green Lantern #16 as a vessel for the Zamarons, a race of female aliens who are hellbent on proving the inferiority of the male gender. In this issue Star Sapphire takes on the Emerald Knight twice, beating him easily in round one and losing in round two, after which she is stripped of her powers and returned to normal with no memory of her recent transformation, but the character would continue to return and challenge the Lantern over the years in various host bodies and identities. The cult fandom for Star Sapphire continues into the modern era, and this first SA appearance is considered one of the most important issues in the character's arc, as well as a beloved early 60's GL adventure.

One of five highest-graded copies on the census, this sparkling, immaculate copy hails from the Don/Maggie Thompson collection. The pinkish hues in Star Sapphire's uniform pop off the cover as the orange energy field surrounding Jordan is as bright and sunny as it was nearly sixty years ago. Razor sharp corners and tight binding help earn this treasure its well-deserved NM+ status.

Overstreet Guide 2018 NM- (9.2) value = $925.