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SHOWCASE #22
CGC VF-: 7.5
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ow/white pgs; QES Certified: impressive prime focal area, sharp corners, deep color strike (green, yellow & blue)
Origin/1st app of Silver age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan); 1st mention of Green Lantern Corp; 1st app/death of Abin Sur who gave Hal his ring; Gil Kane cover/art.
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
ow/white pgs; QES Certified: impressive prime focal area, sharp corners, deep color strike (green, yellow & blue)
Origin/1st app of Silver age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan); 1st mention of Green Lantern Corp; 1st app/death of Abin Sur who gave Hal his ring; Gil Kane cover/art.
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.


This 7.5 QES-certified copy of Showcase #22 is in admirable condition, the colors are sharp, deep greens and bright yellows jump off the muted background design, and the book presents as a higher grade. Owning a mid-grade copy of a Silver Age classic, featuring the origin story of one of DC's most successful and beloved characters is a solid investment. With a Green Lantern cinematic reboot imminent, snapping up a copy of this comic before it goes up in price again is a smart move. This book is stunning.

Overstreet Guide 2022 VF- (7.5) value = $15,800

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