A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
crm/ow pgs; Sl/Mod(A-2) ct, pcs added, tr seals, cleaned, reinf.
classic Shelly Moldoff cvr; origin & 1st app of Green Lantern (Alan Scott); Comic Book Impact rating of 8 (CBI)Railroad engineer Alan Scott stumbles upon a magical lantern which speaks to him and offers him unimaginable power. Scott fashions a ring from the lantern, and begins a lifelong career as a superheroic defender of justice, as the mighty Green Lantern! With all the hubbub and hullabaloo over this character of late, it's refreshing to see that folks are aware of the original GL, whose bracing adventures added both mystical pizazz and streetwise grit to the DC character stable. Dependable craftsman Sheldon Moldoff lends a moody air to the colorful hero's debut appearance, and the atmospheric cover jumped out at newsstands and grabbed readers, and the GL mythology hasn't let go since. Without this issue and this story, the cosmic scope of DC's hero universe may never have been established, and with this character, DC proved that wide variety of characters with a smorgasbord of styles could very successfully compete on the increasingly hectic hero comic market. Possibly the toughest of all Golden Age DC keys, this is a book for the true connoisseur.A scant 60 copies of this Golden Age curio are recorded on the CGC census, making this restored copy a true find for our clientele. With the inevitable Green Lantern reboot rumored for the DCEU, the first appearance of Alan Scott is about to see another huge leap in value, and this is a perfect opportunity to get a copy of his origin in advance of the all the bandwagon jumpers. This copy has undergone a masterful professional restoration job that gives it the appearance of a top-tier copy. The slightly off-center printing job on this cover only adds character to the abundant appeal of an important DC key, which is due for another day in the spotlight shortly.
Overstreet Guide 2022 VF+ (8.5) value = $398,000
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