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SHOWCASE #22
CGC VG/F: 5.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Friday, 12/16/2022 7:18 PM
$6,299
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: crm/ow pages
Gil Kane cover/art; Joe Giella inks; 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.
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crm/ow pages
Gil Kane cover/art; Joe Giella inks; 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.
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.