COMMENTS: Gil Kane cvr/art; GA Green Lantern crossover, 1st app of Krona. Crisis begins, origin of the so-called Guardians
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Gil Kane cvr/art; GA Green Lantern crossover, 1st app of Krona. Crisis begins, origin of the so-called GuardiansDC introduced the concept of an infinite number of parallel earths in this very comic. This ground-breaking issue, which also related the first origin of the Guardians of the Universe, helped lay the foundation of the modern day DC Universe while featuring an epic battle between the Golden and Silver Age Lanterns.
Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character. Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as that of The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98, which, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name Is... Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971. In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.