DC Special #20

DC Comics

United States.

Published
February-March 1976
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/29516

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Green Lantern) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2186
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Imi Kann; Duke Danfield; Zegor warriors

Credits

Art
Mike Grell
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell
Show/hide 1. The Challenge from 5700 A.D.! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1418
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (aka. Pol Manning); Zegor warriors (villains); Solarites; Raf Tamin; Chairman Dasor; Iona Vane; gold sea monster; Dr. Vance Barnard (flashback only); Earth army

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #8 (September-October 1961)

Synopsis

Zegors, a highly evolved gila monster form, have the earth under attack in 5700 AD, and the ruling Solarite council brings Hal Jordan to defeat them. He does so by destroying their main weapon and is returned to the present, with no knowledge of his adventure.

Notes

Story has 3, 2-tier pages, with another sequence on the bottom 1/3 of those pages. First story set in 5700 A.D. with the Pol Manning secret identy. Story is in 2 chapters.

Show/hide 2. The Three Jordan Brothers (The Three Jordan Brothers) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Three Jordan Brothers
Genre
Super-hero
Code
N-1424
Characters
Jack Jordan; Hal Jordan; Jim Jordan; Sue Williams Jordan (Jim Jordan's wife)

Synopsis

Information about Hal Jordan's borthers.

Notes

Sequence appears between Chapters 1 and 2 of the first sequence.

Show/hide 3. Earth's Other Green Lanterns (Green Lantern) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Super-hero
Code
N-1426
Characters
Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]

Synopsis

Information about the various Earth Green Lanterns.

Notes

Sequence appears between pages 21 and 22 of sequence 1.

Show/hide 4. Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1419
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku] (intro); Jimmy Dawes (flashback); Pieface's father (flashback); Duke Danfield (villain); Weeper and another man working for Duke Danfield

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #2 (September-October 1960)
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town!
From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #2 (September-October 1960)

Synopsis

Tom Kalmaku's father and Jimmy Dawes had stumbled on a gold mine and split the map for keeping while Dawes raised money to work it, but Tom's father died and Dawes lost his map while gambling. Duke Danfield won the map half and steals Tom's half to find the gold, but Green Lantern defeats his gang and Tom discovers Hal's secret identity as Green Lantern.

Notes

Introduction of Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku], who learns Green Lantern's secret identity.

Show/hide 5. Green Lantern's Oaths (Green Lantern) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Super-hero
Code
N-1425
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]

Synopsis

The 3 oaths used by Green Lantern [Alan Scott].

Notes

Sequence appears between sequences 1 and 2 of this issue.

Show/hide 6. Once a Green Lantern - - Always a Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1419
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui] (intro); Imi Kann; The Guardians of The Universe; giant amoeba; Tom Kalmaku [Pieface]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #30 (July 1964)

Synopsis

Hal Jordan is sent on a mission to convince Katma Tui to remain a Green Lantern, though she has announced her resignation upon the end of her probation period. Hal convinces her using a ruse to show her that her loyaty to the Corps in stronger than her love of Imi Kann.

Notes

Introduces Katma Tui as Sinestro's Green Lantern replacement.

Show/hide 7. Green Lantern's Mail Chute (Green Lantern's Mail Chute) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern's Mail Chute
Genre
Super-hero
Code
S-2194
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Gil Kane?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters regarding stories in DC Special #17 from: David Bachman; Pete Gallo; Bob Perman; Steve Barton; Joe Molloy; Carol Dill; Kenneth Ball. Includes the reprint credits for the stories in this issue.

Show/hide 8. The Cup Cake Caper (Shazam) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shazam
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Billy Batson; Captain Marvel; Max; Max's boss

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

Max's boss is attempting to control all the Hostess Cup Cakes, but Captain Marvel ends his caper.

Notes

Ad for Hostess Cup Cakes.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 24746

Entry created

  • 12/12/1999

Cover added

  • 17/08/2010

Index completed

  • 17/08/2010

Last updated

  • 09/12/2007