Showcase Presents Green Lantern #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 2005
Page count
532
Cover price
9.99 USD; 13.50 CAD
Colour
Unknown
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/255434

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Robert Greenberger (editor collected edition)

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Green Lantern) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Notes

Credits on title page misspell the artist's name as Gill Kane.

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 3 pages
Show/hide 2. Showcase #22 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Art
Gil Kane

Notes

Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including including 80-Page Giant Green Lantern Annual (1998). The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics. The credits in this Showcase Presents volume incorrectly list Joe Giella.

Show/hide 3. SOS Green Lantern (Green Lantern) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (intro, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (intro)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #17 ([March 1960?])

Synopsis

Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.

Notes

Reprinting the Intro and Origin of Silver Age Green Lantern.

Show/hide 4. Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris (intro); Willard Ferris (intro); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (Pilot)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #16 ([March 1960?])
Summons from Space
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #16 ([March 1960?])
 
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #88 (February-March 1972)
Summons from Space!
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#5 (February 1981)
Summons from Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Summons From Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Summons from Space!
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Summons from Space!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #23 (November-December 1959)
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #23

Synopsis

Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.

Show/hide 5. Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Dr. Parris (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #19 ([July 1960?])

Synopsis

Green Lantern stops a missle launched by Dr. Parris at a government Hydrogen Power facility.

Show/hide 6. Showcase #23 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Invisible Destroyer

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 7. Summons from Space! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (brief origin); Carol Ferris; A Venusian Pterodactyl; Venusians

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #24 (January-February 1960)
The Creature That Couldn't Die!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #20 ([August 1960?])
The Creature that Couldn't Die
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
The Creature That Couldn't Die!

Synopsis

Green Lantern travels to Venus to save a blue-skinned caveman-like race from attack by yellow Pterodactyl-like creatures.

Notes

Some sources list this as Murphy Anderson inks. The Schwartz pay records list Joe Giella, as does the credits in 80-Page Giant Green Lantern Annual. Art spotter Gene Reed agrees with the Joe Giella credit. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 8. The Invisible Destroyer! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Phantom Destroyer [aka The Invisible Destroyer] (intro, villain); Carrol Ferris; Dr. Phillips

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #83 ([March 1971?])

Synopsis

When Dr. Phillips is distracted, The Invisible Destroyer is released from his mind.

Show/hide 9. Showcase #24 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #93 ([January 1973?])
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #19 ([February 1981?])
Show/hide 10. The Secret of the Black Museum! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Moster (Villain, Spy); Carrol Ferris

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #82 ([April 1971?])

Synopsis

When a group of spies steal secret plans for a new spaceplane from Hal Jordan, Green Lantern goes into action to recover them.

Show/hide 11. The Creature That Couldn't Die! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carrol Ferris; cosmic-ray creature (Villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])

Synopsis

A blob is turned into a giant monster when exposed to cosmic rays. It is up to Green Lantern to stop the destruction.

Show/hide 12. Green Lantern #1 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page
Show/hide 13. The Planet of Doomed Men (Green Lantern) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (intro); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #3 (November-December 1960)
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (Murray, 1978? series) #9 ([August 1978?])

Synopsis

Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.

Show/hide 14. Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Puppet Master (intro, villain); Carol Ferris; Biffy (small-time crook)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])

Synopsis

The Puppet-Master invents a Hypno-Ray and commits crimes using others as puppets, until he attempts to capture Green Lantern, who instead captures him. Meanwhile, Carol Ferris daydreams of marrying Green Lantern.

Notes

The Hypno-Ray is similar to an emotion controlling ray invented by Mind Games in Action Comics Weekly 611-613. Green Lantern uses a high speed stunt like The Flash.

Show/hide 15. Green Lantern #2 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; a Weaponer of Qward

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([October 1977?])

Notes

Some sources credit the cover inks to Joe Giella. Credits in Green Lantern #100 and 80-Page Giant Green Lantern Annual list Murphy Anderson inks, as do the Scwartz pay records. Art spotters Gene Reed and Bob Bailey agree with the Murphy Anderson credit. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 16. The Secret of the Golden Thunderbolts! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; the Weaponers of Qward, the anti-matter universe (intro, villains); Carol Ferris; Telle-Teg; Kramen

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Green Lantern learns of the anti-matter universe of Qward. He travels there to rescue the few lawful citizens and brings them to Earth and closes the portal between dimensions.

Show/hide 17. Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
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?])
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])
 
United States
DC Special (DC, 1975 series) #20 (February-March 1976)
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town!
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([October 1977?])
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Riddle of the Frozen Ghost Town!

Synopsis

Tom Kalmakus' 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 18. Green Lantern #3 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 19. The Amazing Theft of the Power Lamp! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Drik (villain); Chomin (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Drik and Chomin travel to the Plus-Matter universe from Qward to steal Green Lantern's power battery.

Show/hide 20. The Leap Year Menace! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern Fan Club; Carol Ferris; Mrs. Cranston; "Chiller-Diller" (villain, a creation of the power-ring); General Willis

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

In an attempt to dodge a marriage proposal from Carol Ferris, Green Lantern creates a menace with his power ring to distract her. This menace goes on a rampage and is stopped by Green Lantern.

Show/hide 21. Green Lantern #4 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, July 2008.

Show/hide 22. The Diabolical Missile from Qward! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Gnaxos (robot); Kiman (Chief Weaponer) (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #90 ([May 1972?])

Synopsis

The Qwardians send a missle to destroy Green Lantern. Tom Kalmaku is trapped in the missle's radiation and Green Lantern is forced to travel to Qward for the cure.

Show/hide 23. Secret of Green Lantern's Mask! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Woozy (villain); Chip (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane (Pages 1,2)
Mike Sekowsky (Pages 3,4)
Ross Andru (Pages 5-8,10,11)
Carmine Intantino (Page 9)
Joe Giella (Page 12)
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #4 (January-February 1961)
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask!
 
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #10 (January-February 1962)
Prisoner of the Power Ring!
Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #4 ([April 1977?])
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([October 1977?])
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask!

Synopsis

Carol invites Green Lantern to her party. When Hal Jordan arrives instead of Green Lantern some crooks posing as waiters go forward with an imposter Green Lantern plan to steal from the guests. Reveals the secret of Green Lantern's mask.

Notes

Credits in Green Lantern #100 list this as Gil Kane pencils only, as do the Schwartz pay records. The credits in 80-Page Green Lantern Annual list this as Kane, Sekowsky, Andru, Infantino and Giella. Art Spotter Gene Reed provided the page numbers for the pencils. Some pages may be combinations of more than one penciller. It is believed that while Kane was paid for the job the others were involved in the artwork. Possibly helping with deadline issues. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 24. Green Lantern #5 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page
Show/hide 25. The Power Ring That Vanished! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 24.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hector Hammond (intro, villain, origin); Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Dr. Evart; Professor Paulson; Horton; Sue (Friend of Carol's)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Original Green Lantern (KG Murray, 1974 series) #1 ([June 1974?])

Synopsis

Hector Hammond captures four scientists and uses a strange meteor to evolve them and then forces them to give him advances in science.

Show/hide 26. Green Lantern #6 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

The reprint here has the cover title missing from the top of the page.

Show/hide 27. The World of Living Phantoms! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 24.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re] (intro); Carol Ferris; Ibr (villain); Kadmun; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Alyssha (Alien); Cosmo (Alien)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

When Tomar Re has emergencies on two planets at the same time he has to call Hal Jordan to come help. Hal travels to the planet Aku and stops a revolt by the thought images of the original alien race. Hal then travels to Tomar Re's homeworld and helps him fight off an alien invasion.

Show/hide 28. Green Lantern #7 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #66 ([August 1968?])
Show/hide 29. The Day 100,000 People Vanished! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro (intro, villain); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Guardians of the Universe; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Ki-Mon (Korugarn alien)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #13 (June 1962)
The Duel of the Super-Heroes!
Also printed
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #13 (June 1962)
 
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #232 (March-April 1975)
The Duel of the Super-Heroes!
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([July 1976?])
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([July 1976?])
The Duel of the Super-Heroes
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #137 ([June 1977?])
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #137 ([June 1977?])
The Duel of the Super-Heroes
 
United States
Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
Duel of the Super-Heroes

Synopsis

In an attempt to capture Green Lantern, Sinestro captures 100,000 people from the town of Valdale. The Guardians warn Green Lantern of Sinestro's plan and Green Lantern travels to Qward to rescue the citizens of Valdale.

Show/hide 30. Wings of Destiny! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Terga; Carol Ferris; hijackers (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Green Lantern accidentally changes Pieface into a bird while Green Lantern is having a dream. Later Green Lantern has to meet Terga at the airport and stop a hijacking.

Show/hide 31. Green Lantern #8 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Jack Adler
Show/hide 32. The Challenge from 5700 A.D.! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
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

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.

Show/hide 33. Green Lantern #9 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 34. The Battle of the Power Rings! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re] (cameo); Green Lantern [of Xaos] (cameo); Green Lantern [of Barrio III] (cameo); Green Lantern [of T4ia] (cameo); Green Lantern [of Aeros] (cameo) (all as the Green Lantern Corps); Sinestro (villain); Guardians of the Universe; Packer Gang

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #90 ([October 1972?])

Synopsis

Sinestro uses his yellow power ring to siphon enough energy from various Green Lanterns to attack the Guardians of the Universe themselves.

Show/hide 35. Green Lantern's Brother Act! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jim Jordan; Sue Williams; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Jack Jordan; Punchy (Gangster) (villain); Looie (Gangster) (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #16 (October 1962)
Earth's First Green Lantern!
Also printed
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #87 (December 1971-January 1972)
Earth's First Green Lantern!
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #5 (November-December 1980)
Earth's First Green Lantern!
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 3 ([April] 2001)
Earth's First Green Lantern!

Synopsis

Hal joins his brothers Jim and Jack Jordan to help with Jack Jordan's election campaign. Reporter Sue Williams tries to prove that Jim Jordan is Green Lantern.

Show/hide 36. Green Lantern #10 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page
Show/hide 37. Prisoner of the Power Ring! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Beverly Blanding; Dr. Jason Blanding (flashback); Will Chambers; Mrs. Blanding

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Dr. Jason Blanding shrinks his entire family to a sub-atomic level. Once there Green Lantern's ring energy begins to affect the sub-atomic world and Green Lantern has to travel there to rescue the Blanding family.

Show/hide 38. The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 39. Green Lantern #11 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Langern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar-Re of Xudar]; Green Lantern [Xax of Xaos]; Green Lantern of Grenda; Green Lantern of Aeros

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Some sources in the past have credited the inking of this cover to Murphy Anderson. Giella inking credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Steve Brumbaugh and Bob Hughes. Giella is also listed in the Schwartz pay records, provided by DC Comics. This is incorrectly credited to Murphy Anderson in the credits of this volume.

Show/hide 40. The Strange Trial of Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar-Re of Xudar]; Green Lantern of Grenda; Green Lantern of Aeos; Green Lantern of Rojira; Green Lantern of J586; Green Lantern of Barrio III; Sinestro (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Sinestro tries to mind control Hal Jordan. Hal's behaviour gets him called before the Green Lantern Corps.

Show/hide 41. The Trail of the Missing Power Ring! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Terga; Carol Ferris; Billy Taylor; Bandy (Crook); Ralplh (Crook)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Hal Jordan loses his power ring and it's found by a child.

Show/hide 42. Green Lantern #12 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 43. Green Lantern's Statue Goes to War! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] as Pol Manning; Iona Vane; Dasor; General Bassett; General Korning; General Mi-Vard; Ferenc Aldebaran

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Green Lantern is brought to the future again to assume his Pol Manning identity to discover why three generals are trying to overthrow the government.

Notes

5700 AD story.

Show/hide 44. Zero Hour in the Silent City! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Frankie (Safe-cracker); Danny (Safe-cracker)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Green Lantern must discover what has stopped all sound in the city.

Show/hide 45. Green Lantern #13 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 46. The Duel of the Super-Heroes! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 25.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Iris West; Chi-Yam (Chief of the planet Spectar); Gi-Dor; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Terga (Kalmaku's girlfriend)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

When Green Lantern exceeds the speed of light he crashes on the extra-dimensional planet of Spectar. The aliens there brainwash him and send him to Earth to capture the Flash.

Notes

1st Green Lantern and Flash team up. They reveal their identities to each other for the first time.

Show/hide 47. Green Lantern #14 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sonar [Bito Wladon]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 48. The Man Who Conquered Sound! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sonar [Bito Wladon] (intro, villain); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Green Lantern stops in the tiny country of Modora to get a stamp for Pieface's collection but instead learns of Sonar's plans to take over the world.

Show/hide 49. My Brother, Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jim Jordan; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Jack Jordan; Sue Williams; Moose (Villain); Mr. Blackstreet (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

When Hal disguises his power ring as his fraternity ring it accidentally gets switched with his brother Jim Jordan's fraternity ring.

Notes

Jordan Brothers story.

Show/hide 50. Green Lantern #15 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 51. Peril of the Yellow World! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro; Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Terga; Gypo-Bak; Magot

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

In an attempt to win the title of Most Evil Citizen of Qward, Sinestro traps Green Lantern on a world where everything is yellow.

Show/hide 52. Zero Hour in Rocket City! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Dr. Deaton; Springy (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

When Hal Jordan learns about the "Rocket Robbers" who are planning their robberies around the launch of rockets from Rocket City he tries to stop the crooks, even though his power ring is almost out of its charge.

Notes

Zero Hour story.

Show/hide 53. Green Lantern #16 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 54. The Secret Life of Star Sapphire! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris] (Villain, Intro); Zamarons; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Anamede (Zamoron)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Zamoran warriors travel to Earth to make Carol Ferris their new queen. They turn Carol into Star Sapphire and test her by having her defeat Green Lantern.

Show/hide 55. Earth's First Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Abin Sur; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Larifars (Energy Beings); Balzona (Energy Being)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

Hal Jordan explains to Pieface why Abin Sur came to Earth in a spaceship when all Green Lanterns can travel thru space unaided.

Notes

Recap of how Hal Jordan got his power ring. Some sources have credited the inking incorrectly to Joe Giella. Murphy Anderson inks confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and David Bachman. Also confirmed by Schwartz's pay records. Murphy Anderson also listed in the Schwartz's pay records supplied by DC Comics. This volume incorrectly list Joe Giella as the inker.

Show/hide 56. Green Lantern #17 (Green Lantern) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Ivar Domann

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 57. The Spy-Eye That Doomed Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Ivar Domann; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Ivar and his ring of spies attempt to steal either the plane or the plans for a new plane and stumble upon Hal's secret identy. But Hal fools them into seeing him and Green Lantern together and captures them.


Notes

Printed in Canada. Date listed is release date.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30993

Entry created

  • 19/04/2007

Cover added

  • 07/10/2008

Index completed

  • 05/09/2019

Last updated

  • 05/09/2019