Showcase #22

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15200

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Green Lantern) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Gil Kane [as GK]
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. 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.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. SOS Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([July 1976?])
SOS Green Lantern
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([May 1960?])
SOS Green Lantern
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([May 1960?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #74 ([June 1971?])
SOS Green Lantern
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #74 ([June 1971?])
 
United States
Green Lantern And Green Arrow (Paperback Library, 1972 series) #1 [64-729] (January 1972) (January 1972)
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
SOS Green Lantern
 
United States
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (Crown, 1976 series) (1976)
SOS - Green Lantern!
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([July 1976?])
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#3 ([December 1980?])
SOS Green Lantern
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #22 (June 1982)
SOS Green Lantern
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #22 (June 1982)
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
SOS Green Lantern
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
 
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1990 series) #81 (December 1996)
Telling Tales  (Within framing story)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Showcase 22 (DC, 2000 series) (December 2000)
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
Table of Contents
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #22 (September-October 1959)
 
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #22 (October 1959)

Synopsis

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

Notes

Introduction and origin of Silver Age Green Lantern.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Frontier Cabin) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Frontier Cabin

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Hi-Power Binoculars) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hi-Power Binoculars

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. Green Oddities Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?

Synopsis

facts about several things associated with the color green

Show/hide 6. 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 (introduction); Willard Ferris (introduction); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (pilot)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Sling-a-Shot) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sling-a-Shot

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Pioneer Guided Missiles! Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Synopsis

Information about the developments in missile technology.

Show/hide 11. Test Pilot! Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Text feature containing many facts about test pilots through history.

Show/hide 12. 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
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Flying Jet) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flying Jet

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

The issue is the first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Copies exist with the date July 30, 1959 stamped on the cover (see brianbolland.blogspot.com/.../...ollection_08.html).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34391

Entry created

  • 25/09/2007

Cover added

  • 12/05/2019

Index completed

  • 29/04/2018

Last updated

  • 12/05/2019