Green Lantern #56

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1967
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/21330

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

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

"I'm fighting blindly -- Because I really am blind!"

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Green Lantern and Ashez in a fist fight.

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Now! Special Offer from Mr. America (Plasticrete Products, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Plasticrete Products, Inc.
Characters
Val Vasilef [Mr. America]

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for barbell and dumbell set, body building course, and tee-shirt. On inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Green Lanterns' Fight for Survival! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Charley Vicker](first in uniform); Green Lantern [Chaselon] (cameo); several unnamed Green Lanterns]; Roger Vicker (cameo flashback); Al Magone; Ashez; Zoraldo; unnamed aliens on Prison Planet; Dalbo (destroyed); a Guardian of the Universe

Credits

Script
John Broome (credited)
Art
Gil Kane (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (Murray, 1978? series) #10 ([December 1978?])
Cosmic Enemy Number One

Synopsis

Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Tomar-Re are assisted by newly deputized Green Lantern Charley Vicker as they find and disable a fortress of aliens on a prison planet. The aliens are re-imprisoned. The prisoners were lead by earth criminal Al Magone, and were using one of the alien robots as the power source for Mini-Nucleo weapons that neutralize the emerald power and allowed them to kill Green Lanterns across the universe. Charley Vicker is given his own space sector to patrol, but it is not named.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Across 23 pages, but pages 10 and 23 are half-pages. Concluded from Green Lantern #55.

Show/hide 3. Now You Can Get Tiger Paws Just Like the Big Guys! (Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tires

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for bicycle tires branded the same as car tires. Between pages 6-7 of story.

Show/hide 4. From Beyond the Threshold of Life Itself! (Deadman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Deadman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

House ad for Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #205 (first Deadman), with cover shown, on sale August 29th. At bottom of page 10 of story.

Show/hide 5. See All the New Saturday's Super Heroes (CBS) Advertisement, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
CBS
Characters
Moby Dick; Tom; Tub; Shazzan; Chuck; Nancy; Kaboobie the Flying Camel; Superman; Aquaman; Aqualad; The Mighty Mightor; Tog the Flying Dragon; The Herculoids [Tundro; Igoo; Zok; Gloop; Gleep]; Tara; Zandor; Dorno; Jonny Quest; Ace Bannon; Bandit

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Hanna-Barbera cartoons shown on Saturdays on the CBS network. After page 14 of the story.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Green Lantern's Mail Chute) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern's Mail Chute

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters submitted by William F. Garnett, Joseph Arul, Leonard Rosenberg, and Dave Truesdale. Before page 15 of the story.

Show/hide 7. Novelty Parade (Novelty House) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Novelty House

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for toys and novelties. Page background color is yellow. After page 19 of story.

Show/hide 8. Meet Bat-Swami and Super-Seer! (Superman and Batman with Robin) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

House ad for World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 [80 Page Giant #G-40], with cover shown, on sale August 15th. Before page 20 of story.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

"I'm going to make a parachute..."

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints
Code
6558

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Ted Sherman (idea)
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (Murray, 1978? series) #10 ([December 1978?])
Untitled

Synopsis

A boy makes a parachute to hang with his model airplanes.

Notes

Hint submitted by Ted Sherman of Livingston, New Jersey. It is noted that published ideas are awarded $5 and the original art from the feature. At bottom of last page of the story.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Direct Currents) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
typeset

Notes

listing of DC comics on sale in late August and early September 1967; includes cover art for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #355

Show/hide 11. Gold Crown / Tank Trap (Helen of Toy Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Helen of Toy Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for two games, Gold Crown and Tank Trap, with toy figures.

Show/hide 12. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for toy soldiers from unknown company.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Be my guest at America's greatest amusement park..."

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Characters
Superman

Notes

Ad for amusement park, with coupons. On inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Personal Success Guides (Personal Success Insitute; Vista Corp.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Personal Success Insitute; Vista Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for self help books. On inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Thunderbike (Aurora Model Motoring) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aurora Model Motoring

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for motorcycle that can be used on HO slot car tracks. On back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42988

Entry created

  • 05/09/2019

Index completed

  • 05/09/2019

Last updated

  • 05/09/2019