Green Lantern, Part II

I went to E-Bay and found several of the green lanterns for sale. Swiped one of the pictures from there so y’all can see it in its full glory.

It’s even cooler than I imagined since it comes with a ring and it lights up. Excellent.

Don Larson (ever notice how I always mess up Seth’s URL, but never Don’s?) notes that the mention of GL brought back memories, “I recall reading Green Lantern between the late 1950’s and the very early 1960’s.”

Good memory. The silver age book started in 1959 (there was a Golden Age Green Lantern, but we won’t get into that) — the actual character goes back to July 1940, though the original GL looked more like the Joker than the anything else.

Regardless, Don read the books when they were actually decent stories — in fact a near mint condition of GL#1 goes for about $500 and up today. To see just how convoluted and bizarre comic books have gotten, this fanboy site has a summary of the 40-odd issue run of GL following the death of Superman (this includes Hal Jordan’s killing of the all of the Guardians). Only DC would have a super villain named Ohm (they always had the lamest names).

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