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Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 4

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3.46  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Nearly 400 pages of classic super hero adventure are collected in this value-priced volume! Green Lantern - a.k.a. test pilot Hal Jordan - battles evil as a member of the star-spanning Green Lantern Corps. In this new
SHOWCASE PRESENTS volume, the Emerald Gladiator takes on some of his greatest foes, including Sinestro and Star Sapphire, and meets his predecessor, the Green
Paperback, 392 pages
Published June 16th 2009 by DC Comics
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Jason Luna
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely an improvement over the first three volumes of Green Lantern's adventures.

There seems to be a fresher self-awareness on the Green Lantern mystique. Ok, it's not super exciting that he switches his Hal Jordan career from an insurance salesman to a toy salesman, but I think it was an effort to make his job less integral to his story and to make him seem like a nicer guy. Both of which worked well. And we see him struggle with Eve Doremus, Carol Ferris and the less racist "piefac
Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Gil Kane fans
Shelves: comics, fiction, superhero
These stories appeared in print just before I started to read the character, with the next issue, Green Latern/Green Arrow #76... It's fun to see what I missed. Artist Gil Kane had grown into the explosive storyteller of his later career, having drawn most issues up to this point. Jack Sparling and Mike Sekowsky draw individual fill-in issues in this volume, and the many scripters in editor Julius Schwartz's stable are on display. The last writing of creator John Broome and the great Gardner Fox ...more
May 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Silver Age fanatics
Recommended to Andy by: The Guardians
Compilation of DC Comic's most under appreciated superhero, Green Lantern, during the psych era (1967-1969). You would think the stories would be trippier to fit in with the times, but ironically the stories are more Earth-bound than ever. Hal Jordan trades in his jet pilot job for one as an insurance investigator, and if that isn't bad enough, gets awful Mike Sekowsky to pencil his adventures.

Things pick up a tad when Carol Ferris re-enters the scene striking back as Star Sapphire, but overall
Rich Meyer
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
This volume of Showcase Presents Green Lantern while featuring some great artwork from Gil Kane (including one story inked by the late, great Wally Wood), Dick Dillin and Mike Sekowsky, has some of the lamest sixties' stories. This was the low period in DC Comics (well, one of them, anyway) between the Go-Go checked covers and the relevant period that started when Neal Adams took over the art on Green Lantern/Green Arrow (and Denny O'Neil was given more of a free rein with the story content) wit ...more
May 14, 2009 rated it did not like it
It's no wonder to me that in 1970, Green Lantern was about to get axed from the DC universe due to poor sales. The sixteen issues contained in this volume, which do not even add up to 400 pages, putting this well shy of the Showcase line's previous minimum 500, are mostly awful. After the amazingly dark turn that volume 3 took, i had expected these stories to continue in that vein. Instead they bumble off into the realm of half-thought-out kids' stories that seem based on the kind of b-movies of ...more
Jul 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Volume 4 of the Green Lantern Showcase series is another fine work from the DC archives. If you've enjoyed the previous volumes, this one will suit you just fine. Its shorter than the others since it stops short of the issue where Green Arrow joined the series, and while there are no slackers in the artwork, the late, great Gil Kane is not as well-represented as he was before this. The other artists aren't by any stretch bad, but they lack Kane's ability to give grace to his flying characters.
A flavour of Green Lantern stories originally published from 1968 to 1970, which sometimes shows.

Fun but nothing spectacular.
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Dennis O'Neil is a comic book writer and editor best known for his work on Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern, and The Question.

He also wrote a novel with Jim Berry under the pen name "Jim Dennis".

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