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When Abin Sur's spacecraft crashed to Earth, the dying Green Lantern used his Power Ring to summon the only man who was worthy enough to take his place. Thus Hal Jordan, jet fighter test pilot, became the new Green Lantern of Earth. This hardcover masterpiece reprints the original tales of Hal as he learns both the limits and powers of his Power Ring and fights against sur ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by DC Comics
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Matt
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun collection with some very nice artwork.
Good writing with very simple storylines that move along at a fast pace. I loved the sci-fi aspects of the stories and for the character of Green Lantern. The Green Lantern symbol/emblem is iconic and I liked the Inuit character, Thomas Kalmaku. He was a good sidekick that provided some laughs. My favorite issues were the invisible destroyer storyline from Showcase #23 and Green Lantern #5. A very good collection of the silver age and most recognizable
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Joseph
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This volume collects GL's Showcase try-out issues, as well as the first few issues of his own mag. Broome's stories are great, and the art by Kane and Giella are top-notch.

Like most of DC's silver age, the stories are primarily sci-fi influenced, and the love "triangle" between Hal Jordan/Carol Ferris/Green Lantern is pretty swift.

It's nice to see ol' Pieface here, Thomas Kalmaku. In an age where rampant racial stereotypes abounded, Pieface is played straight. No accent, nothing that makes him
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Mike Jensen
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
GREEN LANTERN beat them to it. Stan Lee & Jack Kirby are wrongly credited with being the first to build complex worlds for comic book characters, soap operaish emotional lives, introducing families and continuing stories. Julius Schwartz, John Broome, and Gil Kane were there first as proven by this entirely satisfying reprint of the first eight issues to feature this incarnation of the character in stories published between 1959 and 1961. These stories are more satisfying than Kirby and Lee’ ...more
Cyn Mcdonald
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
Showcase #22, September 1959
Showcase #23, November 1959
Showcase #24, January 1960
Green Lantern #1-5, July 1960 - March 1961

Stories are simple but fun, Green Lantern's oath gets ridiculous (I wonder how he feels having to say it *every day*), and the "romance triangle" is exasperating. Also having all the titles end in an exclamation point makes me think of "The Plastic Bag That Flapped!" but that seems to be the convention of the time.

I like Pieface and it's nice that GL has someone he doesn't h
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Edward Petersen
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A little hokey, but all comics at the dawn of the silver age were. Leagues better than Batman Chronicles 1 which was hilariously bad. Probably not the best comparison - I bet the first few golden age GLs were just as bad. If you want to start at "a" beginning for GL, this is a good place. Then skip ahead to the 80s/90s to catch Hal Jordan's downfall, or skip directly to "Rebirth" for his redemption. You'll miss some great Sinestro in the intervening years, but there's plenty from Emerald Dawn fo ...more
Mark
Jun 17, 2011 marked it as might-read
Showcase #22-24
Green Lantern (vol. 2) #1-5
1959-61
Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
First appearance of Parallax = Showcase #22
First appearance of Qward = GL vol 2 #2
In color, HB, OOP
Andrew Lenards
Dec 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Classic storytelling, great art (topics a bit dated)
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