GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #87 ('71)8.0 VF 1st John Stewart Neal Adams!
This 52-page GREEN LANTERN from late 1971 is packed with three important stories, from the likes of creators Denny O'Neill, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, John Broome, Gil Kane, and Murphy Anderson! That's a lot of great story and powerful artwork for what, a ... Read More
- Series Name
- GREEN LANTERN
- Issue Number
- DC Comics
- Main Character
- Green Lantern
- 8.0 VF
Item DescriptionThis 52-page GREEN LANTERN from late 1971 is packed with three important stories, from the likes of creators Denny O'Neill, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, John Broome, Gil Kane, and Murphy Anderson! That's a lot of great story and powerful artwork for what, at the time, cost just a quarter!
The lead story, "Beware My Power", first introduces JOHN STEWART!After a traffic accident impairs and sidelines Guy Gardner (the second-in-line to wear the power ring if Hal Jordan were to be incapicitated), the Guardians of the Galaxy instruct Earth's GREEN LANTERN that he must find a suitable third-in-line GL.
The Guardians lead GREEN LANTERN to a ghetto where JOHN STEWART is standing up to a police officer. Hal has his doubts about Stewart, but he explains the job and Stewart accepts, joking that he will need to be called the "Black Lantern". Hal teaches John the Oath, and gives John a ring. Hal creates a Green Lantern uniform for John, but John refuses to wear the domino mask; he tosses it aside, saying "This black man lets it all hang out! I've got nothing to hide!"
Together, the two Lanterns deal with a protest against Jeremiah Clutcher, a racist senator. When an attempt is seemingly made on the life of the racist politician, Stewart figures out that the attack was faked and part of a cynical plot to get Clutcher elected president, and he exposes him as a fraud. Afterwards, Hal admits that he's not a fan of John's style, but nevertheless accepts him as a recruit, to which the other replies that "style is no more important than the color of one's skin."
And in a second story focusing on Society's ills - as most issues since #76 had done - "What Can One Man Do?", GREEN ARROW witnesses the death of a young boy in a riot, and decides that he might be able to do more for his city as its mayor. (The splash page (page 2) is shot directly from Neal Adams's pencils as he handed it in too late for inking!)
You also get a reprint of the classic GL story, "Earth's First Green Lantern", by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson. In it, Hal Jordan explains to Pieface why ABIN SUR came to Earth in a spaceship, when all GREEN LANTERNs can travel thru space unaided - a question fans had posed long before this story appeared in GREEN LANTERN #16!
This is a great-looking 51-year old GREEN LANTERN -- no creases, tears, pieces missing, or abnormal toning. The binding is strong, and the colors are bright on this key issue! We conservatively give this a grading of 8.0 VF. . . which Overstreet values at $202 . . . but we're pricing it at just $125 . . and with FREE SHIPPING to boot!
In Brightest Day . . get the best of O'Neill and Adams in one terrific bargain, or you'll find yourself . . In Blackest Night!
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