Thursday, June 09, 2011

In Brightest Day...

Yes, it's back. I've been wanting to bring back "Thursday Comics" for awhile but didn't know if I would have the time to upload all the comics I've been wanting to do. But I think I am in a position to keep this going at least through the summer so we will see how it works out.

First, in honor of the movie coming out, I have decided to go with some Green Lantern. Now, even though the movie features Hal Jordan, I've always had a soft spot for Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern from the 1940s. I loved everything about Alan Scott, his personality, his costume, his origin, all of it was more down to Earth than the "space police" origin Hal, Kyle, Guy and John got.

The GL story I picked out is just a portion of the comic. It tells the origin of the wood and yellow impurities the Lantern rings have.

Green Lantern #19 (Dec. 1991)
"Lantern's Light"
Written by Gerard Jones
Penciled by Joe Staton & Mart Nodell
Inked by Romeo Tanghal
Letters by Albert DeGuzman
Colors by Anthony Tollin
Cover by Gil Kane
Green Lantern created by Bill Finger & Mart Nodell
Hal Jordan created by John Broome & Gil Kane
All characters copyright 1991 DC Comics. All rights reserved.

My uncle got me a subscription to Green Lantern for Christmas one year and my subscription began with Green Lantern #49, the following issue featured Hal Jordan destroy the Guardians and Kyle Rayner become the one and only Green Lantern--at least for a few years. And just for fun, the cover to Green Lantern #55 is one of my favorite comic book covers of all time.