Green Lantern #1 Values
Publisher: DC, 1941
About Green Lantern #1Gerber "7" or "scarce." The origin of the Green Lantern is retold. Bios and photos of writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. Moulton Marston photo. Howard Purcell cover. Nodell art. Currently #42 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics.
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Pencils: Howard Purcell
Inks: Howard Purcell
Letters: ? (logo design)
Notes: First appearance of the trademarked Green Lantern logo used in many variations over the decades. Patent and Trademark Office trademark serial number 444,484. Filed for trademark protection for magazine publication by All-American Comics, Inc. of New York, New York on June 13, 1941. All-American claimed to Patent and Trademark Office that the logo had been in use since May 1, 1941 (from the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 529, Number 2, August 12, 1941).
Characters: The Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (origin retold); Chang (lamp maker, un-named in the story, death); Mr. Billings, un-named in the story)
Synopsis: Engineer Alan Scott survives an explosion during a test crossing of a trestle bridge and learns he was saved by the green lantern he carried. The lantern tells how long ago a meteor was formed into a lamp by a Chinese lampmaker and how it protected him from his murderous neighbors. Later the lamp was found by an asylum inmate, who re-formed it into a lantern and was cured of his insanity by the lantern. Now it brings power to Scott, who forms a ring out of part of it and uses his new abilities as Green Lantern.
Script: Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils: Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks: Mart Nodell (signed)
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