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Showcase #22 Values

Publisher: DC, 1959

About Showcase #22

Origin and first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). First appearances of Abin Sur and Carol Ferris. Gil Kane cover and art. Currently tied for #9 on Overstreet's list of Top 50 Silver Age Comics.

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COVER DETAILS

Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages....
Title: Menace of the Runaway Missile!

Characters: Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Pencils: Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)

Inks: Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)

Letters: Ira Schnapp (letters, logo design)

Notes: Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics. Logo design credit from Todd Klein's Logo of the Day #2307 posting on Facebook, 18 December 2018.


STORY DETAILS

Title: SOS Green Lantern!

Characters: Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (introduction, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (introduction)

Synopsis: Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.

Pages: 6.000

Script: John Broome

Pencils: Gil Kane

Inks: Joe Giella

Letters: Gaspar Saladino

Reprints: Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)

Notes: Introduction and origin of Silver Age Green Lantern.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  43 36 42 44 68 73 131 99 114 92 64 40 43 27 20 13 9 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 969
Qualified  0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Signature Series  6 1 0 4 2 2 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
Restored  10 2 3 7 7 12 16 19 21 16 11 11 10 10 10 7 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 180
Total 59 39 45 56 77 87 156 121 137 109 77 52 53 37 30 20 9 8 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1183

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