Friday, May 25, 2007

40 Years Ago Today From DC Comics -- Green Lantern #54

Green Lantern #54 (On Sale: May 25, 1967) features wild Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson cover. Nothing frightens small children as much as a guy in an iron lung!

"Menace in the Iron Lung" is by John Broome and Gil Kane. In it Hal Jordan is sent to investigate the insurance claim of Baron Tyrano, who claims that Green Lantern has damaged his property. When Hal approaches the area as Green Lantern he is attacked by a flying robot. When GL is hit, he is divided into two separate beings, Green Lantern and Hal Jordan.

Green Lantern is soon captured and taken prisoner, but Hal escapes. Tyrano, who is trapped in an iron lung, plans to switch bodies with GL. Somehow I kinda guessed that this one would not be reprinted anywhere.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

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