Comic Cards Project: Day 16 • Green Lantern

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Green Lantern was the next character to get a reboot in the 60s following the success of the Flash. As Hal Jordan, he was a test pilot who’s boss was also his girlfriend, a somewhat progressive arrangement for the time. His young Inuit co-worker (with the un-PC nickname “Pieface”) served as a non-costumed sidekick who also knew Hal’s secret identity.

Green Lantern’s power ring enabled him to fly or do just about anything really but was useless against anything yellow. Weird, huh? I’ll never figure out why his enemies didn’t all just wear yellow. Is it me? Maybe it’s hard to look sinister dressed in lemon.

Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen!

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