‘For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light’ of Celebrating Green Lantern

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Alan ScottFrom All-American Comics 16 in 1940, to his rebirth in Showcase 22 in 1959 and their continued adventures into 2015, The Green Lantern has been a staple in the DC Comics world for 75 years.

From Alan Scott’s original oath penned by Bill Finger (Yes, that Bill Finger):

And I shall shed my light over dark evil,
For the dark things cannot stand the light;
The light of…THE GREEN LANTERN!

To the more famous Green Lantern Corps oath penned by:

In brightest day, in blackest night,
no evil shall escape my sight!
Let those who worship evil’s might,
beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!

Well into the new millennium, and various Lantern Corps created, Green Lantern, whether Earth-1 or Earth-2, in the Justice Society of America (JSA) or the Justice League of America (JLA), the various incarnations have endured all thanks to the Godfather of the Silver Age, Julius “Julie” Schwartz. If not for the foresight of Schwartz and National Periodicals, the space race was on and the influence of the Atomic Age allowed for the rebirth, in the reimaging of The Flash, The Atom and of course, The Emerald Knight, Green Lantern.

In honor of Green Lantern, DC Comics has released Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years, a collections divided into five sections, from the Golden Age, to the Silver Age, the changing political and cultural landscape of the 1960s & 70s, all the way into today and the rebirth and redemption of Hal Jordan.

It is always fun to revisit these classic stories and now they are all in one hard cover collection. In the same line of Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years, the Green Lantern edition is one every collector will want on their bookshelf.

Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years is available now on Amazon.com and other retailers now.

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