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The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 1
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The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 1 [Kindle Edition]

John Broome , Gil Kane
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A new series begins, collecting the complete adventures of Green Lantern from his earliest appearances in the late 1950s in chronological order as they originally appeared.

The adventures begin with the origin of Earth's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, as he inherits the power ring of his fallen predecessor, Abin Sur. Before long, Green Lantern faces strange foes from lost worlds, as well as the deadly Weaponers of Qward, and starts to unravel the mysteries of his own Power Battery. Collects SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-3.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 114218 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (29 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best comic books of the Silver Age 1 Feb 2014
By No More Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER
One of the best comic books of the Silver Age
This volume reprints the Silver Age Green Lantern's very first bi-monthly appearances, from Showcase issues #22-24 (September 1959 - January 1960) and Green Lantern (volume 2) #1-3 (July - December 1960). Each issue contains two stories, as they tended to do in those days, though the first Showcase manages to fit in three, starting with a 10-page origin story, wherein test pilot Hal Jordan is whisked away in his flight simulator by a mysterious green light to meet the dying alien Abin Sur, and be inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. There were 24 or 25 pages of story in those days! All the stories were written by John Broome and pencilled by Gil Kane; with inks by Joe Giella on all but one story, which was inked by Murphy Anderson.

These stories are in full colour, and look pretty much as they did when first published. They might feel a bit slow and `tame' compared to the interstellar mayhem and massacre that fill the pages of the (excellent) Green Lantern family of comics today, but without these entertaining stories we wouldn't have what we have today.

For a full description of the contents, check out this resource which sets out to catalogue the DC Comics Archive Editions:

matthewmccallumonline com/dc_universe/dcu_a_index.html

Showcase #23 sees Green Lantern's first mission into space for the Corps; Green Lantern #1 sees his first meeting with the Guardians of Oa; issue #2 sees his first meeting with the Weaponers of Qward, who are back again in issue #3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Color makes all the difference 7 Aug 2009
By D. Ivers - Published on
If you're like me and don't want to pay a premium for DC's Archive line of books, and dislike reading the Showcase Presents books in black and white, the Chronicles line is perfect.

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) gets his own 'Chronicles' book with this volume. These are the first stories of the Silver Age Green Lantern, revamping the legend for a younger generation (back in the 60's)

This volume contains

Showcase 22-24
Green Lantern 1-3

Six issues for $14.99 retail is a good price (especially good with Amazon's discount), the reproductions are nice. The pages and colors are crisp, not glossy, closer to the originals.

It's nice to see a third hero get added to the Chronicles line, and a fourth is coming in the fall with the Flash. Hopefully DC keeps this line going.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Lantern classics in affordable format at last! 28 Sep 2009
By Socrates2 - Published on
It was about time that DC did the right thing by its Green Lantern fans and for Flash fans as well by re-releasing these comics in color!
Another reviewer read my mind. The hardbound "Archives" for the longest time were the only places one could find these old classics in their original color format. The black and white versions were an insult! How would anyone like to see a black and white version of "2001: A Space Odyssey?" That's the same absurdity when color comics are re-issued in black and white.
On the other hand, who but working adults could handle [...] bucks per comic color anthologies? This format is not only reasonably priced but the copy is phenomenal. I remember reading just about every one of these stories back in the day and trading and/or lending them to friends. That was the last I saw of my comics.
With these affordable re-releases one can re-live the excitement of those by-gone days. Can DC now re-release "My Greatest Adventures," "Strange Adventures," etc., in color in this same affordable, color format?
As for the stories, what can I say? Hal Jordan is selected by a myterious race of beings to patrol this quadrant of the galaxy. He has a time limit of 24 hours to re-charge his ring with his green lantern or he is in a world of trouble. And there are sinister and powerful forces abroad trying to steal the lantern.
Is Green Lantern an updated version of the Lone Ranger for the late 20th century? You bet!
DC, keep those Chronicles comin'...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Green Boxing Glove Alert! 20 Jun 2011
By Eric E. Johnson - Published on
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I actually own a few issues of DC Showcase from back in the day; I picked up Chronicles so I could revisit the stories without hurting the issues I own. What a choice it was - best $11 I have spent in a long time.

The original comics were one-part sci-fi and one part romance story. There's a huge love triangle between Hal Jordan as himself, Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern, and Carol Ferris - his boss. It seems every tale told has at least a panel or two for that subplot alone.

The book and stories within deal with very outlandish instances (with a lot of the material) not settling for being over the top, but instead leaping off the top and slapping a finish with a dull splat. Simply said - it's a book of cheese.

But these are the original Hal Jordan tales. Any fan of DC should pick up a copy and see the original inspiration for the one-hundred and fifty million dollar film now in theatres. As Green Lanterns fans, we probably already own them. If not, you should consider adding this to your library, especially with a low cover price through Amazon. You just can't go wrong with this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks Great 11 Feb 2011
By Thomas - Published on
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6 issues of the green lantern in this one book. The color is spectacular. I am really excited to read these fantastic looking comics.
5.0 out of 5 stars The color of justice. 5 Aug 2014
By Chris Coyne - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Finely kindle releases more Dc chronicles. Now if they only release the Flash chronicles. Anyway I enjoyed the early adventures of Green Lantern, great to read it from the beginning. Plan to buy more. My only problem with these early tales, is the love triangle between Green Lantern, Carol, and Hal Jordan. It just gets more ridiculous as the stories go on. Come on carol, Lantern and Jordan have the same build, same hair style, and are never seen together. Unlike Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne, Hal Jordan never tried to pretend to be Week or a coward. The man was a test pilot. Why she liked Green Lantern more is a mystery. We'll even with this silly love triangle business, I plan to keep reading these chronicles.
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