Friday, April 13, 2007

Green Lantern #53

Green Lantern #53 (On Sale: April 13, 1967) features an interesting Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover.

"Captive of the Evil Eye" is by John Broome and Gil Kane. In it Hal Jordan takes a job in the Northwest as an insurance adjuster. On one of his first assignments, Hal is sent to the site of a meteor strike. There, Hal discovers a giant alien named Thotan sucking up the Earth's oxygen to take back to his own world. Green Lantern battle the alien who has immunized himself against Hal's power ring. While fighting Thotan, Hal becomes trapped inside his body. Reprinted in DC Special #19.

Our back-up story is "Two Green Lanterns in the Family" by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene. Hal visits his brother Jim and learns that Jim's wife Sue still believes that her husband is Green Lantern. Jim wore a Green Lantern costume to amuse their new baby boy Howard, and Sue mistook it for a real Green Lantern uniform.

Hal agrees to baby-sit his new nephew while Jim and Sue go out. Later, Jim calls to check on Howard, whom Hal has been amusing as Green Lantern. During the call, Jim witnesses a robbery and tries to intercede. Reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #4.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

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