Friday, November 23, 2007

Green Lantern #58

Green Lantern #58 (On Sale: November 23, 1967) features a nice Gil Kane cover with some interesting inks by Sid Greene.

"Peril of the Powerless Green Lantern" is by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane and Sid Greene. While rescuing some trapped people from a burning building, Green Lantern is caught in an explosion. His power ring protects him from serious injury, but it is damaged in the blast. The ring begins to cause Hal to absorb the emotions of the people around him. He acts like a criminal around crooks; he is terrified when a mob panic; and he is unusually jovial when a crowd cheers him.

The Guardians witness Hal's behavior. They don't know about the power ring's malfunction, so they believe he needs a vacation. They take away his ring and order Hal to relax. However, trouble soon finds Hal in the form of an angry bear. Without his ring, Hal is forced to take on the bear with only his hands and wits to save Eve Doremus and her kid brother.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.


Dave Potts said...

This is one of my favorite covers.

-Keller said...

Yeah, I thought Greene did a great job on this one.