IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS
In 1986, DC Comics published History of the DC Universe. Importantly, the comic changed continuity and introduced a single, unified DC Universe with a shared history. In addition, the DC multiverse was erased from continuity with the five remaining Earths after Crisis On Infinite Earths merging into New Earth. In the Pre-Crisis universe, DC Comics introduced Hal Jordan as opposed to Alan Scott.
This January, the Green Lantern series hit a 100th-issue milestone with a double-sized comic featuring Hal Jordan published in 1978. Today, we celebrate Green Lantern.
GREEN LANTERN REACHES A MILESTONE
In Green Lantern (1978) #100, Green Lantern hits a milestone issue. In a double-sized comic by Dennis O’Neil and Alex Saviuk, Green Lantern has to stop a foreign terrorist named Master Tek. Moreover, the comic is set in the Pre-Crisis continuity on Earth-One. Also, the comic features the first appearance of Air Wave, Hal’s cousin. Importantly, the hero is one of the few characters that also share the name Hal Jordan like Green Lantern.
IN THE SECOND STORY, OLIVER QUEEN AGREES TO RUN FOR MAYOR
In “Beware the Blazing Inferno,” the second story, Oliver Queen agrees to run for mayor. In the issue, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Speedy (Roy Harper) stop the Blazing Infernos street gang in the latest Star City bombings. After, Mayor Jack Mayor deduces that Oliver Queen is Green Arrow and convinces him to run for mayor.
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INZA NELSON TELLS THE ORIGIN OF DOCTOR FATE
In DC Special Series (1978) #10, Paul Levitz and Joe Staton revel the origin of superheroes. In three separate stories, we learn the origin stories of Doctor Fate, Lightray and Black Canary. Importantly, Fate’s wife, Inza Nelson reflects on her husband’s encounter with the Lord of Order, Nabu, on Earth-Two when he was 12 years old. In fact, Kent Nelson was destined to become Doctor Fate as Nabu took him under his apprenticeship.
THE GOLDEN GLIDER LEARNS THE FLASH’S SECRET IDENTITY
In The Flash (1978) #257, Cary Bates and Irv Novick produced a thrilling Flash story set on Earth-One. In The Flash (1977) #250, the Golden Glider makes her first appearance. In issue #257, she learns the Flash is Barry Allen and attacks the West family.