High adventure with an emerald tint…
The Green Lantern, by Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp and Steve Oliff, debuts this week and I’m looking forward to it, I gotta say.
The last 8 to 10 years of GL — including the related titles — have been a sprawling opera of interstellar wars and multicolor light corps, with ever-shifting allegiances and assorted dramas. Pretty cool, sure, but I’m personally more a fan of Hal Jordan: Space Cop, or as The Green Lantern #1 says on the cover, “Intergalactic Lawman.” (I’m an even bigger fan of Hal Jordan: Earth Superhero.)
It’s not that I don’t like John Stewart, Kyle Rayner or any of the other Earth GLs, or even the Green Lantern Corps itself. It’s just that I’m conditioned to favor the version I dug as a kid, whether it was the Space Age derring-do or the social-relevance issues that helped launch the Bronze Age. It’s not that way with every character I read, but it definitely is where Green Lantern is concerned.
Anyway, it seems that Morrison, a Silver Age devotee if ever there were one, is of the same mind.
So, Tuesday and Wednesday, we’re posting a pair of 13 COVERS galleries, saluting the Silver and Bronze Ages. You’ll see a lot of Gil Kane, Neal Adams and Mike Grell, among other top DC artists.
Nothing wrong with that.
First up — the Silver Age:
NEXT: The Bronze Age. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the fearless Grand Comics Database.