Denny O’ Neil and Neal Adams’ ground-breaking work gets its first omnibus…
Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ seminal 1970s Green Lantern/Green Arrow run in 2024 will get its first omnibus edition — the latest format to reprint one of comics’ greatest masterpieces.
Dig the official description, according to online listings:
GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW: HARD TRAVELIN’ HEROES OMNIBUS
By Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams
The Emerald Archer and the greatest space lawman who ever lived team-up to take on problems in society right under their own feet on planet Earth.
Should a hero be concerned with the galaxy when they can’t help their own planet? It’s a pointed question that Green Arrow asks to Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) point blank in the Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes Omnibus. Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams tackle subjects in this superhero story that had never been seen in mainstream comics prior. Travel across the United States with Oliver Queen and Hal Jordan as their superhero alter egos to understand the subtleties of issues that our country was facing in the 1970s.
A few thoughts:
— The cover above is one I selected to illustrate this post. Oddly, the placeholder image (below) given with the listing is not from this run, or even by Neal Adams. (It’s from the cover of Green Lantern #91, pencilled by Ernie Chan and inked by Frank Giacoia.) But hey, I’m sure that’ll be corrected come publication time. Unless…
— … the book will also include the O’Neil-Mike Grell run? I don’t like to speculate but no issues are listed with the description, which says the book is 1,152 pages. That page count is awfully high given the length of the O’Neil-Adams arc. So, there’s a chance that this info is not entirely accurate or complete. The book also has not been solicited by DC yet, so anything can happen. Just keep coming back to 13th Dimension for updates.
— In any event, the omnibus lists for $125 and is due March 19, 2024. This is one of comics’ most reprinted sagas, to be sure. But for those who collect omnibi (or for those who still don’t own the stories), this is good news.
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