SPEEDY’S AN ADDICT: One of the most essential comics in history will get re-released — ads and all…
Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ landmark Green Lantern #85 — revealing that Speedy’s a heroin addict — will be reprinted as a full-on Facsimile Edition in November.
Here’s the official solicitation info, released Friday by DC:
GREEN LANTERN #85 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL and JOHN BROOME
Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO, GIL KANE and JOE GIELLA
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
In this award-winning tale from 1971, Green Arrow discovers that his former sidekick, Roy Harper, is hooked on heroin! Plus, Sinestro tries to exert mental control over Hal Jordan in a story originally published in Green Lantern #11!
ON SALE 11.20.19
$3.99 US | 48 PAGES
Now, some quick thoughts:
— In case you haven’t been following along, Facsimile Editions are complete reprints, featuring ads, letter columns and whatnot. DC is set to launch their line Aug. 21 with O’Neil and Adams’ Batman #232. (Click here for more on that.)
— Of the five that have been announced so far, three are by O’Neil and Adams — October’s Batman #251 being the other one on the list. (Click here for more info.) That’s not only somewhat surprising, it’s a tribute to just how essential their partnership was to DC history. And comics history, for that matter.
— The others in the line have all had specific pegs to other DC projects. This one, though, seems to be standing alone. Or maybe it’s because, as a friend says, “We’re all on drugs, man.”
— EXCLUSIVE: BATMAN #181 Is Next Up in DC’s Facsimile Edition Line. Click here.
— EXCLUSIVE: DC’s New Reprint Line to Feature SWAMP THING’s Debut. Click here.
August 16, 2019
That’s awesome to know.
August 17, 2019
Not sure if I will pick this up. A few years ago both Neal and Denny were at tables at SDCC I got sketch’s and signatures on pages they choose as their favorites well at the moment anyway. This was in the day not to long ago when things like that did involve waiting in line and pulling out a charge card. These are two great old school guys. Thanks to them.