Monday, May 14, 2018
Number 2080: Goodbye to the All-American Green Lantern
Green Lantern had company in the unemployment office: he was there with All-American co-features Dr Mid-Nite and the Black Pirate. The next issue was titled All-American Western, as cowboys took over.
For the record, I dislike comedy relief characters, especially when there is no real comedy. Doiby Dickles is Green Lantern’s pal, and all I can say about him is at least he wasn’t an underage boy like those hanging out with many other superheroes.
The Silver Age Green Lantern appeared in 1959, also written by John Broome, who has the writing credits for this story. Irwin Hasen (note the “Hotel Irwin” sign on page 6) did the pencilling, and Bob Oksner did the inking.