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Thursday, February 21, 2013

CLASSIC COMICS : Green Lantern Vol 2 #87 "Beware My Power!"


"Man, that's pretty corny... except for the part that says, "Beware my power!" Mmm-hmm... I do dig those words!" - John Stewart, on the Green Lantern Oath.

Green Lantern Vol 2 #87
December, 1971
Executive Editor: Carmine Infantino
Cover Artists: Neal Adams

"Beware My Power!"
Writers: Dennis O'Neil
Pencilers: Neal Adams
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Editors: Julius Schwartz

"What Can One Man Do?"
Writers: Elliot S. Maggin
Pencilers: Neal Adams
Inkers: Dick Giordano

"Earth's First Green Lantern"
Writers: John Broome
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Murphy Anderson

Appearing in "Beware My Power!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 
Supporting Characters: Green Lantern (John Stewart)  (First appearance)
Villains: Jeremiah Clutcher (Single appearance)
Other Characters: Guy Gardner 
Suzy Delancy
Guardians of the Universe
Locations: California
Items: Green Lantern Ring
Green Lantern Power Battery

Guy Gardner hit by a bus.
Synopsis for "Beware My Power!"
Guy Gardner is injured in an accident, and the Guardians have Green Lantern choose another emergency substitute for himself--who happens to be black.

Appearing in "What Can One Man Do?"
Featured Characters: Green Arrow 
Supporting Characters: Black Canary
Villains: Rioting
Other Characters: Bruce Wayne
Hal Jordan
Clark Kent 
Kevin McManus
John Mayor
Locations: Star City
Items: Trick Arrows

Synopsis for "What Can One Man Do?"
Mayor Jack Major wishes to step down as head of Star City’s government. Mayoral aide Kevin McManus phones up Oliver Queen and asks him to run for the office. Queen phones some of his Justice League friends to talk over the offer, and gets mixed advice. But, shortly after, Green Arrow is embroiled in a race riot in which a young boy is shot, and, despite GA’s and a team of doctors’ best efforts, he dies. Moved to tears by the incident, Green Arrow goes to see Dinah Lance, and tells her he has decided to run for mayor.

Appearing in "Earth's First Green Lantern"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern (Abin Sur)
Supporting Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Other Characters: Pieface
Locations:Items: Green Lantern Ring
Green Lantern Power Battery

Synopsis for "Earth's First Green Lantern"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #16. 

Notes
First appearance of John Stewart. He appears next in Justice League of America #110.
Guy Gardner appeared last in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #59, this is his second appearance. He appears next in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #116.

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