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All-American Comics (1939) - #16
DC Comics


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Cover Date: July 1940
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: Introducing THE GREEN LANTERN!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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All-American Comics (1939) #16 1st Appearance Action Figure Reprint

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Golden Age Green Lantern Archives (1999) HC vol. 01
The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965) HC
Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015) HC
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (1976) TPB

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A young engineer, Alan Scott, is involved in a fatal train wreck. His life is spared by the Flame of Life, a green energy residing in a magic lamp. The lamp tells Alan it will bring him power over evil. Alan uses the power to catch the men who sabotaged the train. Then he fashions a costume for himself, adopting the identity of Green Lantern.

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