Posted on

There hasn’t been much information released about the just released hardcover, Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Knight. The book is available now, and can be ordered from Amazon for $29.99, but the question many fans have is whether this book is worth getting if you already own the Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years hardcover. I was able to find out the contents and here’s how they compare.

There is some overlap which I would expect, but only four entries in the new book are duplicated from the 75 year volume.  Here’s what has been repeated:

  • All American Comics #16 – 1st appearance of Alan Scott
  • Green Lantern vol. 2 #59 – 1st appearance of Guy Gardner
  • Green Lantern vol. 2 #87 – 1st appearance of John Stewart
  • Green Lantern vol. 3 #50 – 1st appearance of Kyle Rayner, end of “Emerald Twilight”

The rest of 408 page book is a combination of reprinted material and prose material. Perhaps most notable is a section entitled “Social Justice” written by the late Dennis O’Neil. In many cases the chosen material from Green Lantern’s history are not reprints of whole issues, but of stories.  Here’s a list of the rest of the book’s contents.

  • “How Time Flies with the Master of the Fourth Dimension” – by Jerry Bails
  • “The Man who wanted the World” from Green Lantern vol. 1 #10 – 1st appearance of Vandal Savage
  • “Green Days” – by Dave Gibbons
  • “Summons From Space” from Showcase #23
  • “The Battle of the Power Rings” from Green Lantern vol. 2 #9 – 1st appearance of Xax, Chaselon, Larvox, Central Power Battery
  • “Social Justice” – by Dennis O’Neil
  • “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” – from Green Lantern vol. 2 #85
  • “It’s Not Easy Being Green” – by Mark Guggenheim
  • “The Green That Got Away” – from Green Lantern vol. 2 #128
  • “Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” – from Green Lantern vol. 2 #188 – 1st appearance of Mogo, Bolphunga, The Book of Oa
  • Green Lantern Corps Pinup by Phil Jimenez from Green Lantern Gallery #1
  • “Setting Up Shop” – from Green Lantern vol. 2 #201 – 1st appearance of Kilowog
  • Green Lantern vol. 3 #49
  • “Do You Want to See?” – from Green Lantern: Mosaic #1
  • “In Brightest Days Past” – from Green Lantern vol. 3 #100
  • “Hate Crime” – from Green Lantern vol. 3 #154
  • “Green Lantern’s Light” – by Geoff Johns
  • “Flight” – from Green Lantern Secret Files 2005
  • “A Day in the Life” – from Green Lanterns #15
  • “Intergalactic Lawman” – from The Green Lantern #1
  • “Green Lantern’s Legacy” – by Minh Le”Training Day” – and excerpt from Green Lantern Legacy

Look for a full review soon.

2 Replies to “Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Knight Contents”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.