Sunday, February 22, 2009

Green Lantern #90

My first exposure to DC's seminal science-fiction superhero was the Denny O'Neil-Mike Grell mid 1970's series co-starring Green Arrow. I liked the characters in Justice League and thought I'd check out their regular book. Needless to say I liked it very much. Grell's art is fantastic and captures both the cosmic scope of GL and the gritty realism of GA. Grell is one of my favorite artists. I loved his work on Legion Of Super Heroes around this same time. I finally got to meet him at a convention a few years ago and was torn over who to have him draw in my sketchbook. My buddies got both GL and GA so I decided on Dawnstar from the Legion. I was thrilled with the result.

If you really like science fiction comics, be sure and check this series out plus anything else Grell was doing at the time. You won't be disappointed.


The Groovy Agent said...

You are so right! The O'Neil/Grell issues of GL/GA are great fun. Grell's layouts were eye-popping (I loved the way he'd use one outer space panel as a backdrop for the whole page), and the issues he inked are especially slick and cool.

Planet Mondo said...

Green Lantern remains one of my fave DC superheroes who I discovered fully through issue 90..after years of seeing this nutty guy in great costume and incredible ring in seventies JLA and appearances in the backs of Flash titles..

Hopefully he'll get 'Iron Man' style recognition when the movie finally gets released..

Todd Franklin said...

Even tho I was a Marvel guy this was one of the DC titles I picked up when I was kid.

Glen Mullaly said...

I was big into Grell's Warlord, Starslayer and Tarzan Sunday strips in the late 70's early 80s. Met him at a Victoria Cartoon/Comic Con in 1984(?) and had him autograph all of the above. No sketches though.

Much like another favourite artist of the time, John Byrne, I've since moved on to appreciating other's work more, but I have fond memories of Grell's stuff.