Monday, June 22, 2020

Download Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams Green Lantern Story For Free

Via the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Instagram:

During the Civil Rights era, the creators of superhero comics responded to the movement by adding more diverse superheroes to their universes and by tackling the issue of racism in their stories, most notably in this Green Lantern Co-starring Green Arrow issue.

In this story, Green Lantern saves an old white man from being harassed by someone he assumes is a street thug, only to find out that the old man is a slumlord about to turn poor people out onto the street, including the grandmother of the young man he just arrested. In these pivotal pages, a black man who lives in the building asks Green Lantern why he has never once used his powers to fight the racism and discrimination faced by people of color in America.

In tribute to the recent passing of writer Denny O’Neil, DC announced that Green Lantern #76 co-starring Green Arrow is now available to download and read for free through Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Writer Denny O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, Green Lantern Co-starring Green Arrow No. 76, pages 5 and 6, April 1970, DC Comics
From the International Museum of Cartoon Art collection

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