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Pure Silver Foil shows the original GREEN LANTERN on All American Comics #16 | NZ Mint

The first appearance of GREEN LANTERN™ was in All-American Comics #16, published by All-American Publications in July 1940. The publisher was one of three companies that would eventually merge to form DC Comics.

This 35g pure silver replica cover incorporates both colour and engraving, but still remains true to the original design.

This GREEN LANTERN's real name was Alan Scott, a railroad engineer who, after a railway crash, came into possession of a magic lantern which spoke to him and said it would bring power. From this, he crafted a magic ring which gave him a wide variety of powers.

Wearing a costume of red, yellow and green, to say nothing of his purple cape and mask, the blond-haired Scott looked very different from all GREEN LANTERNs since. Scott was able to use his ring to fire green blasts, change the size of objects, hypnotize people, allow him to fly and pass through walls, and much more. The limitations of the ring were that it had to be "charged" every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern for a time, and that it could not directly affect objects made of wood.

This may seem like a strange weakness now, but it’s less odd when placed in context. Unlike those who followed, Scott wasn’t a science fiction hero. He was more of a street level crimefighter, who often relied on his fists to settle his problems. Most of his villains were human, used human weapons and were fought in everyday surroundings. Scott’s power ring would give him a pretty considerable advantage over them, which made putting him in anything resembling peril pretty difficult. But if in the middle of a shootout he’s unable to levitate a nearby table to use as a shield—then the stakes are a little higher.

This unique collectible arrives packaged in a sturdy acrylic cover for protection and display and inside a themed carrier featuring a more recent image of GREEN LANTERN on the reverse.

A truly precious collectible for any fan. Now you have the power to make it yours!

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