"Summons from Space!": This story is reprinted from Showcase #23.
Appearing in "Summons from Space!"
- Venusians (various)
- Brenda Brown (Single appearance)
- Lois Fuller (Single appearance)
- Suzie Taft (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Summons from Space!"
This story is reprinted from Showcase #23.
With Green Lantern making many public appearances with beautiful women, Carol Ferris is jealous that Green Lantern is not spending any time with her. When Hal tries to capitalize on this by asking Carol out on a date, but she refuses, citing that employees shouldn't date. Instead, she asks him to invite Green Lantern to come to a date with her and Hal. After all, aren't Hal and GL good friends?
Later, Hal is contacted by the Guardians via his power ring who tell him of a danger that needs to be stopped on the planet Venus. Changing into Green Lantern, Hal travels to Venus to find a primitive tribe of humanoids who are being terrorized by dinosaurs. Using his powers, Green Lantern defeats the Pterodactyls that are terrorizing this tribe. He returns to Earth where he heads to the date as Green Lantern. After the dance, Hal realizes that Carol is falling in love with Green Lantern when he wants her to love with him as Hal Jordan.
Appearing in "The Menace of the Marching Toys"
- Bob, one of the winners of the tolerance contest (Single appearance)
- Bob's brother, other winner of the tolerance contest (Single appearance)
- Molly Mayne
- Tin Soldier(Single appearance)
- Genghis Khan (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Menace of the Marching Toys"
Two boys won the tolerance contest promoted by WXYZ Radio Station, and are taken by Green Lantern to a circus as prize, besides receives two statuettes resembling the hero. At circus, mysterious living toys led by Tin Soldier steal the belongings of the audience. Green Lantern try fight the toys, but is knocked down by Tin Soldier with a giant wooden yoyo . After that, Green Lantern and the police try to lure Tin Soldier with the announcement of an emerald in Miffany Salon that have belonged to Genghis Khan. As expected, Tin Soldier and his toys try to steal the emerald, but the police and Lantern are there waiting for him. Tin Soldier escapes making his toys explode, but GL manages to keep one of these unharmed, discovering that it is a robot controlled by radio signals. Using equipment in his studio, GL tracks the source of radio waves by its wave lenght. The Emerald Knight manages to find the villain when he would break through the roof of the Diamond Die Factory with a giant spinning top. The bandit knocks down GL other time using a fist-shaped jack-in-the-box, and tie him to the giant top. The top, with GL tied to it, is thrown on Diamond Die roof, smashing a hole through . A astonished Tin Man is confronted by the Master of Light, who managed to break free from the top before the fatal moment. This time, Tin Man's toys hold the hero so that he can be crushed under a stamper, but Alan uses his ring to stop it. Sending the toys with a punch over Tin Soldier, GL turns off his radio belt, and the other toys stop with its actions. Unmasking the villain, he is revealed be Eric Knowles, the man who carved two Green Lantern statuettes which the hero gave to those boy contest winners.
Appearing in "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath"
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Flashback and main story)
- Hank (Flashback only)
- Train Robbers (Flashback only)
- Mr. Burbank (Flashback only)
- Mr. Davis (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #10.
One day while watching Green Lantern charge his power ring, Pieface asks Hal where the oath he speaks came from. Hal tells Pieface that it started after three of his most earliest cases that inspired him to say the oath each time he charged his power ring. "In Brightest Day" was inspired by a time when Green Lantern battled crooks who used a blinding light to prevent people from stopping them from making their heists, whom Hal managed to capture. "In Blackest Night" came from another adventure when Hal had to travel into a foggy cave in order to round up some bandits. And "No Evil Shall Escape My Sight" came from a time when Carol's safe was stolen, and Hal (as Green Lantern) was able to find the crooks who took it by scouring the city with his power ring.
- "The Menace of the Marching Toys" is an unpublished Golden Age Green Lantern tale originally intended for Green Lantern #39.
- Alan Scott's ring is mentioned be ineffective against non-metal objects; this is part of the original premise of the ring; in later comics, this vulnerability is reduced to only wood objects.
- Miffany Salon is obviously a parody of Tiffany & Co..
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