Billed as "Comix that Give a Damn", DC released four classic Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams stories from their ground-breaking run on the Green Lantern/Green Arrow for the first time in papaerback form in 1972. Credited as introducing "relevance" to super-hero comics by having its heroes confront such subjects as racism; drug abuse; social conformity; over-population; Indian-Rights; slum-lords; and 'Jesus Freaks'. With its unique and daring approach, the series generated national publicity in such publications as the Village Voice and Newsweek and soon the medium usually looked down upon society as a juvenile form of entertainment was being taken very seriously.
Volume One features:
No Evil Shall Escape By Sight (Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76)
Journey To Desolation (Green Lantern/Green Arrow #77)
SOSGreen Lantern (Showcase # 22 by John Broome and Gil Kane)
Volume Two features:
A Kind Of Loving, A Way Of Death (Green Lantern/Green Arrow #78)
Ulysses Star Is Still Alive (Green Lantern/Green Arrow #79)
Black & White with introduction by Denny O'Neil.
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About the Author
Dennis O'Neil is the influential writer of comics including BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and countless other titles. He is also the author of The DC Comics Guide to Writing for Comics (Watson Guptill).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read these when they were originally printed. Now my son gets to read them. I can explain to him what the thinking a culture was at that time. Since there is, "nothing new under the sun" he gets it. He really really gets it. Great story telling lasts through the generations.
I bought this as a gift for my daughter and she said that she loved it.
These particular editions (1 & 2) were published in 1972 in black & white (hey, its a paperback and it was 1972) and they remind great, if somewhat dated, reading. Issue #76 has the best artwork in volume #1 and #77 seemed a bit rushed ... volume #2 has an outstanding original cover by the artist of the series Neal Adams and has rarely been reproduced anywhere