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Media Type: Pencil and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
Artists: Carmine  Infantino penciller
Bernard Sachs  inker

This art is part of a story originally drawn for Green Lantern #39 in 1949, but the series was canceled after issue #38, and this story was shelved. In 1971, however, this story was published in Green Lantern #88 as a "lost" Green Lantern story of the Golden Age, with the PUBLISHED story titled: "The Menace of the Marching Toys!" This is very important to consider because unlike the vast majority of Golden Age Green Lantern art that surfaces on the market, this is published art. Along with Superman, Batman, Flash, and Wonder Woman, Green Lantern was one of the most prominent members of DC Comics in the 1940's. From his introduction in All-American Comics #16 in 1940, to the launch of his own Green lantern series in 1941, and serving as a founding member of the Justice Society of America, Green Lantern was one of the most popular and distinctive characters of the Golden age DC era. He was also one of the very first heroes recreated at the start of the Silver Age in Showcase #22, underscoring what an important figure he is in DC's continuity. Despite the iconic stature of DC’s roster of heroes, just 4 – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern – have had major motion pictures based on their adventures. The original Green Lantern was brought back to comics as part of the first Crisis story in Justice League of America #21 and has been an active (and recently controversial) figure in the DC Universe since. This art also falls early in the career of the great Carmine Infantino. Infantino is only credited with 1 single published Golden Age Green Lantern story ("The Unmasking of the Harlequin" from All-American Comics #95), so his work on this character is quite rare. Infantino was not only a prominent producer for DC at the end of the 1940's, but he would go on to be one of the most important artists working at the company at the dawn of the Silver Age, helping to reinvent the Flash for a new generation of readers. This is large, twice up art with an image area of approximately 13" x 18". ALL art on our website (including this one) are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payments, and trades are always considered towards "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to and we can try to work something out.