Thursday, May 28, 2009

Green Lantern 1980s covers by Gil Kane

Gil Kane returned to the Green Lantern character in the 1980s.  Here are a few of my favorite covers from this period.  There's a subtle theme here:

Green Lantern 166 cover by Gil Kane

Green Lantern #166 features Hal Jordan in the foreground, with a green energy construct in the background that resembles himself!  Self-love is the greatest love of all.  The construct must have been drawn on a separate plate/overlay to achieve that color effect.

Green Lantern 171 cover by Gil Kane

Green Lantern #171 is another iconic pose with Hal Jordan's face in the background.  This time the background is an orange-red color.

Green Lantern 177 cover by Gil Kane

Green Lantern #177 works the best, as Hal Jordan recharges in an all green background.

It's interesting to me that Gil Kane had such a long history with Green Lantern.  He co-created the created in 1959, drew him exclusively for the first 10 years, and later returned for covers and specials in the 1980s and 90s.  Nuff said.

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