Green Lantern Special #1 (1988) Notes
I think last year I read Green Lantern Special 1. I wrote rough notes on a 3×5 index card. I love back issue comic books. They have a style, texture, magic, and nostalgia that breathe’s imagination. I like this story for its philosophy and shining light on racism as a social construct. It doesn’t manner where the story takes place because the theme can be apply to any country that has an apartheid.
“Wondering what the lowdown is on the power rings and what they can do? “With This Ring…” tells the tale as John Stewart finds himself in South America, trying to determine which side he’s on. Guest-starring Superman. Written by Jim Owsley, with art by Tod Smith and Denis Rodier.”
J.S. escapes jail in Nambia, frees prisoners, whom are political dissidents. They share a reality of the apartheid.
J.S. says, “…sometimes we have to answer to a higher morality than the laws which govern us.”
Green Later Oath: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might beware my power. Green Lantern light!”