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Showcase #23
Showcase Vol 1 23 Cover-1
General Information
Series: Showcase (Volume 1)
Issue Number: 23
First Published: December, 1959
Previous Issue: Showcase (Vol 1) #22
Next Issue: Showcase (Vol 1) #24


Synopsis of "Summons from Space"

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, she refuses, citing that employees shouldn't date. Later, Hal is contacted by the extraterrestrials via his power ring who tell him of a danger that needs to be stopped on the planet Venus. Changing into the 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 and returns to Earth where he manages to get a date with Carol as Green Lantern whereas he failed to do so as Hal Jordan.

Appearances in "Summons from Space"

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  • Pterodactyls (First Appearance)

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  • None Known

Synopsis of "The Invisible Destroyer!"

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Green Lantern vs The Invisible Destroyer

Visiting Carol 's office, Hal is shown an advertisement in the newspaper asking for Green Lantern's help. Leaving and changing into the Green Lantern, Hal races off to see what the problem is and is attacked by a costumed being known as the Invisible Destroyer. When his power ring doesn't work, the Green Lantern tries to attack him hand to hand, but the Destroyer only disappears. When Green Lantern arrives at the location in the newspaper classified, he learns that it's the home of Doctor Philips. Philips warns Green Lantern (albeit too late) of the Invisible Destroyer, but adds that he believes he created the villain by mind-over-matter. Probing Philips mind, he finds that the Invisible Destroyer manifests from Philips' own subconscious. The Destroyer manages to free himself from Philips' mind and sets about to drop a nuclear bomb near Coast City , however Green Lantern is able to contain it with his power ring. Facing the Invisible Destroyer one on one, Hal turns back the beings anti matter bolts causing a chain reaction that destroys the Invisible Destroyer

Appearances in "The Invisible Destroyer!"

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  • Coming Soon

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  • None Known

Notes

Trivia

  • This Issues has been reprinted in various DC Comics Collected Editions over various times throughout the years.

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