*DC: Before the modern full-spectrum of Lantern Corps, before even the space-faring adventures of Hal Jordan, there was Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern, founder of the Justice Society and heroic legend. Issues of the Golden Age Lantern are scarce anywhere, but particularly in this country, as of course no American comics were distributed here from the start of WWII until 1959. We have acquired two issues: #17 Fall 1945, when the title was briefly published under the All-American imprint (long story, Wiki it if you’re bothered) is in FA/GD condition, but presents much better than that description implies; the cover has been detached and separated, reattached by heavy tape, and there is a relatively unobtrusive Book Centre Stamp on our hero’s chest, as may be seen in the cover photo here, but the interior pages are clean, white and flexible, no browning or brittleness, and the corners are relatively sharp with only minor cover edge wear. Issue #35 from late 1948 is an attractive VG: unmarred cover scene, tight staples at cover and centrefold, vivid colours and gorgeous interiors. Our hero fights two of his Rogue’s Gallery – Gamma and the Gambler – and GL’s pet, Streak the Wonder Dog, gets a solo adventure! What more could you want? There are two tiny (and purely precautionary) tape reinforcements at top and bottom of cover, else this would have graded still higher. Green Lantern #17 is FA/GD £95; #35 is VG £190.