A weekly rummage in the attic of sci-fi

With Green Lantern now on the big screen in Britain, here's a timely flashback to the emerald crusader's first appearance. Well, the first appearance of the Silver Age lord of the ring - this 1959 resurrection in the pages of Showcase gave a sleek, SF-flavoured makeover to the more mystically-tinged comic book titan that debuted in 1940. Eat your heart out, Ryan Reynolds...

Nick Setchfield
Editor-at-Large, SFX Magazine

Nick Setchfield is the Editor-at-Large for SFX Magazine, writing features, reviews, interviews, and more for the monthly issues. However, he is also a freelance journalist and author with Titan Books. His original novels are called The War in the Dark, and The Spider Dance. He's also written a book on James Bond called Mission Statements.