Green Lantern #175

    Green Lantern » Green Lantern #175 - Shark Bait! released by DC Comics on April 1984.

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    January 19th 1984-Congressman Jason Bloch is visited by Mr. Smith, who encourages him to cease his attacks on Ferris Air, but Jason refuses blaming Ferris Air and it protector Green Lantern for his father's death. After Mr. Smith leaves, the congressman reveals that he was behind Javelin's attack on Ferris Air and that he has discovered that Green Lantern's true identity is Hal Jordan.

    Meanwhile, in the apartment of Hal and Carol, Hal Jordan learns that the Flash is on trial for murder, and after recharging his ring he flies off to talk to his friend, unaware that the Shark is stalking the streets of LA, killing homeless people, looking for Green Lantern.

    Elsewhere, Barry Allen, as the Flash, battles the Rainbow Raider, but when the Raider uses his powers on a crowd of people, it looks like the villain may get away. That is until the Green Lantern shows up and traps him with a green stop sign construct. Then, after turning the Raider over to the police, Green Lantern and Flash talk about Barry's trail. Hal trusts his friend had no other way of stopping Reverse Flash, but murder still sits strange with him. The two part way and Green Lantern starts flying home to have lunch with Carol.

    Meanwhile at S.T.A.R. Labs, Clay Kendall and his team test his latest machine, the Psi-chair, a devise that amplifies the normal's person mental capabilities. But instead of it's intended outcome the test sends out a beacon to the Shark who makes a bee-line for the lab. Once inside the Shark starts killing workers and eating their minds.

    These actions bring the attention of the LAPD and then Green Lantern. Green Lantern upon hearing its the Shark inside asks the LAPD to hang back. They agree and Green Lantern rushes inside where he is just in time to save a scientist from being the Shark's meal. The Shark and Green Lantern battle and soon are fighting in the streets outside. It looks like the green Lantern has the upper hand but a random newspaper flies into his face give the Shark the opportunity to steal some of Green Lantern's mind power knocking the Emerald Knight unconscious.

    The Shark is going to eat the Green Lantern's body but suddenly gets a headache is flees, leaving the Green Lantern unconscious and beaten.

    Continued in Green Lantern #176.


    • The issue number was accidentally left off the cover.
    • Reverse-Flash, Fiona Webb, Conrad Bloch, Carl Ferris, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are only seen in cameo flashback images of previous events.
    • S.T.A.R. Labs of Los Angeles seen.
    • "Meanwhile..." one page text piece by Dick Giordano.
    • Letter to the editor by TM Maple.

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    Dave Gibbons is the perfect GL artist. He gives us classic looking Hal, great anatomy, consistency, expressions, and flare. The man is known for Watchmen fame but you can see his genius pop up in these pages too - which all lead up to a straight up battle issue, old school, and I love it. Gibbons also does the lettering which I found to be comforting. Sometimes the less names you see at the beginning, the better you feel; the more singular the vision and execution of the thing. As far as “singul...

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