That’s just awesome.

Until I saw this, I never knew who the creator of the Green Lantern was. 

I was pulled in by the pretty cool looking sketch on the white cover, and ended up a lot more interested than I could’ve anticipated.

“I picked out the name from the train man on the tracks who was waving a lantern, going from red to green…. Green meant go and I decided that was it. Then I needed a colorful and interesting costume. I was interested in Greek mythology and so the costume took on elements of that. It just all fell into place. When I sent it in, I waited into the second week before I heard the word to come in. I was ushered into Mr. [Max] Gaines office, publisher, and after sitting a long time and flipping through the pages of my presentation, he announced, ‘We like it!’ And then, ‘Get to work!’ I did the first five pages of an eight page story, and then they called in Bill Finger to help. We worked on it for seven years.”

RIP Marty Nodell, November 9, 1915 – December 9, 2006

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