Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Variant Covers: Now With Their Era-Appropriate Logos

by Olly MacNamee

This week marks the 80th anniversary of Green Lantern. Although the rescheduling caused by you-know-what has seen the planned birthday issue, Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 slip to June 23, DC Comics still wanted to celebrate. So, they’ve just released the full line-up of variant covers spanning each decade of Green Lantern’s 80 years from some of the best artists in the comic book industry today with spiffy era-appropriate cover logos.
The lineup of creators contributing to Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular include Geoff Johns, Darryl Banks, Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie, Sina Grace, Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Ron Marz, Denny O’Neil, Fernando Pasarin, Ivan Reis, Rafa Sandoval, Mariko Tamaki, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti, and more—all with the goal to keep the galaxy glowing bright!

Since the first Green Lantern was introduced in All-American Comics #16 in May 1940 by artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger, the Green Lanterns have been fan-favorite characters with millions of comic book fans. From that first ring-wielding Lantern to the latest, and every strong-willed Super Hero in-between, many have spoken the Green Lantern oath and pledged to defend their home sector from evils of every nature. Now, in 2020, this corps of extraterrestrial space police built up from all alien races and places are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC universe safe!

1940s cover by Nicola Scott

1950s cover by Matt Taylor

1960s cover by Doug Mahnke

1970s cover by Neal Adams

1980s cover by David Finch

1990s cover by Phil Tan

2000s cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert

2010s cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair

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