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green lantern 195 guy gardner origin (2)

 
Wow, do we love that cover. We always have. Boldly simple yet powerful, it’s our favorite piece of Staton artwork. We bought it right off the news rack in the 1980s, at the local Walgreens. Crisis on Infinite Earths was out, and a new Green Lantern with a pissy attitude was shaking things up.

 
green lantern 195 guy gardner origin (3)

 
Green Lantern #195 details for us how this surly new GL was chosen to wear the ring, ran into some major problems, and got his ring back in the midst of all hell breaking loose. What Guy Gardner lacked in tact and human decency, he made up for in will power – and staying power. Gardner became a mainstay at DC Comics and even survived the New 52. But it all started here…

 
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