Another awesome character from the Golden Age is the Green Lantern. Created by artist Martin Nodell, after an inspiring ride on a NY subway. According to Wikipedia:
"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. ... [publisher] Max Gaines' ...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."

All-American Comics #16 /Jul. 1940
Cover Art by Martin Nodell
The Golden Age Green Lantern "was Alan Scott, an engineer who had come into possession of a magic lantern. From this, he crafted a magic ring which gave him a wide variety of powers. The limitations of the ring were that it had to be "charged" every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern for a time, and that it did not work on wood.

Nodell had originally planned to give Green Lantern the alter ego "Alan Ladd," this being a linguistic twist on Aladdin, who had a magic lamp and magic ring of his own. DC considered the wordplay distracting and foolish, and the character's name was changed before publication to "Alan Scott." In May 1942, the film "This Gun for Hire" suddenly made the journeyman actor of the same name a movie star. Nodell would always joke that they'd missed a great opportunity."

The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring the Lantern's 1st appearance.. I have included a model of the magic lantern as well. It's not 100% acurate, but I like it, and hope you do, too.

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.



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