Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Green Latern and Doughboy

One of my favorite DC comics characters was the Green Latern. Perhaps because he reminded me of Marvel's Doctor Strange, since both characters shared mystical powers and magickal objects.

But I never thought of the connection between Green Lantern and the fat white doughboy that giggles when you poke him in the stomache.

How the mighty have fallen seems apt here.

Martin Nodell, the creator of Green Lantern, the comic book superhero who uses his magical ring to help him fight crime, has died. He was 91.

The first Green Lantern appearance came in July 1940, an eight-page story in a comic book also featuring other characters. The character then got his own series, and Nodell drew it until 1947 under the name Mart Dellon.

After its cancellation in 1949, the series was reborn in 1959 with a revised story line, and it has been revived several times.

Meanwhile, Nodell left the comics field for an advertising career. In the 1960s, he was on a design team that helped develop the Pillsbury Doughboy.


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