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books.google.com - The first Green Lantern story was published in 1940 in the anthology title 'All-American Comics'. All of 75 years later the series is still going strong, having grown to encompass new characters and spin-off titles along the way. This book traces the history of the series over the last seven and a half...https://books.google.com/books/about/Green_Lantern_History_An_Unauthorised_Gu.html?id=3CrTCAAAQBAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareGreen Lantern History: An Unauthorised Guide to the DC Comic Book Series Green Lantern