Creator of the Green Lantern dies at 91

Comic Book News | Dec 11th, 2006

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I bought a Green Lantern shirt off of this guy at the Comicon and he gave me some free comics.

GOLDEN AGE ARTIST MARTIN NODELL DIES
Creator of the original Green Lantern was 91
By Matt Powell

Posted December 11, 2006 10:25 AM

Legendary artist Martin Nodell, creator of the Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, passed away Saturday. He was 91.

Nodell was inspired to create Green Lantern while riding the subway and seeing a man waving a green lantern to signal a train. Gaining further inspiration from the tale of Aladdin, Nodell developed his new hero as a crimefighter who received his abilities from a powerful lantern.

Soon after, Nodell teamed with famed writer Bill Finger to debut Alan Scott in All-American Comics #16. His last credited illustration of his character was Green Lantern #19 in 1991.