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The Green Lantern Stars in “Prince Peril’s Power Play!

GREEN LANTERN Vol.2,  No.45,  June 1966;  Cover Art:  Gil Kane;  Writer:  John Broome;  Penciler:  Gil Kane;  Inker:  Sid Greene

The Green Lanterns of two Earths are thrown together when Princess Ramia from the planet Myrg journeys from her homeworld to our planet with one thing on her mind:  find a husband!  On Earth-Two,  Doiby Dickles points Ramia in Alan Scott’s direction,  but when Prince Peril of Myrg arrives to claim Ramia for his own,  Dickles suggests they seek out another Green Lantern for aid.

It’s off to Earth-One via Ramia’s “dimensionizer,”  where Hal Jordan makes a valiant attempt to protect Ramia,  only to lose in battle with Peril just as Scott had done before.   Jordan heads to Earth-Two,  teams up with his fellow Lantern,  and the two heroes follow Peril back to Myrg,  where the villain has installed himself as a global dictator with Dickles as his court jester.  Peril and his army are handily defeated by the power of two rings combined,  and Ramia chooses to marry… Doiby Dickles.

Kudos to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary above and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. 

Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator,  publisher,  author,  comic book and pop culture historian, and former museum curator.  He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania,  The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book,  and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox.   He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape,  The International Journal of Comic Art,  Fandom,  and IGN.com.  He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead