Each day in June you’ll get an entry showing you the first appearance of seemingly minor characters, phrases, objects or events that later became notable parts of comic book lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!'” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Stuff like that. Here is an archive of what I’ve featured so far.
Today is another Green Lantern edition!
First Appearance of Katma Tui
In 1964’s Green Lantern #30, we meet the replacement for Sinestro as the Green Lantern of Korugar, but the Guardians need Hal Jordan’s help with her…
This is a weird story, but Katma Tui ended up becoming a great character. One of the top Green Lanterns out there, really. It is a real shame that they “fridged” her. Maybe she can return in the relaunch!
First Appearance of Ch’p
In 1982’s Green Lantern #148, in the Tales of the Green Lantern Corps back-up, we meet Ch’p…
How amazing is the art by the late, great Don Newton?! The story is pretty neat, too!
First Appearance of G’nort
For Travis Pelkie, here is the first appearance of G’nort, from 1988’s Justice League International #10, a Millenium crossover…
Note that the apostrophe was not originally part of his name.
Feel free to send in ideas for future debuts I should feature here to firstname.lastname@example.org!