Bill Finger and Martin Nodell created the first version of Green Lantern for All-American Comics #16, July 1940.
"As editor, [Sheldon Mayer, All American Comics, not Sheldon Moldoff] bought the silliest one-trick ideas from whatever artists walked through the door, as long as they were superheroes. But it worked. An advertising artist named Marty Nodell, who never knew that comics existed until he needed a job, took samples to Mayer and was told to "come back with a superhero." Marty walked to the subway trying to think of ideas and saw a workman holding a green lantern. So he threw together a hero clad in green, red, yellow, and black – with a huge purple cape – who finds a green railroad lantern, powered by a meteorite from ancient China, that generates a magic ring. It made no sense at all, but Mayer bought it. And then the kids bought it. Green Lantern was a hit." - Page 204, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book Men of Tomorrow, by Gerard Jones, Published by Basic Books / Perseus 2004
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Gil Kane Green Lantern #61 cover art. See enlarged.
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