We discuss the monumental, landmark crossover Marvel Vs. DC from 1995 and 1996. With entire universes colliding, is there room for a story? What’s Ben Reilly doing calling himself Peter Parker? Did your favorite hero win? Plus, Lobo, Superboy, and all that other 90s crap.
I just kind of wanted to make a piece for the oft-forgotten, oft-mocked member of Super Soldier’s All-Star Winners Squadron, The Human Lantern. First appearing in Super Soldier Man of War #1 (June 1997) and mentioned in Iron Lantern #1 from the 2nd wave of the Amalgam Comics crossover/mashup, The Human Lantern is a combination of Alan Scott’s Golden Age Green Lantern and the Golden Age Human Torch, Jim Hammond, so let’s call him Alan Hammond. Despite being a combination of two of the Golden Age’s most noteworthy figures, The Human Lantern was reduced to a bit part shilling cake in his only appearance (though he may have a more important influence on the history of the Iron Lantern). Without further ado, I present the color pencil sketch I made to give a little shine to an overlooked character.