40 Shocking Comic-Book Moments
The Comic: Green Lantern Vol. 2 #85-86
The Shocking: Don’t do drugs, kids. That was the clear message not so subtly folded into the pages of this issue, as the Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy gets hooked on heroin.
“DC attacks youth’s greatest problem… DRUGS!” cried the cover line. The Mayor of New York congratulated DC for tackling such an important issue, but that issue crippled the comic, and it was cancelled just three issues later.
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