"The Planet of Doomed Men": This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #1.
Appearing in "The Planet of Doomed Men"
- Guardians of the Universe (First appearance)
- The Dryg (Single appearance)
- Green Lantern (Abin Sur) (Dies in flashback)
- Calorians (Single appearance)
- Abin Sur's Starship (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Planet of Doomed Men"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #1.
While out testing a new aircraft, Hal's astral form is transported to the world of the Guardians, who seek to know who took over the role of Green Lantern in that sector of space from Abin Sur. Hal recounts the events that led to him becoming the Green Lantern. Convinced that Hal is worthy of the title, they erase his memory and return his astral form to his physical body, deciding that now is not the time for Hal to know of their existence.
Returning to his dressing room at the Ferris Aircraft Company, Hal gets a message from his Power Battery asking him to defend the beings on the planet Calor. Traveling out that way, Hal finds a race of primitive humanoids being terrorized by a monstrous creature that can fire mental bolts of energy. As he battles the creature, it's a race against time as the 24 hour deadline for his power ring's charge looms. Hal uses his power ring to freeze the creature in ice and places it in a glacier where it will not thaw out. Hal returns to Earth with just enough time before his power ring loses its charge.
Appearing in "The Power Ring That Vanished!"
- Hector Hammond (First appearance)
- Sue (Single appearance)
- Dr. Evart (Single appearance)
- Professor Paulson (Single appearance)
- Horton (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Power Ring That Vanished!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #5.
When rich socialite Hector Hammond begins showing off his apparent scientific expertise, Carol begins to find him fascinating. Meanwhile, Hal Jordan, investigating missing scientists begins to suspect that Hector Hammond has kidnapped them and is exploiting their discoveries. He decides to search for the missing scientists. So as not to alert Hammond of his activities, Green Lantern uses his power ring to change Pieface into an exact duplicate of Green Lantern (with functional power ring) to make it appear that Green Lantern is patrolling the city as usual, while the real Green Lantern is searching for the missing scientists.
While Pieface patrols around the city, the missing scientists (who have been evolved to humanities evolutionary level 100,000 years in the future by a meteor found by Hammond and been made their prisoners) try to pull "Green Lantern" (unaware that it's really Pieface) to their base to help them escape. However in the process, Pieface's duplicate Green Lantern ring is pulled off his finger and it falls to the ground, where it's found by Hammond who intends to use it for his own gain. Checking in on the scientists he finds "Green Lantern" and devolves Pieface into an ape.
When the real Green Lantern finally locates the scientists, he and Hector Hammond have a duel of power rings, however during the combat, Green Lantern is struck by a tree branch and knocked out. When Hammond tries to deliver the killing blow, his power ring runs out of power, allowing for Green Lantern to revive and knock out Hammond in a fist fight. Hal then restores all the scientists and Pieface back to normal and turn Hammond over to the police. While Carol reconsiders her infatuation with Hammond, Hammond himself is put to work in the prison library, where unknown to all he's found a book of scientific discoveries past, present and future and is busy trying to decipher the code it's written in.
Appearing in "The Secret Life of Star Sapphire!"
- Carol Ferris (First appearance as Star Sapphire)
- Zamarons (First appearance)
- Anamede (Single appearance)
- The Lady Carol (Carol Ferris' Plane)
Synopsis for "The Secret Life of Star Sapphire!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #16.
While out flying in her private jet, Carol Ferris is captured by the Zamarons, alien warrior women who have selected her to become their next queen based on her exact resemblance of their former ruler. Changing her into Star Sapphire, they dispatch her out into Coast City where she is to battle the Green Lantern to prove her worthiness as the Zamaron ruler.
Meanwhile, Hal Jordan and Pieface become worried since Carol has not returned from her flight and so Hal seeks to find her as Green Lantern. He ends up finding her all right, as Star Sapphire, who challenges him. Not realizing who she really is, Hal tries to dismiss her however she starts committing crimes to get his attention. Battling her, she manages to catch him off guard and he ends up being easily defeated.
Feeling she had not totally proved herself to the Zamarons, Star Sapphire requests to attack Green Lantern one more time. This time, Green Lantern is able to best her in combat. Before Green Lantern can do anymore she is teleported away by the Zamarons who find her defeat disgraceful, restore her back to normal, and return Carol to her jet. Out looking for Star Sapphire, Hal manages to find Carol instead who doesn't remember what happened to her. Before returning her home, Green Lantern finds a sapphire with a star symbol etched in it, which he takes for safe keeping.
Appearing in "Zero Hour in the Silent City!"
- Danny (Single appearance)
- Frankie (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Zero Hour in the Silent City!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #12.
Our story begins with Pieface transcribing another tale of Green Lantern's adventure in his private casebook. He recounts a tale in which Hal was out on a date with Carol and on his way back -- as the 24 hour charge in his power ring was beginning to run out soon -- suddenly founds that all the sound in the immediate area stops. Changing into Green Lantern, he finds some crooks who are using a silencer device to hide the noise the drill they are using to break into a safe is making. Green Lantern then is able to stop the crooks with his power ring just moments before it runs out of power.
Appearing in "Two Green Lanterns in the Family!"
- Rhino (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Two Green Lanterns in the Family!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #53.
Visiting his brother Jim and his wife Sue, Hal is asked to babysit his new nephew, Howie while Sue and Jim go out on a date. When they are held up by muggers while calling in to check on Hal, Hal rushes out and saves them as Green Lantern. He beats the crooks fair and square using his own hands instead of his power ring, and turns them over to the police, before quickly returning back to baby Howie before his parents can get home.
After Hal departs, Sue is still convinced that Jim is really Green Lantern, sometime later, Hal mails them a small Green Lantern suit for baby Howie to wear.
Appearing in "The Secret Origin of the Guardians!"
- Krona (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Maltus(Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Secret Origin of the Guardians!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #40.
On Earth-Two, Alan Scott is shocked to find that his power ring is not working against a yellow meteor, and yet it is able to save Doiby Dickles' car from a falling tree. Realizing that his power ring seems to have the same properties of the Earth-One Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, Scott travels to Earth-One to tell his alternate reality counterpart of his discovery. However, when Alan tries to show Hal what his power ring can do on Earth-One, he finds that the effect has worn off. Realizing that there might be more going on, Hal suggests they probe Alan's power ring to find out what happened.
The ring begins by explaining that millions of years ago on the planet Oa on Earth-One, a scientist named Krona tried to view the creation of the universe with a device—something that was forbidden by the Oa society—however in viewing creation he caused a chain reaction that destroyed his device and created evil in the universe. As punishment, Krona was converted into energy and sent to spend eternity circling the various universes in existence. The Oans then created the Green Lanterns to police the universe and defend it from evil. The ring then explains that the yellow meteor that Alan tried to stop was really Krona, who was able to then transfer his being into Alan's power ring to piggy back into Earth-One.
Contacting the Guardians, they tell the two Green Lanterns that they are aware of the situation and that Krona is somewhere on Earth. As Krona builds a new device to recreate his original experiment, the two Green Lanterns battle environmental forces that are thrown at them as a result of Krona's experiments.
Not wishing to be interrupted by the two heroes, Krona uses his mental powers to manipulate the Guardians to come to Earth, and demands that Hal turn his title of Green Lantern over to Alan Scott. While Hal is shocked by this revelation, Krona takes control of Alan's body and attacks Hal with it. With Hal defeated, Krona has the Guardians brought to his hideout while the spirit of Alan Scott helps Hal track down it's location. Hal battles Krona and destroys his machine and frees the Guardians. The Guardians then banish Krona once more, and once Alan is restored to his body, the two Green Lanterns part company, Alan returning back to Earth-Two.
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Links and References
- ↑ Subsequent stories refer to Maltus as the place where the Maltusians originated, a race who evolved into the Guardians of the Universe (Oans), when they migrated to Oa millions of years later. So in the flashback, they are mistakenly described as Oans.