"The Corps": In the wake of the nuclear explosion that he caused Green Lantern is surprised to find that he is still alive. He assumes that his enemy Legion must have been vaporized. Realizing his own inexperience, Hal asks his [[Green Lantern Ri
- I was "new meat" once. I made my mistakes, put my foot in my beak. Every member of the Green Lantern Corps has a... past. But from the moment you put on that ring, you are a new being. And you can make everything right. If not to your friend... then to the universe.
- — Tomar-Re
Synopsis for "The Corps"
In the wake of the nuclear explosion that he caused Green Lantern is surprised to find that he is still alive. He assumes that his enemy Legion must have been vaporized. Realizing his own inexperience, Hal asks his ring to take him to meet another member of the Green Lantern Corps. As he flies past the moon it appears that Legion has survived, and the villain begins following him.
The ring takes Hal to Sector 2813, where he encounters Green Lantern Tomar-Re. Tomar's ring informs him that Legion has been sighted, and together, they warp to Oa. There, Tomar explains the nature of the Guardians, and their struggle to keep order in the cosmos. They meet Salakk who declares that the three must consult the Book of Oa, regarding Legion's origins. The Book tells the story of the planet Tchk-Tchk in Sector 407, where over-population and conquest led the Guardians to lock the planet within in energy field until their desire to expand was quelled.
Tomar-Re explains that Hal will have to stay on Oa to train, rather than returning to Earth with his new-found powers. Hal, however, makes a request to appear at his friend Andy's funeral via green energy-construct, where he reveals to his brother Jack what has happened to him. Hal's ex-girlfriend Carol Ferris nearly sees him, but he disappears immediately.
For the next week on Oa, Hal is rigorously trained by Kilowog, until one morning he wakes to hear an alarm. Tomar-Re explains that the alarm hasn't sounded in a millennium. Oa has been breached by Legion.
Appearing in "The Corps"
- Carol Ferris
- Jack Jordan
- Guardians of the Universe (Flashback only)
- Tchk-Tchkii (Flashback only)
- Sector 2814
- Sector 0
- Sector 407
- Tchk-Tchk (Flashback only)
- Sector 2813
- Kilowog is one of the first Green Lanterns Hal Jordan meets on Oa. This partially retcons his first appearance in Green Lantern Corps #201, where none of the other six Green Lanterns knew who he was. Also, this is the first time Kilowog acts as a drill instructor.
- Reprinted in:
- There's a Green Lantern that resembles Katma Tui. However, her appearance here would contradict Sinestro's appearance in later issues, since Katma is his successor.
- Cover gallery for the Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn series
- Images from Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn Vol 1 4
- Green Lantern Recommended Reading
- Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern (Volume 4)
- Green Lantern (Volume 5)
- Green Lantern (Volume 6)
- The Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- The Green Lantern: Season Two (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern: New Guardians (Volume 1)
- Green Lanterns (Volume 1)
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
Links and References
|Crisis Reboot |
After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 1985–1986 maxiseries which completely reset the continuity of the entire DC Universe, all of DC's major characters and franchises needed to be updated to reflect the changes in the events of their lives. Multiple story arcs were put out to explain these rebooted versions of popular characters.