"Battle of the Power Rings": This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #9.
Appearing in "Battle of the Power Rings"
- Green Lantern Corps
- Guardians of the Universe
- Sinestro (Flashback and main story)
- Packer Gang (Single appearance)
- Green Lantern Ring
- Green Lantern Power Battery
- Yellow Power Ring (First appearance)
- Central Power Battery (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Battle of the Power Rings"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #9.
After Green Lantern's power ring fails on him fighting crimes on Earth, figuring there is something wrong with the charge, he returns to the Ferris Aircraft Company to recharge his ring. He falls right into a trap laid out by Sinestro, who has a power ring of his own and uses it to freeze Hal in place. Sinestro explains that he made the ring -- which siphons power off power ring energy -- before Green Lantern imprisoned him during their last battle, and used it to escape the prison he was placed into. Trapping Hal in a energy cage, Sinestro then uses his ring to change his appearance to look like Green Lantern, as part of a plot to destroy the Guardians of the Universe.
Infiltrating a meeting of Green Lanterns from various sectors of space, "Hal Jordan" creates a menace for them to destroy with their power rings, little knowing that their "ally" is siphoning the energy from their power rings that he needs to attack the guardians. With his mission a success Sinestro leaves, dropping his disguise, to attack the Guardians on Oa.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, Hal manages to free himself from Sinestro's cage when he realizes he can harmlessly pass through it if he's not wearing his Green Lantern uniform. Traveling to Oa, Hal spots Sinestro trying to break through the barriers that protect the Guardians home. Attacking Sinestro, the two engage in a battle of power rings, however Sinestro keeps on drawing power from Hal's power ring. Coming up with an idea, Hal feeds Sinestro more power than his ring can handle, causing it to explode in his hands. Defeated, Sinestro is subdued by Hal until the other Green Lanterns arrive. Recharging their power rings, the entire group combine their powers to trap Sinestro in a capsule and send him off into space.
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 "Duel of the Super-Heroes"
- Chi-Vam (Single appearance)
- Gi-Dor (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Duel of the Super-Heroes"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #13.
Iris West has been assigned to interview Hal Jordan in Coast City and is taking her boyfriend Barry Allen (aka the Flash) along with her. While in space, Hal -- as Green Lantern -- is hurrying to Earth to be in time for a date with Carol Ferris, however he suddenly finds him on a strange world and bangs his head. Regaining conciousness, he learns from two beings that he is on the world of the Spectrans, a species that live on a world that is a minor vibrational difference with Earth, but occupying the same space. Allowing Hal to leave, it turns out that the Spectran's are plotting to take over the Earth and plan to use the Green Lantern to capture the Flash, so that they can learn the secret to super-speed.
Returning to Earth, Hal recharges his power ring before Pieface, who notices that Hal is acting strange and that he's said the Green Lantern's oath wrong. Later after the interview with Iris, Hal, Barry, Iris, Carol, Pieface and Terga all enjoy the beach. There, Pieface tells Barry of his worries that Hal is acting strangely. Following Hal, Barry witnesses Hal change into the Green Lantern. Changing into the Flash himself, Barry overhears Green Lantern taking orders from the Spectrans over his power ring who tell him to capture the Flash.
The two heroes eventually clash but Barry manages to slip away from Hal and change back into his civilian guise to figure out what to do next. When Green Lantern starts causing disasters to smoke the Flash out, Barry has no choice but to get involved as the Flash. Green Lantern uses his power ring to change the Flash's body proportions so that he cannot use his speed powers and captures him.
After droping the Flash off to be examined by the Spectrans, Green Lantern returns to Earth. When Pieface asks him about Barry Allen, Hal suddeny realizes he can't remember anything since he finshed his mission in space. Using his power ring to probe his mind and learn the truth, Hal rushes to the Spectran's world as Green Lantern. Freeing the Flash, the two heroes work togeather to smash the Spectran's weapons and return home to Earth. Deciding to trust each other with their true identities, changing back into Hal Jordan and Barry Allen, the two cover for each others absences to Carol and Iris who scold both men for wandering off without telling them where they had gone.
Appearing in "Too Many Suspects"
- Del Lupin (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Too Many Suspects"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern #37.
After confessing a crime when subjected to the truth serum, the criminal Del Lupin outlines a scheme for various scapegoats to simultaneously "confess" his crimes.
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.
- This issue was published over a decade after the cancellation of Green Lantern (Volume 2). It was jokingly presented as a "lost" annual from 1963, and reprinted stories from the early days of that volume.
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