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"The Book of Answers": Hal Jordan takes the criminal Evil Star to the Guardians to imprison him on Oa. Hal asks them to tell him the location of the other escaped inmates, but the Guardians refuse

Quote1.png I don't do my job like you, flying alone through the sky like a freelance angel. I'm part of a community. Quote2.png
John Stewart

Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #2 is an issue of the series Green Lantern Corps Quarterly (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1992.

Synopsis for "The Book of Answers"

Hal Jordan takes the criminal Evil Star to the Guardians to imprison him on Oa. Hal asks them to tell him the location of the other escaped inmates, but the Guardians refuse to spend their minds in "such enterprise." They promise Hal they'll take Evil Star to a, in Jordan's words, "cosmic detox program" to free the criminal from his evil personality.

Seeking inspiration and a reminder of what it means to be a Green Lantern, Hal heads to read the Book of Oa, where he finds John Stewart doing the same thing. John briefs Hal about recent events on the Mosaic World. Hal questions John's decisions and doubts about his capacity to look over Mosaic. John, instead of fighting, urges Hal to do what they came to do with the Book: learn.

After reading about different Green Lanterns, John and Hal decide to talk about the management of the Mosaic World in John's place over coffee.

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Synopsis for "Where There's a Will..."

Alan Scott and his family watch a special broadcast showing color footage of the first Green Lantern's earliest appearances. Meanwhile, Hector Hammond, a villain of the modern Green Lantern, decides to confront this older version of his foe. Seeing an image of Green Lantern's companion Doiby Dickles, Hammond uses his mental powers to trick a coroner to issue Doiby's death notice. The news calls Alan's attention, and he goes to the morgue to confirm Doiby's death.

At the morgue, Hammond traps Alan's mind inside the power ring and attempts to steal his powers. Alan resists Hammond's attacks, and both men clash in a battle of wills. In the end, Alan breaks free of Hammond's control.

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Synopsis for "Two-Minute Warning"

A rookie Green Lantern named Breeon struggles to defend a plantation of sentient creatures from an automated yellow combine harvester. With his power ring approaching its charge limit and unable to destroy the yellow machine, Breeon tries everything in his capabilities to stop the combine. Cornered against the plantation, Breeon comes up with the idea of throwing his power ring (supposedly indestructible) into the machine, causing the combine to overload and explode. Afterward, recomposing from the stressful task, Breeon searches for his ring, buried somewhere under the golden sand.

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  • Graaryen (Behind the scenes)

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  • H'gusten

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  • Graaryen Combine harvester (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "The Lonely Man"

Months after burying his wife and kid, Waverly Sayre sees a green ghost of his wife calling to him. At first, Waverly thinks she speaks about joining her in the afterlife, but Peg stops him before ended his life. Suddenly, a green ring appears on Waverly's finger, which takes him flying to an alien world. Upon arrival, he finds the planet victim of a violent invasion. Then he meets some natives who ask him to defend them from the invaders who have killed their Green Lantern. Waverly learns how to use his ring quickly, and he fends off the attackers.

After his victory, Waverly meets the widow of the previous Green Lantern, who explains that the projection he saw on Earth was the final thoughts of her dying husband. Finding purpose in his life again, Waverly continues to patrol through space and defend his alien friends.

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  • Ol' Bud

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  • Alien invaders

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  • Peg Sayre (Dies)
  • Satoon
  • Laham (Deceased) (Mentioned only)

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  • Horses

Synopsis for "The Trouble With Yellow"

After Green Lantern Reemuz stops a couple of thieves, a boy asks him why his power ring couldn't resist the yellow beams from the criminals. Reemuz explains it's due to a necessary yellow impurity in the battery and that it's believed that the Guardians put it there to prevent the Green Lanterns from behaving like gods. Reemuz then tells the story of another Green Lantern called Skr'kl, of the ant-like species Krz'zak.

The Krz'zaks had a strict and somewhat boring society; their days were passed marching in a single file from tree to tree, to harvest the squishberries. They generally did not like the other inhabitants of the planet -whom they dubbed "flyers" for their wings- but heard tragic tales of the Air-clinger of Doom from them. This mysterious creature that lived above the green canopy would trap the unwary and unwise that attempted to break free of their forest, suck them dry, and throw them back to Earth.

One of the Krz'zak had been given a Green Lantern Ring and used it to fly to the higher trees to cut off squishberries. The other Krz'zak were at first surprised at a wingless flyer and then annoyed because Skr'kl threw all the squishberries on their heads. So Skr'kl decided to fight crime instead, by taking out the Air-clinger. He flew up to the canopy, overconfident, but was trapped in a yellow web. He was quickly eaten by the Air-clinger, a giant yellow spider, and his body was cast down.

Reemuz admits that the story is false, but the boy still understands the lesson. Reemuz finishes by saying that "the Guardians in their great wisdom would never harm a fly

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Synopsis for "I'd Rather G'nort"

An asteroid of intergalactic financers is under attack by the "Black Hole in the Wall Gang," and they call for Green Lantern's help. To their surprise (and disappointment), they find out the Green Lantern that answers their call is the dog-like G'nort instead of Hal Jordan, who already dealt with the Gang in the past. For that matter, G'nort disguises as Hal Jordan and confronts the Gang. However, he forgets to hide his dog ears, and the invaders notice it. "Hal Jordan" fights them, and G'nort's disguise fades away when the attacker is about to kill him. The invaders seem to be frightened of G'nort all of a sudden, and they take off their helmets, revealing themselves as a cat-like species. The Gang surrenders so they don't have to face his "canine might."

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