"The Barbarian": Green Lantern wakes up inside a hallucination where he is Haljor the Barbarian, weilder of the Powersword. In this fantasy world, he is sent on a quest to find King Caarl's daughter, [[Carol Ferris (New Earth)|Princess Caaro
- Smashing a door is one thing, intruder... Defeating Haljor the Barbarian, weilder of the Powersword, is quite another!
- — Haljor
Synopsis for "The Barbarian"
Green Lantern wakes up inside a hallucination where he is Haljor the Barbarian, weilder of the Powersword. In this fantasy world, he is sent on a quest to find King Caarl's daughter, Princess Caarol. Accompanied by Dorinda and using the magic Powersword, Haljor follows the trail of Caarol to Castle Oan, where the wizard Guardon holds the princess hostage. Haljor manages to rescue Caarol, but Guardon brings the whole castle down, killing Dorinda. Avenging her, Haljor attacks Guardon brutally, and stands ready to strike the killing blow.
However, at the last second, Hal Jordan breaks free from the hallucination, and finds himself trapped inside the Power Ring along with Myrwhydden. The wizard explains that he was responsible for the ship attacking them and keeping the Power Battery away from him. When Hal recharged the ring, the surge of willpower returned Myrwhydden most of his abilities, enough to trap Hal in that hallucination and absorb his willpower. The killing of Guardon would've been the last burst of energy Myrwyhdden needed, so Hal uses his trump card and threatens to kill himself, drawing the Guardians attention. Not counting on their intervention, Myrwhydden releases Hal from his control, and Hal returns to the world of Aoran.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Krystayl emerges, absorbing the carbon of the man who previously found the strange crystal on the floor. He keeps feeding on the carbon of the persons around him, growing larger and larger. On Oa, the Guardians observe the situation, and they deem it urgent to send a Green Lantern to face this crisis. But with Hal Jordan still in exile, they contact a substitute Green Lantern: John Stewart.
Appearing in "The Barbarian"
- Thomal (Hallucination)
- King Caarl (Hallucination)
- Princess Caarol (Hallucination)
- Guardians of the Universe
- John Stewart
- Green Lantern Ring
- Powersword (Hallucination)
- Green Lantern Cruiser
Synopsis for "Hero"
Green Man must find a way to help a tribe of space gypsies avoid destruction in Antimatter, but learns that they will only accept help from one of their own. So he deputizes Gretti, one of their young men, as a new (and temporary) Green Lantern. Together, they save the caravan from the Antimatter, and Green Man leaves the rooky Green Lantern to revel on his new-found powers.
Appearing in "Hero"
- Ivanar (Single appearance)
- Space Gypsies
- "Hero" is reprinted in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1.