"First Star I See Tonight!": After the shocking reveal of Carol Ferris merging with the Predator, Star Sapphire tells Hal Jordan her origins, and how this was her subconscious moving Carol's actions all along.
- Well, well, well -- Green Lantern! Fancy meeting you here!
Synopsis for "First Star I See Tonight!"
Sapphire relates way back to her first encounter with Green Lantern, saying that every time she returned to being Carol she lost all memories of it. This was mostly due to Carol's love for Earth and Green Lantern being too strong, and the Zamarons deemed her unworthy of being their queen, although they left the Star Sapphire Gem and her subconscious personality. Even after Hal revealed the truth to Carol of her double-identity, she used Zamaron's technology to wipe out her memories of being Star Sapphire and everyone else's about "Carol being Green Lantern's girlfriend," thus causing all the confusion with Tawny Young's tape. Later, when Hal went on his exile, Star Sapphire created the Predator persona from her masculine side (the side that focused on her job as Ferris Aircraft president). Afterward, Predator created Con-Trol and used Mr. Smith to extend his control over the company. This allowed Carol to live the life she wanted with Hal Jordan, until Sapphire used Carol's love to force Hal into quitting the Green Lantern Corps.
After Star Sapphire finishes her narration, Hal tries to reason with her, saying that she is being used by the Zamarons. Still, she ignores his claims and travels to Zamaron.
Appearing in "First Star I See Tonight!"
- Hal Jordan (Flashback and main story)
- Star Sapphire (Flashback and main story)
- Predator (Flashback and main story)
- Replikon (Flashback only)
- General Fabrikant (Flashback only)
- Zamarons (Flashback and main story)
- Green Arrow (Flashback only)
- Thomas Kalmaku (Flashback only)
- Black Canary (Flashback only)
- Tawny Young (Flashback only)
- Carl Ferris (Flashback only)
- Mr. Smith (Flashback only)
- Jason Bloch (Dies in flashback)
- Major Diana Prince (Flashback only)
- Steve Trevor (Flashback only)
- Guardians of the Universe (Flashback only)
- Bruce Gordon (Flashback only)
- Clay Kendall (Flashback only)
- This issue features an additional credit to Fred Hembeck for "research assistance".
- Some of the scenes shown in Carol's flashback are taken from:
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #16 (Star Sapphire's first appearance)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #26 (When Hal discovers Star Sapphire's identity)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #41 (Star Sapphire's third fight with Green Lantern)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #49 (When Carol reveals she's engaged to another man)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #74 (When Carol learned her double identity as Star Sapphire)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #83 (Hal revealed his identity to Carol)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #129 (When General Fabrikant force Carol to become Star Sapphire)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #151 (Hal's last night before his exile. It is revealed Star Sapphire created the Predator persona that same night.)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #180 (Carol forces Hal into quitting the Green Lantern Corps)
- Reprinted in Green Lantern: Sector 2814 Vol. 2.