"Alienated": Outside Coast City, two soldiers are driving along the road, late at night, and run down a little grey alien. As the two soldiers look at it, the alien dies, saying that it just went out for a cigarette.
- You live such an exciting life...I'm locked down in this cellar, unable to move, to do anything. Give me your memories. Not all of them but just...just a taste of what it's like.
Synopsis for "Alienated"
Outside Coast City, two soldiers are driving along the road, late at night, and run down a little grey alien. As the two soldiers look at it, the alien dies, saying that it just went out for a cigarette.
Hal Jordan observes the recreation of the Green Lantern Corps with Kilowog, the chief trainer of the Corps. Kilowog explains that after Parallax was defeated, Ganthet accelerated the infant Guardians of the Universe to adulthood. They then locked themselves in the Citadel, making new Power Rings, and talking to Kilowog via his ring. The rings began sector scans four days earlier, and haven't stopped since. Several veterans will be re-invited to join, but the majority of the Green Lantern Corps will be newcomers. For old times sake, Hal and Kilowog engage in a hand-to-hand sparring match in a mud marsh, but Hal is distracted by a telepathic voice. His ring intercepts a call to his home phone on Earth: General Stone needs Green Lantern's help.
Hal visits Hammond's cell, demanding to know who is responsible for the evolution. Hammond was evolved under similar circumstances, but is unwilling to talk without experiencing some of Jordan's memories. Hal allows this, but Hammond goes too far and steals too many memories, prompting Hal to beat him. Hammond admits that all he knows is that they are aliens performing experiments and they are in Coast City now.
Meanwhile, a newly mutated Shark emerges from the water and devours a couple.
Appearing in "Alienated"
- Green Lantern Corps
- General Stone
- Kroloteans (Behind the scenes)
- This issue is reprinted in Green Lantern: No Fear.
- One of the rings passing by Kilowogo is set for Sector 1417, the home sector of Sinestro. Presumably, the ring recruits Tarkus Whin.
- The plot of Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner is picked up in Green Lantern Corps: Recharge.