"Bats out of Hell, Part Three: None More Black": Hal Jordan considers how many people must live in the whole Multiverse. Probably more than trillions.
Synopsis for "Bats out of Hell, Part Three: None More Black"
Hal Jordan considers how many people must live in the whole Multiverse. Probably more than trillions.
Hal remembers better times: In Space Sector 2814, in Coast City, Earth, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner are planning new buildings and locations for Coast City, while asking themselves where is Hal. He's actually using his powers to play with his nephew and niece and to show them the Coast City sign, which recites "The City without Fear". He explains them that, although superheroes inspire people, he's inspired by the people of the city, included them.
Now, Coast City is "in a world of trouble", like its fellow cities Metropolis, Washington, D.C., Central City, Amnesty Bay, Detroit and especially Gotham City, because of the arrival of Barbatos of the Dark Multiverse.
Deep underground, in the nightmare Batcave of the Dawnbreaker, Hal is lost in darkness, being attacked by his foe by surprise and surrounded by scary voices from his past. Hal doesn't seem to be scared by any of that, though. Dawnbreaker reveals that his power is to have a ring that actually absorbs light, like a portable Black Hole: this impresses Jordan, but he reacts quickly using the Strobe mode of his ring. Activating in flashes, the Dawnbreaker can't catch the light and absorb it. The two begin a fight under the flashing light of Hal's ring, culminating in him punching repeatedly Dawnbreaker with a construct robot, as the light shows the corpses of some famous characters in the Green Lantern mythos, killed by Dawnbreaker in his own reality. Hal finally feels comfortable turning the lights on for good, so he explains he didn't receive that ring, he actually created it and now he's gonna burn his foe out with it.
Dawnbreaker fights fire with fire, creating actual constructs of Hal's greatest fears, which he gladly takes on. Unfortunately, though, it appears that Hal couldn't stand them, as he's dragged away, defeated, by Dawnbreaker. He's taken to the Cosmic Tuning Fork, where the Dark Knights gather again, each with their own victim.
Meanwhile, in the secret location where The Batman Who Laughs took Cyborg, he and Murder Machine discuss the true goal of Victor Stone's kidnapping: they want to take out of his chest a metal called "Element X", an extremely powerful material it seems, capable of giving them the means to destroy the entire Multiverse.
Appearing in "Bats out of Hell, Part Three: None More Black"
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Flashback and main story)
- Green Lantern (Guy Gardner) (Earth 0) (Flashback only)
- Green Lantern (John Stewart) (Earth 0) (Flashback only)
- Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) (Earth 0) (Flashback only)
- Howie Jordan (Flashback only)
- Jane Jordan (Flashback only)
- Dark Knights
- Atrocitus (Earth 0) (Appears as a dark construct)
- Atrocitus (Earth -32) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Beast Boy
- Hector Hammond (Earth 0) (Appears as a dark construct)
- Hector Hammond (Earth -32) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Justice League
- Larfleeze (Appears as a dark construct)
- Mister Terrific
- Parallax (Hal Jordan) (Appears as a dark construct)
- Shark (Appears as a dark construct)
- Sinestro (Earth 0) (Appears as a dark construct)
- Sinestro (Earth -32) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Green Lantern Corps (Earth -32) (Mentioned only)
- Guardians of the Universe (Earth -32) (Mentioned only)
- Jim Jordan (Mentioned only)
- Martha Wayne (Earth -32) (Mentioned only)
- New Gods (Mentioned only)
- Sue Jordan (Mentioned only)
- Thomas Wayne (Earth -32) (Mentioned only)
- Dark Multiverse (Mentioned only)
- This issue takes place during the events of Dark Nights: Metal.
- This story continue in Justice League #33.
- Hal Jordan's adventures continue in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #33.
- Like many issue titles part of the Dark Nights:Metal event, this issue is named after a popular metal song, album or band. In this case, the band None More Black
- Cover gallery for the Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps series
- Images from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 32
- Dark Nights: Metal
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth Vol 1 1 (Hal creates his ring).
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