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"The Secret Origin of Green Lantern": Chip, a young boy with a years-long obsession with Green Lantern, runs an ad to find a test pilot for his agency. Hal Jordan finds the ad and drives from Detroit. When he reaches Chip's address, the boy recognizes Hal as Green Lant

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Green Lantern

Secret Origins (Volume 2) #36 is an issue of the series Secret Origins (Volume 2) with a cover date of January, 1989.

Synopsis for "The Secret Origin of Green Lantern"

Chip, a young boy with a years-long obsession with Green Lantern, runs an ad to find a test pilot for his agency. Hal Jordan finds the ad and drives from Detroit. When he reaches Chip's address, the boy recognizes Hal as Green Lantern. Hal denies it and gets back in his car, but Chip catches up to him. Cornered in the L.A. traffic, Hal doesn't see any other choice but to indulge his fan.

Hal gives him a ring duplicate and they fly over Los Angeles, while Hal narrates to Chip how he became a Green Lantern. He then takes him to the desolated Oa, where he shows him the destroyed Central Power Battery. They soon encounter a group of scavengers raiding the remains of the Citadel, and they take them out of the planet. Afterward, they return to Earth.

After thinking about it for some time, Hal accepts Chip's job offer but urges him to keep his secret identity. Chip calls his associates and introduces Hal to the Elite Design Consultants, a.k.a. the "Gremlins."

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    • Al
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Synopsis for Thomas Kalmaku: "A Piece of the Pie"

Tom Kalmaku tells his kids the story of how he met Green Lantern. Years ago, Tom's father and an associate, Jimmy Dawes, found a gold mine. Both of them made a map and split it in half, each other keeping a part. However, Tom's father died shortly of a decease. Tom decided to follow Jimmy's trail and find him in Coast City, while he also worked as a mechanic in Ferris Aircraft. There, a couple of thugs assaulted him and stole the map. In the middle of that incident Tom met Hal Jordan, who was a bit cold at first, giving him the nickname "Pieface." Green Lantern then appeared to Tom and offered his help, probing his mind to rebuild the stolen map from his memories. They followed the map and found the thugs in the gold mine, where Tom deduced Green Lantern's secret identity was Hal Jordan. From that point, Tom became Green Lantern's confidant, keeping track of their adventures together.

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Synopsis for Poison Ivy: "Pavane"

An inspector visits Pamela Isley's prison cell to interview her about her past. She tells him the story of her lonely childhood, and how she had studied plants with Jason Woodrue. Afterwards she started seeing Batman's face in the news, and had fallen in love with him. She threw together a costume and a name for herself, Poison Ivy, and started her life of crime for his attention. Over the course of these interviews, Poison Ivy gradually attempts to seduce the inspector. But in the end he concludes in his report that she should be taken to Arkham Asylum, as Poison Ivy pleads for her freedom.

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