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Thomas Kalmaku, a.k.a. "Pieface," was a young Inuit engineer at Ferris Aircraft and friend of test pilot Hal Jordan.

Kalmaku was the first person to know about Hal Jordan's secret[1], and kept a journal of Green Lantern's adventures. He often assisted the hero, or required rescuing as well as serving as his confidante. Hal had considered him as a replacement Green Lantern for Sector 2814, and the Guardians of the Universe even offered him a Green Lantern Ring (which he declined, famously saying "naw").[2]

He had a girlfriend named Tegra, with whom he married and had a son and a daughter.

Tom worked as a mechanic at Ferris Aircraft, but shortly after Hal's first departure from the company, Tom also left and mounted his own chain of gas stations.[3] The business flourished, and he became a respectable entrepreneur, and he asked his friend to stop calling him "Pieface."[4] However, an energy crunch affecting the oil industry, along with a pile of debts, caused Tom to leave his business and return to Ferris Aircraft.[5] In time, Ferris suffered a series of sabotages that led it near bankruptcy, and Tom couldn't deal with another economic crisis. Feeling hopeless, Tom was about to commit suicide, but Hal helped him see purpose in life again.[6]

Kalmaku was revealed to be one of the "Chosen" who formed the New Guardians. He had the superpower to bring out the best in people. However, he decided to leave the New Guardians to be with his family. He loses his powers when he leaves the team.[7]

After Hal's (several) deaths, he went on a final mission on Hal's behalf, eventually reconstructing the planet Oa.[8]

Kalmaku later became an equal partner with Carol Ferris' in Ferris Aircraft. Despite this, he still does mechanical work for the planes, telling Hal Jordan that a wrench is his power ring.[2]

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Former Powers: Thomas Kalmaku was enhanced by the Guardians and given the power to "bring out the best in people." After he left the New Guardians he showed no further signs of any powers.

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.

He owns a "complete" stamp collection, with stamps from every country in the world, including the tiny balkan nation of Modora.[9]

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