GREEN LANTERN v2 201-300 (1986-1988)
Seven Green Lanterns set up shop on Earth, and seven villains band together to fight them.
The Green Lantern Corps takes on Dr. Polaris, Sonar, and their minions, including an ever-changing villain who proves to be Ch’p’s old nemesis, Dr. Ub’x.
Dr. Ub’x reveals his true form and tries to take revenge on the Green Lantern Corps and Ch’p specificially.
Notas: Origin of Ch’p
As the Green Lanterns on Earth announce their presence to the world, Baron Tirano reappears in the form of seven energy duplicates.
The Green Lantern Corps holds a press conference, and shortly afterward battle Black Hand.
Notas: La serie pasa a llamarse GL Corps a partir del siguiente numero (al estilo de los X-Men).
While Hal Jordan and a physically-matured Arisia are trapped in a mine shaft, the rest of the Green Lantern Corps on Earth fight Black Hand.
Notas: Ultimo número de los GL Corps de Tierra-1.
Kilowog is interviewed for the nightly news. As a result of a recent battle with the Black Hand, the alien Green Lanterns have proven themselves to a suspicous human population. While leaving the studio, the Green Lanterns are attacked by Guy Gardner who has escaped from Maltus. Guy demands to be put in charge of the team, but a fight ensues. Guy holds his own, then escapes. The Green Lanterns split up to track Guy. Hal, Arisia, and Kilowog return to their citadel where Guy’s ex-girlfriend Kari Limbo is waiting. Kari tells them where to find Guy. Appa Ali Apsa and his honor guard find Guy first and defeat him. When Hal and the others arrive, Hal convinces Appa to allow Guy his freedom on Earth, hoping that the rogue GL will be able to find stability in familiar surroundings. Appa agrees, and Guy is allowed to leave. Kilowog is unhappy with the decision and with Earth behavior which makes him the target for recruitment by a Russian agent.
Kilowog is invited to the Soviet Union and learns about communism. He agrees to help the Russians with their Rocket Red program which intends to create a group of Soviet super-heroes. Back in the United States, the rest of the Green Lantern Corps learn that the president has banned super-heroes. A vote is taken, and the team decides to leave the country. They soon arrive in Africa where Ub’x has been conducting evolution experiments. When Kilowog remotely summons his power battery, the other Green Lanterns follow it. When they reach Soviet airspace, they are met by fighter jets and the first Rocket Red. Before the fight gets too far, Kilowog puts an end to it. He explains that the Soviet way is a closer match to his own ideals and wishes to stay. Katma Tui elects to go with him and learn about Russia too. Not wishing to be separated from his girlfriend John Stewart joins them.
Notas: El GL Kilowog ayuda a los rusos a crear la Brigada de Rocket Red, organizando un incidente internacional (#208-210)
The Green Lantern Corps returns to America after the presidential ban on super-heroes is revoked. Guy Gardner also returns in an attempt to convince the others to invade Russia where Kilowog, John Stewart, and Katma Tui remain. A fight ensues between Hal and Guy which results in Guy flying off to Russia on his own. In the Soviet Union, Kilowog has completed improvements on a Rocket Red Brigade. John and Katma remain distrustful of the Soviets which prompts the Russians to order their capture. Kilowog and the first Rocket Red Josef Denisovich discover that their friends are missing, but before they can act on that information Guy Gardner begins his attack. Kilowog and Josef come to the defense of the Soviets, while alert levels are raised by both the Russian and American governments.
Guy Gardner and Kilowog slug it out over the skies of Russia. Both the Soviet and American governments are on high alert. The Rocket Red Brigade enters the fight though Kilowog asks them to refrain. When Gardner gets the upper hand, one of the Rocket Red’s admits that Katma Tui and John Stewart have been taken prisoner. Kilowog then turns against his Soviet allies to save his friends. The rest of the Green Lantern Corps is called in by President Reagan. They arrive in time to see the Soviets launch a massive missile strike against the United States. The four Green Lantern work to stop the strike and to prevent America from launching a counter attack. In Moscow, Guy Gardner rescues Katma and John, while Kilowog confronts Gorbachev. The Soviet leader is protected by the original Rocket Red Josef Denisovich. Kilowog appeals to Josef’s sense of friendship, but the Rocket Red follows orders and fights Kilowog. The fight result in his death. The other Green Lanterns then arrive on the scene and end the conflict.
Guy Gardner invites the other Green Lanterns to join him at a New Year’s Eve party. When the othes all wish to work at headquarters, he drugs their water with a substance which makes them all drunk. Guy watches the Green Lanterns drunken behavior, then is surprised by the arrival of Kari Limbo. Kari drugs him too, then doses herself. When an emergency arises in the form of flying pink aliens, Hal, John, Arisia, and Guy use their rings to neutralize the drug in their systems. They engage the aliens then realize that they are manifestations of Salakk’s subconscious mind. When they revive Salakk, the aliens disapper. Guy is then kicked out for his actions. He leaves to go join the Justice League
Following the wedding of John Stewart and Katma Tui, the members of the Green Lantern Corps separate. John and Katma visit Replikon’s planet for their honeymoon, while Salakk joins Ch’p in Africa for a meeting with Ub’x. Kilowog decides to learn more about Earth starting in Nicaragua. Hal and Arisia take a short trip to Hawaii. While Hal sleeps on the beach, Arisia is attacked and brainwashed by Star Sapphire and Hector Hammond. She then tricks Hal into making a trip to her home planet. Hal thinks his ring is fully charged, but the brainwashed Arisia has replaced the power battery with an illusionary one. When the ring’s charge runs out, Hal begins to die in deep space.
Star Sapphire and Hector Hammond believe they have killed Hal Jordan. They retrieve Arisia who had been brainwashed. Sapphire makes the girl her slave. However, Hal had suspected trouble and charged his power ring without the villains’ knowledge. He tries to rescue Arisia, but falls under the combined power of Sapphire and Hammond. When the villains begin to squabble, Sapphire releases Arisia aids her former captor to defeat Hammond. Sapphire then intends to make Arisia her thrall once more, but the female GL outwits her. She then frees Hal from the villains’ control. Back on Earth, Kilowog tries to halt a conflict in Nicaragua. While observing Ub’x’s evolution experiments in Africa, Ch’p witnesses Salakk vanish suddenly. His ring tells him that the alien GL was transported into the future. Ch’p intends to follow.
Salakk has been transported into the future by Chairman Dasor of the Solar Council. Salakk’s memories are wiped out and a new identity, Pol Manning, is imprinted on his mind. Salakk becomes the Solar Director and helps the people of Earth in a war against the Breakers. Ch’p and Ub’x follow Salakk. They discover that the Breakers are monks. Ub’x suspects that they are the result of his evolutionary experiments. Ch’p helps the Breakers fend off an attack. He soon finds himself in battle against Salakk. With the help of Ub’x, Ch’p is able to restore Salakk’s memory. Salakk then turns against the Solar Council.
Salakk has overcome the brainwashing that was done to him by the Solar Council. He intends to join forces with the Breakers, but his compassion for Iona Vane calms his anger. He summons Hal and Arisia from the past to help negotiate a peace. An agreement is reached which will give the Breakers a world of their own to colonize. At the last moment, Ub’x speaks out against the deal. He rallies the Breakers to his cause. Instead of escalating to a war, the Green Lanterns arrange for a more personal duel. Ch’p sides with Ub’x. Ch’p and Ub’x then battle Hal and Salakk with the future of the Breakers in the balance. Hal and Salakk triumph. Hal forces both sides to accept the original agreement. Ub’x elects to stay in the future to help the Breakers with colonization. Salakk also stays behind with Iona Vane. Ch’p feels guilty over his betrayal. He decides to leave Earth and returns to his own world
John and Katma return from their honeymoon. They learn that Salakk and Ch’p have left Earth, so they decide to search for other Green Lanterns. Arisia and Kilowog join the couple on their quest. Hal remains on Earth to pursue his life as a test pilot. When he returns to Ferris Aircraft he is informed that he has been fired by the new boss, Smith. Carl Ferris the former owner then attacks using a fighter plane. Green Lantern stops Ferris who is distraught and angry. Hal then takes Ferris to the hospital for treatment
While traveling in space John Stewart, Katma Tui, Kilowog, and Arisia cross paths with three other Green Lanterns, Olapet, Flodo Span, and Driq. The other Lanterns have come for help in defeating Sinestro and the sentient space sector 3600 who have killed several other Green Lanterns. The seven ring-wielders join forces and fight Sinestro. However, when the mad space sector takes notice it hurls them all through a black hole. Back on Earth, Hal Jordan visits Carl Ferris in the hospital following his mental break. Ferris then suffers an heart attack and dies. Hal suspects Mr. Smith may be behind
Following their battle with Sinestro, seven Green Lanterns are hurled through a black hole by sentient space sector 3600. Their rings protect them, but the Lanterns find themselves thrown to the other side of the universe. They emerge in sector 872 which appears to be uninhabited. They soon discover a planet that has been made invisible. On the planet are five killers who have wiped out all life in the galaxy including two Green Lanterns. A battle ensues with the Lanterns eventually prevailing. Kilowog then explains that his power ring was able to store the life essences of many of his people before Bolovax Vik was destroyed during the Crisis. The Green Lanterns then terraform the planet used by the killers as a new home for Kilowog’s people. Just after construction is complete, and the inhabitants are removed from Kilowog’s power ring, Sinestro strikes by destroying the entire world.
Seven Green Lanterns face off against Sinestro and the sentient space sector 3600 in space. Kilowog is paralyzed after watching his people die a second time when the planet he created for them was destroyed. While John Stewart and Katma Tui create defenses, Arisia enters Kilowog’s mind to bring him back to his senses. She learns that Kilowog loves her. Arisia convinces Kilowog that the Green Lantern Corps are now his people, and that he still belongs to a collective group. Flodo Span, a Green Lantern with no true form, increases his own dimensions to encompass the mad space sector. In doing so, he neutralizes it. Without the power from sector 3600, Sinestro is left to fight alone. He is decked by Katma Tui who then imprisons him. Kilowog, Katma, Arisia, and John then return to Earth while the others deal with the captive villains.
Green Lantern realizes that Tom Kalmaku has left the Green Lantern Citadel. He brings Celia Windward, one of the Chosen, with him to find Tom. At Ferris he is confronted by Smith who pretends not to be involved in the Manhunter plot. GL tracks an aircraft taken by Tom to Alaska. When he finally catches up to his friend, Tom explains that he does not want to be a part of the Guardian’s plan. Smith has followed them and attacks. Green Lantern beats him. Tom is also convinced to return to the Citadel. Celia’s concerns about the project are also addressed. Meanwhile, Kilowog leaves the Citadel to take his revenge on Sinestro. Arisia follows him and prevents him from executing the former Green Lantern.
Notas: Todos los anillos son destruidos menos los de Hal, Guy, Ch’p y Gnort. Siniestro es ejecutado. (#220-222)
The Green Lanterns offer to take the male Chosen for an excursion before their final transformation. Floronic Man, now called Floro, joins Hal and Driq at a backyard barbecue with Hal’s brothers. John and Katma take Takeo to Detroit to meet John’s mother. Arisia and Kilowog escort Gregorio to the moon, so that they can check on the captive Sinestro. Once they have ensured that he is secure, they return to Earth to watch a baseball game. However, Sinestro is able to siphon off energy from the Green Lantern rings. He creates dangers in the form of a tornado, earthquake, and a rain of fire. The Green Lanterns use more energy to fight these disasters. Sinestro uses that power to free Myrwydden from his cell on Oa. The wizard comes to Earth. He fights the Green Lanterns, while Kilowog and Arisia send energy twins to Oa to find out how he escaped. Myrwydden the disappears. The Chosen conclude that Sinestro helped the wizard escape. The Corps find Myrwydden on the moon freeing Sinestro. They recapture both villains, then return to Earth.
The Earth-based Green Lanterns bring Sinestro and Myrwydden to Oa. The wizard is confined to a cell, but Sinestro is brought before the rest of the Corps to stand trial for his genocidal actions. While he is clearly guilty, a debate rages over how to punish him. One faction wants to imprison him, while the other favors execution. Eventually it is decided that the Korugaran is too dangerous and prone to repeated escapes. A vote is taken which results in Sinestro’s execution. Immediately after he is declared dead, Salakk appears with a warning from the future in which he states that the execution will result in the fall of the Corps.
Salakk has returned to 1988 from the future after he has discovered that the Central Power Battery no longer exists in 5716. Oa in that time period is a wasteland. He has also learned that Sinestro’s execution was responsible for the destruction of the Battery. As predicted, the Central Power Battery begins to fail. The intermittent loss of power causes Driq to finally die when his ring can no longer prevent his demise. It also allows the prisoners to escape from their cells. The Green Lantern are able to trap the escaped prisoners in the museum which stores many ancient artifacts collects over the millennia by the Guardians. The telepathic members of the Corps then attempt to learn the reason for the Battery’s failure. They learn that after the Zamarons split from the Guardians and left Oa, then went to Korugar where they mated with the males of that world. Eventually they would leave Korugar. The Guardians feared that their own jealousy may cause them to punish Korugarans unfairly, so they set in motion a failsafe that would prevent them or their agents from doing anything more than imprisoning a man of Korugar. By executing Sinestro, the Corps unknowningly triggered the failsafe within the Central Power Battery. The failing Battery will eventually destroy everything on the planet Oa as foreseen by Salakk in the future.
The Green Lantern Corps is faced with the destruction of the Central Power Battery which is reabsorbing the green energy of their power rings. As the energy is reclaimed, the power rings disappear one by one. Flodo Span and Hal Jordan attempt to penetrate the dimensional barrier and reach the Guardians for assistance. Hal successfully reaches them, but Flodo’s ring loses power, and he dissipates in the gulf between dimensions. Hal is unable to convince the Guardians to return, but they advise him to enter the Battery itself. Hal returns to Oa. While the other Green Lanterns fight the escaped prisoners who were incarcerated on Oa, Hal enters the Battery. Inside he is confronted by seemingly sentient dangers. When he reaches the core he discovers that Sinestro’s mind is inhabiting the Battery. Hal is nearly beaten, but the arrival of Appa Ali Apsa restores his will. Hal releases the yellow impurity which prevents Sinestro from possessing the Battery with his sentience. Appa, whose immortality and power has been restored, is able to seal the core of the Battery, stabilizing it. Hal and Appa exit the Battery which now possesses only a fraction of its former power. Most of the Corps are now powerless and new power rings can no longer be created. Hal promises to transport the stranded Corps back to their own worlds. Appa remains on Oa as a caretaker. A few Green Lanterns still possess working power rings including Ch’p. Salakk visits his planet and agrees to stay there as his advisor. John, Katma, and Kilowog return to Earth without their rings.
Notas: Final Issue; Giant-size