GREEN LANTERN v3 101-200 (1998-2004)
he first thing Hal Jordan does when he realizes he’s stuck in the future is to go see Coast City, his home town. When he gets there he sees nothing but a monument to all the people who died there, and to himself. Kyle tells him all about Mongul and the destruction of Coast City, Parallax and the events of Final Night. Hal seems to have a similar reaction to before, and while flying off to try and get his head clear, he sees a bus stuck on railroad tracks with an oncoming train. He swoops down and saves the kids inside, and when all is clear, the bus driver thanks him profusely. He tells her that he doesn’t deserve the accolades and asks if she knows who he is. She tells him it doesn’t matter who he is, he saved a bunch of kids and that makes him an angel in her book. Hal returns to Coast City to find Kyle waiting for him. He tells him that soemthing happened that made everything right, it reminded him why he put the ring on in the first place, and all is well. Meanwhile on Apokalips, DeSaad convinces Kalibak that if he really wants to ingratiate himself to his father Darkseid, he ought to try and destroy the «new Green Lantern» Hal Jordan, which leads right into our next issue…
Notas: Saga Caballero Esmeralda. Hal regresa desde 1961 a 1998 (#101-106)
yle takes Hal to Warriors to see the old gang, Alan Scott, John Stewart and Guy Gardner. The guys are speechless, they are standing in the presence of the greatest GL of all time. Hal however, doesn’t know how to deal with it. John and Guy are people he hadn’t met before this time jaunt, and he had only heard of Alan. To clear his head, Hal goes to see some old friends, Carol Ferris and his old mechanic buddy Tom (don’t remember his last name…). Hal explains to them the situation and they’re getting settled in to enjoy eachother’s company when Kalibak shows up. Hal takes him out, and in the process destroys half of the Ferris Aircraft installation. In the end the issue’s a big brawl with Hal saying that he’s here to stay. I’m really looking forward to the next issue, Hal rejoins the JLA, leaving Kyle on the outside…
Green Lantern v3 #103
Emerald Knights, Part 3: Strange Bedfellows
Fecha: 1998.09| Créditos: Ron Marz (Guiones), Jeff Johnson, Anthony Williams (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Caballeros Esmeralda (Planeta).
Can’t say that I was particularly impressed with this issue. Kyle takes Hal to the JLA Watchtower to introduce him to his old team-mates and the new faces. Hal’s in for quite a surprise (and so is Kyle, actually), when Superman offers him membership. Kyle gets really upset and feels that the League is forcing him out. He takes off and while trying to sort things out, saves a bunch of people from an exploding building. In the end there is a lot of mess to clean up and the police officer in charge starts getting on Kyle’s case about it. Kyle gets even more upset and flies off. He gets home and Jenni informs him that his manager called and that he didn’t get a job he was hoping for. He blows up at Jenni, appologizes, then they kiss. Later, while Kyle is trying to sleep, Batman shows up and tells Kyle that he’s welcome in the League, and that he nominated Hal for membership in a «Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer» kind of deal. Kyle feels a lot better about things and sleeps well. I felt that Kyle was a whining little jerk through this whole issue. I understand how he could feel the way he did, but I think the whole attitude was a back-step for the character. Green Arrow #136 – Connor shows up at the watch tower looking for Kyle. He apparently has gotten word that the terrorist group that killed his father is back again. He needs some heavy fire-power if he’s going to take them on, and since Kyle’s not available, Hal steps in. Hal is enjoying himself until he asks why Connor does what he does, and Connor tells him he’s Ollie’s son. Hal doesn’t take it well, finding out that Barry’s dead, Ollie’s dead and he’s supposed to be dead himself. He composes himself well and they go after the terrorists. They do a good job until it’s seen that their enemies have taken hostages. Hal is forced to give up the ring and Connor has his bow and arrows taken. The terrorists reveal their plan: They intend to drop a nuclear bomb onto Mt. Ranier, setting off a huge volcano that will level most of Washington. This issue will be continued in Green Lantern 104.
Green Lantern v3 #104
Emerald Knights, Part 4: Greener Pastures Conclusion
Fecha: 1998.09| Créditos: Ron Marz (Guiones), Paul Pelletier (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Caballeros Esmeralda (Planeta).
I was actually pretty impressed with this issue. It starts off with a recap of Green Arrow #136, after which, the terrorists tie Hal and Connor to the nuclear bomb and prepare to drop it. Connor manages to reach into his pouch and pull out an arrow head, which he uses to free himself and Hal. Hal goes face to face with a mercenary whom he used to fly with when he was in the Air Force, and whom was ultimately responsible for Hal’s dismissal from the Air Force. There have been insinuations that this issue was derivative of the film Broken Arrow, which I haven’t seen, so I can’t really judge, but I thought Ron Marz hit a high point of recent issues recently.
Here we see the beginnings of the wrapup of the Emerald Knights storyline. The return of Parallax was handled quite nicely, in that he actually wasn’t brought back from the dead. This Parallax is actually from shortly before the Zero Hour storyline, and in his travels through the time stream, he felt his own presence in the modern time. Kyle initially wants to stop him from sending Hal back to his rightful time, but realizes that Parallax is right, if Hal doesn’t go back in time, Parallax won’t be there to stop the sun-eater, causing not only the destruction of Earth, but also the destruction of countless other solar systems that would have also been destroyed. This issue also adds to the mystery of John Stewart’s new powers, last seen in issue #84, as he blasts Parallax with some sort of green energy. This storyline will be concluded in the next issue, which starts off quite an interesting story arc if the rumors are to be believed (but I won’t spoil those here…).
Kyle convinces Parallax and Hal to wipe their memories and go back to their proper times
Kyle races the Mach Turtle, then learns of the plot of Solaris and tries to warn the JLA.
Kyle offers a ring Hal gave to him to Alan, Guy and John, but they all turn it down. Instead, Jade gets the ring
Notas: Kyle entrega un anillo a Jade.
Jade deals with a ghost of her mother’s past, and with Wonder Woman’s help resolves some of her parental issues.
Jade deals with a nightmare from the orphanage where she grew up.
Notas: Jade aparece como Green Lantern.
Connor drops in for a visit just in time to help Jade find her father and prevent him from burning himself out. On a lonely highway, a drifter gets abducted by aliens
Notas: Alan comienza a se consumido por su propio poder. Debut de Effigy (Martyn Van Wyck).
Fatality returns to finish off John Stewart, but Jade has other plans. On a backroad, the drifter is returned to Earth by the aliens
Jade and Kyle stop Fatality from killing John, losing the second power ring in the process.The drifter, Martyn, figures out that he got powers from the aliens.
While Kyle deals with his life, and goes to talk with his mother, Martyn, now nicknamed Effigy, glories in his new powers.
Effigy and Kyle fight, while Kyle reflects on the dumb luck that led to him getting the ring. The Controllers return and take Effigy with them.
Booster Gold’s delivery company accidently teleports an artifact to Kyle’s apartment, instead of the super-villain lair across the street.
Kyle and Booster open the package, then deal with the supplier who has Plastic Man, and learn that the object is an Ogalict.
Kyle has to battle a Manhunter on his way to his first gallery show.
Kyle has a whole bunch of really nasty girl trouble, brought on in part by his inability to let go. And a bit of it is brought on by the Day of Judgment, too.
The Spectre, now linked to Hal Jordan, takes Kyle along on his last trip of compassion for no apparent reason
Radu’s past comes back to haunt him, and Kyle has to save him from danger, but gets shot. And Donna inexplicably turns green.
Kyle wakes up to learn that he’s the author of a new GL Corps on Oa, instructed by Ganthet but led by himself. And Effigy is no longer the only tool of the Controllers.
Kyle captures Effigy and learns that this world is a fantasy, and with Effigy’s help he escapes.
Kyle figures out, with help from John, that his mind is being manipulated. He goes out to confront the problem, and finds the Controllers and Effigy.
Kyle defeats the Controllers and their minions with the help of a ring-created GL Corps
After Kyle is late to a JLA meeting, he is elected to dig a new basement for the watchtower. He finds a little more than he expected underground.
Kyle goes undercover as a convict (Jade Dragon) to find out where a dead super-villain hid his ex-wfie, and discovers inhumane experiments being conducted by the warden
Effigy meets up with Killer Frost and they learn that their powers compliment each other. As they are considering what to do, Kyle shows up to spoil their fun.
Arsenal and Kyle team up to free some hostages from Quraci Terrorists, and learn a little about each other’s abilities
Kyle gets a job with Feast Magazine and then is promptly attacked by Manhunters who drag him into space.
Green Lantern v3 #132
While Rome Burned, Part One: An Orphan’s Heart
Fecha: 2001.01| Créditos: Judd Winick (Guiones), Darryl Banks, Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Nuevos Caminos (Norma).
Notas: Debut de Neron (Alex Nero).
Green Lantern v3 #133
While Rome Burned, Part 2: Enters the Emperor
Fecha: 2001.02| Créditos: Judd Winick (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Mientras Roma Arde (Norma).
Green Lantern v3 #134
While Rome Burned, Part Three: All That Glistens…
Fecha: 2001.03| Créditos: Judd Winick (Guiones), Darryl Banks (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Mientras Roma Arde (Norma).
Green Lantern v3 #135
While Rome Burned, Part Four: Hiding In Plain Sight
Fecha: 2001.04| Créditos: Judd Winick (Guiones), Darryl Banks (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: Mientras Roma Arde (Norma).
Notas: Kyle pide matrimonio a Jade
Notas: Jade rechaza la proposicion de matrimonio de Kyle.
Green Lantern v3 #143
Joker: Last Laugh: I’m Here All Week, Make Sure to Take Care of Your Waitresses
Fecha: 2001.12| Créditos: Judd Winick (Guiones), Dale Eaglesham (Dibujos)| Edición española: Green Lantern: El Poder De Ion (Planeta).
Notas: Kyle Rayner se convierte en Ion y resucita a los Guardianes (#145-150)
Notas: Renacimiento de los Guardianes
Notas: Kyle viaja al espacio y cede sy puesto en la JLA a John Stewart. (#153-155)
Notas: Continúa de Green Arrow #23. Debut de Amon Sur (hijo de Abin Sur).
Notas: Continúa de Green Arrow #24
Notas: Continúa de Green Arrow #25
Notas: Debut de la organización C.E.M.A. (Cosmic Emergency Management Agency).
Notas: Muerte de Amon Sur.
[per solicitation]The new creative team of writer Ron Marz and penciller Luke Ross takes over, as Kyle Rayner’s creator returns to write a story that will set the stage for the future of GREEN LANTERN! After more than a year in space, Kyle returns to Earth. But he soon learns that sometimes you can’t go home again, as he finds life has gone on without him.
[per solicitation]Kyle Rayner is back on Earth, but he finds it might be the last place he’s needed…or wanted. Being forced to face a major change in his relationship with Jade is the least of his worries when Kyle realizes one of his deadliest enemies is on the loose and on his trail, with murder in mind!
[per solicitation]Kyle Rayner faces perhaps the deadliest member of his rogues gallery — the Green Lantern killer who calls herself Fatality — in an epic battle that will shake both Kyle and New York City to their foundations! And even if Kyle manages to survive Fatality’s onslaught, does he have any hope of finding out what shadowy figure is pulling her strings?
[per solicitation]It’s Green Lantern vs. Green Lantern in Part 4 of the 6-part «Homecoming?» Kyle Rayner’s search for the villain who’s been pulling his strings leads him to Washington, D.C., but standing in his way is the last man he wants to face: his friend and fellow Green Lantern, John Stewart! It’s a tale of two Lanterns in a battle of wills and Power Rings!
[per solicitation]Kyle Rayner heads for the one place he knows he’ll be welcomed: home. But he’s soon confronted by the villain who has stalked him since his return to Earth — and this time only one of them will walk away!