The trio known as Inferno is more than a match for two Green Lanterns, so Jade is in serious trouble when Kyle gets critically injured and taken out of the fight! Jade's got no time to help him out though, as Inferno's three members--Ember, Torch and Blaze--try to take out not only two Green Lanterns in one day, but all of Manhattan!
Joker Last Laugh, Pt. 22 of 33. One of Green Lantern's original villains returns. Grayven, the son of Darkseid, has been "Jokerized" and has decided to become the ruler of New York City! Green Lantern has his hands full chasing down an insane and powerful threat, especially since Grayven's brought some decidedly unfunny toys with him from Apokolips!
Kyle's powers have been increasing with experience, but his most recent adventures have pushed him farther than he's ever gone before, and he may not be coming back! Jade, Sentinel and former Green Lantern John Stewart have to figure out how to make sure Kyle's mind stays intact while Kyle struggles for control over a power that is too much for one person.
It's the end of an era for Kyle Rayner, and the beginning of something far more dangerous than he's ever had to deal with. The Guardians of the Universe created the Green Lanterns to maintain order and peace, while their polar opposites, the Qwardians, believed only in bringing about disorder and chaos. Now their champions, Kyle and Nero, battle for control of the greatest source of power either of them has ever had access to. To the victor go the spoils, but the prize may prove too grand for either man to handle.
Before Jenny Lynn-Hayden took up the Green Lantern ring, she was simply Jade. Given powers through her lineage, she lost them protecting her father. All this may be changing thanks to the scope of Kyle's (now known as Ion) new powers. But as Ion's abilities increase, the concerns over whether or not Kyle should be trusted with this ultimate power grows in all of his peers.
Kyle's newfound powers as Ion may be the only thing that can help the JLA stop an alien invasion! But if that's true, why doesn't the JLA approve of what Kyle is doing? Kyle is forced to look at the way his god-like actions are affecting the world around him. If Superman can't convince Kyle to think twice about his world-changing deeds, then who can?
In the aftermath of the "Hand of God" storyline, we find a Green Lantern with a new outlook on his duties, as well as new tricks up his sleeve. There's not going to be any rest for anyone, however, as an infectious madness without rhyme or reason grabs hold of New York City, starting with one of Earth's former Green Lanterns!
Green Lantern, Sentinel and Jade have their hands full trying to save New York from itself! An uncontrollable madness has gripped the citizens of New York, and not even the combined might of our heroes will be able to control it. Things go from bad to way, way, way worse as the source of the insanity comes forward, with a power that no Green Lantern can stop!
Green Lantern has faced impossible odds in the past and always has come out ahead. Now Kyle Rayner must go head-to-head with the greatest challenge yet...his high school reunion! The horror...the horror! Meanwhile, during his visit home, Kyle and his mom reconstruct their past and look toward a brighter future.
One of the most important people in Green Lantern's life has been attacked and left for dead. Kyle's about to discover that even with the most powerful weapon in the universe, he can't always protect those closest to him. Now that one of his inner circle is at death's door, Green Lantern is forced to examine just how vicious human beings can be. And no matter what actions he takes, both Kyle, and his legacy as Green Lantern, will begin to change with this issue.
Green Lantern pleads with The Flash and the JLA to help him go back in time and avert his personal tragedy, which leads his peers to confront him about the ethics of heroism, and the line of violence that Kyle may have crossed. Now, only the wisdom of Hal Jordan as The Spectre can save his soul. This issue heralds big changes for the coming months and features the unexpected return of a long-absent hero.
It's the moment you've been waiting for! John Stewart is back in the saddle again as Earth's new protector. Let's just say that he's not easing back into the job. John must learn to confront his past while he contends with the crimes of today. Sentinel lends a hand as this veteran Lantern discovers his new role and the potential for an ultra-violent future.
With all the old GL sectors abandoned, there's plenty of work to be done. Ganthet sends Green Lantern and Jade to a formerly protected sector where an uncharted planet is under siege by a group of mindless, super-powered creatures. Kyle and Jen are the last hope for a race of industrialist nomads!
There's a mystery to be solved, an intergalactic crime organization to take down, and hostility brewing between Green Lantern and Green Arrow. Simple crimes become complicated, and the heroes' differences become blatant. This ain't Hal and Ollie! Connor Hawke may be the only person to stop them from killing each other, unless, of course, The Black Circle gets to them first...
Green Lantern and Green Arrow are trapped aboard The Black Circle's mothership. Ordinarily that wouldn't be a problem, but Kyle doesn't have his ring and Ollie's being...well, Ollie. Plus, hunting down the leader of The Black Circle is a lot tougher when you're jailed in an exploding starship!
Adrift in space, Kyle must summon the surviving Green Lanterns to Oa to take down The Black Circle Syndicate. Kyle needs their help--after all, he can't stop an entire intergalactic crime organization alone! The only catch? He's going to have to prove the title of Green Lantern is still worth fighting for. And don't miss the startling return of Kilowog!
Where do you run when your planet dies? A force of destruction is running rampant in the galaxy...a force that can only consume; a vortex that wipes out star systems in a heartbeat. It's called The Blind, and its next target is Earth! Green Lantern only has a slim chance of stopping it, but The Black Circle won't let him have a chance at all.
Green Lantern must thwart The Blind and Shiro Nova in space combat as they're set to consume Earth! But just when things are going well, Lianna joins the party...and everything goes straight down the drain! Meanwhile, on Earth, John Stewart comes home from saving the world to find Merayn's made a life-changing decision!
Green Lantern's efforts to restore order in outer space have brought him some unwanted attention. Stopping criminals and disasters is one thing, but being deemed a god by an entire planet is something he doesn't want to get mixed up in...especially since the local cosmically powered deities don't like competition!
Kyle takes off for uncharted regions of space to save Kilowog's soul! An ancient race of beings has taken hold of one of Kyle's only allies, and Kyle will stop at nothing to make sure Kilowog is saved. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Jade finds herself questioning her relationship with Kyle.
Green Lantern must rescue Amon Sur's associates from a rival cartel of cosmic arms dealers. To maintain his cover and prove his loyalty to the Black Circle, Kyle must kill the kidnappers. Will he do it? Meanwhile, on Earth, Merayn's job hunt takes a turn for the deadly when high-tech thieves raid the bank where she's interviewing...and only she can stop them.
Guest-starring Amon Sur, Kilowog, John Stewart, DEO Director Bones, and Agent Cameron Chase! Now that he knows the Weaponers of Qward hold the true power behind the Black Circle, Green Lantern decides to go it alone so as not to risk the lives of his friends. But can he prevent the Weaponers from putting their master plan into effect?
Special extra-sized issue! Having conquered their universe, the Qwardians have set their sights on conquering ours. But first they must destroy the one obstacle standing in their way: OA! And with Kyle at the brink of death, literally stabbed in the back by one of his own, it looks like the universe may be doomed!
The new creative team of writer Ron Marz and penciller Luke Ross (Scion) 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 in part 1 of the 6-part "Homecoming?"
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 theloose and on his trail, with murder in mind!
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?
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!