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?