"Flight Delay": The new Manhunter model attacks Hal Jordan and opens up to reveal a Green Lantern Power Battery inside its head, which drains Hal's ring of most of it's power. The damaged Manhunter flies away with the new model in pursuit. Hal and Shane convin
- Is this the life I'm coming back to? Is this the strongest emotion in the universe? Is fear what controls everyone and everything? Yeah. I didn't think so.
- -- Hal Jordan
Appearing in "Flight Delay"
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Louisiana (Flashback only)
- Louisiana Bayou (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Flight Delay"
The new Manhunter model attacks Hal Jordan and opens up to reveal a Green Lantern Power Battery inside its head, which drains Hal's ring of most of it's power. The damaged Manhunter flies away with the new model in pursuit. Hal and Shane convince General Stone to allow Hal to fly one of the jets after them, but not before Hal punches Stone in the jaw.
General Stone reluctantly explains to Hal that the U.S. Military had confiscated Abin Sur's spacecraft many years ago. They were unable to fix the ship until they found a damaged Manhunter robot after the Millennium event. Seven weeks ago, the robot turned itself on.
The new Manhunter damages the old Manhunter enough that it lands in the middle of Coast City and activates its self-destruct sequence, which would destroy the entire city. The new Manhunter turns its attention to Hal and pulls him out of the cockpit of his jet. In freefall, a powerless Jordan recites the Green Lantern oath as he pulls the robot's head / Green Lantern battery off. With his ring recharged, Hal grabs the self-destructing Manhunter and takes it into space. The robot admits that it is afraid of ceasing to exist shortly before detonating.
The next day, Hal talks to General Stone about a pilot position. Stone accepts Hal's apology and admits that he determined that Hal is Green Lantern from the style of his punch. That night, Hal sees his brother moving into Coast City with his finally.
In a short epilogue, a robed figure, acting as the new Grandmaster of the Manhunters, surveys a group of imprisoned Green Lanterns, all of whom were supposedly killed by Hal Jordan when he was Parallax.
- This book was first published on July 27, 2005.
- This issue is reprinted in Green Lantern Corps: Through the Ages #1.
- The imprisoned Green Lanterns shown are:
- Jack T. Chance
- Tomar Tu
- The identity of the mysterious new Grandmaster is revealed in issue 11.
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