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"Summons From Space!": With Green Lantern making many public appearances with beautiful women, Carol Ferris is jealous that Green Lantern is not spending any time with her. When Hal tries to capitalize on this by asking Carol out on a date,
Appearing in "Summons From Space!"
- Venusians (various)
- Brenda Brown (Single appearance)
- Lois Fuller (Single appearance)
- Suzie Taft (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Summons From Space!"
With Green Lantern making many public appearances with beautiful women, Carol Ferris is jealous that Green Lantern is not spending any time with her. When Hal tries to capitalize on this by asking Carol out on a date, she refuses, citing that employees shouldn't date.
Later, Hal is contacted by the Guardians via his power ring who tell him of a danger that needs to be stopped on the planet Venus. Changing into Green Lantern, Hal travels to Venus to find a primitive tribe of humanoids who are being terrorized by dinosaurs. Using his powers, Green Lantern defeats the Pterodactyls that are terrorizing this tribe and returns to Earth where he manages to get a date with Carol as Green Lantern whereas he failed to do so as Hal Jordan.
Appearing in "The Invisible Destroyer!"
- Invisible Destroyer (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Invisible Destroyer!"
Visiting Carol's office, Hal is shown an ad in the newspaper asking for Green Lantern's help. Leaving and changing into the Green Lantern, Hal races off to see what the problem is and is attacked by a costumed being known as the Invisible Destroyer. When his power ring doesn't work, Green Lantern tries to attack him hand-to-hand, but the Destroyer only disappears.
When G.L. arrives at the location in the newspaper classified, he learns that it's the home of Doctor Philips. Philips warns Green Lantern (albeit too late) of the Invisible Destroyer, but adds that he believes he created the villain by mind-over-matter. Probing Philips mind, he finds that the Invisible Destroyer manifests from Philips' own subconscious.
The Destroyer manages to free himself from Philips' mind and sets about to drop a nuclear bomb near Coast City, however G.L. is able to contain it with his power ring. Facing the Invisible Destroyer one-on-one, Hal turns back the beings anti-matter bolts causing a chain reaction that destroys the Invisible Destroyer.
- "Summons from Space!" is reprinted in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #88, Showcase Presents: Green Lantern Vol. 1, The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 1, The Green Lantern Archives Vol. 1 and The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told.
- "The Invisible Destroyer!" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Green Lantern Vol. 1, The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 1 and The Green Lantern Archives Vol. 1 (Collected).
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Links and References
- Green Lantern at Wikipedia.org
- Green Lantern at DC Comics
- Great Book of Oa
- Green Lantern Corps
- Green Lantern Shrine
- Emerald Dawn Main Page
- Green Lantern at TV Tropes