"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, but she refuses, citing that employees shouldn't date. Instead, she asks him to invite Green Lantern to come to a date with her and Hal. After all, aren't Hal and GL good friends?
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. He returns to Earth where he heads to the date as Green Lantern. After the dance, Hal realizes that Carol is falling in love with Green Lantern when he wants her to love with him 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 Phillips. Phillips warns Green Lantern (albeit too late) of the Invisible Destroyer, but adds that he believes he created the villain by mind-over-matter. Probing Phillips' mind, he finds that the Invisible Destroyer manifests from Phillips' own subconscious.
The Destroyer manages to free himself from Phillips' mind and sets out 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 villain's anti-matter bolts, causing a chain reaction that destroys the Invisible Destroyer. Dr. Phillips thanks Green Lantern for his help, but Hal Jordan wonders why he can solve other people's problems but not his own, specifically his relationship with Carol.
- "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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