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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

CLASSIC COMICS : Green Lantern Vol 2 #150 "From Qward With Hate!"

Green Lantern Vol 2 #150
March, 1982
Executive Editor: Joe Orlando
Cover Artists: Joe Staton, Mike DeCarlo

"From Qward With Hate!"
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Mike DeCarlo
Colourists: Anthony Tollin
Letterers: Ben Oda
Editors: Dave Manak

Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Joe Staton
Colourists: Anthony Tollin
Letterers: Milt Snappin
Editors: Dave Manak

Appearing in "From Qward With Hate!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Supporting Characters: Arisia
Villains: St'nlli
Anti-Green Lantern Corps (Single appearance)
Thunderers of Qward
Weaponers of Qward
Other Characters: Guardians of the Universe
Carol Ferris (flashback only)
Thomas Kalmaku (flashback only)
Green Lantern Corps
Katma Tui
Arkkis Chummuck
Locations: Qward
Green Lantern Citadel
Items: Green Lantern Ring

Synopsis for "From Qward With Hate!"
The Qwardians have created an anti-Green Lantern Corps of their own, and, by using St’nlli’s power to change his loyalties, make Hal Jordan its leader.

Appearing in "Meanwhile..."
Featured Characters: Carol Ferris
Supporting Characters: Bruce Gordon
Carl Ferris
Villains: Congressman Jason Bloch
Benjamin Bloch
Ted Bishop
Other Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (flashback only)
Conrad Bloch (flashback only)
Thomas Kalmaku
Tegra Kalmaku
Rich Davis
Locations: California
Los Angeles
Ferris Aircraft
Bloch Industries
Washington, D.C.
Vehicles: Solar Jet

Synopsis for "Meanwhile..."
The Bloch brothers continue their secret assault on the Ferris family and company, while Carl and Carol Ferris and their closest friends and allies begin to strike back.

Anti-Green Lantern Corps (The Original "Black" Lanterns)

In the Anti-Matter Universe, the dark counterparts of the Guardians of the Universe were the Weaponers of Qward. This evil race after capturing a member of the Green Lantern Corps discovered that they were unable to claim the individuals power ring. Since that time, they had long sought to create their own equivalent and after a century they managed to perfect the process creating the anti-ring which had the power over the black light.
With this new weapon, they began to create their own Anti-Green Lantern Corps as these rings were capable of accomplishing the same feats that their Oan equivalent was capable of doing. However, whilst powerful, they suffered from the fact that they needed a strong will to direct them which forced the Weaponers to alter the brain capacities of their soldiers. This in turn had the unfortunate side effect of burning of their warriors and made them dependent on the rings which had a charge of only 24 hours after which they would expire along with their users.

Enemies of The Green Light
The Weaponers eventually began the next step of their operations which was kidnapping Hal Jordan at a time when he was thinking of leaving the Green Lantern Corps. This was because they wanted to examine his ring in order to perfect the Qwardians own Corps and in exchange for his help they pledged that they would spare the planet Earth. Whilst he apparently agreed with them, he worked to destroy their Power Battery but was stopped by the over two thousand Anti-Green Lanterns. He managed to ultimately escape and was rescued by Green Lantern Arisia where he explaiend to her that he had been sent undercover to ascertain the Qwardians plans. Together, they sought to escape and warn the Green Lantern Corps of this new threat.
Whilst at the portal between universes, Jordan was attacked by St'nlli, a Qwardian with the power to alter his enemies mind to evil who turned Hal Jordan against Arisia. She was ultimately saved by the other Green Lantern Corps who had tracked her since Oa and together they helped return Jordan back to normal. The Anti-Green Lantern Corps later battled one hundred Green Lanterns and during the fight it was Hal Jordan alongside Arisia as well as Katma Tui who travelled to the Qwardian's Main Power Battery where they managed to destroy it. Without its energy, the anti-power rings were powerless and the Anti-Green Lantern Corps was defeated.

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