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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CLASSIC COMICS : Tales Of The Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 #1 - 3


"Men of Oa - you who now call yourselves Guardians of the Universe - I know you are watching me, so heed my words well. I am coming for you, Guardians - coming to destroy you and your precious universe - and there is nothing you or your simpering Green Lanterns can do to stop me!!!"  
- Krona

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 #1
May, 1981
Executive Editor: Joe Orlando
Cover Artists: Brian Bolland
Writers: Mike W. Barr, Len Wein
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin
Colourists: Anthony Tollin
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Dick Giordano


Appearing in "Challenge!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern Corps
Abin Sur (flashback only)
Apros
Arisia (First appearance)
Arkkis Chummuck
Brokk (First appearance)
Charlie Vicker
Chaselon
Eddore
Gk'd (First appearance)
 Hal Jordan  (flashback and main story)
Katma Tui
K'ryssma
Larvox
Malet Dasim
Medphyll
NautKeLoi
Skryd (First appearance)
Spak-Drom (Only appearance; dies)
Stel
Tomar-Re
Xax
Supporting Characters:
Guardians of the Universe
Villains: Krona  (flashback and main story)
Tylot (First appearance)
Other Characters:
Alan Scott (flashback only) (Cameo)
Carol Ferris (flashback only) (Cameo)
Green Arrow (flashback only) (Cameo)
Hector Hammond (flashback only) (Cameo)
Rori Dag (flashback only)
Shark (flashback only) (Cameo)
Sinestro (flashback only) (Cameo)
Tom Kalmaku (flashback only) (Cameo)
Locations: Oa
Oan Citadel
Central Power Battery of Oa (Destroyed in this issue)
Items: Green Lantern Rings
Green Lantern Power Battery
Vehicles: Flight simulator (flashback only)

Synopsis for "Challenge!"
The Guardians of the Universe call together all 3,600 members of the Green Lantern Corps for a special emergency meeting on Oa. They warn the GL Corps of the coming of one of their oldest, most dangerous enemies -- Krona. Krona interferes with the assembly, causing the Central Power Battery to explode. Several Green Lanterns are killed in the explosion, and the others scramble to put out the fires caused by the ensuing green energy inferno.


Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 #2
June, 1981
Executive Editor: Joe Orlando
Cover Artists: Brian Bolland
Writers: Mike W. Barr, Len Wein
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin
Colourists: Anthony Tollin
Letterers: Ben Oda
Editors: Dick Giordano

Appearing in "Defeat!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern Corps
Apros
Arisia
Arkkis Chummuck
Eddore
Galius Zed (First appearance)
Hal Jordan
Katma Tui
K'ryssma
M'Dahna (First appearance)
Stel (Destroyed in this issue)
Tomar-Re
Xax
Supporting Characters: Guardians of the Universe
Villains: Nekron  (First appearance)
Krona
Other Characters: Tylot
Locations: Oa
Land of the Unliving
Items: Green Lantern Rings
Green Lantern Power Battery

Synopsis for "Defeat!"
The Green Lanterns deduce that Krona intends to revert the universe to its Primal Atom state, destroying Oa, and have to fight Krona’s army to try to get to him. 


"Do you hear me - I'm a Green Lantern!! I swore an oath to protect this woebegone universe, and I won't turn my back on it now! So go on - go back to your home worlds if you must. Meet death on your knees if that's the way you want it. But I remember a saying we used to have in the Corps - "Once a Green Lantern, always a Green Lantern." So I'm going to use what little time my Power Ring has left, and I'm going to finish Krona - even if I have to do it alone!"  
- Hal Jordan 

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 #3
July, 1981
Executive Editor: Joe Orlando
Cover Artists: Brian Bolland
Writers: Mike W. Barr, Len Wein
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin
Colourists: Anthony Tollin
Letterers: Ben Oda
Editors: Dick Giordano

Appearing in "Triumph!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern Corps
Apros
Arisia
Arkkis Chummuck
Eddore
Galius Zed
Hal Jordan 
Katma Tui
K'ryssma
Tomar-Re
Tylot (Joins Team) (Dies in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Guardians of the Universe
Villains: Krona 
Nekron 
Other Characters: Abin Sur (as an illusion only)
Carol Ferris
Eve Doremus (as an illusion only)
Guy Gardner 
Jack Jordan (as an illusion only)
Jim Jordan (as an illusion only)
John Stewart 
Tom Kalmaku
Locations: California
Los Angeles
Ferris Aircraft
Maryland
Baltimore
Oa
Oan Citadel
Land of the Unliving
Items: Green Lantern Rings
Green Lantern Power Battery

Synopsis for "Triumph!"
Green Lantern of Earth leads his fellow Corps members in a last-ditch battle against Krona, to keep him from allowing Nekron passage into Earth’s dimension. 


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