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Friday, June 7, 2013

CLASSIC COMICS : Green Lantern Vol 2 #11 "The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!"

Green Lantern Vol 2 #11
March, 1962
Executive Editor: Julius Schwartz
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson

"The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!"
Writers: John Broome
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Joe Giella
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino
Editors: Julius Schwartz

"The Trail of the Missing Power Ring!"
Writers: John Broome
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Joe Giella
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino
Editors: Julius Schwartz

Appearing in "The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Supporting Characters: Green Lantern Corps
Tomar-Re
Xax
Chaselon
Larvox
NautKeLoi
Rori Stroh
Medphyll (First appearance)
Stel (First appearance)
Villains: Sinestro
Locations: Earth
California
Coast City
Planet Yquem
Antimatter Universe
Qward
Items: Green Lantern Ring
Yellow Power Ring

Synopsis for "The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!"
After a series of uncharacteristic episodes in which Green Lantern had almost committed various crimes, he is brought before his fellow Green Lanterns for sentencing. The court of his peers is told of each incident: How Hal entered a bank, used his power ring to stun the tellers but left without taking any money; Hal almost bullied himself into not paying a $100 entry fee for a gallery; and finally how he procrastinated in saving a young man who had fallen out of a window. Deciding not to punish Hal because he had not actually done anything illegal, Hal demands that the other Green Lanterns punish him because he feels he has lost control. Putting it to a vote, they agree to do so, devest Hal of his Green Lantern emblem and power ring, seal him in a capsule and launch it into space.
While traveling through the void, the capsule is suddenly transported to the Antimater Universe and to the planet Qward, where Hal is brought before Sinestro. Sinestro explains that he escaped his imprisonment in his last encounter because he had a spare power ring hidden in the heel of his boot and manage to escape to Qward to plan a new revenge against the Green Lantern. He then explains he used a device to alter Green Lantern's personality so that he became selfish but couldn't push him into doing anything illegal.

Suddenly the other Green Lanterns arrive to save Hal, having suspected Sinestro's involvement they played into his hands. However, Sinestro traps them all in a room made of yellow material. Giving Hal back his power ring, he comes up with an idea of using it to pull chemicals out of the air and make an acid strong enough to melt through the walls. Freeing themselves, they easily capture Sinestro and subject him to his own machine. Imprisoning him with the device which would tell him over and over that he cannot escape.

Appearing in "The Trail of the Missing Power Ring!"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Supporting Characters: Carol Ferris
Pieface (Tom Kalmaku)
Tegra Kalmaku
Villains: Bandy (Single appearance)
Ralph (Single appearance)
Other Characters:
Billy Taylor (Single appearance)
Locations: California
Coast City
Items: Green Lantern Ring

Synopsis for "The Trail of the Missing Power Ring!"
On his way to a double date with Carol, Pieface and Terga, Hal notices a boy playing with a power ring, and dismisses it as only a toy. However after dinner at Pie's, Hal realizes that he has a hole in his pocket and that his Power Ring had fallen out of the hole. Telling Pieface to cover for him, Hal goes searching for the young boy who he saw with the power ring.
Meanwhile, the boy in question -- named Billy -- goes to a lone construction yard by himself and soon falls in a pit and is stuck. When Hal traces the kid to the construction site, he happens to spot some crooks and attacks them as Green Lantern. However, without his power ring he is easily over powered. Witnessing the spectacle, Billy wills the power ring back onto Green Lantern's finger who quickly dispatches the criminals. Saving Billy, Green Lantern makes a replica of his power ring for the boy before leaving. Returning to Pie's place, Pieface tells Hal that he covered for him by telling the girls that he lost his wallet. Wanting a moment alone to propose to Carol, Hal enters the room to find her mooning over Pieface's scrapbook of Green Lantern photos.

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