The Templar Guardians have been locked away for millennia, but they have a VERY clear idea of what they need to do next — and of all the Lanterns in the universe, they need Kyle Rayner’s help. So it’s a shame he wants nothing to do with them! But once he sees the strange anomaly lurking at the edge of the universe, he may have no choice but to get on board with their mission…
Green Lantern vol 3 #65 cover by Ron Lim. August 1995.
Kyle Rayner and the Guardians, reborn - GREEN LANTERN
When I first got into comics it was Kyle Rayner in this costume that I always thought was the coolest character that I wanted to some day draw or write or whatever. Reading the end of Geoff Johns’ last Green Lantern issue, those epilogues (which I know can always be reconnected or whatever) felt like Johns ironically mishandled the future of these characters when he had been so careful with handling their pasts. One one hand I have to thank him for making the thing I love so energized and prominent for so long but on the other I also have to thank him for killing my dream to do something with Kyle as a Green Lantern some day. Not that that’s a bad thing. These days, I’d much rather think of more Vitruvian Underground stuff anyways, you know?
Kyle Rayner by Howard Porter
Green Lantern vol 3 #55 cover by Darryl Banks and Romeo Tanghal. September 1994.
“Kiss my ring, Buddy.”
guide to skipping stones:
- find a flat, curved smooth rock
- water must be calm, at least on the surface
- flick rock from the wrist, with power coming from shoulder, not elbow
- standing sideways is helpful
- success = getting at least two skips along the water before the rock plunges
- find a new rock
The White Lantern returns to Earth
- Green Lantern: New Guardians #20