Today’s Super Comic — Green Lantern #100 (1998)

green_lantern_vol_3_100Want a team-up involving a dead character? Time-travel can facilitate that!

Green Lantern #100 brings together then-new GL Kyle Rayner and then-deceased GL Hal Jordan by sending Kyle roughly a decade into the past, to the Green Lantern Corps’ glory days. Kyle, his era’s sole and randomly chosen GL, serves as the reader’s viewpoint into this wondrous sci-fi world of fearless heroes as the Corps battles Sinestro at his old-school villainous best.

I started reading comics early enough that Hal was and is “my” Green Lantern, but Kyle was the reigning GL throughout my adolescence. Ron Marz wrote a lot of good Kyle stories, but seeing Hal back in action was always a treat. So this was the perfect way to celebrate the 100-issue milestone and show us how fun comics can be.

And the cliffhanger’s even better.

Writer: Ron Marz

Penciler: Darryl Banks

Inker: Terry Austin

Publisher: DC Comics

How to Read It: back issues; Comixology; included in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (TPB)

Appropriate For: ages 10 and up