I am looking for a Green Lantern story from the Bronze Age of comics to the early Modern Age (circa 1975 to 2000); a wide swath I know, but this particular story had an unusual Green Lantern.

  • I don't remember anything distinctive about this character; I am not even sure he wore a costume, and I don't have any pictures.

  • His most distinctive feature was he only had sixty seconds left on his ring. (or some other impossibly short period he was forced to make due with).

  • The entire story revolved around him using his ring for only seconds at a time with no ability to recharge it.

  • What made the story strange was he was counting down the seconds and SAVING the charge by storing the ring in a temporal bubble, created by the ring. He was preventing the ring from being exhausted by extending its 24 hours indefinitely.

This was the most efficient use of the Power Ring I have ever seen and wanted to know if anyone had a line on the title of the story, a picture of the character or even a name I could use to do the rest of the background.

  • Sorry, just got off of a temp gig and brain is a little frazzled. Corrections made. Sep 25, 2015 at 23:28
  • Did it involve him hallucinating that he could suddenly have an effect on yellow? Was he in battle? Anything at all about his circumstances beyond the ring discharging?
    – Politank-Z
    Sep 25, 2015 at 23:33
  • I am almost certain it isn't Hal Jordan or any well-known Lantern. Maybe from one of those "Tales of the Green Lantern Corps" specials. I think he was in some kind of wartime footing, but my memory just can't resolve it properly. I know his putting the ring in a temporal stasis was an extended measure, something really strange and creative. Sep 25, 2015 at 23:56
  • That is an interesting premise, and I have no recollection of it. We can narrow it down somewhat - it seems unlikely to have been published between Emerald Twilight - 1994 and Green Lantern: Rebirth - 2004. There may have been a new Tales of The Green Lantern Corps story or two in there, but Kyle was the primary or sole GL during most of that time.
    – Politank-Z
    Sep 26, 2015 at 0:16

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Raker Qarrigat

Raker Qarrigat flying off with his lantern

You might be referring to a post-Emerald Twilight storyline involving Raker Qarrigat:

One of the lone sources of light on Darkseid’s horrifying homeworld, Qarrigat lead a few unsuccessful rebellions against the tyrant. He’s kind of a Sisyphusian character, pushing against a force that will never move, but he’s got a rest for a while now that the Fourth World is MIA....

The very idea of the Green Lantern of Apokolips is the kind of shared universe crossover that only really happens in super-hero comics, and thanks to creator Walt Simonson, it’s one of the best. Even better is the idea that, thanks to “Emerald Twilight,” Raker had to seal his ring in a time bubble, relying on it only in case of emergencies lest his final 24 hour charge run out and leave him powerless to battle Jack Kirby’s ultimate evil!


The relevant issue seems to be Green Lantern 80-Page Giant Vol. 1 #3: A Lantern Against the Dark (August 2000).

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    Okay, you have to tell me how you did this. What was you strategy for finding this Green Lantern? Sep 26, 2015 at 14:31
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    @Thaddeus : Hehe, well, "sixty seconds of charge" (or variations of it) wasn't pulling up anything, nor was "temporal bubble". So I tried "time bubble" instead, and voila. I kinda do remember reading this one when it came out, but not enough to have answered from memory alone. Anyway, glad to be of help! :-)
    – Praxis
    Sep 26, 2015 at 14:53

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