Green Lantern / Green Arrow volume two

Date: 1971-74 (original material), 2004 (collection)
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil, Elliot S! Maggin
Artists(s): Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Berni Wrightson
Collects: Green Lantern 83-87; Flash 217-219, 226
Storyline:

...And a Child Shall Destroy Them
Green Arrow and Green Lantern dropped Dinah off at her new job - she was to be a PE teacher. The school's headmaster made the men leave after belittling costumed heroes (they were in costume because Dinah had a bad feeling about something). On their way out, GL saw Carol Ferris, now in a wheelchair. They gave her a ride. Not far down the road, their car literally fell apart. GL used his ring to save them. After the third attack on them (before dropping Dinah off, they were attacked by a flock of birds, then a branch almost fell on GA), they decided to get Dinah.
After being chastised by the school's cook, Dinah changed clothes and found the real story - he was using a girl with mind control powers to keep everyone in fear and in line. GL and GA made it back in time to save Dinah (after being attacked by the children). When the cook tried to make his pet attack GL, she turned on him, destroying the school. Everyone was able to get out except the girl and the cook.
Green Lantern took off his mask and told Carol he loved her.

Peril in Plastic
Three weeks after being reunited with Hal, Carol Ferris prepared to visit a doctor who may be able to cure her paralysis. Hal was visiting Oliver when he heard a dam was breaking in the city where Carol had her appointment. Green Lantern was able to fix the dam, but was horribly strained afterwards. The mayor of the town showed him around and gave him the key to the city. When he tried to leave, the mayor had his people capture the superhero. Green Lantern had just enough power to send his ring to Oliver. GL woke up a prisoner of Black Hand.
After a shortened date with Dinah, Oliver found GL's ring. He charged it up and went after his friend. Green Arrow got the ring back to Hal, who defeated Black Hand and escaped with Carol.

Snowbirds Don't Fly
After a fight with Dinah, Oliver was mugged walking home. He took a crossbow shot to the shoulder and drug himself to a hospital. After being diagnosed with a chipped bone, he called Hal - the arrow he'd been shot by was his own. After getting into costume, the two set out to find Speedy, who'd not been heard from in about a month. They bumped into a drug deal and took down the dealer.
They later found another den of druggies, including Speedy. GA assumed he was working undercover and sent him home. He and GL took the other druggies out to find their supplier. Once they arrived, their prisoners turned on them. Both heroes were knocked out and drugged. Roy got to them and was able to evade the police and get GL awake. He was able to ring them back to Oliver's. GL went home for the night; Roy admitted to Oliver that he was on drugs.

They Say it'll Kill Me, but they Won't Say When
Oliver slapped Roy around and kicked him out. He went out looking for more pushers. Roy's friends came over to see him and found his stash. One of them overdosed. Green Lantern returned and found the dead boy. He later found Speedy and got him to Dinah. Green Arrow fell into a trap set by the drug suppliers.
Lantern got info from Roy and found GA (who'd escaped being thrown into the bay tied to an anchor). They followed a cruise ship out to sea and took down the drug lords.
Roy beat the habit and decked Oliver for turning his back on him.

Earthquake Beware my Power
Guy Gardner, the man chosen to be Hal Jordan's successor, was injured during an earthquake. The Guardians sent Hal out to find another suitable ring-bearer: John Stewart. Hal had reservations about the man, but began training him nonetheless. He wore the outfit, but refused to wear a mask.
The two GLs saved a senator from being killed by a runaway truck. Hal believed John set up the senator up to be sprayed by oil and assigned him to protect the man. He did so, and uncovered an assassination plot set up to get the senator in the White House. The two Green Lanterns took him and the gunmen down.

What Can One Man Do?
Star City's mayor and party leader chose Oliver Queen to be the next candidate for mayor. He talked to Dinah, Bruce Wayne, and Clark Kent about it - all tried to dissuade him from running. Green Arrow realized they were right and went to see Dinah. On his way, he encountered a riot. A small boy was shot and died in his arms.
Queen decided to run for mayor - he wanted to make a difference.

...and Through Him Save a World
Hal stopped by to see if Ollie wanted to accompany him and Carol on a bit of a vacation. Queen accepted - he needed to get some practice in now that his shoulder had healed. No sooner than they arrived at Ferris Aircraft, Green Arrow met some trouble. A security guard and his dog mistook the archer for a local who'd been causing them problems. GA took them both down and explained he was a guest of the owner.
After the guard and dog were on their way, Oliver encountered Isaac, the vandal. The two realized they had a lot in common until GL arrived - he suspected Isaac of sabotaging some equipment, which almost killed him, Carol, and some engineers. Isaac confessed; GL cuffed him. GA took offense and used knockout gas on his partner. Isaac accused him of unleashing dangerous chemicals into the air and split. The security guard returned with friends and grabbed both GA and GL. They found Isaac - he'd hung himself behind the engine of one of their test planes. They strung the two heroes up to other planes. By morning, GA had loosed himself, GL, and Isaac - who'd died.
Carol Ferris returned GL his ring and apologized for her staff. Green Lantern destroyed all three of the planes.

The Killing of an Archer
Green Arrow was jumped. Blinded by a spotlight, he shot at a sniper. He missed the gunman's weapon and accidentally killed him. Oliver called Dinah and told her good-bye. She called Hal. In Queen's apartment, GL found his friends tools of the trade - costume, bows, and arrows - all destroyed. He heard a scuffle outside and took a look. Some kids had planted a bomb. An explosion rang out.

Green Arrow is Dead
Green Lantern was able to save himself and the bombers with his ring. He deposited them and held the fires down until the authorities arrived. Black Canary found him and learned what he'd seen in Oliver's apartment. They split up to search for their missing friend. Canary wasn't at the meeting place when their agreed time had come. GL found her in the clutches of Josua's sister, who was now running their gang. They were out against foreigners, but GL took them down.
Queen crashed his jet - the last remnant of his lost fortune - into a mountain and parachuted out. He wandered into a nearby monastery.

The Fate of an Archer
Dinah was struck by a car. Hal knew that Oliver may be the only person who could save her - they shared a very rare blood type. They'd heard rumors about remains of the Arrow Plane, so GL checked it out. He found his friend in a monastery and told him about what had happened with Dinah. As they left, they were ambushed. Oliver woke up to find GL sinking in yellow mud, his ring was already immersed. He escaped and saved Green Lantern. Back in the city, his blood transfusion saved Black Canary.

Powerless Power Ring
While camping, Green Lantern cooked some chili from a recipe given to him by Green Arrow. Apparently the native mushrooms were different than what was called for, and they made him a bit woozy. He was unable to use his ring correctly, but he was still able to save a woman from a rock climbing accident.


notes

  • This is a direct continuation of volume 1.
  • Return to continuity section 2.