Kyle Rayner storylines

#1 Posted by Spideyfan3160 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

My older brother died a few years back and he was a big Kyle rayner fan. I want to read some of the key Kyle Rayner storylines thank you for your responses

#2 Edited by JLArturo (14323 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really sorry to hear that. Kyle Rayner is currently in Green Lantern: New Guardians so you can read that if you want to read comics continuously.

Other stories recommended are:

DC Retroactive: Green Lantern The 90's

Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, War of the Green Lanterns

Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight/A New Dawn (TPB collects Green Lantern Vol. 3 #48-55)- This trade features Hal Jordan's fall, the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps, and Kyle Rayner's first adventures as Green Lantern.

Green Lantern (Vol. 3) #0- This single issue features a confrontation between the apparently crazy Hal Jordan and new GL Kyle Rayner. I don't know if this is in any TPBs or not, but it is an amazing issue, definitively crowning Kyle Rayner as the new GL.

Green Lantern: New Journey, Old Path (TPB that collects Green Lantern Vol. 3 #129-136): This collection features Kyle Rayner going up against a mad man name Nero who has a yellow power ring. Nero is one of the toughest opponents Kyle ever faced during his time as the only GL.

Green Lantern: The Power of Ion (TPB that collects Green Lantern Vol. 3 #142-150): In this collection, Kyle Rayner gains god-like powers after another confrontation with Nero. This story is about how Kyle uses his powers and what he ultimately decides he should do with them.

He was also a key player in Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Justice League: A Midsummers Nightmare, Green Lantern: The New Corps, Green Lantern: Secret Files, JLA: Act of God, and JLA.

#3 Edited by Onemoreposter (4242 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyfan3160: Condolences. Sounds like he had good taste. Start with Green Lantern volume 3 issue 50. That's the end of Hal's transformation into Parallax and where Kyle first gets the ring. Then proceed to the end of the volume lol. Really, the entire run from the point Kyle gets the ring on words is absolutely epic. I'd avoid Geoff John's stuff involving Kyle. Alot of (most) people on this site will disagree with that, but I think Johns really took alot away from the character.

Kyle was the absolute every-man. He wasn't special or "chosen." He was just a regular guy trying to make his way in the world and when he had greatness thrust upon him he rose to the challenge. That's one of the things that USED to be central to his character and I loved it. Geoff John's retroactively changed that tho....

Kyle also played an integral part in the JLA series (note: the title is actually called "JLA" not Justice League of America) which started in 1997 with Grant Morrison. The series is really fantastic and is the first (only?) Justice League series to feature Kyle as it's premier lantern. I think Kyle leaves the series around issue 68 but the first 50 issues is where all the best stories are featuring the talent of Mark Waid along with Grant Morrison.

Hope this helps and happy readings!

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