Following a mugging attempt in Central Park, Donna Troy agrees to help train Kyle Rayner in martial arts. On his way back to his apartment, Kyle is attacked by a half-monster, half-machine. It is revealed that this monster was created by the Guardian Ganthet in order to summon Kyle. Ganthet reveals that he believes Kyle is not suited to be the Green Lantern of Earth and demands the return of his ring. An unexpected guest demands the same thing, that guest being… Hal Jordan!