After Bruce Wayne's disastrous first attempt at crimefighting. As he sits in his study, wounded, he pleads with his father for some means by which to terrify the criminals of Gotham City. Suddenly, a ghostly image comes from a bust before him, telling him that he has been chosen. At first Bruce assumes that he is delirious from blood loss, but the figure heals his wounds and leads him to a crashed rocket on his property. Inside, the dying Green Lantern Abin Sur gives Bruce his power ring and tells him to wait for contact from its masters. Bruce hides the rocket in the cave beneath his mansion and begins his crimefighting career.
His first mission is a botched robbery at a chemical plant, overseen by criminal Red Hood. Using a combination of his powers and skills, Bruce manages to subdue the criminals and turns them over to Commisioner James Gordon. As Green Lantern flies off, Gordon tells district attorney Harvey Dent that he mistrusts vigilantes, especially those with that much power. Shortly afterwards, the Guardians of the Universe give Bruce his official first mission: stop the errant, power-hungry Sinestro, who abuses his Green Lantern ring for personal gain. Bruce manages to subdue Sinestro, leaving the people he once dominated despondent. When one of them, Katma Tui, says that Bruce is their hero, he gives her Sinestro's power ring before returning to Oa. Sinestro swears vengeance on Bruce before he is banished to Qward.
Back on Earth, Bruce goes to Gordon and asks for help in figuring out the identity of his parents' killer (without divulging his identity). Initially refusing, Gordon later sets to work and has almost found the answer when Sinestro appears, bearing a yellow power ring from the Weaponers of Qward. He steals the information and kills Gordon, then sets off. Sinestro finds Joe Chill and uses his power ring to absorb the man's mind. When Bruce shows up to investigate, he is ambushed by Sinestro, who exhibits dual personalities thanks to Chill's mind. Bruce manages to drive the criminal off, which leads Sinestro to acquire allies on Earth.
Days later, Bruce has an encounter with two criminals, one of whom is a super-powered and mind-altered Harvey Dent. The other is Selina Kyle. Though he defeats them, the pair escapes back to Sinestro, who watches as Bruce sets up a system of observer satallites in orbit. During his absence, Sinestro has been causing chaos on other planets in the sector, causing the guardians to question Bruce role as a Lantern. However, he refuses to give up his ring, leading the guardians to contact three other worthy candidates on Earth to also become Green Lanterns (Clark Kent, Diana, Barry Allen).
Some time later, Bruce is patrolling the city when the four Lanterns, including Katma Tui, attack him and attempt to restrain him. Taking advantage of his destraction, Sinestro leads his forces to attack Bruce's cave, injuring Alfred in the process, and begins tampering with the power battery when the three New Green Lanterns appear and battle the villains. Bruce is subdued but senses that Alfred is in danger and regains his ring as it responds to his will. Rushing home, he finds that Alfred is dead and that Sinestro has escaped. The three Lanterns beg him to stay and teach them, but Bruce refuses, asking them to protect the Earth while he hunts down Sinestro.
Bruce was later abducted by the former Captain Atom known as Monarch and forced to fight in his selection process to determine the most powerful of the 52 Multiverse super-powered beings. When the time came for Bruce and the other Green Lanterns, the Hal Jordans of Earth-12 and Earth-5, he commands the Jordans to follow his lead in defeating Monarch once they are in the arena. Though the Hal Jordans sees Bruce for being too commanding (the Earth-5 Jordan even call Bruce as "Darkest Night" for his rough personality), they oblige and follow his plan in fighting Monarch.
However, Monarch prove too powerful for the Lanterns in which Hal Jordan (Earth-12) lost his left hand in the process. Bruce turns off his ring's safeties in order to throw one, powerful blast at Monarch's face. The blast destroys the face-plate, compromising Monarch's containment suit, resulting in a massive explosion which kills the Earth-5 Green Lantern and renders the Bruce and the other Hal Jordan unconscious. Bruce technically lost the fight when Hal Jordan (Earth-12) was the first to regain consciousness base on a technicality.Bruce later remained captive in Monarch's stasis prison cell along with the other fighters who lost and survived in the previous and later rounds. After the defeat of the Captain Atom Brigade, Bruce and his fellow captors were freed by Superman (Earth-31) and was presumably returned to his home reality.
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