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It doesn’t take a power ring to figure out that if you have Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill teaming up to do a Green Lantern story that it’s going to be good!

Today we share Moore & O’Neill’s twelve-page medulla-mutilating story Tygers. In case you just woke up from a hundred year space mission in suspended animation and have no idea what’s happening, Tygers is the story of Abin Sur, the alien who came to earth and died before making Hal Jordan the Green Lantern of Earth!

This story has repercussions for Geoff Johns’ recent fan-favorite Blackest Night storyline in Green Lantern. For a thorough exploration of why this is true, click over to Alan Moore: The Architect of the Blackest Night at Write Club. This article also credits another Moore tale of the Green Lantern Corps for influencing Blackest Night. You can read that story on the Savage Tales site: Mogo Doesn’t Socialize!

Collector’s Guide:
– From Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2, DC Comics 1986.
– Reprinted in Across the Universe: DC Stories by Alan Moore; 2003.
– Reprinted in DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore; 2006.