Action Comics comic books issue 642
Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Eric Shanower. "Where There Is a Will... Chapter I - The Decision," script by Elliot S. Maggin, art by Gil Kane; As Abin Sur is dying, he summons a successor without fear - Clark Kent. Since Clark is not a native of the planet per Guardian law, he cannot assume the responsibilities of a Green Lantern; Abin then shows Clark images of other worthy successors and Clark suggests Hal Jordan as a potential candidate. "Chapter II - The Decline," script by Elliot S. Maggin, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Art Thibert; Deciding to fight the bad guys instead of dealing with his personal problems, Green Lantern investigates reports of someone stealing fissionable nuclear material. "Chapter III: The Summoning," script by Elliot S. Maggin, pencils by Curt Swan, Jim Aparo, Jim Mooney, inks by Ty Templeton, John Nyberg, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey; At a tense moment in their lives, Hal's successors are all brought to his dying spot, outside of time and space. "Chapter IV: The Restoration," script by Elliot S. Maggin, pencils by Curt Swan, Carmine Infantino, Jim Aparo, and Jim Mooney, inks by Ty Templeton, Kevin Nowlan, John Nyberg, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey; All of the successors are returned to their proper place and time, but each finds that they are charged with a small amount of Green Lantern energy. 52 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.