Hal Jordan has left the Green Lantern Corps and is trying to join the Blackstars. To do so, he must run a gauntlet, a perilous path through the slums of Vorr, where every vampiric inhabitant is eager to drink his blood. This test is at the command of the leader of the Darkstars, Countess Belzebeth, who has personal scores to settle with Hal, and does not seem to trust him. Jordan has been in some tight spots, but this is one of the tightest. Pulling back, Grant Morrison also gives us a wider view of what’s going on here later in the issue.