Part Four of the “Darkstars Rising” story finds Hal Jordan on a distant planet with Hector Hammond, who has wiped Hal’s memories clean so he doesn’t even remember being a Green Lantern. Hammond hopes to fulfill Hal’s request for help with the Darkstars by himself killing all of them. Back on Earth, Guy Gardner, a newly recruited Darkstar, wants to take personal revenge on his own father. His friend Arkillo opposes him in that effort. On New Genesis, Kyle Rayner’s attempt to enlist the New Gods in their crusade has put him and his driver, Space Cabby, in jail, along with Cabby’s ship. Back on Mogo, GL headquarters, casualties are mounting in the war with the Darkstars, and it looks like it’s about to get a lot worse.
I’m enjoying all these storylines, even though I’ve never much cared for the Darkstars as either heroes or villains. Writer Robert Venditti is doing fine work here as he approaches his big finale in issue #50.