When Darkseid and his Parademons attacked Earth, Green Lantern's informed him of an alien presence in Gotham. When he went to investigate he joined Batman in chasing a Parademon. The demon set off a Mother Box which caused an explosion and started putting out a signal. The two of them went to Metropolis to ask Superman if he knew anything about this alien and they ended up getting into a fight. They were soon joined by the Flash and were able to explain that they were not there to fight. Superman knew nothing of the demons and said that one had also attacked Gotham. Soon the Mother Boxes activated and created Boom Tubes that allowed Parademons through. The heroes were joined by Aquaman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman in fighting the demons and defeating Darkseid. After defeating Darkseid, Green Lantern joined the others in forming the Justice League.
Hal Jordan had been away for a long time and when he returned to Coast City, his landlord demanded 3 months of rent from him. Hal saw a woman across the street crying for help and jumped from his apartment and crashed through the window and found that it was only a movie being filmed. Hal was put in jail and then bailed out by Carol Ferris, who offered him a job back at Ferris Air (but not as a pilot). Hal took Carol out to dinner, but then he asked her to co-sign a car lease and Carol stormed out. When Hal returned to his apartment and found an eviction notice and Sinestro waiting for him. Hal attacked Sinestro, but was easily subdued by his Green Lantern ring. Sinestro used the ring to create a new ring for Hal, and Hal tried to blast Sinestro with it without any results. Sinestro explained that the ring only had power if Sinestro allowed it since he was the creator. Hal heard sirens and went to see what the problem was and found a bridge collapsing. Hal saved a woman but then found the ring deactivated by Sinestro, who then used his ring to completely fix the bridge and save the woman. Suddenly, Sinestro was attacked by Gregor of the Sinestro Corps and so Sinestro killed him and then asked Hal to help him destroy the Corps and save Korugar. Hal agreed to help, but as he went to tell Carol Sinestro stopped him and wouldn’t allow him and so they flew off to Korugar. Sinestro told Hal that his plan was to stay hidden until sunset and then Sinestro would fight the Corps as Hal deactivated the Yellow Central Battery, since it can only be deactivated by a Green Lantern. Sinestro then showed Hal how to turn their uniforms to black and they hid in some ruins, waiting for sunset. They watched as the Corps were about to kill a Korugan and were stopped by Arsona and Sinestro decided to intervene. Hal flew off to the Central Battery and killed a Corpsman guarding it and as he entered the Battery he was disintegrated. However, upon discovering he wasn’t Sinestro, he was spit back out unconscious. When Hal woke up, he found himself in a cell and when he tried to blast his way out his ring began to drain and so he created a construct of Carol as it reached 0% power. Hal was in the cell next to Sinestro and Hal suggested that Sinestro create rings for the Korugans so that they could fight the Corpsmen, even if they only lasted for a few minutes. Sinestro succeeded but was then attacked by the Korugans, but the rings didn’t work against him. Sinestro was able to command his Green Lantern to destroy the cells and after Hal recharged his ring they all began to fight the Corps. Hal and Sinestro returned to the Central Battery and Sinestro explained that the first time must not have worked since Hal was using Sinestro’s lantern and a ring created by Sinestro. Sinestro then used his lantern to extinguish the Central Battery, causing it to retract the energy from the Corps’ rings and also making them go into a coma. Afterwards, Sinestro allowed Hal’s ring to have enough power to return to Earth, but afterwards it was deactivated without a source to charge it. Hal met Carol at Ferris Aircraft and told her about the events and that she was the only thing he wanted when he thought he was going to die. Hal asked for another chance to improve their relationship and she agreed.
Hal took Carol on a date to the Aeronautical Museum at her request and she went to the bathroom while he walked around. Hal overheard a mechanic being threatened some thugs and intervened, taking them down and then returning to Carol as the police took care of them. They left the museum and returned to their apartment.
Revenge of the Black Hand
One morning, Hal's ring attached to his finger and Sinestro appeared, stating that he still had a use for him. Hal refused to help Sinestro and after Sinestro threatened Carol, he punched Sinestro. Sinestro restrained Hal and told him the Guardians were going to replace the Green Lantern Corps. Suddenly, the Indigo Tribe arrived and Indigo-1 explained that they felt the Guardians were wrong to let Sinestro keep a ring and so they had come for him and then teleported away with both Sinestro and Hal. Hal awoke and found himself a cell with his ring discharged and one of the prisoners begged for Hal to free him. The prisoner was blasted aside by an indigo beam from the Black Hand, who told Hal that Sinestro was being reborn like he was. When the Black Hand demonstrated how he could now cycle through the emotional spectrum, Hal tricked him into cycling into green and then used the Black Hand to recharge his ring and escape. However, since the energy was only simulated, Hal couldn’t fly and could only create unreliable constructs. Hal used the ring to form a motorcycle and a map and found a statue of Abin Sur and was then confronted by the Indigo Tribe and their newest member, Sinestro. Hal reminded them of the alliance between the Green Lanterns and Indigo Tribe, and Indigo-1 replied that the alliance stood and that they would transport Hal back to Earth. Hal refused to return without Sinestro and escaped into the Forbidden Jungles in search of their Central Battery. Hal found a being called Nastramo, who explained that he and Abin Sur created the Indigo Tribe. When invaders all but wiped out the people of the planet Nok, Abin Sur helped to defeat them and then they harnessed the Indigo Light and created a ring. Later, Abin Sur returned with Iroque, the woman who killed his daughter, and made her wear the ring, causing her to feel remorse. Nastramo explained that all of the Indigo tribe is made up of the worst criminals throughout the universe brought there by Abin Sur to build an army to combat the Blackest Night after seeing the future. Hal explained that Blackest Night had happened and Nastramo told him that Abin Sur had also forseen that the Guardians would destroy the Corps. Abin planned on using the Indigo rings to stop their madness and Nastramo was waiting for his return. When Hal told him that Abin was dead, Nastramo declared that hope was lost and destroyed the Central Battery. Hal saved Sinestro and as they ran into the jungle he explained that the Indigo Tribe members were all brainwashed criminals. They escaped in a jeep construct and then found Nastramo and Sinestro tried to threaten him into fixing the Central Battery. Hal convinced Sinestro to do things his way and Sinestro went to hold off the criminals while Hal and Nastramo returned to the Central Battery. Hal explained to Nastramo that he was Abin Sur’s successor and inspired him to believe in himself. Nastramo was unable to fix the Battery without a spark of Indigo light until Iroque arrived, begging to have the Battery restored. Iroque still felt remorse without the ring and this spark of compassion allowed Nastramo to restore the Battery and the Indigo tribe. Hal asked the Tribe to release Sinestro, since he needed him, and Indigo-1 agreed on the condition that Hal would help him find redemption without the ring.
The Indigo Tribe released Sinestro under Hal’s custody and Nastramo inverted the bond between Hal and Sinestro’s rings so that Hal controlled Sinestro’s ring. Sinestro asked about the Black Hand and when they went to the place he was last seen, they found black slime that indicated the Black Hand commited suicide to avoid his Indigo ring. Indigo-1 teleported Hal and Sinestro to Korugar and Sinestro took Hal to his secret base and opened a vault that contained the Book of the Black. Sinestro opened the book to find out more about the Guardians and they were then teleported to the Black Hand’s home. The Black Hand took the book and was enraged when he saw that it read “Hal Jordan is not your enemy” and then attacked Hal and Sinestro. Hal shot Black Hand in the head to buy them some time and tried to contact Carol, since they needed two rings of different colors to defeat him. Black Hand returned and sent hordes of zombies against Hal and Sinestro. Sinestro summoned his Yellow Lantern and then he and Sinestro used their rings to destroy the Battery and destroy the undead.
Hal woke up buried under the ground and dug himself out, then found a grave for Sinestro and began digging it up. Black Hand told him he should let Sinestro die and then began to bring Hal’s father, Martin, back from the dead until Hal attacked him. Sinestro dug himself out and then attacked Black Hand with a shovel. Hal and Sinestro touched their rings together and used the spark of will to summon Hal’s lantern and recharged their rings. However, the Guardians showed up and with the First Lantern, they made Black Hand suck Hal and Sinestro into a vortex. This caused their rings to malfunction and believe Hal and Sinestro were dead and then merge back into one ring. Hal left one last message for Carol as they were sucked into the vortex.