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How Did Kilowog Survive Being Killed in Emerald Twilight?

In Death is not the End, we spotlight the outlandish explanations for comic book characters (mostly super-villains) surviving seeming certain death. Today, based on a suggestion from reader Brian G., we see how Kilowog survived being seemingly killed during Emerald Twilight.

Kilowog was introduced in Green Lantern Corps #201 (by Steve Englehart, Joe Staton and Mark Farmer), when a number of Green Lanterns got together to set up shop on Planet Earth. Englehart likely wanted to have as much variety in the cast, species-wise, so he introduced Kilowog, who was a lot different when we first met him...

He became a regular cast member throughout the series, although he was one of the members of the team that lost his ring at the end of the series. He ended up joining the Justice League as sort of their resident handyman and became a beloved member of that series...

But then the Green Lantern Corps returned and Kilowog re-joined up with the Corps...

He remained on the Corps for the next couple of years and served with fine distinction. However, that then brought us to Emerald Twilight, when Hal Jordan decided that he was going to take over the power of the Green Lantern Corps Central Battery to gain enough power so that he could bring back the people of Coast City after they were killed by Cyborg Superman.

Obviously, the Guardians did not like him doing that, so they sent pretty much the entire Corps after him to stop him from achieving his goal. They even brought in Sinestro to fight Hal. Hal snapped his neck. It seemed as though he was ready to get to the battery but then Kilowog shows up and he tries to stop his old friend and Hal, you know, straight up MURDERS HIM...

That was it for Kilowog, of course, until 2002 when there was a graphic novel called The Last Will and Testament of Hal Jordan (by Joe Kelly and Brent Anderson) that introduced the Dark Lantern, a sort of evil lantern...

In the end, though, we learn that Kilowog was the possessed Dark Lantern (it was kind of obvious, but still) and he was cured by Hal Jordan's old friend, Tom Kalmaku, who had been given a ring by basically the spirit of Hal Jordan....

So now Kilowog was back, but sort of in a demonic body. It was super weird, but, hey, he was back. Here he was in Green Lantern #165 (by Ben Raab, Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos), where he met with Kyle Rayner, who was trying to re-create the Green Lantern Corps...

So he is kind of sort of back, but let's see when he comes back for good!

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