"Listen, we've all come through a lot in our different ways. Some of us had a comparatively easy time of it -- some of us didn't. But we got here seven of us now -- to protect this little planet -- and not only because it's right and just to protect life anywhere -- but because the future of the now-unified universe is evolving here now! We don't know if the Guardians are ever coming back, but we have their promise that beings like them, and the female Zamarons, will arise on Earth. That will probably be long after we're all gone... but like, perhaps, the Knights of our earlier days, I swear to give everything this ring and I have to keep alive in my time -- so that life in future days may achieve the grandeur we have been privileged to know in the Guardians of the Universe!" - Hal Jordan
Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 #201
Executive Editor: Dick Giordano
Cover Artists: Joe Staton, Bruce D. Patterson
"Setting Up Shop"
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Joe Staton
Inkers: Mark Farmer
Colourists: Carl Gafford
Letterers: Lois Buhalis
Editors: Andrew Helfer
Appearing in "Setting Up Shop"
Featured Characters: Green Lantern Corps of Earth (First appearance)
Kilowog (First appearance)
Supporting Characters: Appa Ali Apsa
Villains: Green Lantern Villains
Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris)
Other Characters: Apros (Flashback only)
Chaselon (Behind the scenes)
D'll (First appearance) (Flashback only)
Guardians of the Universe (Flashback only)
K'ryssma (Flashback only)
Medphyll (Flashback only)
M'nn'e (First appearance) (Flashback only)
Stel (Flashback only)
Zamarons (Flashback only)
Locations: H'lven (Flashback only)
Oa (Flashback only)
Green Lantern Citadel
Items: Green Lantern Ring
Vehicles: Palomarisian warships
Synopsis for "Setting Up Shop"
Ch'p and Salakk fly towards Earth. Both have agreed to join with the other Green Lanterns in patrolling Sector 2814. Ch'p tells Salakk of his recent return to his home world H'lven. Ch'p was shocked to discover that his wife M'nn'e had married his best friend D'll. Salakk too longs for a change of venue. After guarding both his own space sector as well as that of Katma Tui, he no longer wishes to operate in such isolated conditions. Though he is too proud to admit it to anyone, Salakk feels lonely.
They meet up with Hal, John, Katma and Arisia on Earth, only to find that they are now joined by an additional seventh member – Kilowog of Bolovax Vik. The seven Green Lanterns get to know each other better and set out to establish a new base of operations for themselves.
Meanwhile, Sonar and two of his underlings, Throttle and Blindside, meet up with another esteemed super-villain – Doctor Polaris. Polaris is flanked by three of his own associates; Whiteout, Dropded and Polestar. Polaris suggests forming an alliance with Sonar and his crew in an effort to destroy the Green Lantern Corps. Sonar agrees to the plan.
On the planet Maltus, Appa Ali Apsa shows Guy Gardner his new living quarters. Guy is upset that the accommodations are so Spartan, and feels that he deserves better. Suddenly, a fleet of Palomarisian warships enters the city and declares war on Maltus. Guy flies out the window and engages them, destroying several of their ships. The Palomarisians retreat from the battle.
Elsewhere, Star Sapphire returns to the planet Zamaron. She is agitated that her fellow Zamarons have abandoned their world to be with the Guardians. Despite her lack of companionship, she continues to scheme against her enemies, Hal, John and Katma.
Back on Earth, the Green Lanterns begin construction of the Green Lantern Citadel. With the power of seven Green Lantern rings to assist in the labor, construction is completed within short order. Polaris, Sonar and the other villains watch from a distance, biding their time until the most opportune moment to attack. They ambush the Green Lantern Corps, but even their varied powers are no match for the combined might of seven Green Lanterns. After an exhaustive battle, the villains are forced to flee.
Premiere issue; this series continues the numbering sequence from Green Lantern (Volume 2). Although the cover copy reads Green Lantern Corps, the inside indicia still recognizes the title as Green Lantern. The series does not officially become Green Lantern Corps until issue #206.
This issue contains a flashback to the Guardians and Zamarons exodus from Oa as presented in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #200. Nearly all existing members of the Green Lantern Corps were in attendance, but only a few are shown in flashback in this issue.
Guy Gardner was invited back into the Green Lantern Corps during Hal Jordan's absence in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #195.
Salakk agreed to watch over Katma Tui's space sector, Sector 1417, in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #197.
All of the prominent Green Lanterns featured in this issue change their costumes except for Hal Jordan. By his own admission, Hal fought so long to get it back, he couldn't simply turn around and change it.