It seems a lot of comicbook GL fans of Kyle Rayner perceive his GL career beginning with the Green Lantern Corps, and/or specifically as Guy Gardner’s Lantern partner. While it’s true that Guy was present throughout all of Kyle’s Green Lantern run, him and Kyle were not immediate BFFs, not at all. In fact Guy was (imo) less relevant to Kyle’s initial personal and Lantern growth than John, Alan, Hal and especially Jenny. And Guy was closest to John. Their friendship really only blossomed post-Sinestro Corps War in the GLC.
That means over fifteen years of canon for Kyle, pre-GLC. Comic-timelinewise, that’s approx 6 - 10 years that Kyle was an independent, solitary GL, and he was a darn good one. Maybe even a bit Marty Stu…but that’s a debate for another day. ;D
So! Specifically, Kyle and Hal have a fairly long history together that GL fans might not be familiar with. I wanted to share!
For your enjoyment: A Hal-Kyle Relationship Primer!!!
(it’s a hell of a long primer; 50+ scans spanning 1994-2008? you have been warned! IT’S REALLY CUTE THO.)
Hal and Kyle, you adorable doofs.