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TOMAR-RE: Green Lantern Honor Guard [bio]

TOMAR-RE: Green Lantern Honor Guard [bio]
"The ring will answer all your questions… if you learn how to use it. "

Comic Book History

Who is TOMAR-RE?
TOMAR-RE is a DC Comics character, and a member of the intergalactic peace group the Green Lantern Corps. He debuted in Green Lantern #6 in a story written by John Broome with art by Gil Kane.

First Appearance

TOMAR-RE was a Xudarian, a race of aliens from the planet Xudar in Sector 2813. He was a scientist on his home world before joining the Green Lantern Corps and becoming the Green Lantern of Sector 2813.

TOMAR-RE with his kind

TOMAR-RE is a pivotal member of the Green Lantern Corps by training its new members.

Green Lantern TOMAR-RE's most famous dealt with the planet Krypton. Krypton, which is Superman's birth planet, was growing increasingly unstable. It was due to explode, TOMAR-RE sought to use a rare compound called stellarium to absorb some of the tectonic pressure. TOMAR-RE already gathered the compound, and was en route to Krypton when a yellow solar flare blinded him, and forced him to drop the stellarium. He quickly recovered, but discovered he was blind. He gathered what little stellarium he could without his sight, and proceeded towards Krypton. He was closing in when his vision started to clear. The first thing he saw upon his sight returning was Krypton exploding. The Guardians recovered Tomar and brought him back to Oa, where he healed and rested.

TOMAR-RE later grew to an honored senior member of the Green Lantern Corps.

The death of TOMAR-RE came at the hands of the villain Goldface. His ring chose another earthman as its successor, John Stewart.

In the Blackest Night event, all of the fallen Green Lanterns in the Oan crypt are reanimated by black power rings in Green Lantern Corps, TOMAR-RE is among the many Black Lanterns shown standing against the Green Lanterns on Oa.

Justice League Animated Series
TOMAR-RE appeared with some other Green Lanterns in Justice League / Unlimited Animated Series

Duck Dodgers
In "The Green Loontern" a Duck Dodgers episode, TOMAR-RE was the first Green Lantern to be seen captured. He was voiced by Joe Alaskey, who was uncredited for the role.

The Batman
Green Lantern TOMAR-RE was seen in the episode "Ring Toss" of The Batman. Hal Jordan played a recording for Batman in which TOMAR-RE relayed the information about Sinestro's escape from prison.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold
TOMAR-RE is seen as part of the Lantern Corps in Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Eyes of Despero"

Green Lantern: First Flight
TOMAR-RE was also in Green Lantern: First Flight, he was voiced by John Larroquette. During the course of events Sinestro, who kills him using his newly obtained yellow ring, betrays him.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
In Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, James Arnold Taylor voices TOMAR-RE.

TOMAR-RE and most of the alien Green Lantern's are computer generated in the 2011 Green Lantern Movie. Geoffrey Rush voiced TOMAR-RE in the film. As in the comics, he is the first fellow Green Lantern Hal Jordan meets upon recruitment and it proves a pleasant encounter as the soft-spoken veteran provides him with an orientation tour of Oa and the Corps.

Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Tomar Re is a bearer of the Green Lantern Ring and one of the most powerful of the Corps.

Read the list of the Power Ring's abilities in Abin Sur's Powers & Abilities list [here].

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