Stel was the robotic Green Lantern of Grenda. He first met Hal Jordan during an interstellar Green Lantern conference on Yquem.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #11]
As one of the Corps, he helped apprehend a group of cosmic criminals that had escaped captivity on the Prison Planet of the Guardians of the Universe . While free, the criminals had launched an attempt to destroy the Corps. Davo Yull and Chogar of Tyrea were among the thirteen Green Lanterns killed by their plan.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #55]
During the Power War, Stel was one of the Corps who attemted to rid Oa of the invading Qwardians.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #127]
Stel also served in the war with Krona and Nekron, Lord of the Unliving. The Green Lantern Corps divided to find Krona's forces. Arcing out of warp in the Andromeda system, Stel was attacked by the renegade Guardian. Krona inflicted major damage on Stel, the battle was brief but savage. Stel had been torn to pieces when his fellow Green Lanterns found him.
[Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #1-2]
His dying words gave the Green Lantern Corps a clue that would help save the universe. Hal Jordan gathered Stel's remains in an power ring created sarcophagus.
[Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #2]
Stels body was returned to Grenda, to a hero's funeral. During the ceremony, Grenda's enemies, the Krydos, took the opportunity to attack.
The sector's new Green Lantern responded to the threat, but was himself attacked by Yron, a Grendan who thought Stel a failure. Yron convinced the Guardians he was more worthy of the power ring and could better defend Grenda.
Yron proved to be disasterous as a Green Lantern. Though his intentions were just, his pride caused his downfall.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #182-183]
As Yron was dying, he realized his mistakes. He realized Stel was the only hope for Grenda. Yron died at the base of Stel's tomb. His final thoughts coalesced into a last surge of willpower.
In a manner which can not be fully understood, Stel was reborn. Stel quickly defeated the Krydos, and Grenda's spirits were lifted by his return.
The Grendans praised Stel, while denouncing Yron. Stel would hear none of it. Stel regarded Yron as a savior of Grenda, for fighting when others fled.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #183]
Stel served during the so-called Crisis on Infinite Earths. It is known he survived, but further adventures have yet to be recorded.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #200-201]
(as indexed in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #100)
|CREATIVE TEAM (First Appearance)|
Script: John Broome
Pencils: Gil Kane
Inks: Joe Giella
Edits: Julius Schwartz