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Amon Sur
Amon Sur and Hal Jordan, in cover art for Green Lantern (Vol. 4) #17. Art by Ivan Reis.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Arrow (Vol. 3) # 24 (June 2003)
Created by Judd Winick
Ben Raab
Charlie Adlard
In-story information
Place of origin Planet Ungara in Space Sector 2814
Team affiliations Black Circle Syndicate
Sinestro Corps
Black Lantern Corps
Abilities See below

Amon Sur is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Universe. He is the son of the Green Lantern Abin Sur. Amon Sur first appeared in Green Arrow (Vol. 3) #24 (June 2003), and was created by writers Judd Winick and Ben Raab, and artist Charlie Adlard.


Fictional character biography

Amon Sur first appeared in the storyline "Urban Knights: Black Circle Syndicate," a bi-weekly crossover between Green Arrow vol. 3 #23-25 and Green Lantern vol. 3 #162-164.

Amon Sur grew up to become the man in charge of the Black Circle crime syndicate. Amon was angry with his deceased father. He felt Abin had abandoned him in favor of the Green Lantern Corps, and decided to take his anger out on all Green Lanterns. Amon is eventually stopped by Hal Jordan's successor, Kyle Rayner and a second-generation Guardian of the Universe named Lianna. Lianna decapitates Amon, but since the head is not a crucial appendage to Ungarans, he survives and eventually regrows a new head.

Years later, Amon has a confrontation with Hal Jordan, who has returned to his Green Lantern role after being freed from the influence of Parallax.[1][2][3] Hal defeats the insane youth, but Amon receives a duplicate of Sinestro's ring from the Qwardians and vanishes. After Hal finally takes Abin's body home and buries it, a mysterious yellow light appears in the sky after Hal leaves, presumably Amon arriving to visit his father's grave.[4]


Sinestro Corps

Amon Sur is soon recruited by the Sinestro Corps and had been chosen to represent Space Sector 2814. The Sinestro Corps originally tried to recruit Batman for the role, but his strong sense of will and previous contact with a Green Lantern ring allows him to fight its influence.[5][6][7] After the Sinestro Corps invades Earth, Amon Sur is delighted. However, upon learning and witnessing that the Green Lantern Corps can now use lethal force, he becomes fearful and flees.[8][9][10][11][12]

After the war, Amon Sur is found by a contingent of Green Lanterns on the planet Varva, having murdered deceased Lantern Ke'Haan's family. Amon declares he will surrender peacefully. He elaborates that his motive is that other Yellow Lanterns, still on the run, will learn what he did and murder the families of other fallen Lanterns. In retaliation Laira of the Green Lantern Corps executes him. His ring leaves him after his death and heads for the planet Earth.[13] Hal Jordan and John Stewart stop the ring from recruiting the villain known as the Scarecrow. The ring is destroyed by the Corps' leaders, the Guardians. Amon's body is sent to Oa. When Laira realises that her friends declared she committed murder, she grows enraged, and incinerates Amon's body to prevent any chance of resurrection.[14]

Blackest Night

During the Blackest Night storyline, Amon is somehow reanimated--despite the aforementioned incineration--as a Black Lantern. He and other reanimating Sinestro Corpsmen accost Sinestro at the home of the Star Sapphires.[15] The acidic Sinestro Corpsman Slushh is briefly able to stop Amon; engulfed in Slushh's goo, Amon's ring comes off. However, another ring quickly flies onto the finger of his skeletal remains. Only the combined attack of Hal Jordan and members of the Indigo Tribe is able to cripple and destroy him.[16]

Powers and abilities

Due to his Ungaran physiology, Amon can naturally regenerate most of his limbs, even his head.

As member of the Sinestro Corps, he uses a yellow power ring built on Qward. The rings can create objects based on the wielders own thoughts, as well as provide flight and force field protection. The power rings are fueled by fear instead of willpower. The yellow rings are charged by Manhunter androids that have yellow power batteries built into themselves, which in turn are connected to a large yellow Power Battery based on Qward. The rings have no known weaknesses, unlike a Green Lantern power ring's previous vulnerability to yellow. Also, the yellow rings are not restricted from killing sentient beings as the Green Lantern's power rings were.

As a member of the Black Lantern Corps, Amon wields a black power ring. It too can provide flight, and can create constructs out of black energy. The ring allows Amon's corpse to identify when a person is feeling one of the seven colored emotions. At that moment, a Black Lantern can then remove that person's heart, thereby supplying the entire Black Corps with a .01 power boost.


  • Green Arrow vol. 3 #23-25
  • Green Lantern vol. 3 #162-164
  • Green Lantern vol. 3 #171-175


  1. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #14 (November 2006)
  2. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #15 (November 2006)
  3. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #16 (January 2007)
  4. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #17 (February 2007)
  5. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #18 (March 2007)
  6. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #19 (May 2007)
  7. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #20 (May 2007)
  8. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #21 (July 2007)
  9. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #22 (August 2007)
  10. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #23 (September 2007)
  11. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #24 (October 2007)
  12. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #25 (December 2007)
  13. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #26 (December 2007)
  14. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #27 (January 2008)
  15. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #45 (August 2009)
  16. ^ Green Lantern (vol. 4) #46 (September 2009)

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