“ONE OF OUR GREEN LANTERNS IS MISSING!”
The Guardians of the Universe enlist the help of the Flash to find Hal Jordan, who has lost his memory!
While in his laboratory, police forensics scientist, Barry Allen, is approached by one of the Guardians of The Universe. The Green Lantern is missing. Allen is asked to investigate his disappearance, as the Flash. Meanwhile, the brilliant Hjalmer Helms, a scientist obsessed with traveling in time, fails, again to create a time machine. Unbeknownst to Helms, he has fallen on the radar of two lowlifes, Ace and Stubble. After rendering Helms unconscious and locking him away, the two men take possession of Helms' astonishing inventions.
Armed with a Paralysis Pistol, and a Sleep Gun, the two men begin a crime spree across Central City. Outfitting themselves in garish "futuristic" costumes, Ace and Stubble, along with their friends, Doubler and the Fixer, begin their careers as super-criminals. On their first outing to rob a bank, the gang runs afoul of the Flash. Despite their super-weapons, the gang is all but defeated by the Flash, in a matter of seconds. Only a lucky, stray shot from the Sleep Gun, allows them to triumph over the Flash, and flee the scene. Back at home, the Flash, as Allen enjoys brunch with his wife, Picture News reporter, Iris West.
Allen turns on the television, in the hopes of hearing some news about the criminal gang. West spies Hal Jordan, on a fishing boat, in the background of an interview with Stelo Pantagolis, a local fisherman. Unbeknownst to West, Jordan is the Green Lantern. Allen, as the Flash, races down to the docks to meet up with Jordan. There, the Flash discovers that Jordan is suffering from amnesia. Backtracking to Jordan's hotel, the Flash vibrates at super-human speed, until he matches the wavelength of Jordan's invisible power battery.
Guiding Jordan's ring hand into the power battery, the Flash has Jordan repeat after him, the oath of the Green Lantern Corps. At once, Jordan's memories return to him. Jordan had been in the midst of recharging his ring, when a backfire of extraordinary energy overwhelmed him. When Jordan awoke he had no memory of who, or where he was. He wandered the streets of Central City, until Pantagolis discovered him, and took him on as a deckhand. A police bulletin is caught on the Flash's wrist-radio. Ace's gang is attacking the Central City Speedway.The Flash and The Green Lantern team-up to take down Ace's gang.In short order, Ace's gang is beat down until only Stubble remains standing.
Seeing the futility of continuing the fight, Stubble turns his Sleep Gun on himself. After turning the crooks over to the police, the two heroes, through interrogation, learn of Helms' fate. After freeing Helms, the Green Lantern learns that it was one of Helms' time travel experiments that tapped into the energy of the power battery, causing the violent expulsion of power that erased his memory. The Green Lantern, as Jordan, invites Allen and West out, for a fishing expedition, on Pantagolis' boat. Unbeknownst to the group, they are watched over by a very pleased Guardian of Oa, happy that the Green Lantern has been found.