“With the dawn of DC Comics‘ Rebirth era, Sector 2814 (which happens to include a little planet called Earth) received a new pair of Green Lanterns dedicated to protecting it: Simon Baz andJessica Cruz.
While the former has been a part of the DC Universe for a number of years now, having debuted in the early days of the New 52, Cruz is a relative newcomer to the Green Lantern Corps, though she’s spent the past year or so with the Justice League as the totally-not-evil Power Ring. But we’ll get into that a bit later. First, let’s run down the history of Simon Baz, her“Green Lanterns” co-star who wields a gun as well as a ring.
Simon Baz’s time as a Green Lantern started during a period when Sinestro and Hal Jordan were sharing a power ring that the former had split into two. While fighting Black Hand, the pair found themselves transported out of their reality. As their rings now believe Hal and Sinestro to be dead, they re-combine and, per their programming, search out a replacement to bear the weapon.
The ring settled on Baz in “Green Lantern” #0 (by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne and Mark Irwin), but it found him at a really odd point in his life. A factory worker in Dearborn, Michigan until the factory closed, Baz had become a car thief to help support his sister’s son (his sister’s husband was in a coma after getting into an accident during Simon’s time as an illegal street racer)…”