What if Batman had Green Lantern's powers?,
This review is from: Batman: In Darkest Knight (Paperback)
The tendency of comic mainstays to be reinvented or re-examined through alternative reality 'what if' scenarios has spawned an entire sub-genre of slipstream lines such as the DC 'Elseworlds' series. The various titles in the series provide a platform for examining characters through different lenses, and exploring possibilities that could never make it into the prime reality' storyline.
One of the more interesting 'what if' stories in that series is "Batman: In Darkest Knight", wherein Bruce Wayne, instead of Hal Jordan, becomes the Green Lantern for the space sector including Earth.
What makes the comic fascinating, is the premise of Green Lantern's power ring being only limited by the will power of the wielder. Batman has no 'super' hero powers, and is sustained and made mighty through the exercise of his will power. What do you get if you put those two ideas together? The Green Lantern creed is "In brightest day, in darkest night"... they didn't name the book "Batman: In Brightest Day".
An elseworlds classic.