Alias: Green Lantern of Sector 1418
First Appearance: Green Lantern vol. 2 #149, 1982
Team Affiliation: Green Lantern Corps
In Space Sector 1418, the planet Slyggia is home to reptilian beings who have developed advanced technology. The Slyggian named Salaak was chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps, intergalactic protectors of the 3,600 space sectors of the known universe, each armed with a power ring. A pessimistic introvert by nature, Salaak believed in the ideals of the Corps and the goal of their masters, the Guardians of the Universe, to bring order and protect all life in the cosmos.
For a time, Salaak joined a small Green Lantern Corps team based on Earth in Sector 2814. He became friends with his teammate Ch’p. He also spent some time in the 58th century, as the third person to adopt the identity of Solar Director Pol Manning. When Parallax destroyed the Green Lantern Corps, Salaak was enslaved. But he was freed by his old colleague Guy Gardner. Later, the Green Lantern Corps re-formed, and Salaak was appointed Keeper of the Book of Oa (the Guardians’ database) and Protocol Lantern, making him senior administrator and leader of the Corps in the Guardians’ absence.
Though he often looks down on the rebellious, outspoken nature of Lanterns such as Hal Jordan, Salaak is no fool, and has stood against the Guardians of the Universe when he’s observed corruption or shortsightedness in their actions. Recently, he has joined the Green Lantern Honor Guard.