This issue is a variant of The Green Lantern Corps Annual (DC, 1986 series) #2 [Direct]. There exist further variants.
On-sale date from DC Releases #31.
Joe Staton was asked to update the original Gil Kane cover that is included in this issue as a pinup. Lettering credit from Steven Tice.
Used as a framing device, page 5 of this story comes after page 14 of the issue, page 6 comes after page 30 of the issue, and pages 7 and 8 after page 45 of the issue.
This is the original cover for this book, but was redrawn because a number of the Green Lanterns pictured had died or undergone extensive costume changes.