Evil Star’s Kind of an Idiot.
I see why writers eventually went with the “addicted to Evil and will do anything for a fix, as long as it is…Evil” motivation for Evil Star. Some of his plans are just wacky, even for the Silver Age.
See, that’s not Evil Star on Earth. That’s just a projection. The real Evil Star is still on Oa.
Quick break from the action to note that for immortal geniuses, the Guardians seem to have forgotten the basics of frisking your prisoners.
And what does Evil Star do when the backup starband busts?
But back to the sequence…
So Evil Star not only broke out, but managed to take over Oa, shut down thousands of Green Lanterns, and basically throw the galaxy into chaos.
That’s pretty darn evil.
But then he risks throwing it all away just to see Hal Jordan and kick his magnificent @$$.
That’s pretty darn stupid.
Heck, at least cut the power mid-transit. That way you get to kill him in the vacuum of space and you risk absolutely nothing.