What’s the deal with the Anti-Monitor?

On January 19th, 2015, /u/Cyber85 asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

Can someone explain who the ant monitor is? I keep seeing that name pop around when I read comics.

The Ant!

Oh man – I love that people are asking about the Ant! He was a villain of the Teen Titans back in 1966! He was a thief so I guess he had to monitor stuff and…

Oh, you meant the Anti-monitor. Well, he’s (it’s?) cool too. Here’s what you need to know. :)

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What are Kyle Rayner’s powers as a White Lantern?

On October 27th, 2014, /u/blackmanandrobin asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

So I picked Green lantern: New guardians for Godhead and I was wondering. What exactly is the power set for a White lantern? It looked like Kyle was warping reality or some shit.

Well, the White Lantern stuff is a bit complicated by the fact it was all initially going down during the Blackest Night and Brightest Day arcs, which were all pre-N52. For that period, from Wikipedia:

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How did Alan Scott’s ring work, pre-New 52, and how was he eventually tied in with the Green Lantern Corps?

On August 17th, 2014, /u/HugoOBravo asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

How exactly does Pre new-52 Alan Scott’s ring work, if he wasn’t recruited by the Guardians? and how did the Silver Age end up tying him to the new Green Lantern mythos?

Scott’s powers and origin are a little confusing, as one can imagine with a character this old. For this I’ll only be talking about pre-52 and not the Earth 2 version whose power comes from The Green.

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