I think the showing is a bit on the PIS side, considering the ease in which Mordru has owned Alan in past battles. However, I guess it is still a battle worth mentioning on Alan's part. Meh.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
Also, I think it's fair to say Mordru's return put him at a much lower power level than his previous encarnations/showings against the JSA. Also, in issue #36 (far too lazy to scan it), I think Terrific states Alan has the power to move planets out of orbit and is one of the mightiest warriors in the universe or something.
Mordru had to have been weakened from his time spent as a disembodied spirit. He's been steadily downgraded over the years from wrecking the entire LOSH or taking on the combined JSA and JLA to being a mere JSA rogue and someone who can't even hinder Superboy Prime.
“Where the longleaf pines are whispering
to him who loved them so.
Where the faint murmurs now dwindling
echo o’er tide and shore."
-A Grave Epitaph in Santa Rosa County, Florida; I wish I could remember the man's name.
Taken from Green Lantern and Green Arrow #112, Alan overcomes his normally detrimental wood weakness as Hal overcomes his own yellow weakness by combining their rings powers at once, magic and the science of the Green Lantern Corps working in tandem. This only worked as the two Lanterns charged their rings from Oa's Central Battery, however.
Note how this entire battle within the ring took place in less than a moment in real time and Hammond's considerable psychic powers were insufficient enough to usurp Alan's power in the end. Considering how Hammond is a tough foe for Hal, this is great showing of Alan's willpower and mastery of his powers.
While Alan is definitely more Earth based than his fellow heroes bearing the name "Green Lantern", hyperspace travel is truly nothing for Alan as he and his wife Molly visit their old friend Doiby Dickles on the far off planet of Myrg.
Alan nearly succumbs to death's embrace, but something keeps him from giving up. Whether it was his subconscious, the power of the ring he weilds, or just his ego, something triggers the hero to keep on fighting the good fight. Note how all his previous injuries are healed and Alan, while in pain, physically is no worse for the wear. Not bad after getting beat down from Grundy.
Jade shows up to help her father beat Grundy. Considering how powerful Alan himself is (and Jade's no slouch, either), it's safe to say this incarnation of Grundy was pretty damn tough. Together, the two emerald heroes manage to beat Grundy. Also note how Alan renders himself completely invisible mid-fight.
Last edited by JakeTheBank on Mar 27th, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Mxy twins remove gravity from earth and its literally breaking apart with no atmosphere. John Stewart and Alan hold earth together and provide a breathable environment for everyone on earth. Simply uber.
No it's because Guggenheim is an absolute Hack who couldn't write a decent story to save his life. During his run 90% of the JSA's actions are completely out of the established character over the last century. Stories told of the JSA history didn't hold true with even actual history let alone the nature and history of the characters.
Inaccuracies in his "flashback" story
1. The JSA (specifically Alan and jay) fought as enlisted soldiers three years before they were supposed to have joined.
2. As those American soldiers this battle was even before America joined the war.
3.They engaged Nazi Germany troops in a country that Germany NEVER occupied or fought in during the war ( it should have been the Italians
4. They acted completely out of character and actually tried to kill an INFANT
If he can't even get basics like that right how does anyone expect him to know and portray a characters power levels etc correctly.