Green Lantern arrives at Per Degaton's Colossal Caves hideout on his stealth mission to steal the Time Machine back so the JSA can reverse the damage P.D. did at the Battle of Arbela, which will then reverse The Change (which has been causing technology to vanish).
|Alan's "ninja mission outfit" has a matte lining cape, rather than sateen.|
|"Just like at The Crew Club (a men's private health facility)!"|
Note that, due to the Principle of Inverse Explainability, Alan continues to be dumbfounded by the concept of 'echoes', while unblinkingly nodding about time-travel and disappearing technology. And what is that echo he hears? It is the voice of reason!
|And the voice of reason belongs, of course, to KALE.|
Kale is trying to convince his shallow, short-sighted boss not to destroy the Time Machine, Humanity's Greatest Invention. I'm not sure why Kale is surprised: Per Degaton's destroyed EVERY OTHER INVENTION (including pavement) . He's not a scientist; he's just a brute.
OH MY GOD IT'S, IT'S SOME KIND OF ECHO, IT'S LIKE MAGIC
|IT'S LIKE A HALL OF MIRRORS BUT MADE OF SOUND I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING MAD!|
|NO EVIL SHALL ESCAPE MY SIGHT.|
So many things to say, but I'm just gonna go with:
DANG, Kale is FINE.
|YES, Alan, I see, you found the Time Machine. Now, stop playing with your placemat and eat your French toast before it gets cold.|
|Ladies and gentlemen: Alan Scott, Master of Stealth|
|Like machine-gunning people to death.|
|Hal Jordan did not start the fire, people.|
|"WE'RE running this city from now on." |
Okay, P.D. can definitely be verbally abusive but... as a couple they are WAY more functional and mutually supportive than, say, Wind Pirate and Bosun.
|"Dazed But Still Intact"-- The Green Lantern Motto|
|"Your costumes look as though they haven't been dry-cleaned in YEARS!"|
|But Johnny did NOT lose that bowtie.|
- a chemist who USED to be fast;
- a guy who flies;
- Wonder Woman;
- a 5'1" 20-something with no college degree;
- a doctor; and
- a congenital idiot who happens to have a magic genie that could fix everything with one or two wishes, which is the premise for his being in the JSA to begin with, but we must completely ignore that, as we do for ALL stories, because it would end all stories immediately.
|DANG: ten years and Kale STILL looks that good, |
just like Anthony Carrigan.
Oh, Per; did you ever realize, on your mad path to global domination,
that you had the whole world all long...?
|No more evidence, your honor; I rest my case.|
|Of COURSE you can, Wonder Woman!|
|"SAY, YOU have a magical genie that can whisk us back to the Battle of Arbela, don't you, Johnny?"|
Green Lantern rings, past and present, may be directed by willpower, but they are fueled by temporarily burning I.Q. points. It explains much about GL behavior and why the more powerful they get, the stupider they seem to be. Their oath is the Guardians' litmus test: if you're stupid enough to recite that oath aloud, then there's no chance you're going to be generate enough power to be a threat.