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Alan Scott operated as the "mystery man" known as Green Lantern during World War II as a member of the Justice Society of America.

After the war, however, Alan retired his identity, fearing the amount of power that he wielded which to him was greater than the atomic weapons that were used during the war on Japan, and focused his attention on keeping his Gotham Broadcasting Company radio station afloat amidst growing accusations of his workers being Communists, one of them being Charlie Bowles who committed suicide. On the day of Bowles' death, Scott attempted to take on the Sportsmaster without the use of his power ring or his costume during a jewelry store heist. It nearly cost him his life, though, as the Sportsmaster wounded Scott with a gunshot before his escape.

In 1950, while most of his fellow superheroes attended the rally in Washington, D.C. in which all costumed superheroes were to appear by Presidential decree to show their loyalty, Alan Scott appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee to testify on his behalf regarding his refusal to submit the names of his employed writers. It was during this that Dynaman, revealed to be Adolf Hitler's brain transplanted into Daniel Dunbar's body, showed his true colors and attacked the various superheroes present, an incident which fortunately postponed the rest of the hearing while Scott returned to his office to retake his Green Lantern power ring. Appearing on the scene as Green Lantern, Scott weakened Dynaman to the point where Libby Lawrence (Liberty Belle) delivered the final blow by piercing his body with a broken piece of Ted Knight's (Starman) experimental new cosmic rod, electrocuting him to death with its energy.

Years later, the retired Scott turned Gotham Broadcasting Company into a leading television station, setting up a writing scholarship in the name and memory of Charlie Bowles.


A power ring which enables him to fly and create various objects using its energy. It also gives him powerfully-enhanced punches and some level of invulnerability.


Its power is ineffective against wood.



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