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"Green Lantern: "The End of Sports"": Alan Scott's asked who he favors for a big upcoming hockey game, but an antagonistic fellow named Corck makes a bet of 50k that neither team will win. Alan's sure he's seen Corck before, but can't quite place where. At the game, the score's tied, but as one


Quote1.png Sports are as American as apple pie! Sports teach our youngsters to fight hard and play fair! Sports provide an outlet for our men and women to release their pent-up energies in games--NOT IN WARS! Quote2.png
Green Lantern

All-American Comics #98 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1948.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The End of Sports"

Alan Scott's asked who he favors for a big upcoming hockey game, but an antagonistic fellow named Corck makes a bet of 50k that neither team will win. Alan's sure he's seen Corck before, but can't quite place where. At the game, the score's tied, but as one team makes to shoot a winning goal the puck suddenly explodes, meaning Corck's won his bet. However a doctor examines the unconscious players and finds they've been gased. A suspicious Green Lantern carries them to the hospital in a giant green hand. The hero goes to confront Corck over his oddly prescient bet, only to find out at the club he belongs to that Corck was kidnapped by Green Lantern's enemy, the Sportsmaster, who did indeed survive the fall off the Sports Statue into the ocean, and made off with the 50k. Moreover, Sportsmaster left an ominous note that "This is the beginning of the end of sports," and at sporting events all over town, the games are rendered inconclusive by exploding equipment and injured athletes.

Sportsmaster has warning skywritten that all sports will suffer unless protection money's paid to his syndicate. Green Lantern refuses to stand for this, citing how important sports are to the American people, and a message is thrown through the window right then that challenges him to an athletic meet against the underworld's champion athlete, the Sportsmaster. At the highly-publicized meet, Sportsmaster tries to cheat but Green Lantern manages to win the events anyway through tenacity and determination. During a swimming event the two get into an underwater slugfest that Sportsmaster escapes by swimming through a vent at the bottom of the pool. Meanwhile, Corck has escaped, but his identity's given away by an impression of Green Lantern's ring on his jaw. Something he could only have gotten it if they'd recently been fighting, and Green Lantern exposes "Corck" as a slight modification of "Crock", Sportsmaster's last name. The arch-villain's revealed and hauled away, not managing to escape through his apparent death this time.

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