Sloan continues to rise up in the world as he threatens Khan's place in the World Army.
Sloan does not wait for the outcome of the fight between the world's new Wonders and Grundy. He engineers a nuclear strike on Ground Zero behind Khan's back and with the approval of the committee that governs the World Army.
You know why Khan is now worrying about being replaced by Sloan? Because the last time we saw Khan, he told one of the generals, one of his bosses, to 'shut up'. Kissing ass is pathetic but it's also essential. Ok, it's not essential, but the paycheck you get every month because of your position in the organization, that's essential. And if it's not you must be financially independent. Hello, hi, how's life without friction? Wishing I were you.
On the ground, the struggle continues.
But this is not the real battle. The real battle is in the grey and Green Lantern wins it.
More importantly, Alan Scott leaves the grey saying that he has the solution to Grundy's seemingly unstoppable rampage.
And here it is. Green Lantern lifts Grundy from off the ground.
Very early on, Green Lantern is identifying himself as the powerhouse of this group both in sheer power and in intelligence. Truly a replacement for the departed 'sun god'. Here GL is tackling both the 'Grundy problem' and the 'nuke problem'.
He throws the nukes into space where their explosive power won't matter at all and he pushes Grundy to the moon.
Grundy is powered by killing life. With nothing to kill, there's nothing for poor old Grundy to do but enjoy the view.
Green Lantern should rethink this solution though. What if somebody arrives on the moon from Earth or anywhere else? Then they'd automatically be a potential power source for Grundy.
The awesome Green Lantern is not done yet as he uses his power to replenish the parts of the Earth that Grundy corrupted.
So is this fledgling JSA finally going to be formed? Hell, no. First, Atom is a committed G-Man and considers Hawkgirl a fugitive. Flash and Hawkgirl had to literally run away from him. Second, Alan Scott evidently feels he's more effective working alone.
Ha! So much for the JSA. Uh, Flash, what are you looking at?