Energiman, Magicko, Strong Girl, Golden Blade
Just as Earth is protected by super-heroic defenders, so are other worlds in the universe. One such world is Thronn, which orbits star-sun Rhythum. The Honor Team of Thronn was always triumphant in their battles until the coming of Vant Orl.
The alien invader quickly defeated the heroes and imprisoned them on Memal, Thronn's artificial moon. Trapped inside a device known as an "ergal prism", the heroes were rendered inert, barely alive.
After an indeterminate amount of time, Energiman felt a high-frequency power surge flood his energy body. He probed the universe and found a being using the same energy wave-length as himself. This being was Hal Jordan, Green Lantern of Earth.
Every twenty four hours Green Lantern charged his ring at his power battery, adding power to Energiman, who had linked himself to the energy source. It took over three months for Energiman to gain enough power to implement his plan. Every bit of power Energiman had was sacrificed to pull Green Lantern through his power battery and bring him to Memal. Had Energiman's fellow heroes known of his plan, they would have tried to stop him to spare his life. Energiman explained his actions to the power ring, which in turn told Green Lantern why he was taken across the stars.
The Emerald Gladiator tried without success to free the Honor Team from the Ergal Prism. Though his power ring was not strong enough to break the barrier, Jordan vowed to use it to defeat Vant Orl. Energiman would not have died in vain.
Vant Orl threw everything he had at Green Lantern. He pummelled the emerald crusader with giant replicas of atomic particles and taunted his enemy with telepathic messages. Green Lantern eventually realized Vant Orl was using his own formidible will power to slow down the emerald warrior's commands to the power ring.
Once he knew Vant Orl's plan, Green Lantern was able to use the ring's own weakness against yellow to block the alien's messsages. Though defeated, Vant Orl was savoring a bit of revenge on the heroes of Thronn. When Green Lantern destroyed the villain's fortress, he had also destroyed the only machine in existence that could release the heroes from the Ergal Prism.
Vant Orl had once more underestimated the emerald warrior. The might of the power ring was strong enough to shatter the prison and free the remaining heroes.
Green Lantern told the Honor Team of Thronn the valiant efforts of their fallen comrade, Energiman. They promised that Energiman would always be revered for his heroism. Green Lantern promised to to ask the Guardians of the Universe to appoint a Green Lantern for their area of space. The heroes believed one of the Corps would be a fitting replacement for their late friend, Energiman.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #32]
As of this writing, it is not known if the Guardians had ever chosen a Green Lantern for Thronn's sector. The current activities of the Honor Team of Thronn have yet to be revealed.
Script: Gardner Fox
|CREATIVE TEAM (First Appearance)|
Art: Gil Kane & Sid Greene
Edits: Julius Schwartz
In the closing two panels of this story, Hal tells the heroes that the Guardians have yet to appoint a Green Lantern for their sector of space.. I'm thinking this may be (what will eventually become) Arisia's sector of space, 2815... it just took the Guardians somewhat longer to find a GL once her father had died in Emerald Dawn.