"How does he run with heel-wings that dangle below the soles of his feet?"
They stay parallel to the ground as his foot shifts position.
"They stay parallel to the ground as his foot shifts position."
Now why didn't I think of that? It's so obvious once it's been explained!
Hal's quitting bark was always bigger than his quitting bite.
The late 1960s was a big time for turning your back on authority, and there was no bigger authority than a superhero cop. Plus, super-powers were out of style, which didn't bode well for DC's huge lineup of super-powered guys.
About the time of GL #62, he was bemoaning how easy it was to catch criminals with his ring, so he tried NOT to use it as much as he could. Yeah, that's an exciting GL story.
Mr. Silver Age said:
I remember that story. GL's caught in the beam of a yellow spotlight that stops the power ring from working, and he's getting beaten up by a bunch of thugs. He takes the ring off, and throws it out of the beam, then controls it remotely. It's a clever trick, but the scene is misleadingly depicted on the cover. He never yells "My power ring or my life! And I want to live!". Also, he was definitely losing when he couldn't use the ring!
By the way, GL #68 would also fit in over on the "Cover a Day" discussion, where the theme of the month is "Empty Uniforms", as would Superboy #161 which Steve W posted earlier.