|Real Name: Hal Jordan|
Occupation: Test Pilot
Known Relatives: Jim
(brother), Jack (brother), Lawrence (cousin), HAL (AIRWAVE)
(cousin), Jason (nephew), Jennifer (niece), Jan (niece)
|Group Affiliation: GREEN LANTERN CORPS,
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA|
Base of Operations: Coast City, California; Los Angeles,
First Appearance: SHOWCASE #22
|Weight: 186 lbs.|
Hal Jordan, a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft, had been checking over the company's new flightless training module when
he and the module were suddenly yanked skyward by a bolt of emerald energy. The green glow carried the module to the heart
of the Sierra Madre mountain range, and deposited it in front of what appeared to be the wreckage of an alien spacecraft.
Cautiously, Jordan entered the ruined ship, to find a red-skinned alien clad in a green- and-black uniform lying on the floor.
The alien's name was ABIN SUR, and he was dying.
Through telepathy, ABIN SUR explained that he
was a member of the intergalactic peace-keeping force known as the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, and that it was his duty to pass on
his power to someone who was utterly honest and born without fear. By the light of his power ring he could see Hal Jordan
was both. Quickly, ABIN SUR explained the use of his power ring and its attendant power battery, then, having placed the ring
on Jordan's finger, ABIN SUR expired.
Following AB's final instructions, Jordan donned SUR's uniform,
then used the power ring to bury AS and the remains of his spacecraft beneath one of the Sierra Madre mountains.
|| Returning to Ferris Aircraft, Hal Jordan
began a lengthy career as the Emerald Crusader known as GREEN LANTERN. He soon met the GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE, those immortal
old men who had founded the GREEN LANTERN CORPS untold centuries before, and eventually rose to the forefront of the CORPS.
As the years passed, Hal Jordan personal life had many ups and downs. For a time he left Ferris Aircraft and pursued careers
as an insurance investigator, a toy salesman, and an independent trucker. But, eventually he returned to Ferris Aircraft and,
more specifically to CAROL FERRIS, owner of the aircraft company and the woman Jordan loved.
last, after Jordan's duties as GREEN LANTERN kept him occupied elsewhere across the cosmos while Ferris Aircraft was almost
totally destroyed by the super-villains known as the DEMOLITION TEAM, CAROL offered him a choice: either the GREEN LANTERN
CORPS or her. She simply couldn't stand the insecurity any longer. After a great deal of soul-searching, Jordan realized he
was tired of his seemingly endless efforts as GREEN LANTERN and chose to resign from the CORPS to be with the woman he loved.
|| Though he is no longer GREEN LANTERN, at
this writing, Hal Jordan is till involved with the adventures and problems of JOHN STEWART, his successor in the role of earth
A skilled athlete and hand-to-hand combatant, Hal Jordan's principal weapon is the power ring he wears on the middle finger
of his right hand. After absorbing energy from the emerald power battery which the GREEN LANTERNS take their name, the ring
is charged with power for a period of 24 hours and is capable of doing almost anything its wearer can think and force into
being through the power of his own will. Thus, the ring can enable its wearer to fly, to create giant objects formed of the
ring's emerald energy, and to survive in deep space, among other uses. During this 24-hour period, the power ring has only
one weakness: due to a necessary impurity in the construction of the power battery itself, the ring is utterly ineffective
against anything colored yellow. At the end of 24 hours the ring must be recharged at the battery to renew its power.