- I can't believe this. With that ring I'm probably the most powerful man on earth. I've heard of people with powers like this... from World War II... But Nobody Since. Nobody till me. And here I am...
- -- Hal Jordan
Appearing in "The Trail"
- Legion (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Trail"
Hal Jordan dreams that he is flying in space, being berated by the voice of his father. He becomes agitated and crashes into a huge Green Lantern Power Battery.
When he wakes up, he finds himself in the desert near the yellow sign he had crashed through. He hitches a ride to the hospital and visits his friend Andy, who had become paralyzed as a result of a car crash while Hal was driving. Andy warns that the police know that Hal was drunk when the crash occurred, and when Hal hears people coming toward Andy's room, he flies away.
Hal decides that he should conceal his identity with a domino mask. While in the air, he startles a Ferris Aircraft pilot and nearly causes him to crash. But at the last minute, Hal uses his ring to help the plane land safely. Hal's ex-girlfriend Carol Ferris seems intrigued by his abilities, much to his amusement, but the pilot is enraged. A dejected Hal flies off.
On the moon, a yellow alien is searching for Abin Sur. The alien makes his way to Earth and finds Abin Sur's body within his wrecked spacecraft. Realizing that the ring has been given to a new Green Lantern, the alien attempts to pick up its trail.
Hal decides to turn himself in to the police, and an officer confiscates all of his possessions, including his ring. Suddenly, the yellow alien bursts into the jail, killing many of the officers. Hal rushes out of his cell, which has been demolished, and grabs his ring. He expects to easily defeat the alien, but the ring seems to have no effect on the alien.
- No special notes.
- Hal Jordan off-handedly remarks that he has heard of people before who've had powers like his, but not since World War II. He is likely referring to the Justice Society of America, or even more likely, Alan Scott.
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