"The Jailing of Hal Jordan!": Hal has to leave Carol at a dance in order to stop a group of bank robbers known as the Triple Plays from robbing a bank. However, the crooks manage to get free when they turn all of Green Lantern's power ring energy against him. However
Appearing in "The Jailing of Hal Jordan!"
- Pete Claypool (Single appearance)
- Two Thugs
- The Triple Plays (Single appearance)
- Unnamed Lawyer
Synopsis for "The Jailing of Hal Jordan!"
Hal has to leave Carol at a dance in order to stop a group of bank robbers known as the Triple Plays from robbing a bank. However, the crooks manage to get free when they turn all of Green Lantern's power ring energy against him. However, Hal manages to capture all the crooks except fourth man hired for the job Pete Claypool manages to escape with the loot.
Later, Pete learns that he has inherited a large sum of money, and ends up buying house right next to Carol Ferris. Becoming smitten of Carol and trying to eliminate any rivalry, Pete tries to get thugs to beat up Hal, but that doesn't work. He then frames Hal for the robbery, which gets Hal arrested and locked up in jail. Hal then uses his power ring to scare Pete into confessing his crimes, clearing Hal's name.
Appearing in "Best Power Ring Wishes!"
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Synopsis for "Best Power Ring Wishes!"
Pin-Up of Green Lantern by Gil Kane.
Appearing in "The End of a Gladiator!"
- Hal Jordan's Red Convertible
Synopsis for "The End of a Gladiator!"
Green Lanterns from across the galaxy are called to Oa by the Guardians of the Universe, who reveal that Hal Jordan is dead. Wondering how one of the greatest Green Lanterns could have died, they probe his power ring to learn the truth.
They learn that while out with Pieface, Hal explains that the last fraction of power from his ring is reserved to always act as protection to protect the Green Lantern from any mortal harm. What they were not aware of is that Dr. Polaris had returned with a new costume and a new plan, to capture Green Lantern's friend Pieface.
Hooking Pieface up to a magnetic device that will eventually kill him, Hal tracks down Pieface to Polaris' lab and battles Dr. Polaris. However during the fight, Hal realizes that his power ring is about to run out of energy and has now dropped to the final reserve that protects him. Wishing to save Pieface, Hal uses this last bit of power to preserve Pieface's life before he can die. Battling Polaris, Hal is unprotected from his weapons and takes a fatal blast from the Doctor's magnetic ray.
With the story finished, the other Lanterns mourn the loss of their friend.
To be continued next issue...
- "The Jailing of Hal Jordan" & "The End of a Gladiator!" are both reprinted in Green Lantern Archives #6 & Showcase Presents: Green Lantern #3
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